Take your leadership skills to the next level.
All schools – but especially schools serving high-poverty and racially and ethnically diverse populations – need staff who are able to effectively connect with the communities that they serve. Research has shown that improved community engagement can move the needle in the abilty to teach in more relevant ways and support families and children more effectively.
Family League, in conjunction with Towson University Instructional Leadership and Professional Development, is offering a unique opportunity for current Community School Coordinators and other partners and stakeholders to develop their existing skill sets with the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Community Engagement and Leading School Change. Through this special partnership, participants pay no application fee and qualify for reimbursement of 50% of their tuition. (Participants must successfully complete the program with a grade of “C” or better. They must complete the full program to receive reimbursement.)
*Participants must hold a Bachelor’s degree and be admitted to Towson’s Graduate School.
Through examining sociological theory, understanding the concept of professional learning communities, and implementing action research initiatives, participants will increase their capacity for community engagement and school change.
By responding to community needs and seeing the school community as possessing valuable assets, there will be more authentic change that reflects the voices and values of each community. Participants will learn how to build successful change from the bottom up, empowering students, families, and community members to become the drivers of positive change.
These courses will provide participants with:
Courses will start in January 2020 and will include:
Courses may be transferred as electives into a full Master’s degree in Transformational Educational Leadership in the Instructional Leadership and Professional Development (ILPD) Department.
Faculty who will teach in the PBC in Community Engagement and Leading School Change program also teach in the Educational Leadership Master’s program and other programs in the Towson University Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts. Faculty members will include:
Experts in community engagement and leading school change from Baltimore City Public Schools and Family League will also participate in instruction as consulting faculty members.
Tuition and Location
The reduced tuition is $900 per course. Upon satisfactory completion of all course work, Towson University will bill the Family League $450 per student, and each student will receive a bill for $450 per course. Interested persons should contact Jenee Tucker, Director of Programs with Family League of Baltimore, at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify that they qualify for this reduced tuition prior to applying.
Courses will be taught at Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School, 2710 E. Hoffman Street, Baltimore MD 21213.
HOW TO APPLY
ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN! Only 20 seats are available.
If you are interested, send your name, school, and email address NOW, without obligation, to Cindy Zile at email@example.com. Potential applicants will be notified when and how to apply through the Towson Learning Network and have their application fees waived. Applicants should be prepared to provide two recommendations:
- – One from the Lead Agency site supervisor or Funded Partner
- – One from a member of the community in the which the applicant serves or the community school at which the applicant is employed