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2008-2009 University Catalog

Education Principals Leadership

EDPL 610 FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Principals Leadership Program

Theories for design of curriculum, instruction and assessment in an inclusive school environment will be addressed. Topics include standards based curriculum, differentiated instruction, using assessment data to design on-going instruction at the classroom level, dynamics of the curriculum change process. Course results in the development of a deep and internalized understanding of effective teaching, learning and assessment for all students including English Language Learners and students with special needs.

EDPL 620 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP OF THE COLLABORATIVE INCLUSIVE SCHOOL (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Principals Leadership Program

Leadership skills needed for implementation and evaluation of instructional programs that meet the needs of all learners. Focus on skills needed to involve teachers in reform and renewal of educational practice, shared instructional decision making and systematic improvement processes. Topics include skills needed for effective instructional supervision at the program and individual level, development of instructional staff, mentoring, coaching, direct instructional supervision integrated with the personnel decision making process involving hiring, renewal of contracts and granting of tenure.

EDPL 621 LAW AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Principals Leadership Program

Application of federal, state and local law to school government and management. Topics include legal principles of statutes and case law related to conduct of students, contracts, liabilities, torts, and individual rights; legal framework for the governance of public education; the role of the legislative process in the governance of schools; legal requirements of due process as it relates to students, parents, and school personnel; and special education law and procedures.

EDPL 622 SCHOOL FINANCE AND PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED LEADERSHIP (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Principals Leadership Program

Application of the principles of leadership and management as found in the research literature to school and finance and management issues. Topics include public school finance, effective management of fiscal resources and business services at the site, budget development and implementation at the site level to support instructional program priorities and needs of instructional staff in meeting the needs of all students. Communication, human relations, power and authority, decision-making, managing conflict, facilitating change in the context of student management, health, safety, security, school community relations, and school support services (food services, custodial services, facilities maintenance.)

EDPL 623 UNDERSTANDING AND INFLUENCING ORGANIZATIONS IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Principals Leadership Program

Organizational theory and leadership skills required to understand and implement change. Topics include organizational structures and the cultural context of schooling, moral and ethical leadership skills needed to guide, build consensus, resolve conflict, support risk-taking, and lead an entire school community in pursuit of a shared vision of educational excellence for all students.

EDPL 624 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION SETTINGS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Principals Leadership Program

Leadership knowledge and skills needed to manage a Human Resource Program including personnel administration, supervision, assignment monitoring, negotiation and administration of contracts, supervision of risk management programs and all legal aspects of Human Resources administration.

EDPL 625 BUILDING COLLABORATIVE, INCLUSIVE LEARNING COMMUNITIES (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Principals Leadership Program

Understanding and applying the skills needed to build an inclusive learning community. Topics include roles and relationships among students, staff, adults and families, professional development, shared decision making, teacher leadership, supporting special populations within the school, designing and implementing strategic plans focused on improved student achievement for all learners.

EDPL 631 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/FIELDWORK I (1-4)

Three three-hour seminars per semester.

Field studies hours: 20 hours of field experience per unit

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Program

Students, working collaboratively with the university instructor and supervising mentor, design and implement field work experiences that develop the skills to meet the CCTC standards for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Students collect documentation of experiences to be placed in an assessment portfolio.

Graded Credit/No Credit

EDPL 632 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/FIELDWORK II (1-2)

Six Three-hour seminars per semester and 40 hours of field experience

Prerequisite: Admission to the Principals Leadership Program

Continuing assessment of candidate competence for meeting CCTC standards integration of fieldwork, and application of knowledge and skills of entry level administrative position in local school or program settings. May be repeated for a maximum of four units.

Graded Credit/No Credit

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