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Education Leadership option

EDUL 6116. Applied Educational Research (3-0-3) Candidates will develop expertise as educational leaders critically examining the use of data in policies aimed at improving student outcomes. Major Topics include use of district-state wide assessment data to inform instruction, the ethical use of data, and teacher evaluation.

EDUL 6165. The Principalship (3-0-3) This course serves as an overview of the Masters in Educational Leadership program and the leadership aspect of the principalship. Emphasis is placed on the school principal’s role in creating student success. Aspiring school leaders will develop an understanding of the importance of the role principals play in creating learning organizations. Emphasis is given to interpersonal and group communication skills and providing candidates current pedagogical knowledge for improving achievement for a diverse student population. The reciprocal relationship between school climate/culture and student achievement is explored through readings, work groups, case study analyses, videos, written assignments, discussions of topics relevant to school leaders and reflection entries into the eportfolio.

EDUL 6698. Internship for School Leadership (0-{4-8}-{2-4}) The internship includes a variety of planned experiences in a diverse work environment and multiple settings that involve direct interaction and involvement with candidates, staff, parents, and community leaders over an extended period of time.