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Leadership Portfolio

Course Description

This course is designed to provide classroom educators the knowledge and skills required to understand and evaluate research relevant to their roles as professional educators. Teachers will develop a professional portfolio that incorporates knowledge, understanding, and evaluation of research providing evidence of meeting NBPTS certificate standards by performance-based assessments. Course is eligible for an ‘IP’ grade.

Learning Outcomes

  • Produce a professional, Accomplished Teacher-Leadership Portfolio that reflects the rigorous requirements and criteria set forth by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
  • Finalize four commentaries as defined by a self-selected, specific NBCT Certificate Field and that reflects clear, consistent and convincing evidence of increased student achievement documented with video segments and student work samples.
  • Access and utilize information gained from professional organizations, from colleagues, and from publications and research in the selected Certificate Field.
  • Identify, select and reflect quality research applicable to the NBCT portfolio requirements and interpret, analyze and synthesize the significance of that research in relationship to its use in the classroom, with students, the community, families, with colleagues and as a leader in the profession.
  • Incorporate action research and complete the final written portfolio that reflects research findings.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

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On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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“Our goal is to deliver high quality educator preparation programs that feature social-emotional learning and evolve inspiring professionals who have positive impact in PK-12 school settings.”
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Class of 2019