Academic Catalog

Educational Leadership (EDLD)

EDLD 610:  3 s.h.  
Theory and Organizatnl Behavr  

Examination of theories of leadership based on cooperation, empowerment and facilitation of change. The implications of leadership theories on administration in educational organizations. Attention given to organizational climate, conflict negotiation, decision making, communication, assumptions about power and change. Theory, research, practice and the influences of special-needs learners, race, class, gender and other social constructs will be integrated into the course. Offered in fall.

EDLD 614:  3 s.h.  
School Community Relations  

Examination of the political, social and economic factors which influence the school's relationship with various community agencies and constituencies. Developing administrative sensitivity to community needs and effective articulation of the school’s programs to the various communities. Offered annually.

EDLD 620:  3 s.h.  
School Law, Public Policy and Principal  

An overview of American public elementary and secondary school law in the context of public policy. Examines federal and state constitutional, statutory and common law decisions that impact on the substantive or procedural rights of students, teachers and other school personnel. Emphasis on issues of equity and equality, and First Amendment issues. Makes use of 1) an interactive, empowering pedagogy, 2) case studies addressing race, class, gender and religious diversity, and 3) alternative assessment strategies. Offered annually.

EDLD 667:  1 s.h.  
Leadership Seminar 1  

The first in a series of three one-credit seminars on the emergent issues and PDE competencies surrounding special education and English language learners for principal candidates, the over representation of diverse students in special education, prevention and early-intervention strategies for students with disabilities. Offered in spring.

EDLD 668:  1 s.h.  
Leadership Seminar 2  

The second in a series of three one-credit seminars on the emergent issues and PDE competencies surrounding special education and English language learners for principal candidates, including early intervention and effective instructional strategies for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. Prereq: EDLD 667. Offered in spring.

EDLD 669:  1 s.h.  
Leadership Seminar 3  

The third in a series of three one-credit seminars on the integration of a mini-portfolio on emergent issues and PDE competencies surrounding special education and English language learners into the comprehensive program portfolio based on national standards. Prereq: EDLD 668. Offered in spring.

EDLD 798:  3 s.h.  
Applied Supervision  

Internship in which the candidate must conduct six cycles of clinical supervision: one at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and observes each teacher twice.

EDLD 799:  3 s.h.  
Applied Practicum  

Internship is a performance-based, on-site field experience on administrative best practices. Emphasis is on curriculum development, professional growth plans, organizational and financial management, school-community engagement and administrative responsibilities.