2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDL 710 - Developing Myself as a Leader

Credits: Three (3)
This course provides the foundation from which candidates will examine their roles and responsibilities as teacher leaders in developing and implementing strategic policies, procedures, and plans to ensure that all students in their schools and districts have access to the highest quality of teaching and learning. All candidates will engage in an extensive self-examination with respect to leadership skills, styles, dispositions, and ethical decision-making to guide them in developing the initial draft of a personal leadership growth plan. A series of contemporary readings about effective leadership from both inside and outside education, with an emphasis on issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice, will help define and support the three themes of our program:

  1. The nature and ethics of leadership in a democratic society;
  2. Leaders as agents of positive and sustainable change through democratic leadership;
  3. Leaders as reflective learners who appreciate the value of formal inquiry in understanding the context of schools in a democratic society.