SPCL 7755 Foundations of Educational Leadership: Theory to Practice

15 hours lecture, 75 hours field work plus conference; 3 credits

This course focuses on bridging connections between educational leadership theory and practice through lectures, readings, case analyses, and directed on-site assignments. Students learn how to create and advocate for an educational mission and vision of rigorous, inclusive learning; cultivate a supportive and caring school community for students, teachers, staff, and families; and develop their interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills. Additionally, students conduct action research in an educational setting, collect and analyze data, and employ context-appropriate strategies for school and self-improvement.

Prerequisite: permission of the head of the educational leadership program.


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