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EDA 6931
Contemporary Issues
in Educational Leadership

Monday and Wednesday
5:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.
UCF Academy for Teaching,
Learning and Leadership
Orlando Campus

A capstone graduate course in educational leadership intended to stimulate inspection, analysis, and dialogue regarding contemporary issues and tensions facing educational leaders and educational systems. The goal of the course is to develop an awareness of the contemporary leadership issues in public education in the United States. (3 semester hours)

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand, and be able to explain, experiential learning and current concepts of leadership: systems theory, change theory, situational leadership, visionary leadership, and transformational leadership. No Wikipedia definitions.
  • Identify the leadership considerations and develop a plan for dealing with the structural human resources, political, and symbolic frames of the organization.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of building community and business relations to strengthen the structural, human resources, political, and symbolic frames of the organization.
  • Utilize reflective thinking and discussion to analyze and develop strategies to solve relevant educational leadership issues and problems.
  • Understand the interrelationship of all issues and problems facing educational leaders today.
Complete EDA 6931 syllabus in PDF format.  

EDS 6123
Educational Supervisory Practices I

Tuesday and Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.
UCF Academy for Teaching,
Learning and Leadership
Orlando Campus

This is one of two supervision courses in the UCF graduate Educational Leadership program. It is a participatory, skill development course in which the student is expected to average three to six hours of study and activity outside of class time. This introductory course in education supervision is intended to provide the student with basic understanding of supervision. (3 semester hours)

Members of the class will be able to:

  • Define supervision and understand its underlying theory, principles, and assumptions.
  • Identify competent teaching behavior and school effectiveness research.
  • Identify the human relations/communication skills necessary for effective supervisory behavior and evaluate his/her own skills in this area.
  • Identify competent leadership characteristics and evaluate his/her own leadership behavior.
  • Demonstrate motivation and organization techniques important to the quality of work life.
  • Identify methods and techniques of curriculum development and implementation.
  • Identify methods and techniques of providing effective relations with the community.
  • Identify methods and techniques of providing services to teachers.
Complete EDS 6123 syllabus in PDF format.  

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