The TLSI Program is a job-embedded graduate degree program with 3 major program goals: helping educators become master classroom teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher researchers. It is an inquiry-based program that places a priority on developing teachers who can ensure students’ success in school. In this graduate program, learning is directly related to classroom outcomes as teachers learn new strategies, implement them in their classrooms with guided assistance, collect evidence of student learning, and then reflect on and adapt practices.
The program is delivered teaching and learning is embedded in the routines and structures of the school. TLSI seeks to improve teacher practice, increase student achievement, and serve as powerful mechanism to assist high need schools to recruit, retain, and develop a cadre of high quality educators.