Teacher Leadership (TCHL)

*For courses denoting prerequisite requirements, the prerequisite course may be taken as a corequisite with departmental approval.

TCHL 500   Foundations of Teacher Leadership    3 Hours

Survey course covering foundational concepts of leadership, especially as they relate to the role of teacher leaders in P -12 settings. Includes orientation assessments leading to individualized programs for students.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to a master's or 5th year non-degree program that leads to advanced teacher preparation.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 520   Principles of Action Research for Teacher Leaders    3 Hours

Principles of action research as it is applied to educational settings.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 or admission to a program that leads to graduate initial teacher certification.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 530   Curriculum Development    3 Hours

Study of curriculum design and evaluative techniques used by P-12 teachers. Covers research-based strategies for implementing integrated, differentiated curriculum. Students must have access to technology resources and/or equipment identified by instructor.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 540   Classroom Instruction: Instructional Strategies    1 Hour

Examination of research-based best practices for designing and implementing classroom instruction in diverse P-12 classroom settings.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 544   Equitable School and Community Partnerships    1 Hour

Study of school and community partnerships designed to build equitable schools for students and families resulting in increased student achievement.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 545   Classroom Instruction Strategies    3 Hours

Examination of advanced classroom instructional strategies for designing and implementing classroom instruction in diverse P-12 classroom settings resulting in increased student achievement.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 548   Classroom Instruction: Managing the Learning Environment    1 Hour

Study of classroom management principles and interventions.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 550   Student Assessment I: Fundamentals of Student Assessment    1 Hour

Develops an understanding of validity, reliability, descriptive statistics, and professional aspects of evaluating students to improve student learning.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 554   Student Assessment II: Standardized Testing    1 Hour

Examination of both national norm-referenced and state criterion-referenced tests and utilization of accountability data in planning for school improvement.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 550.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 555   School and Classroom Assessment    3 Hours

Development of advanced skills for designing classroom assessments and analyzing school/classroom assessment data.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 558   Student Assessment III: Classroom Tests and Instruments    2 Hours

Development of advanced skills for designing and creating classroom assessment instruments.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 550.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 559   Action Research Design for Teacher Leaders    1 Hour

Fundamental principles of designing an action research project as it is applied to in educational settings. Students will be required to design an action research prospectus.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 and completion of 18 hours; or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 560   Action Research Capstone for Teacher Leaders    3 Hours

Development, design, implementation, and analysis of action research in educational settings. Students will conduct an action research project and present the results in an advisor-designated setting. Should be taken in the student's next-to-last semester.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 559 completed within a year before beginning TCHL 560; Completion of 21 hours and all courses in the professional education component of the program, or instructor approval.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017