Reflecting and Partnering as a Leader

Course Available
3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Become the Thoughtful Leader with Reflective Practices.  Ready Yourself to Make the Leap to Teacher Leader.

This final course in the Teacher Leadership Certificate program allows participants to explore the process of how effective leaders reflect on their practice and how they leverage and support partnerships.

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: Recommended (not required) reading, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene' Brown available at or your local bookstore.

Technical Requirements


Successful completion of both EDU-X782R Discovering Your Leadership Potential and EDU-X783R Leadership in Action 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-X784R – 003 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $550

Reflecting and Partnering as a Leader

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

  • Explore how leaders can leverage reflective practices to drive outcomes
  • Explore the process of building, maintaining, and growing effective teams
  • Explore effective communication strategies
  • Experience a mock interview
  • Develop a modern resume and Digital Portfolio, curating artifacts and reflections from throughout the certificate program


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?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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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. 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. 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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