Educational Leadership Courses
Abbreviated descriptions of the (7) courses required for the CAS follow. All but the Internship may serve as electives for the Ed.D., if selected in consultation with the student’s doctoral program advisor.
EDUC 606 - Curriculum leadership. Exploration of standards-based and alternative approaches to developing, organizing, implementing, supervising and evaluating PreK-12 curricula. Interactions among curriculum, instruction and assessment.
EDUC 608 - School finance and business operations. Concepts and tools needed to understand, manage, and improve school business operations, budgeting, and resources. Leaders' fiscal responsibilities are situated in the context of state and federal education finance systems.
EDUC 609 - Assessment for student learning and school improvement. Examination of multiple purposes for, and means of assessing, children’s learning. Emphasis on implications for the support of diverse learners. Analysis and interpretation of student data for instructional, program and school improvement.
EDUC 672 - Processes of supervision and staff development. Theories of adult learning. Strategies for linking adult and student learning priorities. Critical reflection on practice in PreK-12 schools. Effective group dynamics.
EDUC 673 - Leadership in educational settings. Roles of educators as instructional innovators and change-facilitators. Setting and sustaining direction to advance educational quality and opportunity. Theories and principles of collaborative leadership.
EDUC 675 - Planning and policy development in education. Political perspectives on change. Understanding local, state and federal policy influences. Effective community and governance relations. Sociocultural contexts of schools.
EDUC 692 - Internship. Field-based school- and district-level leadership experiences aimed at applying and extending program learnings. Prerequisite: Written proposal approved in advance by faculty advisor.