Course 2: Education Administration–The Superintendency and School Leadership in the 21st Century and Beyond (3 Hour Course)

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Course Description:

This course will expand student’s reservoir of information and background knowledge concerning education administration, the superintendency, federal, state, and district level education leadership. Students will be asked to utilize online video lectures, view and conduct interviews with leaders, observe a school board meeting, complete various readings and an entry plan, and take an exam to achieve the learning goals of this course.

The video above provides a short sample of content to be addressed in the course.  For the course itself, students are responsible for watching and responding to videos and assignments broken into the three parts listed below.

Part 1:  Introduction, Education Leadership and the SPELL of Education
Part 2:  The Role of the Superintendency – Past, Present, and Future
Part 3:  Curriculum/Instruction and Operations

Hours (3)–Independent Completion – 3 hours

Required Text or Website–https://educate.today/

Subject Competencies–This course will emphasize the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) 2015 with particular emphasis on the following activities and objectives:

Course Objectives:

  1. Investigate the principles of representative governance that undergird the system of American Schools including the “Iron Triangle” and “S.P.E.L.L.” of Education in various contexts.
  2. Review the dynamics of policy development under the American democratic system via various education laws including legal issues impacting education and school operations.
  3. Identify emerging issues and trends effecting the superintendency, superintendent’s success, and education policy as well as review the “Professional Ethical Standard of Superintendents.”
  4. Investigate curriculum and instruction as to relates to various philosophies of education.
  5. Investigate the function of operations procedures at the district level including school finance, how school funding works, Superintendents Partnerships with Business, and the importance of human resources and diversity in American schools
  6. Engage students with critically important information on education leadership and interviews.

More course details including an outline of course topics, course readings and assignments, and a course grading scale are provided in the documents below.

Student Tools

Student Tool 76: Course Description for Education Administration: the Superintendency and School Leadership in the 21st Century and Beyond

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Student Tool 77: Course Description for Education Administration: the Superintendency--Part 1: Introduction, Education Leadership and the SPELL of Education

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Student Tool 78: Course Description for Education Administration: the Superintendency – Part 2 The Role of the Superintendency - Past, Present, and Future

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Student Tool 79: Course Description for Education Administration: the Superintendency – Part 3 Curriculum/Instruction and Operations

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