EDSP 633 Educational Leaders as Mentors

This course will prepare teacher leaders to assume leadership roles at the school, district, state or national levels and in professional organizations. Candidates will learn ways to use knowledge of professional standards, including the Standards for Ohio Educators, to support teachers' professional growth. They will explore the skills and competencies needed to teach, mentor and coach adult learners, including issues of diversity and equity in the classroom. They will develop, implement, evaluate and engage in professional development activities for teachers that promote cultural competence and reflective practices. They will examine professional, ethical behavior (equity, integrity, honesty, fairness, dignity, etc.) and determine ways to model it and support it in others.