Teacher Leadership Endorsement
Atlanta Public Schools is currently offering the PSC approved Teacher Leader Endorsement through our partnership with Metro RESA. The Teacher Leader Endorsement requires candidates to acquire the knowledge and demonstrate the ability to promote the success of all students by: 1.) Facilitating a continuous change process to improve the educational program through facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a shared school or system vision of learning supported by the school community; 2.) Promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program based on Georgia standards, applying research-based best practice to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.
Endorsement candidates participate in three courses to complete the endorsement process.
Course 1: A Foundation for Teacher Leadership is designed to provide and extend Candidates’ knowledge of the leadership process by examining theory and research relating to leadership, motivation, facilitating change, communicating effectively, team building, and creating and sustaining professional learning communities. Candidates will explore, discuss, and apply theory and research through assignments and activities.
Course 2: Working with Teachers to Improve Instruction is designed to provide Candidates with knowledge of research, theory and methods of effective instruction. Candidates will have opportunities to assist teachers with a) analyzing and utilizing data for instruction, b) creating and delivering standards-based lessons, and c) assessing instructional effectiveness. Candidates will also practice instructional coaching.
Course 3: Teacher Leadership in Action is a performance-based course that provides Candidates opportunities to practice under the supervision of a practicing teacher leader. Candidates will apply theory and research through completing a list of required activities associated with teacher leaders.
Wardell C. Hunter III, EdD
Director, Leadership Development