2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

EDUC 61604 Teacher Leader Action Research

This course is designed to learn how classroom action research can contribute to analysis of student learning and teacher instruction that best benefits students. During this course, candidates can expect to complete an action research project that will contribute to and inform the work completed for the National Board Certification process. Candidates will identfiy a classroom problem or question. Then, through a process of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting, qualitative action research will be completed and a paper will be written. The action research process for classroom teachers improves teaching through systematic and informed decision-making and is part of Phase I, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching, allowing for reflection on the candidate's current practice and how that practice may change through the certification process. There are no prerequisites for this course, however, the Teacher Leader Program is a cohort model. It is expected that the course will be taken in the required sequence.