College of Education and Human Development to Sponsor Leadership Initiative

Posted: September 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

George Mason’s College of Education and Human Development is sponsoring the first annual Northern Virginia Leadership Initiative. The program begins next month and continues through spring 2005 at the Prince William Campus in Manassas.

Participants can earn either graduate credit or professional development points. Individuals who successfully complete two modules will earn three hours of George Mason graduate-level credit.

Module 1, “Today’s Teacher Leaders,” will examine the roles of teachers as leaders in today’s schools. Participants will examine the traits of effective teacher leaders and the changing roles of classroom teachers in the age of accountability. Discussions will focus on how teacher leaders affect student achievement, school reform, and school policy. The module will be offered on the following dates:

Oct. 1—4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 2—9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 12—4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nov. 13—9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Module 2, “Leading Schools in an Ethical Framework,” will examine ethical leadership behaviors. Through case studies and current events, participants will explore core values and how they affect the decisions professional educators make. The module will be offered on the following dates:

Oct. 15—3 to 6 p.m.

Oct. 16—9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 3—3 to 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 4—9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Details of the 2005 modules will be covered in a future edition of the Daily Gazette.

Tuition is $735 per student for two modules or $368 per module. Enrollment is limited. For registration materials or additional information, contact Jim Upperman at 703-993-2033 or

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