In this professional seminar, students will explore the role of teacher as leader and advocate by examining current research and recommended practice in BK teaching and leading. Topics will include professional learning communities, Recognition and Response (Response to Intervention for early childhood), preventing overrepresentation of racially diverse students in early intervention, working with children and families who are English language learners, issues in BK curriculum, service-learning with young children, using digital technology, and career paths in birth-kindergarten. In collaboration with the instructor, cooperating teachers and principals, students will select readings, lead discussions and host the seminar one time each in their students teaching sites. In addition, students will construct and lead a service-learning project with their pupils, and will lead one professional discussion or activity with the faculty in their schools. Students will reflect on their teaching and leadership. Corequisite: EDU-490.