Course Requirements and Sequence

 

EDAS 5010: Methods of Educational Research

Fall, Spring, Summer

3cr

EDAS 5630: School Law

Summer Only  3cr

EDAS 5710: Leadership for School Improvement 

Fall Only 3cr

EDAS 5730: School Culture and Climate 

Fall Only 3cr

EDAS 5740: Curriculum Leadership 

Summer Only 3cr

EDAS 5750: Instructional Leadership and Assessment

Spring Only 3cr

EDAS 5760: Development of Human Capital in Schools 

Fall Only 3cr

EDAS 5770: Management of the School 

Summer Only 3cr

EDAS 5810: Ethics, Advocacy and Advanced Law

Spring Only 3cr

EDAS 5820: Practicum in School Leadership

Fall Only 3cr

EDUC 5900: Capstone 

Spring Only 3cr

EDS 6050: Reflective Leadership

Fall  3cr

EDS 6100: Program Evaluation

Spring, Summer 3cr

EDS 6900: Capstone

Spring  3cr

EDUC 5610: Literacy Instruction for Emergent Learners: Birth to 1st Grade

Spring Only 3cr

EDUC 5620: Literacy Instruction for Elementary Learners:Grades 2nd-5th

Fall, Summer 3cr

EDUC 5630: Literacy Instruction for Middle/High School

Fall, Summer 3cr

EDUC 5640: Practicum in Literacy Instruction 

Spring Only

3cr

Recommended Course Sequence

 

 

Semester

M.ED: School Leadership

Teacher Leadership

M.Ed: School Leadership

Principal Licensure

Ed.S

Principal
Licensure

Ed.S.

Instructional
Leadership

Certificate Program:

Principal Licensure

Fall 1

EDAS 5710

Leadership for School Improvement

EDAS 5730

School Culture and Climate

 

EDAS 5710

Leadership for School Improvement

EDAS 5730

School Culture and Climate

 

EDAS 5710

Leadership for School Improvement

EDAS 5730

School Culture and Climate

EDAS 5710

Leadership for School Improvement

EDAS 5730

School Culture and Climate

EDAS 5710

Leadership for School Improvement

EDAS 5730

School Culture and Climate

Spring 1

EDAS 5750

Instructional Leadership and Assessment

EDAS 5010

Research Methods in Education

EDAS 5750

Instructional Leadership and Assessment

EDAS 5010

Research Methods in Education

EDAS 5750

Instructional Leadership and Assessment

EDS 6050

Reflective Leadership

EDAS 5750

Instructional Leadership and Assessment

EDS 6050

Reflective Leadership

EDAS 5750

Instructional Leadership and Assessment

1st Summer Session

EDAS 5740

Curriculum Leadership

Elective

EDAS 5740

Curriculum Leadership

EDAS 5770

Management of the School

EDAS 5740

Curriculum Leadership

EDAS 5770

Management of the School

EDAS 5740

Curriculum Leadership

EDAS 5740

Curriculum Leadership

EDAS 5770

Management of the School

2nd  Summer

Session

EDAS 5630

School Law

EDAS 5630

School Law

EDAS 5630

School Law

EDS 6100

Program Evaluation

EDAS 5630

School Law

Fall 2

Elective

Elective

EDAS 5760

Human Capital

EDAS 5820

Practicum Project

EDAS 5760

Human Capital

EDAS 5820

Practicum Project

EDS 6130

Teaching and Learning

EDUC 5620 or 5630

Literacy Instruction

EDAS 5760

Human Capital

EDAS 5820

Practicum Project

October

Grad application due

Grad application due

Grad app. due

Grad app. due

Grad app. due

Spring 2

Elective

EDAS 5900

Capstone

EDAS 5810

Ethics, Advocacy, and Adv. School Law

EDAS 5900

Capstone

EDAS 5810

Ethics, Advocacy, and Adv. School Law

EDS 6900

Capstone Project

EDAS 5810

Ethics, Advocacy, and Adv. School Law

EDS 6900

Capstone Project

EDAS 5810

Ethics, Advocacy, and Adv. School Law

Summer 2

 

 

EDS 6100

Program Evaluation

 

 

 

A passing score on the State exam (SLLA) is required as a condition of graduation/program completion for principal licensure programs.

Certificate in Instructional Coaching:

Required coursework:

EDAS 5710 Leadership for School Improvement (3 credits)

EDAS 5750 Instructional Leadership and Assessment (3 credits)

Elective coursework:

Students must select TWO of the following courses.

EDAS 5740 Curriculum Leadership (3 credits)

EDUC 5080 Collaboration and Consultation (3 credits)

EDUC 5710 - Principles of Instructional Design and Development (3 credits)

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

5710: Leadership for School Improvement

 

An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership as they apply to the implementation of a systematic, coherent approach to bringing about school improvement and the continuous growth of academic achievement. Topics addressed include leadership theory and practice, vision, mission, organizational change and collaborative school improvement planning.

 

5730: School Culture and Climate

An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership related to school culture and climate as critical elements in the expectation of success for all students. Assessment and improvement of school culture/climate are addressed, as are safety, collaboration and communication.

 

5740: Curriculum Leadership

An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership as they apply to the improvement of curricular practices. Topics addressed include leadership for curriculum analysis, development, alignment and data-driven decision curriculum decisions for improvement of student performance.

 

5750: Instructional Leadership and Assessment

An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership as they apply to the improvement of instructional practices and assessment of student learning. Topics addressed include improvement of instructional strategies, student assessment, data-driven decision making and differentiation of instructional practices to improve student performance for all students.                                              

 

5760: Developing Human Capital in Schools

 

An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership as they apply to the employment of quality staff, the development of the professional learning community and the increase in the human capital of the school. Topics addressed include the human resource functions, recruitment and retention of teachers, teacher observation and evaluation, mentoring, professional development and the advancement of the school as a professional learning community.

                                                                                              

5770: Management of the School

 

An overview of the operational aspects of school leadership, including school safety and security, resource management, finance, public/media relations, and daily procedures that contribute to a positive learning environment.

                                                

5630 School Law

Examination of the legal status of the pupil, teacher, principal, superintendent, and school boards; case law methods will be used to study the interaction of the school with local, state, and federal governing bodies; rules and regulations imposed by federal and state agencies will also be considered.

 

5810: Ethics, Advocacy and Advanced School Law 

The school leader’s responsibility for ethical decision-making and advocacy are emphasized and applied across all leadership standards. Employment law, special education law and legal issues of current interest are also addressed. Ethical and political implications are developed as fundamental elements of all decision-making in schools. Prerequisite: EDAS 5630

 

5820: Practicum for School Leadership

Supervised field experience is structured to give the student the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and competencies gained in the School Leadership program.  Experiences which have taken place throughout the program are also presented and synthesized in this course.  An exit portfolio is prepared, representing outcomes and reflections of field experiences. Some seminar work is required throughout the program as part of this course requirement.

5900: Independent Study/Capstone Experience or EDS 6900

This course is structured to require the students to articulate knowledge and skills obtained through the entire School Leadership program and to identify strengths and weaknesses that have emerged. Reflection on skills in each of the ELCC/TILS standards is required and an ongoing professional development plan is created. 

Non-core courses:

EDAS 5010: Research in Education

Emphasis on the development of research skills and related competencies involved in investigating and reporting educational problems; action research, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and  basic statistical procedures are examined. NOTE: This course is required only for M. Ed. students. Certificate and Ed.S. students would have taken it in a previous program. If they did not, it is required as part of their individual program of student for the UTC degree.

EDS 6050:  Reflective Leadership

A writing, re-writing activity in which the intended outcome is the construction of a set of carefully constructed case studies of the practical problems of curriculum change and innovation.  NOTE: Required only for Ed.S. students.

EDS 6100: Program Evaluation

Overview of the major theories of program evaluation, their philosophical origins and derivative procedures. The intent of the course is to facilitate an understanding of the principles of evaluation theory which will enable the student to design and conduct program evaluations, as well as interpret published evaluations of educational programs. NOTE: Required only for Ed.S. students.