Jan 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BAST 372 - Professional Leadership and Advocacy

5 credits

Admission to the BAS-TE program.

This course is designed to prepare students to successfully advocate for student learning, and to effectively collaborate with learners, their families, classroom colleagues, other school professionals, and community members in support of student learning and student well-being. This course is also designed to reinforce the standard that teachers must engage in ongoing professional learning; use evidence to continually evaluate their practice, particularly the effects of their choices and actions on others, and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner. In addition, this course presents the historical and political context of English language learner programs in Washington State and the United States, legal issues relevant to educating English language learners, professional leadership, and assessment of ELL program quality. This course will include opportunities to reflect on student teaching experience.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Course Outcomes
  • Gain confidence and ability to connect EL course content to logistical challenges local schools face with regards to EL students
  • Gain confidence and ability to collaborate effectively with students, their families, colleagues, and community members
  • Gail familiarity with Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP)

BAS-TE degree course.

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