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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 6189. School Culture and Diversity (3-0-3) This course is intended to provide the aspiring school leader the ability to enhance and support student achievement through the recognition of the importance of culture and diversity of the school community, in developing and implementing curriculum; in identification of the impact of school culture; the use of data to influence school culture; and critical thinking about the school principal’s role in improving school climate and culture.

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.