Leadership in Action

Course Available
3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Develop Your Vision and Skills to Successfully Reach Your Goals as a Teacher Leader

Participants will explore Pedagogy and Content related to High-Leverage leadership strategies, specifically those that support day-to-day best practices. Current teachers will seek additional opportunities for growth and leadership. Candidates may be currently serving in a leadership role, looking to hone their practice, or looking to excel into leadership in the coming years.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for educators seeking additional opportunities for growth and leadership.  Participants may be currently serving in a leadership role, looking to hone their practice, or looking to excel into leadership in the coming years.

Course Materials: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene' Brown available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.

Technical Requirements


Successful completion of EDU-X782R Discovering Your Leadership Potential is required.

This course requires participants to be able to self-advocate to acquire new technology skills such as Google apps, extensions and Digital portfolio tools.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X783R – 005 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $565

Leadership in Action

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled

Educator Programs – 25% Off Teachers Appreciation Sale

Valid May 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024

Some restrictions apply.  Offer valid only during sale dates. Not all courses apply.
**Only one discount can be applied per course.**

Online Self-Paced
Tiffani Brown

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Design a vision, mission, or goal statement
  • Develop skills to support efficiency and accuracy in day-to-day leadership/administrative tasks
  • Practice difficult conversation scenarios and work through them using a conversational toolkit
  • Examine the key components needed to plan and launch a successful educational initiative
  • Build a digital portfolio to showcase your work as an educational leader


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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