Action Research for School Improvement Certificate
Program Director: Dr. Carla Finkelstein
This 12-unit applied certificate program is designed to prepare experienced educators as change agents for schools and school systems by identifying and responding to issues that need to be addressed for student success. This focus is in keeping with Maryland PreK-16 initiatives, Race to the Top (RTTT) and Common Core implementation and other new directions in education that encourage focused professional development as an alternative to an advanced professional degree
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 for full admission and 2.80 for conditional admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study
- Certification as a teacher or licensure as a school professional is required
- This program is offered only as a cohort-based program through the Towson Learning Network.
Non-immigrant International Students
Program Enrollment: F-1 and J-1 students are required to be enrolled full-time. The majority of their classes must be in-person and on campus. See the list of programs that satisfy these requirements, and contact the International Student and Scholars Office with questions.
|ILPD 675||LEADERSHIP AND ACTION RESEARCH||3|
|ILPD 743||LEARNING COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS|
|EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION|
|TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT|
- Students will be able to obtain and utilize data to inform decisions for school improvement.
- Students will be able to facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school vision that promotes student success.
- Students will be able to identify best practices in teaching and learning and design professional plans for faculty and staff.
- Students will be able to examine educational issues through school-based inquiry and professional practice.
- Students will be able to develop and promote the integration of technology, research, and information resources into curriculum design and pedagogy.