This program is designed for certified, employed education personnel who desire to enhance their competencies as practitioners in school settings.
The teaching and leadership program is a field-based master's program, and offered in a field-based model. It is designed to provide the credit hours and student contact time of a conventional campus-based master's degree program in education under conditions that are convenient to practicing educators. The site-based program is a sequence of courses that examines the research on effective schools, instruction and staff development while building competence in the use of applied research methodologies. The program is offered at a limited number of sites approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Wisconsin Board of Higher Education.
Graduates of Saint Xavier University’s master's degree program in teaching and leadership are eligible to apply for a teacher leader endorsement on their standard or master teacher certificate. The endorsement is issued in one of the ISBE approved designations they are qualified to teach and that corresponds to a content area addressed in the candidate's action research.
Program Requirements (32 Credit Hours)
|EDGTL 500||Technology for Educators||(2)|
|EDGTL 521||Active Learning||(2)|
|EDGTL 522||Foundations of Teacher Leadership||(2)|
|EDGTL 523||Introduction to Research: Practice and Theory||(3)|
|EDGTL 525||Learner Centered Instruction||(2)|
|EDGTL 526||Critical Issues in Diversity||(2)|
|EDGTL 527||Authentic Assessment||(2)|
|EDGTL 528||Literacy in the Content Area||(2)|
|EDGTL 529||Teachers as Leadership in Action||(2)|
|EDGTL 530||Action Research in Practice||(2)|
|EDGTL 531||Team Seminar I||(3)|
|EDGTL 532||Action Research Project I||(3)|
|EDGTL 533||Action Research Project II||(2)|
|EDGTL 534||Team Seminar II||(3)|
( ) = credit hours / / = classroom hours