Educational Leadership, MS/EDS Curriculum

Educational Leadership Core

  • Explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

  • Investigates a significant problem in education in the student's area of specialization culminating in a project describing the research. Prerequisite: EDU 601. (This is a course for EdS degree, not the doctoral degree).

  • Explores models and theories of organizational development and their application to the development and maintenance of educational organizations.

  • Develops student communication skills, an understanding of leadership ethics and an understanding of the behavior of people who work and live within organizations.

  • Examines the policies, practices, and strategies in school and community relations.

  • Surveys the field of curriculum theory and organizational frameworks for current practices in curriculum development and evaluation and exploration of curriculum revision and change.

  • Explores the principal's roles and responsibilities as related to organizational development, information systems, faculty and staff selection, orientation, supervision and evaluation, curriculum development, and implementation, scheduling, budgeting and plant/facilities use.

  • Provides a broad overview of the field of data-driven teaching and learning, and analyzes the leadership qualities needed to transform educational environments through constructive, meaningful development and implementation of assessment practices and evaluation of data.

  • Examines federal and state education laws with particular emphasis on Florida school law.

  • Examines school finance and school business management with particular emphasis on procedures for Florida public and private schools.

  • This course is designed to introduce students to the field of school personnel administration by providing an in-depth look at those topics the student will utilize within a school setting. This course encourages reflective thinking that will assist the student in making ethically sound decisions in the planning, recruitment, selection, retention, evaluation and termination processes within the school environment.

  • Provides leadership experiences in an educational institution or agency commensurate with the student's graduate program, certification objectives, educational experiences and career goals. Prerequisites include: Completed 30 credit hours in Educational Leadership; have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher: must have no more than 2 “C”s in coursework; and all “F”s, “I”s, and “IP”s have been supplanted with passing grades.

  • Prepares the student to be able to apply technology to the areas of administration and instruction in educational institutions.

  • The goal of this course is to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to prepare culturally relevant and responsive educational leaders to guide schools and curriculum development necessary to meet the learning needs of culturally diverse students in an increasingly interdependent global society.

*Required for MS program
**Required for EdS program
+Required for non-certification option
++Required for certification option

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