Candidates will address issues in technology leadership at the school leadership level, including setting a vision, integrating technology into instruction and administration, technology professional development and practice, managing technology support, assessment and evaluation, and ensuring social, legal, and ethical use.
Candidates will participate in field-based experiences related to content learned in EDA606 and EDA608. A major assessment will be completed as a part of this class.
This course is designed for candidates to examine demographic and achievement data in their school against a backdrop of current educational issues. Candidates will analyze data and develop a proposal for a School Improvement Plan/Capstone Research project. This plan will include the description of the problem, a literature review, a description of the plan, the data analysis, and the research methodology relevant to the Capstone proposal. The SIP (Capstone project) will be implemented in EDA614.
Candidates implement their Capstone Project that was designed in EDA612 and present results to school staff and the school’s site-based council following implementation. A final oral defense of the work before a panel of faculty and practicing school administrators is required.
Candidates that have completed Level 1 of the Principal Program will focus on research-based practices in visionary leadership and school management strategies that lead to growth in the academic performance for all students. Current practices and trends in leadership will be reviewed and evaluated through readings and class activities, then applied and evaluated through field-based experiences in schools.
EDA618: Special Topics in School Leadership: Instructional Leadership, Assessment, Collaboration and Climate
Candidates that have completed Level 1 of the Principal Program will focus on research-based practices in instructional leadership, assessment, collaboration, and school climate that lead to growth in academic performance for all students. Current practices and trends in each area will be reviewed and evaluated through readings and class activities, then applied and evaluated through field-based experiences in schools.
Independent Study in Education Administration.
This course will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the school district superintendent, including, but not limited to, leadership theory, student learning, community engagement, management, ethics, professional development and building capacity with stakeholders.
This course will focus on school management, including, but not limited to, operations of federal, state and local laws governing school system administration, school finance, personnel, food service, facilities, transportation, school safety and school-based councils.
This course will focus on student learning and best practices in executive school leader-ship, including, but not limited to, developing skills that facilitate rigorous curriculum and engaging instruction, creating comprehensive assessment systems and developing academic support systems that ensure student success.