EDLD6367 Theories of Educational Leadership

Course Description

This course consists of an analysis of school leadership theories, standards, and applications for practice in campus or district improvement processes. Candidates will understand and be able to discuss how theories function in educational administration, be able to identify the most effective motivational approaches to use in their current school and/or district, be able to identify traits or skills that differentiate leaders from non-leaders or effective leaders from ineffective ones, and be able to identify methods organizations can use to overcome resistance to change.

Course Credits: 3

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
  • Know how to shape campus culture by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. (TExES Competency 1, ELCC 1.1, 1.5, 1.3, 1.2, 1.4)
  • Know how to communicate and collaborate with all members of the school community, respond to diverse interests and needs, and mobilize resources to promote student learning. (TExES Competency 2, ELCC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3)
  • Know how to act with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical and legal manner. (TExES Competency 3, ELCC 5.2, 5.3)
  • Know how to facilitate the design and implementation of curricula and strategic plans that enhance teaching and learning; ensure alignment of curriculum, instruction, resources, and assessment; and promote the use of varied assessments to measure student performance. (TExES Competency 4, ELCC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4) 
  • Know how to advocate, nurture, and sustain an instructional program and a campus culture that are conducive to student learning and staff professional growth. (TExES Competency 5, ELCC 2.3, 2.4)
  • Know how to implement a staff evaluation and development system to improve the performance of all staff members, select and implement appropriate models for supervision and staff development, and apply the legal requirements for personnel management. (TExES Competency 6, ELCC 2.4, 3.1)
  • Know how to apply organizational, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to ensure an effective learning environment. (TExES Competency 7, ELCC 3.1, 3.2)
  • Know how to apply principles of effective leadership and management in relation to campus budgeting, personnel, resource utilization, financial management and technology use. (TExES Competency 8, ELCC 3.3)
  • Know how to apply principles of leadership and management to the campus physical plant and support systems to ensure a safe and effective learning environment. (TExES Competency 9, ELCC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3)