About the Program

The graduate program in Teacher Leadership at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is designed to help potential teacher leaders acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for effective leadership in the 21st century.  Grounded in servant leadership, best instructional practices and development as a reflective practitioner, the program is focused on the belief that all students can learn at high levels. The curriculum emphasizes:

  • Models of collaborative and distributed leadership
  • Building a culture focused on excellence to meet organizational challenges and diverse student needs
  • Effective, research-supported instructional approaches
  • Practical application of content

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Michael Dunlap

Dr. Michael Dunlap

Dean of the School of Education
Nancy Sim

Nancy Sim

Director of Graduate Education
Associate Professor
Facilitator - Manitowoc Cohort
nancy.sim@sl.edu
920-686-6117
Sister Marcolette Madden

Sister Marcolette Madden

Associate Professor
Facilitator – Manitowoc Cohort
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ABOUT THE TEACHER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Teacher Leadership program is designed for experienced classroom teachers who wish to remain in the classroom while developing the knowledge and skills which will allow them to take a more active professional leadership role. It can be completed by students who have an undergraduate degree as well as experience in the workforce who are licensed in the teaching field. The Master of Arts in Education – Teacher Leadership Program comprises 32 graduate credits, including 12 elective credits. These 12 elective credits may be used to earn licensure as a reading teacher.

The Teacher Leadership program is delivered through an accelerated cohort learning community model. Students meet over four semesters, including two summers and one weekend per month during the school year on the main campus of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family and other locations in Wisconsin. Current Learning Communities meet in:

  • Chippewa Falls
  • Manitowoc
  • Pulaski

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain a better understanding of the nature of teaching as a profession and of their own role within the profession.

  • Students will gain awareness of the political, social and economic context of education, including the demands placed on the school by society and the resources and constraints affecting school operation.

  • Students will gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the school environment.

  • Students will gain knowledge of the process of institutional change and the role of effective leadership in that process.

  • Students will gain the specific leadership skills needed to bring about change in the school environment.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Three years of successful teaching experience recommended (Required if seeking Reading Teacher License).

  • Letters of recommendation from three professional educators.

  • Writing sample evidencing command of logic and language.

Degree Program Courses

Degree Program Courses

The following core courses are required for Master's degree candidates:

Courses

Courses 32 
EDU 505 Teaching as a Career 2
EDU 510 Research-based Best Practice 2
EDU 523 Prac. Classroom Res Tech I 1
EDU 536 Leadership II 2
EDU 538 Prac. Res. Techniques II 1
EDU 539 Leadership I 2
EDU 548 Prac. Res Tech III
EDU 603 Bringing About Change I 2
EDU 605 Meeting Special Needs 2
EDU 609 Curriculum & Instruction for Teachers 2
EDU 640 Bringing About Change II 2
EDU 690 Culminating Demonstration - TL 1
Electives 12

 Note: Students may use coursework required for Reading Teacher Licensure as electives.

For course descriptions, please refer to the 2018-19 Academic Bulletin. 

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Reading Teacher Licensure Option

Reading Teacher Licensure Option

Students may use these courses as electives in the Master of Arts degrees program and obtain a reading teacher license. The reading teacher license is also available as a stand-alone option. The reading teacher license does not require a master’s degree.

 Program Specific Courses

Courses  
EDU 571 Developmental Reading I: Pre-K-8 3
EDU 572 Developmental Reading II: 6-12 3
EDU 573 Diagnosis of and Response to Exceptional Reading Needs 3
EDU 574 Developmental Reading Practicum 3

In addition, three credits of coursework in children’s or adolescent literature is required.  This may have been completed at the undergraduate or graduate level.

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  • Teachers will gain a better understanding of the nature of teaching as a profession and of their own role within that profession.
  • Teachers will gain awareness of the political, social and economic context of education, including the demands placed on the school by society and the resources and constraints affecting school operation.
  • Teachers will gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the school environment.
  • Teachers will gain knowledge of the process of institutional change and the role of effective leadership in that process.
  • Teachers will gain the specific leadership skills needed to bring about change in the school environment.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

May I contact someone with questions?

For admission and financial aid questions, please contact Ryan Roberts, Office of Admission (ryan.roberts@sl.edu). For course-related questions, please contact the program director, Nancy Sim, at nancy.sim@sl.edu or 920-686-6117

Tell me more about Silver Lake College of the Holy Family's values.

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is a dynamic learning community that empowers students through a quality liberal arts education integrated with professional preparation offered in an environment of mutual respect and concern for persons, based on the principles and truths of Franciscan Catholic tradition.

Is financial aid available?

Master's degree candidates in education are eligible to apply for federal financial aid in the form of student loans. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.

May I transfer graduate credits?

There is a possibility some of your graduate credits may transfer into this program. The Program Director and Office of the Registrar will review your transcripts for possible graduate transfer credits.

Do you need official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended?

You need official transcripts from all accredited schools where you earned a degree. In addition, you will want to send additional official transcripts for any courses that might transfer.

How much is tuition?

Graduate tuition per credit is currently $560 per credit. Find more information about tuition and fees here.

Tuition and fees are due before classes start or a payment plan may be used. Contact Student Accounts at 920-686-6146 for payment arrangements.

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