The College of Education at the University of Maryland provides research– and practice–oriented programs across a wide spectrum of education issues. College programs prepare students to be educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, researchers and educational specialists.
HESI318E: Exploring Strengths and Values for Effective Leadership - Online
This course offers students the opportunity to explore the strengths and values of individuals and teams to better understand how to engage in effective, collaborative leadership. Tools such as the Gallup Organization's CliftonStrengths Assessment will be used with a critical lens. Themes of teamwork, problem-solving, diversity and inclusion, coaching others, and conflict resolution are woven throughout the course. Through engaging in this course, students will: 1) Understand leadership as a relational, process-based phenomenon, beyond person-centric conceptions; 2) Explore personal and group strengths and values and how these influence our understanding and practice of leadership.; 3) Practice effective collaboration and dialogue with diverse others, and; 4) Explore the purpose of leadership as making positive change in organizations and communities. This is a seminar-style online course with both synchronous (live class meetings) and asynchronous (outside of class) components.
TLPL298: Teaching for Change: Classroom and Social Justice - Online
This course will explore the dynamics of current elementary classrooms. Participants will examine what experiences have shaped their understanding of schooling and what it means to be a teacher in a diverse world. The course will explore specific teaching practices that promote inclusivity, acceptance, rigor, and engagement. We will examine critical practices for anti-racist education and learn pedagogical practices that allow teaching to be a means of social justice. Learners will explore organizational systems and design structural procedures that embrace students’ full humanity.