This course provides an overview of administrative and organizational theory applied to the educational environment. It is designed to assist students in developing their leadership identities through the exploration of texts, readings, classroom and online experiences. Topics include a study of foundational leadership texts which focus on the leader’s role in shaping a school environment that is culturally responsive. Students work on their personal professional development plans, which they directly link to Professional Educational Leadership Standards (PSEL) and the National Educational Leadership standards (NELP). Work on these plans continues throughout the program in addition to beginning field experiences that contribute to the internship and their personal portfolios. Students are encouraged to register for this course as early in the program as possible as it is a foundation for the study of leadership in school systems.
Meets on Oct 2, 3 and Nov 6, 7 and Nov 20, 21 Meets in the FLEX format