School Leadership and Administration (EA)

EA-912 Introduction to Educational Leadership

This course will introduce students to the MA standards for school administrators, the requirements of the WSU program; and the theoretical underpinnings of educational leadership/administration. Portfolio requirements will be outlined.

2 Credits

EA-913 Action Research for School Administrators

The course will focus on qualitative/quantitative research whereby the students will learn to carry out action research in their own school settings. Students will be conducting research as part of their course/practicum requirements relative to: Standard 1-Instructional leadership; Standard 2 - Management and Operations; Standard 3-Family and Community engagement; and, Standard 4- Professional Culture throughout the program. How to write real case studies will also be addressed as a way to do research.

2 Credits

EA-915 Economic and Operational Dimensions of Education

This course focuses on blending the skills required for effective resource allocation coupled with the need to make practical and strategic decisions that promote stduent achievement in a safe/orderly learning environment.

3 Credits

EA-918 Family and Community Engagement

Focus will be on ways to build strong working relationships and connections between families, community providers, and schools. How to effectively communicate and learn from families from diverse backgrounds and community members in order to promote student learning is emphasized

3 Credits

EA-923 Governance, Ethics, & Law in Education

This course focuses on the myriad of legal, ethical, and mandated regulations that must be considered in creating and operating a school system.

3 Credits

EA-924 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment for Aspiring Leaders

This course seeks to engage aspiring leaders through a constructivist approach to teaching and learning with a focus on curriculum, instruction and assessment (CIA) that can positively impact the achievement of all students. CIA will be examined from a theoretical and practical perspective with a focus on the administrator's role in driving change that is grounded in research, data and equity for all.

3 Credits

EA-929 Educational Leadership Capstone Assessment/Evaluation

This capstone assessment will be used to assess the students overall ability to meet the 4 MA standards for school administrators and their ability to put these into practice in their school setting. Submission of portfolio and presentation demonstrating action research undertaken during the program will be part of the capstone assessment process.

1 Credit

EA-931 Administration of Programs for Children with Special Needs

Prerequisites: EA-912

The implications of legislation for administrators who are responsible for implementing these programs.

3 Credits

EA-950 Family and Community Practicum- Elementary

The family and community engagement practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders to interact more effectively with parents and community organizations in order to promote the growth of ALL students within the school setting. Action research is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #1 submitted for evaluation.

Fall and Spring. 1 Credit

EA-951 Family and Community Practicum- Middle School

The family and community engagement practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders to interact more effectively with parents and community organizations in order to promote the growth of ALL students within the school setting. Action research is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #1 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-952 Family and Community Practicum- Secondary School

The family and community engagement practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders to interact more effectively with parents and community organizations in order to promote the growth of ALL students within the school setting. Action research is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #1 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-953 Family and Community Practicum- Supervisor/Director

The family and community engagement practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders to interact more effectively with parents and community organizations in order to promote the growth of ALL students within the school setting. Action research is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #1 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-954 Professional Culture Practicum- Elementary Standard 4

Practicum description: The professional culture practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders to create and nurture a school culture that will promote the success of all students, set high expectations, encourage continuous learning, model reflective practice, and nurture tolerance and acceptance of all. The development of an achievable action plan is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #2 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-955 Professional Culture Practicum Middle School Standard 4

The professional culture practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders to create and nurture a school culture that will promote the success of all students, set high expectations, encourage continuous learning, model reflective practice, and nurture tolerance and acceptance of all. The development of an achievable action plan is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #2 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-956 Professional Culture Practicum Secondary School Standard 4

Practicum description: The professional culture practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders to create and nurture a school culture that will promote the success of all students, set high expectations, encourage continuous learning, model reflective practice, and nurture tolerance and acceptance of all. The development of an achievable action plan is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #2 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-957 Professional Culture Practicum Supervisor/Director Standard 4

Practicum description: The professional culture practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders to create and nurture a school culture that will promote the success of all students, set high expectations, encourage continuous learning, model reflective practice, and nurture tolerance and acceptance of all. The development of an achievable action plan is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #2 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-958 Instructional Leadership Practicum Elementary Standard I

The instructional leadership practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders capable of promoting the growth of ALL students within the school setting by establishing a shared vision, aligned curriculum, instruction that facilitates higher level thinking and meets students' diverse backgrounds. An action research project is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #3 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-959 Instructional Leadership Practicum Middle School Standard I

The instructional leadership practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders capab;e of promoting the growth of ALL students within the school setting by establishing a shared vision, aligned curriculum, instruction that facilitates higher level thinking and meets students' diverse backgrounds. An action research project is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #3 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-960 Instructiona Leadership Practicum High School Standard I

The instructional leadership practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders capab;e of promoting the growth of ALL students within the school setting by establishing a shared vision, aligned curriculum, instruction that facilitates higher level thinking and meets students' diverse backgrounds. An action research project is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #3 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-961 Instructional Leadership Practicum -Supervisor/Director Standard I

The instructional leadership practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders capab;e of promoting the growth of ALL students within the school setting by establishing a shared vision, aligned curriculum, instruction that facilitates higher level thinking and meets students' diverse backgrounds. An action research project is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #3 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-962 Management and Operations Practicum Elementary Standard 2

This practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders who can use efficiently and effectively the resources available to promote a safe, ethical, and healthy environment in which students and staff can learn and meet the expected goals established by the Department of Education and local community. An action research component is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #4 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-963 Management and Operations Practicum Middle School Standard 2

This practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders who can use efficiently and effectively the resources available to promote a safe, ethical, and healthy environment in which students and staff can learn and meet the expected goals established by the Department of Education and local community. An action research component is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #4 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-964 Management and Operations Practicum Secondary School Standard 2

This practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders who can use efficiently and effectively the resources available to promote a safe, ethical, and healthy environment in which students and staff can learn and meet the expected goals established by the Department of Education and local community. An action research component is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #4 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-965 Management and Operations Practicum Supervisor/Director Standard 2

This practicum is designed to prepare future administrative leaders who can use efficiently and effectively the resources available to promote a safe, ethical, and healthy environment in which students and staff can learn and meet the expected goals established by the Department of Education and local community. An action research component is part of the practicum. Portfolio assessment #4 submitted for evaluation.

1 Credit

EA-966 Educational Leadership Capstone Practicum & Seminar Elementary School

This capstone practicum of 200 clock hours will focus on strategies for overall school improvement in the student's educational community, and will build off of action research conducted in the course work/practicum completed for the four MA standards. The three seminars attached to the practicum will be used to discuss issues and gain additional insights from peers seeking the same license and their university coach/supervisor. Action research activities that tie earlier research together are required. Please Note: Students following the Supervisor/Director track may replace EA969 with a 3-credit elective, with coordinator approval.

3 Credits

EA-967 Educational Leadership Capstone Practicum and Culminating Seminar Middle School

This capstone practicum of 200 clock hours will focus on strategies for overall school improvement in the student's educational community, and will build off of action research conducted in the course work/practicum completed for the four MA standards. The three seminars attached to the practicum will be used to discuss issues and gain additional insights from peers seeking the same license and their university coach/supervisor. Action research activities that tie earlier research together are required. Please Note: Students following the Supervisor/Director track may replace EA969 with a 3-credit elective, with coordinator approval.

3 Credits

EA-968 Educational Leadership Capstone Practicum & Seminar High School

This capstone practicum of 200 clock hours will focus on strategies for overall school improvement in the student's educational community, and will build off of action research conducted in the course work/practicum completed for the four MA standards. The three seminars attached to the practicum will be used to discuss issues and gain additional insights from peers seeking the same license and their university coach/supervisor. Action research activities that tie earlier research together are required. Please Note: Students following the Supervisor/Director track may replace EA969 with a 3-credit elective, with coordinator approval.

3 Credits

EA-969 Educationa Leadership Capstone Practicum Supervisor/Director

This capstone practicum of 200 clock hours will focus on strategies for overall school improvement in the student's educational community, and will build off of action research conducted in the course work/practicum completed for the four MA standards. The three seminars attached to the practicum will be used to discuss issues and gain additional insights from peers seeking the same license and their university coach/supervisor. Action research activities that tie earlier research together are required. Please Note: Students following the Supervisor/Director track may replace EA969 with a 3-credit elective, with coordinator approval.

3 Credits

EA-970 Professional Culture

This course focuses on ways to promote success of all students by examining, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and ethical behavior. The importance of developing a shared vision, strong interpersonal skills, and effective written and oral communication in diverse environments are highlighted.

3 Credits

EA-972 Enhancing Teacher and Student Performance

The major focus will be on supervision and evaluation practices that promote high standards, reflection, and increasing student achievement. The course will provide the participants with the necessary skills to hire and evaluate staff, promote improvement, and dismiss educators when needed.

3 Credits

EA-973 Building the Capacity for Educational Change

Participants will examine the many variables that contribute towards realizing a schools's vision and influencing student learning. The student will identify and analyze these variables using school, family, and community data. Planning for implementing change is part of the focus.

3 Credits