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The Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership is dedicated to improving the learning of all students, elevating the education profession, enhancing the leadership skills of teachers, and fulfilling the vital role of public education in achieving a civil, prosperous and democratic society. The commitment to the concept of developing teacher leaders, to defining what teacher leadership is and why it is so important is at the heart of the institute.

As a leading university, Oakland University and the Galileo Institute are committed to:
  • Teaching - Preparing educational leaders who understand how to develop teacher leaders.
  • Service - Providing support and encouragement to schools and school districts that are committed to expanding teacher leadership.
  • New Initiatives - The South Macomb cultural proficiency project and the Avondale lab school partnership. System change work continues in Grosse Pointe, Bloomfield Hills, and Wayne-Westland.
  • Scholarship - Conducting and disseminating research on the various aspects of teacher leadership.