Utah Administrative Code
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R277. Education, Administration.
Rule R277-513. Teacher Leader.
As in effect on December 1, 2017
Table of Contents
- R277-513-1. Authority and Purpose.
- R277-513-2. Definitions.
- R277-513-3. Minimum Criteria for a Teacher Leader.
- R277-513-4. Roles of a Teacher Leader.
- R277-513-5. LEA Teacher Leader Compensation and Accommodations.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
(1) This rule is authorized by:
(a) Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3, which vests general control and supervision over public education in the Board;
(b) Section 53A-6-115, which requires the Board to:
(i) define the role of a teacher leader; and
(ii) establish the minimum criteria for a teacher to qualify as a teacher leader; and
(c) Section 53A-1-401, which allows the Board to make rules to execute the Board's duties and responsibilities under the Utah Constitution and state law.
(2) The purpose of this rule is to:
(a) define the role of a teacher leader; and
(b) establish the minimum criteria for a teacher to qualify as a teacher leader.
As used in this section, "teacher" has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 53A-6-115.
An LEA may designate a teacher as a teacher leader if the teacher:
(1) is a level 2 or level 3 licensed teacher;
(2) has an educator evaluation effectiveness rating of effective or highly effective for at least two years prior to being designated as a teacher leader;
(3) demonstrates competence in working with adult learners and peers;
(4) demonstrates consistent leadership, focused collaboration, distinguished teaching, and continued professional growth; and
(5) is recommended by the building administrator to be designated as a teacher leader.
A teacher leader's role may include:
(1) generally supporting school-based professional learning;
(2) training, supervising, and mentoring student teachers and new teachers;
(3) modeling effective instructional strategies for other teachers;
(4) serving as an instructional coach to develop effective instruction;
(5) guiding other educators in collecting, understanding, analyzing, and interpreting student-achievement data and using those findings to improve instruction;
(6) leading specific school improvement initiatives;
(7) leading efforts to modify or improve curriculum;
(8) acting as a liaison for community projects;
(9) serving as a learning facilitator for professional learning activities; and
(10) facilitating and coordinating professional learning communities.
An LEA should:
(1) provide a bonus, pay increase, or other monetary incentive to compensate a teacher leader for the teacher leader's time performing duties described in Section R277-513-4; and
(2) reduce a teacher leader's classroom workload to provide the teacher leader time to perform the duties described in Section R277-513-4.
teachers, leaders, qualifications
November 7, 2016
Art X Sec 3; 53A-6-115; 53A-1-401
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R277, please contact the promulgating agency (Education, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at https://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html.