Call for Applicants: Mentored Teaching Apprenticeship

February 4, 2019

We are currently seeking in-person and online instructors for the EAD 315: Student Leadership Training Course! The applications is officially open! This is a great mentored teaching opportunity that can be potentially used for practicum and/or course credit. For more information, please speak with your advisor. Please see the information below with details about the experience. 

Fall 2019 Mentored Teaching Apprenticeship

EAD 315: Student Leadership Development 

Consider teaching an undergraduate course on student leadership within a mentored, cohort-model experience with other instructors! Seeking instructors for on-campus and online instructors!

Course Description 

EAD 315 is a three-credit, pass/no pass course for undergraduate students. Curriculum topics include leadership theories, leadership skills, self-awareness and efficacy, communication, diversity, interculturalism, ethics, teamwork, and group dynamics. Course facilitators are encouraged to utilize both experiential and discussion-based learning that enables students to practice and reflect on the leadership dispositions and skills addressed during the semester.

Mentored Teaching Experience Description

Because EAD 315 is a teaching apprenticeship, regular feedback, training, and support for facilitators is provided before they begin teaching and throughout the semester. Facilitators work closely with a HALE faculty member and HALE doctoral student who jointly oversee administration of the course. Currently, training dates are scheduled for Friday, November 9. Monthly professional development meetings will be scheduled at the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester.

To enhance the learning experience for both students and facilitators, sections are generally team-taught, although PhD students may teach individually. Facilitators are encouraged to identify their own teaching partners, but assistance with locating a teaching partner may be provided upon request.

 Facilitating EAD 315 can be used as part of a degree program plan. Graduate students interested in obtaining practicum or field experience credit should speak with their advisor.

This is an unpaid position; however some professional development funding is provided.

The two textbooks used in the course are listed below. Facilitators choose one of these textbooks and use it as a framework for creating their syllabus (from a template) and lesson plans (templates also available):

  •      The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for an Exemplary Leader (2nd Edition) by Kouzes & Posner
  •      Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development by Komives & Wagner

Application Materials and TimelineInstructions: Please submit 1-3 to Course Coordinator at and fill out online application form at
COMPLETED application includes: 

  1. Resume or CV
  2. A cover letter explaining your goals for teaching and relevant prior experience
  3. A letter of recommendation. For currently enrolled graduate students, your advisor must complete your letter of recommendation.

March 1: Application materials due via email and online application form (Due by 5:00PM EST)

March 6: Interview NotificationMarch 15, 18, 21-22: Candidate Interviews
March 29: Position notification
Early April: Instructor Training 

After you submit your application materials, you will be contacted to set up a time for an informal interview to talk about your interest in facilitating EAD 315.   We hope you will consider taking advantage of this opportunity! Please do not hesitate to contact Kristen Surla, Course Coordinator at with any questions.  

Sincerely, Kristen Surla, M.Ed.                                                   
Course Coordinator                                          

Matt Wawrzynski, PhD
Instructor of Record

We are hosting an online info session this week for the EAD 315 Teaching Apprenticeship. The meeting will include two parts: (1) guided prepared questions Q & A with instructors and (2) participants can ask questions about the EAD 315 instructor experience. 

For the first part, I have divided up the questions into the following categories. 

  • Curriculum Development: Creating your syllabus and lesson plans 
  • Classroom Experiences: Reflections on student engagement and instructional strategies
  • Organization and Planning: Discussion on how you plan for the course and how you manage your time with other responsibilities  

EAD 315 Online Info Session

Friday, February 22nd 

10:00AM-11:00AM EST 


*will be recorded 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kristen Surla, EAD 315 Course Coordinator at