Required for License(s):
Administrative Leadership (All levels)
This course focuses on the ways in which pre- and in-service building level school leaders can create effective school policies, practices, and structures for English learners in their particular contexts. The goal of the course is to help 1) prepare administrators, policy makers and stake holders who are just beginning to work with ELs, 2) veterans EL educators who are beginning as school leaders, and 3) veteran EL educators , experienced in building a school environment where English learners flourish and who are seeking to reflect on that experience. Each course session will focus on a key element of English language education programming and will include a range of individual, paired, and group reflection, observation, and/or interview tasks that will be centered on the following essential question: What must be included in high quality classroom, school, and family-engagement environments?
This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available. This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course. This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.
Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence.
This course includes a mix of asynchronous and synchronous online learning experiences. The first synchronous meeting session will be held at 97 Hawley St. in Northampton (pending COVID guidance) with the remaining three via Google Meet.
Coursework begins on the course start date. You will be required to log in and complete activities prior to the first online synchronous session. Please reserve all meeting dates listed.