A study and application of various educational supervisory models with emphasis on the instructional process and the role of the evaluator/supervisor in this process.
The examination and application of school program and curricular evaluation processes to school improvement. Also an examination and application of change processes and interventions.
The analysis of curriculum frameworks aligned to state and national standards and assessment processes leading to school improvement. It will prepare the instructional leader to develop the knowledge and skills related to curriculum and assessment at the building level.
A study of the financing of public and non public schools and the relationship to government and other sponsoring agencies.
An analysis and examination of instructional leadership emphasizing parent, staff and community collaborations including improvement of curriculum and instruction.
An analysis and application of normative ethical theories and the perspectives of servant leadership and the Christian life applied to moral issues in education.
Processes and skills needed to develop effective communication programs linking schools, parents and the community.
An analysis of legal issues as they affect teachers, students, programs, and tort liability in public and nonpublic schools.
The focus of this course is on the understanding of educational research. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of research and development of basic research skills for school improvement and improved student learning.
Internship I and II is a two semester, academic-year long, clinical experience at the preK-12 level offering a variety of appropriate site-based hands-on experiences in diverse settings supervised by an on-site mentor and a university supervisor. Students complete field-based experiences that are extensive and intensive in their own school, including administrative shadowing in diverse settings in a school different than their own. The student must be enrolled in the Principal Preparation Program and have had at least six courses (18 semester hours) completed prior to the internship experiences. Students must consult with their advisor before registering for these courses.