Teacher Leader Certificate

The Teacher Leader Certificate is a series of competencies and experiences in the areas of assessment, technology, diversity and community engagement offered through workshops, and community partnerships to encourage strong classroom leadership skills among teacher education students.

  • The only Certificate’s programs were formed in response to needs identified by policy leaders, faculty, school administrators, alumni, and community partners as teacher skills necessary for student success in the classroom.
  • The Certificate builds upon existing strengths, brings existing resources and experiences together to enable students to better innovate, improve, develop and discover their identity as emerging teacher leaders.

The certificate entails intense, innovative workshops that blend theory and practice, and 40 hours of community-based volunteer experience that will help you better understand the context in which our schools operate. The workshop and volunteer experience requirements must be completed prior to student teaching. This volunteer experience does NOT include the volunteer hours necessary prior to admission in the teacher education program.

Certificate Tracks

Beginning August 2017, you will have the option to choose if you want to pursue the Traditional certificate track or if you would rather focus on either learning more about working with students with disabilities (REACH track), or with English Language Learners (EL track). Requirements for each of the tracks vary slightly and are presented below.

TL Certificate Traditional Track Requirements

  1. Participate in at least six workshops
  2. Complete the Level 1 Google Educator Certificate
  3. Complete the 40 hour community-based volunteer experience.

TL Certificate REACH Track Requirements

  1. Participate in at least six workshops
  2. Complete the Level 1 Google Educator Certificate
  3. Complete the 40 hour REACH community-based volunteer experience.
  4. More information about the REACH Track

TL Certificate EL Track Requirements

  1. Participate in all six of the predefined workshops for this track (four in person and two online)*
  2. Complete the Level 1 Google Educator Certificate
  3. Complete the 40 hour EL community-based volunteer experience.
  4. More information about the EL Track

Information for Students Who Have Received a Chromebook

All students who have received a Chromebook from the Baker Teacher Leader Center are required to complete the Level 1 Google Educator Certification. Below you will find the link to access the online training. After you complete the training, you are required to complete a short Google survey (link below) to receive a voucher code. This voucher code will cover the cost of your Level 1 Google Educator Exam. After you pass the Level 1 exam, you will upload a PDF copy of your completion certificate to the TLC ICON Tracker.