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Teacher Recruitment, Development, & Retention




45 Days


Dr. Erica Jewel Littleton

Course Instructor(s)

About the Course

The purpose of this professional study is to create more effective leaders who will impact schools and districts positively by evaluating and responding to teacher recruitment, development, and retention issues. Because research shows that the effectiveness of teachers is the single most important determinant in education (Rice, 2003), this study will focus on the recruitment, development, and retention of effective teachers. Increasing the salaries of teachers may lead to increased teacher recruitment and retention. However, there are other factors involved in recruiting and retaining effective educators such as professional development. This course covers topics that are especially needed during Alabama's current teacher shortage.

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Participants must:

Hold instructional leadership certification in Alabama.
Have access to a computer with internet connectivity.
Create a FREE Canvas account.
This 45-day PLU course is offered completely online and will not require any face-to-face meetings. Participants unable to complete all coursework within the specified timeframe will have the option to request an extension of no more than 15 additional days.

This professional study will be offered up to 3 years. Educators who complete all course requirements for this course will receive one (1) PLU.

Registration fee Policy

LLP's Registration Fee Policy

All registration fees received are transferrable from course to course. However, registration fees are NOT refundable

In order to successfully transfer your paid registration fee from one course to another, you must email us at with the course title for which you registered as well as the course you would like to transfer your registration fee to instead. Registration fees are transferrable BEFORE coursework begins or WITHIN 10 CALENDAR DAYS of beginning a course that you no longer desire to complete.

Note: Only one (1) PLU will be awarded for each registration fee received.

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