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General Course Information for EDA633: Mgmt for Teaching/Learni

Course: EDA633 - Mgmt for Teaching/Learni
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Course Description:

Managing operations and resources to ensure a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment that enhances student achievement. For candidates in MS in Applied School Leadership program only.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the relationship between norm-referenced and criterion referenced tests, between state-mandated and local assessments, and systematic formative and summative assessments.
  • Analyze and demonstrate curriculum and instruction in terms of models of teaching, instructional strategies, assessment, and classroom organization and management, and using techniques such as clinical supervision.
  • Apply the process of change in building an effective instructional program.
  • Use data and technological applications, to design, develop, implement, manage, support, and evaluate strategies to improve student achievement.
  • Use data and technological applications, to design, develop, implement, manage, support, evaluate, and improve instructional programs and to drive staff professional development.
  • Apply the roles of administrators/ managers in group processes.
  • Differentiate between short and long range planning needs led by a vision of learning by participating in a strategic planning process.
  • Demonstrate and apply effective leadership communication skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of education codes/regulations, school board policies, court decisions, and relevant case law.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of ethical school and district financial leadership and management.
  • Apply fiscal aspects of collective bargaining, special education, and categorical funding.
  • Develop skills in interviewing and career goal setting.
  • Demonstrate the legal framework in which school districts operate and the legal issues faced by school administrators.
  • Apply case law to issues faced by practicing school administrators (i.e. pupil and parent rights, school attendance, suspension and expulsion, search and seizure, student records, personnel certification, employment and tenure, employee dismissal, employee/employer relations, sexual harassment, contract administration, school hours, curriculum, mandates, discipline, civil rights, desegregation, anti-discrimination, language mandates, liability, special education and religion).
  • Understand the organized management of coordinating and equitably aligning fiscal, human and material resources with the school planning process in supporting learning for all students and all groups of students.
  • Examine and analyze management with respect to establishing, implementing and maintaining student behavior management systems that demonstrate adherence to equity, legal and policy requirements.
  • Manage the organization, operations and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
  • Apply theoretical and practical roles aspects of organizational development within a school or school district.
  • Develop skills to contribute to a school environment committed to improving teaching for all staff and learning for all students.
  • Manage and apply legal and contractual agreements and records to foster a professional work environment and secure the privacy and confidentiality of all students, families and staff, including then respective roles.
  • Monitor budgets that include expenditure control, interim budget reports, encumbrances, student body accounts, and audits.
  • Identify school and school district funding sources, facility needs, and operating costs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fiscal aspects of facilities management, food services, and transportation services.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures