Monday, November 23, 2015

New Teacher Leader Endorsement Program Approved

I am pleased to announce that Roosevelt's proposal for a new Teacher Leader Endorsement Program was approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board on Nov. 4, 2015.  The new program is contained within the new MA Degree in Instructional Leadership, and prepares licensed teachers to take on leadership responsibilities in support of improving student learning and instructional knowledge and skills within and across schools and districts.

In Fall 2015, 27 graduate students enrolled in the new Instructional Leadership Program, and about half of these are planning to earn the teacher leader endorsement.  The program is partnering with five school districts near the Schaumburg Campus to design and deliver the program.  Interest in the new program has been fueled by recent changes in high school district policies that now make the teacher leader endorsement a requirement for appointment to the position of department chair.

For more information about the teacher leader endorsement and the Instructional Leadership MA degree, contact Dr. Roger Chamberlain at rchamberlain@roosevelt.edu.

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