Overview and Introduction

Preparing Leaders to Support Diverse Learners: Curriculum Modules for Leadership Preparation

What this is:
With support from a USDOE FIPSE grant, UCEA is working with faculty teams from several institutions to develop curriculum modules focused on preparing leaders to support diverse learners. These modules are designed to enhance the core curriculum used in UCEA school leadership programs. The instructional modules will be designed to offer critical content knowledge and learning experiences that strengthen leaders’ ability to support students’ academic achievement at low-performing schools.


Module Philosophy of Learning:
Each of the modules in the preparing leaders to support diverse learners module series contain powerful learning experiences (PLEs), a learning framework developed by UCEA faculty based on adult learning principles. PLEs include the following characteristics:

  1. Authentic, meaningful, relevant problem-finding linking theory and principal practice
  2. Involves sense-making around critical problems of practice
  3. Explores, critiques, deconstructs from equity perspective (race, culture, language)
  4. Requires collaboration and interdependence
  5. Develops confidence in leadership
  6. Places both the professor and student in a learning situation
  7. Learners are empowered and responsible for own learning
  8. Shifts perspective from classroom to school, district, or state level
  9. Has a reflective component

Promotional Videos:

Module I Video

Module I Developing Advocacy Leadership

Module II Video

Module II Leading Learning and the Learning Environment

Module III Video

Module III Leading for English Language Learner Success

Module IV Video

Module IV Engaging Families and Communities

Module V Video

Module V Building a Community of Trust Through Racial Awareness

Module VI Video

Module VI Allocating Resources Based on Data and Student Needs

Module VII Video

Module VII Developing Culturally Relevant Teaching Practice