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March 18 @ 9:00 am May 12 @ 3:30 pm

Building Capacity through Continuous Professional Learning

Expand opportunities for professional learning in your school.

In this 8-week online course, learn how to create a healthy culture of professional learning in your school.

March 18 – May 12, 2024 (Spring Term II)
Number of Days:
8 weeks
Grade Levels:
Leadership & Coaching
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
  • District & School Leadership
Earn 3 graduate credits
Online Course
$2,325 ($750/credit + $25/credit comprehensive fee) + required texts
  • Course Number: EEDUC 6405.08
  • Fees are subject to change
Course Description & Outcomes
Cancellation Deadlines & Refund Policies


This online course is for literacy coaches, teacher leaders, and administrators who want to understand how to work with their colleagues to promote a healthy professional learning culture. You will develop expertise in how to design a variety of professional learning opportunities to meet the needs of your colleagues and strengthen the literacy goals of your school/district.

By enrolling in an online course, you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace with the support of a virtual community and have access to a variety of educational resources and materials at your convenience.

Course Outcomes

  • Build knowledge of the elements of school culture that promote ongoing professional learning
  • Discuss how to support adult learners
  • Compare models of professional learning
  • Design professional learning opportunities that support identified learning goals
  • Use a variety of artifacts to support inquiry
  • Build a repertoire of language that extends thinking and fosters discussion and reflection
  • Develop a topic guide and evaluation focused on an identified adult learning goal for your school



You must have access to a school environment to participate and complete the assignments. This course cannot replace EEDUC 7130 or EEDUC 7103.

Required Texts

You are responsible for purchasing/having access to the following professional texts for this course:

  • Weaver, L. & Wilding, M. (2013). The 5 dimensions of engaged teaching: A practical guide for educators. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Dufour, R. & Fullan, M. (2011). Cultures built to last: Systemic PLCs at work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

This option must be taken for 3 graduate credits. Take the course individually or as a required course in our 12-credit Online Graduate Certificate in Literacy Coaching and Teacher Leadership.


Interested in professional learning at your school or district? Schedule a meeting with one of our faculty trainers.