EDLD6392 Practicum: Leadership

Course Description

The Internship, or Practicum, is an opportunity for Principal as Instructional Leader certification candidates to have authentic field experiences in the principalship or related administrative leadership positions. This is a time when they work closely with administrators or other supervisors at their school or other educational setting. Interns must be able to display the knowledge, skills, and dispositions as framed in the Texas State Board for Educator (SBEC) Certification Principal Domains and Competencies Principal Preparation Manual.

The test framework can be found at: http://www.tx.nesinc.com/content/docs/268PrepManual.pdf.

Interns will utilize and document these standards-based competencies in Practicum experiences and activities. Other helpful preparation tools including practice materials can be found at this link.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Because this course is intended to serve as a capstone experience, students should have completed all other EDLD coursework prior to taking the Practicum course.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply principles of effective school leadership in the execution of a major school improvement project.
  • Develop tools that will support a pursuit of an entry-level school leadership role.
  • Complete (or nearly complete) the required accumulation of Practicum hours for the program.
  • Through application and reflection, demonstrate experience in various school leadership activities and be able to align that experience to the ELCC Standards and SBEC Competencies.