EDL*605 - Leading and Managing School Improvement

(6 cr.) This course analyzes the characteristics of effective schools and the leadership theories and concepts related to the change process. Emphasis is on application of these theories and concepts to the practice of improving school operations and student achievement. Case studies focus on analysis of schools in need of improvement, the specific issues facing the schools, data analysis techniques, effective leadership practices, strategic planning, financing improvement plans and evaluation processes. Course includes a field-based experience involving the analysis of the school as a professional learning community and the development of a school improvement plan to address identified needs. Every Year

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