Educational Studies - Learning Community
Course Descriptions

EDU 601 Cr. 1
Learning in Community I: Introduction

In this first of four, student will be introduced to the concept of learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: adult learning theory, communication, community building, facilitation, personality typologies, theories of community development, and values. Prerequisite: admission to the Learning Community Program.

EDU 602 Cr. 1
Learning in Community II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore the concept of learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: classroom climate, communication, community building, facilitation, personality typologies, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601; admission to the Learning Community Program.

EDU 661 Cr. 1
Teacher Leadership I: Introduction

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concept of teacher leadership. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: teaching and academic content standards, baselines, professional history, professional visioning, and reflective practice. Prerequisite: admission to the Learning Community Program.

EDU 662 Cr. 1
Teacher Leadership II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore the concept of teacher leadership. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional development plan and portfolio, communication skills, facilitation skills, reflective practice, and current trends in educational issues. Prerequisite: EDU 661; admission to the Learning Community Program.

EDU 703 Cr. 1
Learning in Community III: Integration

In this third course of four, students will integrate the concept of learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: communication, community building, facilitation skills, personality typologies, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601 and 602; admission to the Learning Community Program.

EDU 704 Cr. 1
Learning in Community IV: Action

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: communication, community building, facilitation skills, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601, 602, and 703; admission to the Learning Community Program.

EDU 763 Cr. 1
Teacher Leadership III: Integration

In this third course of four, students will integrate teacher leadership into practice. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Teacher Leadership I & II, key concepts for this course include: educational policy and legislation, school systems, and current trends related to educational improvement. Prerequisite: EDU 661 and 662; admission to the Learning Community Program.

EDU 764 Cr. 1
Teacher Leadership IV: Action

In this fourth of four, students will take action with regard to teacher leadership. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts for this course include: leadership theory and dissemination of action research. Prerequisite: EDU 661, 662, and 763; admission to the Learning Community Program.