M.Ed. in Collaborative Professional Learning Coursework 

Coursework:

Candidates seeking the Master of Education in Collaborative Professional Learning will take the following 15 credit hours of major coursework in addition to the LEADERSHIP CORE coursework for a total of 30 hours for the degree.

Courses:

EG 5033 Leadership in Collaborative Professional Learning (3)

The student will gain an understanding of varied collaboration professional learning models including professional learning communities, coaching (instructional, data and content area), mentoring, lesson study, and online collaboration. Students will gain practical experience as members of a professional team in analyzing student work and data and creating lessons to improve student learning.

EG5273 Coaching Models and Practices (3)

In this course, students will investigate how the research supports a coaching model and the value of coaching in a learning organization. They will develop a personal definition of coaching, investigate various models of coaching, and practice a variety of coaching and questioning strategies. The importance of ethics in coaching, the identification of one’s personal values, and strategies for identifying a teacher-client’s core values will be emphasized. Students will create coaching agreements, anticipate the phases of a coaching relationship, and learn methods to develop trust and safety in the coaching relationship.

EG 5283 Developing Critical Cultural Competence (3)

This course will provide students the opportunity to develop an informed perspective on the social, cultural, and political influences on our education system. After taking this course, participants will better understand their roles in student achievement and how their own cultural lenses impact their relationships with students, teachers, and families. Additionally, students will experience and lead crucial conversations about race, ethnicity and linguistic diversity and apply strategies to bring a faculty closer to closing achievement gaps between groups. The goal of this course is to provide teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators with the tools to lead and to help others lead in a diverse environment.

EG 5293 Principles of Adult Learning (3)

In this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of theories and principles of adult development and learning, illustrate an understanding of their own development and experiences as learners, demonstrate their understanding of how to assess the needs and interests of adult learners, and illustrate how to apply concepts introduced in this course to the teaching and coaching of adult learners. More specifically, students will apply adult learning theory to the facilitation of professional learning for teachers.

EG 5363 Action Research (3)

The student will implement the action research proposal from EG5103 and test its effectiveness by applying the solution in a classroom/school setting. (In EG5103, the student will identify a problem that can be investigated using action research, clarify the problem, propose a solution and determine appropriate methodology for the research.) A written report and an oral presentation of the project will be completed.