2013 All-Iowa Cohort - Educational Leadership - Principalship (MAE/ASC)

Tentative course schedule

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Fall 2013

EDLEAD 6206 Orientation to ISSL and Educational Leadership -- 2 unit(s)

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.

EDLEAD 6247 School Management for Student Learning -- 3 unit(s)

Examination of key administrative management concepts and techniques employed by effective school principals to support student learning and achievement. Corequisite(s): EDLEAD 6206.

Spring 2014

EDLEAD 6284 Evaluator Approval for Improved Student Learning -- 3 unit(s)

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.

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EDLEAD 6249 Leading Learning, Teaching and Curriculum -- 3 unit(s)

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.

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EDLEAD 6291 Internship

Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only.

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Summer 2014

EDLEAD 6245 Leadership for Effective Schools -- 3 unit(s)

Study of contemporary leadership, change and staff development in school organizations.

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EDLEAD 6289 Seminar: School Leadership -- 2 unit(s)

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EDLEAD 6232 School Governance, Law and Intersystems Relations -- 3 unit(s)

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.

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Fall 2014

EDLEAD 6282 Leading School Growth and Improvement -- 2 unit(s)

Study of the principal’s role in leading school growth and improvement and the change process. Corequisite(s): MEASRES 6205.

MEASRES 6205 Educational Research -- 3 unit(s)

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.

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

EDLEAD 6291 Internship

Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills. May be repeated. Offered on credit/no credit basis only.

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Spring 2015

SPED 6260 Special Education Law and Policy -- 3 unit(s)

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.

EDLEAD 6235 Community Connections I -- 2 unit(s)

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.

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EDLEAD 6225 Activities Administration I -- 2 unit(s)

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.

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Summer 2015

EDLEAD 6292 Capstone ISSL -- 1 unit(s)

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.

EDLEAD 6240 Technology for School Leaders -- 2 unit(s)

This course is designed to develop the skills and dispositions needed to effectively lead new technology rich learning environments.

EDPSYCH 6214 Foundations of Instructional Psychology -- 3 unit(s)

Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.

Course delivery

Courses in this program are offered one night per week during the fall and spring semesters via interactive video conferencing. The All-Iowa cohort meets on Wednesday nights. The first summer session includes a short on-campus experience. Courses and coursework are offered entirely 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.