2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDL 611 - The Principalship: Elementary, Middle School and High School

Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: EDL-601
Corequisite: EDL-603

Primary emphasis will be placed on the idea that the school exists as a true learning community whereby the principal serves as a facilitator/servant leader in creating a climate of shared vision, decision-making, and responsibility for an organization devoted to learning for all students. Specific issues related to elementary, middle, and high school levels will be explored.  Students need to integrate all aspects of the principalship so that a leader is prepared to be collaborative, reflective, inquiry- oriented, database driven, student-focused and goal-directed, not only for the school, but for the community around it. The role of the principal, in light of all previous coursework, will be explored. Students will explore curriculum, instruction, organizational development, assessment, staff development, organizational staffing and scheduling, vocational and special education, and other forces that influence the role of the educational leader in the school.