2014 Cohort - Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency

Tentative course schedule

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Spring 2014

EDLEAD 7389 Seminar in Educational Leadership

Offered on special topics as determined and scheduled by the department. Limited to post-master's students.

-- 2 unit(s)
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EDLEAD 7319 Power, Politics and Ethics in School District Leadership -- 3 unit(s)

Identifies critical roles of superintendent and network of individuals/agencies/organizations that impact education system. Develops understanding of how to identify community's power structure and use power/political skills in ethical ways to improve student achievement. Prerequisite(s): students must be enrolled in the superintendent preparation program cohort or doctoral program in educational leadership or have permission of the instructor.

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Summer 2014

EDLEAD 7391 Internship in Educational Leadership

Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): consent of advisor.

-- 1 unit(s); May term
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May term; Work toward development of Internship Plan

EDLEAD 7389 Seminar in Educational Leadership

Offered on special topics as determined and scheduled by the department. Limited to post-master's students.

-- 1 unit(s)
Course details and enrollment information

EDLEAD 7315 Leading, Teaching, Learning and Assessment -- 3 unit(s)

Focus on what boards of education need to know and be able to do; and the leadership role of the board/superintendent team for improving student achievement by sharing culture and conditions within the school district that contribute to productive change. Prerequisite(s): students must be enrolled in the superintendency preparation program cohort or doctoral program in educational leadership or have permission of instructor.

Course details and enrollment information

EDLEAD 7391 Internship in Educational Leadership

Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): consent of advisor.

-- 2 unit(s)
Course details and enrollment information

Fall 2014

EDLEAD 7340 Funding the Educational Program for Improved Student Achievement -- 3 unit(s)

Focus on how public schools in U.S. are funded, with special attention to funding public schools in Iowa. Major emphasis on funding and allocation of resources for the improvement of student achievement.

EDLEAD 7391 Internship in Educational Leadership

Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): consent of advisor.

-- 2 unit(s)

Spring 2015

EDLEAD 7311 Educational Leadership and Systems Change -- 3 unit(s)

Examination of knowledge base for both change and leadership. Emphasis on understanding how change factors and leadership styles interact to influence receptiveness to and acceptance of change. Prerequisite(s): doctoral status or consent of college. (Same as POSTSEC 7311.

EDLEAD 7391 Internship in Educational Leadership

Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): consent of advisor.

-- 2 unit(s)

Summer 2015

EDLEAD 7318 Evaluation of Administrators -- 2 unit(s)

Provides superintendents and other educational leaders with knowledge and skills necessary in the supervision and evaluation process in K-12 schools. The Iowa Professional Development Model serves as a foundation for this course. Prerequisite(s): students must be enrolled in the superintendency preparation program cohort or the doctoral program. The instructor may grant special permission to graduate students outside educational leadership.

May term

EDLEAD 7389 Seminar in Educational Leadership

Offered on special topics as determined and scheduled by the department. Limited to post-master's students.

-- 1 unit(s)

EDLEAD 7310 Human Resource Administration -- 3 unit(s)

Teacher selection and placement, promotion, tenure, collective bargaining and retirement; administration of pupil personnel facilitating services.

Fall 2015

EDLEAD 7346 School Business Management -- 3 unit(s)

Develops the rationale for the function of school business administration. Assists school administrators in managing business affairs and auxiliary services of the school district. Prerequisite(s): EDLEAD 7340; master's degree in Educational Leadership or the Principalship certification.

EDLEAD 7391 Internship in Educational Leadership

Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): consent of advisor.

-- 2 unit(s)

Convenient course delivery

Courses in this program are offered on Thursday nights during the fall and spring semesters via interactive video conferencing. Summer sessions include a short on-campus experience. Courses are supported online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Services and support

Support services such as access to the UNI Rod Library, UNI Financial Aid and technical assistance will be readily available.