Courses: 8 weeks long
(If you are a current student please contact your advisor regarding course sequence and availability)
SCHA 700 Introduction to Educational Leadership
SCHA 795 Technology Standards for Educational Leaders
SCHA 716 Educational Leadership from a Global Perspective
SCHA 775 Educational Leadership Theory and Practice
SCHA 711 Educational Leadership in a Pluralistic Society
SCHA 731 School and Community Relations
SCHA 741 Curriculum Leadership
SCHA 745 Instructional Leadership
SCHA 720 Dynamics and Process for Leading Change
EDUC 788 Research in Education
SCHA 700 - Introduction to Educational Leadership
This introductory educational leadership graduate course is designed for prospective leaders at all levels of the school organization. Elements of effective leadership, standards informing educational leadership, role conceptions, and personal leadership vision will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to becoming an innovative educational leader.
SCHA 711 - Educational Leadership in a Pluralistic Society
This course is designed to lead prospective educational leaders in critical analysis of their roles in contemporary education in a diverse society. Examination of the historical, philosophical, social/cultural, and political forces on institutions of learning will be conducted through self-reflection stimulated by cognitive dissonance, constructive controversy, and ethical decision-making. Students in this course will engage in personal, professional, and organizational discovery of what is required of educational leaders in an increasingly diverse and connected world.
SCHA 716 - Educational Leadership from a Global Perspective
This course is designed to study the comparative aspects of international education and its link to school leadership, cultural understanding, and critical problems related to a global society. A focus is on the preparation of administrators to transform schools by understanding theoretical, sociological, political, and historical elements as they relate to ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionality, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographic area.
SCHA 720 - Dynamics and Processes for Leading Change
This educational leadership graduate course studies the principles, themes, and patterns for implementing educational change. Tools, techniques, and strategies for leading effective change are presented. The educational leader as change facilitator is emphasized.
SCHA 731 - School and Community Relations
This course examines the leadership roles of supervisors, principals, and superintendents to communicate effectively within the school and community. It emphasizes the importance of designing school and community relations programs around the needs and issues of the school and the school district. Particular attention is given to communication with, and involvement of, internal and external publics in the school system. (Replaces SCAH730 Communication and Interpersonal Relations of the School Administrator.)
SCHA 741 - Curriculum Leadership
This course studies the organization and administration of the curricula of elementary, middle, and secondary schools. It emphasizes the changing nature of curriculum, the essential elements and processes of curriculum development, and the principal as the curriculum leader.
SCHA 745 - Instructional Leadership
This educational leadership graduate course is designed to guide the prospective educational leader through knowledge and practice related to instructional leadership. Learning theories and the latest research will be investigated. Utilizing student assessment data to inform practice and evaluate programs will be emphasized.
SCHA 775 - Educational Leadership Theory and Practice
This educational leadership graduate course will focus on theoretical foundations useful to the educational leader. Organizational theories relevant to schools and leadership processes essential to school effectiveness will be presented. Aspects of personal leadership style and capacity will be examined.
EDUC 788 - Research in Education
This course develops the point of view and skills which enable students to apply research procedures to professional problems. Students gain the expertise necessary to be critical consumers of research and to carry out completed research projects. Master of Education degree students should complete this course within the first twelve semester hours of the program.
SCHA 795 - Technology Standards for Educational Leaders
This course will address the Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA) as developed by the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE). The students will examine the integration, management, planning, policy, and use of technology to improve student achievement from a strategic perspective. The student will develop technology skills that will help the strategic implementation of all aspects of effective technology integration. Included will be the ability to present and communication effectively, to manage and use data effectively as well as develop resources that will be useful in the implementation of true technology integration.