Course Descriptions

 

EDT-62103 School Law II:  This course focuses on the local, state and federal laws as they relate to the operation and administration of a school district. Special emphasis is placed on current federal and state legislation.  Candidates will gain an understanding of how legal and political issues impact the school and the community, as well as the ethical rights and legal issues concerning school personnel.

EDT-62203 Curriculum Leadership: This course is focused on the advanced skills as needed for the effective superintendent’s role in improving instruction and student learning and in strengthening and improving curriculum and instruction for all students.  High-quality professional development for all staff which is aligned with district goals will be discussed.

EDT-62303 Advanced Educational Measurement: This course is designed to give candidates the opportunity to advance their skills in developing a district vision, the ability to articulate that vision and support continuous improvement.  Candidates will study the improvement cycle and the use of data to inform district decisions.  The use of this data will assist the candidate in setting clear, focused and measurable goals for increasing student achievement.

EDT-62401 Superintendent Internship I: This course is the first internship experience of two in which the superintendent candidate will participate. The focus of this course is on the application of skills, strategies, and the candidate’s personal philosophy of education in an actual school setting. Opportunities will be provided for the candidate to practice and refine leadership skills and knowledge at the district level.  The two internship experiences are structured, sustained, standards based and extend over a period of six to nine months.

EDT-62503 School District Business/Plant Management: This course focuses on the school district superintendent as the manager of the district’s operational resources including the financial, human, time, materials, technological and facility resources to support the district goals for high quality student achievement. Course focus is centered on the primary activities of the superintendent’s accountability to achieve district goals through partnerships with district and school level administrative personnel to assure effective utilization of available resources.

EDT-62603 Community Collaboration II: This course is designed to help the candidate gain the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and maintain relationships and to involve and communicate effectively with various constituencies such as the parents, community members, teachers, personnel, district administrators, board members and other related entities that facilitate the development, education, and socialization of students.

EDT-62703 Superintendent/Staff Board Relations: This course focuses on the superintendent as the primary district leader. Emphasis is placed on the communication and relationships between the superintendent and the administrative team, staff/faculty members and the district board of education.  Discussion will be centered on the superintendent and board of education relationships, administrative/staff governance and identification of specific roles and responsibilities of each for assurance of effectiveness toward the vision of the district.

EDT-62801 Superintendent Internship II: This course is the second internship experience of two in which the superintendent candidate will participate. The focus of this course is on the application of skills, strategies, and the candidate’s personal philosophy of education in an actual school setting. Opportunities will be provided for the candidate to practice and refine leadership skills and knowledge at the district level.  The two internship experiences are structured, sustained, standards based and extend over a period of six to nine months.