2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDL 768 - Urban Policies and Leadership

Credits: Three (3)
The responsibility of creating policy, implementing programs, and investing in people to provide high quality, sustainable, educational options regardless of class and race has been a problem throughout America’s history. This course will offer candidates the ability to learn how to appreciate the richness of defined urban communities as expressed through a diversity of race, ethnicity, language, culture, and class despite being entrenched in areas afflicted with high concentrations of poverty. Each candidate will exit this course with an enriched appreciation and understanding of the unique and difficult demands required of school leaders in an urban setting, armed with special skills tailored to the urban setting in history and culture, data-analysis and long-range planning, legal, financial, and instructional problem-solving, and large organizational leadership, and having some practical, hands on internship or action research experience in the urban setting.