National University




CSX1808X Charter School Leadership and Governance

Lead Faculty: Dr. Donna Elder

Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize those interested in learning more about the role of the Charter School administrator as the instructional leader of this growing alternative to regular public or private school education. It discusses the role that a Charter School leader plays in the daily operation and his/her relationship to the educational community.

Standards for curriculum and instruction will be examined. Candidates will gain skills that support teachers in maintaining and increasing the effectiveness of their leadership. Needs of diverse communities, personal and professional leadership styles will be studied as they relate to everyday educational issues and legal requirements. The importance of team building will be addressed as well as the role of parent organizations and school boards in providing the best educational environment for students and teachers.

Length: four weeks

Cost: $525

Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Identify in writing their understanding of leadership in educational administration and the ability to use technology to communicate this to his/her diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic research and data analysis in the area of educational leadership and instructional delivery as it relates to Charter Schools.
  • Demonstrate from a leadership point-of-view, their knowledge of policies, procedures and the California Education Code in connection with Charter Schools.
  • Design an Action Needed Plan to show the transition of a district public school to a Charter School.

Course Information