ED755 Theories of Leadership
This course examines leadership theories, organizational culture, leadership within educational communities, the change process, and the concept of collaboration among administrators, teachers, parents, and students, and community members as a means of creating more effective educational communities. Participants will explore the concepts and theories of leadership in order to develop their own personal ideas of leadership, and will examine current proposals for educational change. In addition to readings, in-class discussions, and experiential activities, students will engage in an analysis of leadership processes and practices in one or more educational settings.
ED819 Educational Change
This course focuses on the study of change theories and approaches, their application in educational reform, and their impact on teaching and learning. Students examine the history of educational change and consider the forces for and against change in schools and other educational organizations. Each student is expected to conduct a research study of an educational change initiative.
ED436 Curriculum Theories and Instruction
Asks teachers to analyze the philosophical underpinnings of educational practices. Also asks teachers to examine their own philosophies of education and to construct meaning and practice from the interplay between their beliefs and alternative theories. Designed for individuals advanced in their professional development.
Not offered this semester by Andy.