This course provides students with an overview of educational leadership and with an understanding of the issues in educational leadership positions. Students analyze the various styles of leadership and explore how leadership enhances an educational environment. Students examine information on collaborative processes and on how educational leaders can create high performing teams.
This graduate course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, and individuals who reside outside the United States.
- Examine historical foundations of educational leadership theory.
- Analyze the different models of leadership.
- Compare and contrast leadership and management.
- Outline the traits, characteristics, and behaviors of effective leaders.
- Examine the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards as they relate to effective educational leadership.
- Compare the ISLLC standards to applicable state standards for school leaders.
- Debate the effectiveness among various strategies of decision making and problem solving.
- Defend the role of the educational leader as an instructional expert.
- Determine applicable communication and public relation strategies for diverse constituencies and a variety of situations.
- Identify the diverse stakeholders of a learning community.
- Compare and contrast the various learning community models.
- Identify the qualities of high-performing organizations.
- Define site-based management.
- Describe the components of site-based management and discuss its implications.
- Relate the historical perspectives of school climate and culture to collaborative educational environments.
- Examine the process of building collaborative cultures and managing conflict.
- Analyze techniques for effective collaborative decision making and problem solving.
- Examine the relationship among leadership styles and collaborative cultures.
- Examine the nature of conflict in schools.
- Identify the ways in which individuals respond to conflict.
- Evaluate methods of conflict management.
- Relate roles and functions of the educational leader to ethical decision making.
- Identify key legal issues that affect educational leadership.
- Evaluate how varying models of leadership apply to legal and to ethical issues.
- Demonstrate understanding of visioning principles.
- Understand the dynamics of reform movements in education.
- Examine the role and related challenges of the educational leader as a change agent.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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Although our continuing education for teacher’s courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers’ courses is not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.
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