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Microcredential in Classroom Leadership

Improve your teaching skills and earning potential with a Microcredential in Classroom Leadership.

SWU’s online Microcredential in Classroom Leadership will provide you with the key skills and tangible experiences you need to succeed as a modern-day teacher or educator.

This 4-course microcredential focuses on instructional design and leadership. As an added benefit, SWU offers all students a 50% discount off the cost of the 4th course.

As a student enrolled in the program, you will study: 

  1. The foundations of online curriculum design, leadership, mentoring, and assessment,
  2. How to create an online classroom for both synchronous (“real time”) and asynchronous instruction,
  3. How to develop curricula, assessment, mentoring, and leadership skills,
  4. How to monitor progress and assess the quality of student work work for improvement in student performance.

In addition, SWU’s Christian ethic of care is integrated into each course. Upon completion of each course, you will receive graduate credit, which may be used toward the pursuit of a full M.Ed. in Classroom Leadership.

Teachers in South Carolina who earn their Microcredential in Classroom Leadership from SWU are also eligible for the SC Department of Education Online Teacher Endorsement

Upon successful completion of all 4-courses you will receive an official and verified certificate, along with a digital badge that can be displayed across social networks. 

Other benefits of SWU’s Microcredential in Classroom Leadership include: 

 
100% Online Courses Taught by Real Experts
 
A Dedicated, Personal Advisor
 
Can be Used Toward +18 for Educators
 
Flexible Schedules – Earn While You Learn
 
VA Benefits Can be Used Toward Microcredential

 

 

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 24, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021

 

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At a Glance

Courses for Microcredential in Classroom Leadership

EDUC 5113 Philosophy of Education

Introduction to contemporary philosophy of education as an academic discipline. Focuses on Anglo-American tradition and includes study of language analysis, argument analysis, conceptual analysis, as well as examination of ethical issues related to contemporary education. Special emphasis on the Judeo-Christian heritage that permeates the content and processes of teaching.

EDCL 5373 Professional Leadership and Mentoring with Practicum

This course focuses on the teacher’s role as leader not only in their classroom, but also school-wide. Many leadership opportunities exist at the building level which do not require administrative certification, but which are nonetheless vital to the effective operation of a school: department head, program or project coordinator, faculty mentor, and others. This course prepares teachers to oversee curriculum and manage projects to achieve school goals, use evaluation to improve programs, coach and mentor faculty, and develop a school’s leadership capacity. The Professional Leadership and Mentoring course will have as a component a requirement that the participants complete the CERRA sponsored South Carolina Foundations in Mentoring. The course includes a 12-hour field experience.

EDCL 5183 Curriculum and Instruction with Practicum

This course is designed to develop teachers as instructional leaders in the planning, implementation and evaluation of school-wide curriculum and instructional initiatives. As teachers continue to expand their expertise beyond the classroom, new roles in teacher leadership have emerged specific to the monitoring and assessment of school-based instructional programs. Teachers function as members of leadership teams, chair data committees and coordinate school-wide teaching and learning activities. This course examines the concepts, theory, and practices in curriculum development and prepares teacher leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to research, refine, and implement curriculum and instructional practices that increase student achievement. The course includes a 12-hour field experience.

EDCL 5493 Assessment and Data Analysis with Practicum

This course is a study of the methods and instruments used to assess student success, including consideration of educational tests and measurements, alternative assessments, portfolio assessment, and performance assessments. Much of the content of this course will translate into improved assessment practices in the classroom teachers. The course includes a 12- hour field experience.