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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: EDUC 502
Course Title: Foundations and Psychology of Educational Leadership
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

This course introduces fundamental principles within administrative theories, including organizational theory, bureaucratic models, leadership theories, change theories, content theories, and process theories. Contemporary practices are studied and analyzed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; full MAT or M.Ed. status.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; full MAT or M.Ed. status.

Course Rotation for Day Program:
No Day Course Rotation
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards
By Green, Reginald Leon (Pearson)
Educational Administration: Concepts and Practices
By Lunenburg, F. C. and Ornstein., A. C. (Cengage)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Establishes the vision, mission, and goals for the school or district. (1.1)
  2. Promotes a positive school culture. (2.1)
  3. Manages the resources of the school or district. (3.3)
  4. Increases knowledge and skills based on best practices. (6.1)
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • ISLLC Standards
  • Personal strengths and assessment
  • School data websites
  • Determination of personal strengths and appropriate fit based on school data
  • Philosophy of Education

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Kristina Clevenger Date: November 14, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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