EDLD6473 Superintendency & the School Board

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to examine school boards, the superintendency, and the relationship of each to the other. The course is hands-on, experiential and reflective comparing some resources to personal experiences. At the end of this course, the superintendent will know how to respond to and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context, including working with the board of trustees, to achieve the district's educational vision. (Field-based experience required). Admission to the superintendency certification program is a pre-requisite for this course. Students will be required to attend at least 2 School Board Meetings during this semester and should plan accordingly.

This course is required for graduate students who are working toward Superintendent Certification and will examine the exemplary leadership standards for Texas Superintendents as expressed in the State Board for Educator Certification competencies. 

Course Credits: 4

PrerequisitesNo 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

The faculty expects that candidates will:

  • Demonstrate content knowledge in their respective content-area
  • Use appropriate processes and teaching practices
  • Apply knowledge about child and adolescent development
  • Incorporate knowledge of diversity in planning and delivering instruction 
  • Incorporate technology in planning and delivering instruction
  • Plan for and assess students' learning
  • Create an appropriate learning environment
  • Communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders
  • Engage in professional growth