Building, Leading, and Sustaining Equitable Systems of Student Support

Educational leaders are responsible for ensuring that all students in a school meet or exceed grade-level expectations for future success. This important school-based work begins with ensuring that all students receive a robust universal tier of instruction followed by small group and/or individualized supports as needed. The most widely adopted ways to do this are through the use of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RtI) systems. In this course, students will investigate the underlying beliefs and basic components of equitable systems of student support and develop an awareness of how these systems function across the K-12 spectrum. Students will develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to assume leadership roles with systems of student support in their local contexts.