Principalship (MAE/ASC) - All-Iowa - Fall 2018 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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Fall 2018
EDLEAD
6206
Orientation to ISSL and Educational Leadership
Orientation to the study and practice of school leadership, the Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL), current and historical trends impacting school and the principalship and philosophical perspectives impacting school leadership. Corequisite(s): EDLEAD 6247
2 unit(s)
EDLEAD
6247
School Management for Student Learning
Examination of key administrative management concepts and techniques employed by effective school principals to support student learning and achievement. Corequisite(s): EDLEAD 6206.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2019
EDLEAD
6249
Leading Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
Extensive study in the knowledge and skills needed by PK-12 principals to lead the development and delivery of curriculum, assessment and instruction focused on student achievement. Prerequisite(s): EDLEAD 6206; EDLEAD 6247; or consent of instructor.
3 unit(s)
EDLEAD
6284
Evaluator Approval for Improved Student Learning
Development of knowledge of various problems and procedures in the organization of elementary and secondary school professional growth. Special emphasis on supervision processes and identifying and analyzing effective teaching and performance behaviors. Prerequisite(s): EDLEAD 6206; EDLEAD 6245; or consent of instructor.
3 unit(s)
EDLEAD
6291
Internship
Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only.
1 unit(s)
Summer 2019
EDLEAD
6232
School Governance, Law and Intersystems Relations
Development of knowledge of the many aspects of local, regional, state, and federal governance of public schools, legal issues, school funding, respect for people's rights, and competence in managing school risk to avoid legal liability. Prerequisite(s): EDLEAD 6206; EDLEAD 6245.
3 unit(s)
EDLEAD
6245
Leadership for Effective Schools
Study of contemporary leadership, change, and staff development in school organizations.
3 unit(s)
EDLEAD
6289
Seminar: School Leadership
2 unit(s)
Fall 2019
EDLEAD
6282
Leading School Growth and Improvement
Study of the teacher leader's role in leading school growth and improvement and the change process.
2 unit(s)
EDLEAD
6291
Internship
Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only.
1 unit(s)
MEASRES
6205
Educational Research
An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.
3 unit(s)

ASC students not required to take Educational Research if taken in previous master's program.

Spring 2020
EDLEAD
6225
Activities Administration
The study of current research and promising practices related to the administration of PK-12 school activities programs, including athletics, fine arts, clubs, etc. and their role in school’s overall programming and mission. Prerequisite(s): EDLEAD 6206; EDLEAD 6247; or consent of instructor.
2 unit(s)

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EDLEAD
6235
Community Connections
Exploration of current research on promising practices and strategies that support parental and community engagement in the school’s mission and the principal’s role in facilitating stakeholder engagement. Prerequisite(s): EDLEAD 6206; EDLEAD 6247; or consent of instructor.
2 unit(s)
SPED
6260
Special Education Law and Policy
Provides information and conceptual understanding of legislative, executive, and judicial action affecting special education programs for children and youth with disabilities. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2020
EDLEAD
6292
Capstone ISSL
Final work project that demonstrates application and synthesizes the Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL). Prerequisite(s): EDLEAD 6206; EDLEAD 6247; or consent of instructor.
1 unit(s)

May term

EDLEAD
6240
Technology for School Leaders
Course explores current promising practice in technology use for building school leaders.
2 unit(s)
EDLEAD
6248
Leading Instruction in Schools
Intensive study of the knowledge and skills needed by teacher leaders to support Professional Learning Communities, effectively use technology, develop teacher leadership, and embrace the role of the instructional leader.
3 unit(s)
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