Teacher Leader Endorsement

Centenary University is pleased to offer a teacher leader endorsement program. This 4-course (12-credit) program aligns with the Teacher Leader Model Standards. Each course includes clinical experiences embedded within the coursework. Candidates will work with a supervisor in their school who will review and support their clinical work. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will need to pass a commissioner-approved performance assessment to earn certification.

Teachers Leaders may:

  • Serve in leadership roles within their school, such as
    • Instructional coach
    • New-hire mentor
    • Team leader
  • Lead professional development
  • Design and develop curriculum
  • Communicate with stakeholders
  • Plan community or family events

Program Sequence:

Students are required to successfully complete the following courses:

GED 621 A Prologue to Contemporary Educational Practice 3 credits
GED 622 Collaborative Teaching Concepts 3 credits
GED 623 Assessment and Evaluation: Relevant Instructional Design Models 3 credits
GED 624 Teachers as Change Agents and Educational Researchers 3 credits

Continue on to earn your Master of Education in Educational Practice degree with just 8 more courses!

Admission requirements include a completed application, bachelor’s degree, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and the following:

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0. If a candidate does not meet the GPA requirement, the candidate may be conditionally admitted to the program and must complete two courses in the program with a B or better for full acceptance.
  • Standard Instructional Certificate: A copy of the candidate’s Certification or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing is required.
  • Teacher Evaluation Outcomes: If available, candidates will submit a recommendation letter from their principal indicating that they have earned at least two annual summative ratings of effective or highly effective during the 3 most recent years. If unavailable at the time of application, this requirement must be met by program completion.
  • Years of successful teaching experience: Candidates need to complete 4 years of teaching by program completion.

Contact program director Dr. Erica McCrystal for more information: erica.mccrystal@centenaryuniversity.edu

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