EDLD6369 School Human Resources Management

Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint students with administrative processes and functions of the elementary and secondary school principal in the context of school district organization and administration. This course is required for graduate students who are working toward a master's degree in education.

This course will examine the exemplary leadership standards for Texas Principals as expressed in the State Board for Educator Certification competencies. 

This course is designed to acquaint students with personnel management theory and research. It emphasizes skills in recruitment, selection, assignment, staff development, supervision, and evaluation.

Today’s principal must demonstrate learner-centered leadership as he or she encourages and nurtures maximum student performance and helps improve staff productivity and parent participation in educational success for all. To acquaint you with the 268 Principal as Instructional Leader Competencies that form the base for the 268 Principal as Instructional Leader Certification, visit the following website where you will be able to download a certification exam preparation manual.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: No course prerequisites exist; however, admission to Graduate Studies or having been granted an exception by the Office of Graduate Studies is required. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the nature of school human resources and its diverse approaches.
  • Explain ethical, legal, and policy issues germane to school human resources.
  • Learn collaborative skills leading to professional growth.
  • Acquire skills necessary to develop a multimedia presentation.
  • Use electronic and print databases to access current knowledge on research topics.
  • Frame a research problem and develop solutions for solving that problem.
  • Develop, articulate, and execute a plan for strategic and effective management of the Human Resources responsibilities that are part of the principalship.