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    Core Course Requirements for the Principal Licensure Program

    • ED 500 - Educational Administration I

      This course introduces the prospective school administrator to the role of the principal. It examines the difference between management and leadership. The history of organizational development is traced. Various theories of leadership are reviewed with an emphasis on building collaborative capacity and leading change. The various skills of the principal are studied including information collection, judgment, interpersonal sensitivity, problem identification, decision-making, conflict resolution, plus relationship development and maintenance. The ELCC standards are discussed in detail. The important role of values in leadership is studied.

    • ED 505 - Principles of Supervision

      The differences between evaluation and supervision are clarified. Strategies for hiring, evaluating and assisting faculty and staff members are identified. Working with marginal teachers and staff members and the process of termination, if and when necessary, are discussed.

    • ED 509 - Field Experience I

      This is planned in-school experience involving participation, observation, and discussion of the role and tasks of a school administrator. The in-school experiences are developed around eight specific administrative competencies: 1) Institutional Philosophy and Mission; 2) School and Community Relations, including marketing; 3) Educational Leadership; 4) Curriculum and Instructional Leadership; 5) Personnel; 6) Pupil Services; 7) School Law; and 8) School Finance. Students work in their own school setting with their principal as well as with a mentor principal from another school. Class seminars emphasize the focus of each administrative competency as well as consensus building, time management, visibility, competence, role modeling, problem solving, trust building and judgment. The ELCC Standards for principals are introduced and studied.

    • ED 510 - Principles of Educ Adm & Ldrshp II

      The application of organizational development and leadership theories, as they apply to educational administration and leadership including the principles of trust, trustworthiness, pathfinding, alignment, empowerment and modeling, are examined and applied. The topics of personal values, shared decision-making, school governance and community relations, conflict management, collective bargaining and negotiations are addressed. Partnerships with the school community, community groups and area businesses are discussed. Current trends in educational administration are related to principles to assist students identify and assess their own values. An emphasis is placed on students assessing their own effectiveness as leaders.

    • ED 519 - Field Experience II and Internship

      This is a planned, in-school experience involving active participation in the application of knowledge and skills of administration to various responsibilities and challenges faced by school principals. The eight administrative competencies of: 1) Institutional Philosophy and Mission; 2) School and Community Relations, including marketing; 3) Educational Leadership; 4) Curricular and Instructional Leadership; 5) Personnel; 6) Pupil Services; 7) School Law; and 8) School Finance are again utilized. The difference is the in-depth involvement in the activities and competencies that each student is expected to accomplish. Students work in their own school setting under the direction of their building principal as well as with a mentor principal from another school. Class seminars emphasize the application of each administrative competency as well as the examination of the components of a safe, secure and supportive learning environment, designing effective co-curricular programs and their evaluation and current technologies that support management functions. Candidates analyze the differences between high schools, middle schools and elementary schools plus the differences between urban and suburban schools. Class members also investigate the role of the assistant principal and the athletic director.

    • ED 541 - Pupil Personnel Services

      The role and function of various support staff and services which impact students and their parents are studied. Emphasis is placed on the non-academic services which are provided in the schools. These include: psychological services, school health services, guidance services, occupational therapy services, school social work services, special education services, speech and hearing therapy services, home schooling and alcohol and drug programming. Consideration is given to the influence of these services on other school personnel and parents. The role of intervention assistant teams is discussed. The Response to Intervention concept is studied. Confidentiality and privacy of school records are studied. Utilizing community resources to assist students in need is a focus of this course along with collaboration and communication with families.

    • ED 549 - Profession Staff Development

      Adult learning strategies for professional staff development to improve student learning outcomes according to district and building parameters are studied. Change as a process is examined. Diversity and its implication for educational leadership are discussed. The importance of understanding parents and community groups whose values and opinions sometimes conflict is reviewed. The evaluation of professional development programs is taught. The concept of life-long learning is stressed, along with risk-taking to improve schools. Working with parents, parent groups, special interest groups and the total school community are discussed.

    • ED 560 - Educational Research

      The qualitative and quantitative methodologies and terminology of educational research are studied, along with evaluation and action research. Major emphasis is placed on developing a research proposal to conduct an individual action research project. The elements of the proposal include the identification of an action research topic; a review of the pertinent literature, both primary and secondary; the identification of a qualitative or quantitative research design; and a plan for the analysis of the data that will be gathered. Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting present-day educational research that can be applied to the fields of administration, leadership, and curriculum and instruction

    • ED 575 - School Law

      The survey of laws and court decisions affecting education and school operations from the viewpoint of the school principal and the school district are reviewed. Selected principles of constitutional, statutory, case and common law affecting schools and school personnel with special reference to Ohio school law are studied. Contract law is reviewed as it applies to nonpublic schools. The importance of applying laws and procedures fairly, wisely and considerately is emphasized.

    • ED 589 - Admin & Instruct Use of Technology

      In this time of rapid change, school and district leaders are more important than ever. In the role of educational administrator, it is necessary to recognize the potential and necessity of technology. Further, it is critical that administrators recognize their dual role of instruction and technology leaders. The ISTE Standards for Administrators frames the role of the administrator in supporting digital age learning, creating technology-rich learning environments and leading the transformation of the educational landscape. Administrators must have competency and comfort in a wide array of technologies and their applications. In this course, students will explore five areas where administrators can lead and transform educational technology: Visionary Leadership, Digital Age Learning Culture, Excellence in Professional Practice, Systemic Improvement and Digital Citizenship. This is an online course.

    • ED 590 - Integrating Seminar

      Students develop a vision statement which commits the school and its services to total student learning and the highest possible standards of quality, productivity and continuous improvement. The knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of the educational administration program are synthesized. Covey