National University




EDA635 Personal Ethics for Leadership

Lead Faculty: Dr. Clifford E. Tyler

Course Description

Practicing and modeling a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff, families in a leadership capacity that includes shared decision-making, problem solving, and conflict management. For candidates in MS in Applied School Leadership program only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine, practice and model a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff and families. Practice professional leadership capacity, including shared decision-making, problem-solving and conflict management and foster those skills in others. Examine site and district responsibilities with regard to students with special needs. Act as a spokesperson for the school to the extended school community. Model personal and professional ethics, integrity, justice and fairness and receive feedback from the program and peers; reflect on personal leadership beliefs and practices and recognize their impact and influence on the performance of others; and develop mechanisms for sustaining personal motivation, commitment, energy, and health by learning to balance professional and personal responsibilities.
  • Mediate, solve and resolve conflicts.
  • Demonstrate and practice knowledge of research regarding leadership theory and practice.
  • Apply theoretical and practical perspectives to ethical decision-making.
  • Make ethical decisions consistent with federal, state, and local laws, in diverse school communities.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of ethical school and district financial leadership and management.
  • Examine, practice and model a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff and families. Practice professional leadership capacity, including shared decision-making, problem-solving and conflict management and foster those skills in others. Examine site and district responsibilities with regard to students with special needs. Act as a spokesperson for the school to the extended school community. Model personal and professional ethics, integrity, justice and fairness and receive feedback from the program and peers; reflect on personal leadership beliefs and practices and recognize their impact and influence on the performance of others; and develop mechanisms for sustaining personal motivation, commitment, energy, and health by learning to balance professional and personal responsibilities.
  • Identify and practice the key leadership components to facilitate collaboration, consultation and shared decision making in an environment that promotes accountability and ethical conduct.
  • Influence the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context of schools and leadership by identifying and responding to its components.
  • Practice both team leadership and team membership so that the candidate can effectively generate and participate in communication with key decision-makers in the school community.
  • View self as a leader of a team and as a member of a team by engaging in course work and field work that provides opportunities to both lead and work collaboratively.
  • Examine, practice and model a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff and families. Practice professional leadership capacity, including shared decision-making, problem-solving and conflict management and foster those skills in others. Examine site and district cultural characteristics.
  • Develop skills to contribute to a school environment committed to improving teaching for all staff and learning for all students, and develop shared leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate strong people oriented leadership skills that motivates all stakeholders in the community to a high level of performance by involving them in shared decision-making and celebrating their contributions and accomplishments.
  • Conduct and analyze research and interpret relevant data, and make data driven decisions that are appropriate for effective teaching and learning.
  • Apply effective leadership communication skills through various media means.
  • Apply and utilize technology as a tool in the service of fostering effective and timely communication with all members of the school community.
  • Apply effective leadership communication skills in real world situations.