Progressive Leadership for Labor in Education, Certificate of Advanced Study

This program is designed for progressive teachers and school district leaders who wish to or need to prepare for leadership of school human resources and compensation programs. With a focus on creating productive systems for working collaboratively, graduates of the program will learn the theory, knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to become the next generation of education leaders as voices for quality education, powerful teaching, good schools and principled relationships.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admissions Requirements, applicants must:

  • Submit a written statement organized around three specific questions related to their experiences, professional goals and vision for progressive leadership for labor in education

Program Details:

  • Requires 35 SH for completion 
  • Requires field study
  • Requires an internship

Required Courses

EDL 561Foundations and History of Teacher Unions and Educational Labor


EDL 562Leadership in Labor and Education


EDL 563Systems for Labor and Education Reform


EDL 564Labor Leadership for Improving Teaching and Learning


EDL 565Labor Leadership in Action


EDL 591AField Study/Educational Leadership/Progressive Leadership for Labor in Education

2 TO 4

EDL 592Internship: Progressive Leadership for Labor Education

2 TO 6

Notes: EDL 591A must be taken for a total of 4 semester hours. EDL 592 must be taken for a total of 6 semester hours.