Intro to Educational Leadershp Multiple perspectives for understanding theory and practice in the governance and operation of complex organizations in P-12 school systems. Focusses on leadership development and the changing role of the school leader in leading learning-focused schools dedicated to significant and continuous growth for every student. Course Information: Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the College of Education or consent of instructor. Class Schedule Information: Priority will be given to department majors.
Supervision of Learning Envir Methods, theories, and research applying to the supervision and evaluation of classroom practices in learning-centered schools; includes analysis and application of research in effective teaching practices, formatice assessment and summative evaluation, data collection techniques, and professional development. Course Information: Prerequisite: EOL 540 or consent of instructor.
School Dist Improvement Course will provide an in-depth examination of reform proposals for changing the organization of school systems, the instructional programs, and the roles of educators to improve learning; will share insights and experiences in building-level and district-level improvement planning; and will explore the pivotal role of the superintendent in district improvement and building a community of learners. Course Information: Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the EOL Superintendent Endorsement program or consent of instructor.
Clinical Experience Admin Direct experience in the study of educational problems of concern to administrators; features an action component whereby the student is provided with opportunities for assuming responsibility for decision making in a live or simulated setting; each student works under the supervision of a professor, and where possible and appropriate, a practicing administrator. Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours; no more than 4 hours earned at the master's level. Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the EOL General Administrative or Superintendent Endorsement program and must have completed at least four EOL required courses, or consent of instructor.
The School Superintendency Course examines the legal and fiscal responsibilities of school superintendents, the relationship of superintendents with school boards and employee groups, the importance of public relations and partnerships with community stakeholders, the process for selecting superintendents, and the effect of the position on individuals. Course Information: Prerequisite: Students must be admitted to the EOL Superintendent Endorsement program or consent of instructor.