Teacher Leader Endorsement (TLE), a new graduate program in John Carroll University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was recently recognized at a Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District board meeting.
In all, 23 Cleveland Heights-University Heights teachers completed the program, which aims to prepare education professionals for positions of instructional leadership with a focus on school improvement at local education levels. TLE also provides a credential required for state licensure.
John Carroll’s program design is based on the Teacher Leader Endorsement Standards as well as the Ohio Standards for Teaching Profession and the Ohio Standards for Professional Development. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School district and John Carroll partnered to co-design the TLE endorsement. This enabled the curriculum to focus on school district initiatives. CH-UH personnel also taught in the program.
Through this collaboration, it is expected that, within four years, 25 percent of teaching staff will have earned this designation–building capacity to effectuate meaningful and sustainable change. Program coordinators at John Carroll hope to invite other districts to participate in the future by sending cohorts and integrating district initiatives in the curriculum.
For more information, visit the Teacher Leader Endorsement page on the Graduate Studies website.