The following course is required for the Leadership Academy Program: ADMN 605-01 (online) and ADMN 605-02 (on campus) Developing Collaborative Partnerships
Examines current theory, research, and practice in collaborating with families and community members and local businesses, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. The focus is on the development of equitable, sensitive and responsible relationships with all members of the community. 3 credits
This course will not be offered during the summer Leadership Academy. Fees for the Academy do not include this course.
ADMN 603 Human Relations and Staff Development
Focuses on communication and problem-solving skills in working with students, teachers parents, and members of the school community. Participants explore a conceptual framework for human relationships and increase skills of effective counseling, motivating subordinate behavior, modifying personal behavior, and resolving conflicts. This course also instructs the school administrator in how to implement in-service programs in the education setting as a means of improving the professional skills of staff.
ADMN 604 Human Relations and Staff Development PrePracticum
Practical field-based experience for participants enrolled in ADMN 603.
ADMN 607 Leading Schools in Context
Examines current theory and practice as they relate to managing and leading complex organizations. Content focuses on important concepts and principles of organization theory, governance of schools and legal issues affecting the organization and administration of public schools. Legal topics include: constitutional issues, landmark court decisions in education law, liability, contracts and tenure, collective bargaining, special education and recent legislation affecting education. 3 credits.
ADMN 608 Leading Schools in Context PrePracticum
Practical field-based experience for participants enrolled in ADMN 607.
ADMN 702 Ethics & the Foundations of Schooling
Studies the place of values in education. Attention is given to both ethical theory and its socio-cultural roots and to the application of ethics to decision-making in actual educational goals and practices that are currently in use. It is intended to stimulate reflective examination of the values underlying American culture and its educational institutions. 3 credits.
ADMN 703 Ethics & the Foundations of Schooling PrePracticum
Practical field-based experience for participants enrolled in ADMN 702.
ADMN 601 Fundamentals of Educational Administration
Introduces participants to basic concepts and techniques in educational leadership and administration. Topics will include theories of administration and a survey of the many important areas of responsibility and current problems that the modern school administrator faces. Major emphasis will be given to issues of finance, budgeting and plant management in the education setting. Students will also become familiar with administrative uses and implications of computer hardware and software. 3 credits.
ADMN 602 Fundamentals of Educational Administration PrePracticum
Practical field-based experience for participants enrolled in ADMN 601.
ADMN 612 Supervision and Evaluation of Educational Personnel
Focuses on the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required for effective supervision and evaluation of teachers and educational support staff. Major emphasis is on supervision of teachers through individual goal setting and classroom observations. Essential skills for developing/selecting valid and reliable observation instruments, attitudes about staff involvement in the evaluation process, and principles for motivating improved performance are stressed. 3 credits.
ADMN 613 Supervision and Evaluation of Educational Personnel PrePracticum
Practical field-based experience for participants enrolled in ADMN 612.
ADMN 614 Evaluating Curriculum Programs
Participants examine various concepts and models for evaluating educational programs. An inquiry is made into the historical roots of evaluation in education and into the implications that different value orientations have for the role of evaluation. The primary objective is to analyze the purpose and use of alternative evaluation models for judging how well curriculum objectives are being accomplished at classroom, school, and district levels. Emphasis is on acquiring skills for developing defensible evaluation designs and for selecting ad validating instruments to assess the effectiveness of curriculum programs. 3 credits.
ADMN 615 Evaluating Curriculum Programs PrePracticum
Practical field-based experience for participants enrolled in ADMN 614.
One of the following is required for the Leadership Academy Program:
ADMN 710 Administrative Practicum Internship
Full year experience. In cooperation with school districts, MCLA offers internships/practica for licensure candidates. The placement should be designed around the five standards for licensure. Interns must be released from regular duties for at least 2/5th time, as defined in the Internship Pamphlet.
ADMN 711 Administrative Practicum
Semester long experience. In cooperation with school districts, MCLA offers internships/practica for licensure candidates. The placement should be designed around the five standards for licensure. Interns must be either full time administrators or be released from regular non-administrative duties for half-time or more.