All courses are three semester hours.
An introduction to the world of school district management. The focus is on the superintendent’s role as a leader. The course is designed to explore the responsibilities and challenges of the position. The course includes a study of school board-superintendent relations, administrative theory and practice, conflict resolution, interpersonal relations, policy planning, goal setting and similar topics.
This course leads to the development of an understanding of the evolution and practice of business affairs and resource management and basic education. Students acquire knowledge of concepts and language of the field and use same to articulate, formulate and solve problems, identify major issues and recognize that efficient business affairs practices promote effective learning.
Environment for Student Achievement. A study of theoretical and practical problems in planning, designing, building and maintaining educational facilities. Experiences also include legal, demographic, and political factors involved in the management of educational facilities.
A study of the collective bargaining process and the management of human resources in public education. Focus is on development and implementation of contracts for non-professional, professional and administrative personnel. Bargaining issues, techniques, strategies and tactics are examined.
A study of topics such as special education, elementary education, secondary education, vocational education, community education, declining enrollments, financing schools, local control, and management-employee relations. The impact upon the school administrator is the focal point.
An opportunity will be provided to learn about school administration by actually working with a school administrator. Seminars and individual conferences will be arranged during this experience.
This clinical experience is designed to facilitate the development of central office administrative skills. Emphasis will be upon school board-administrative relations, community and public relations, curriculum and instruction, financial management, staff personnel, and facilities. Seminars and individual conferences will be arranged for study and analysis of the learning activities.