EDA620B Degree Field Experience

Lead Faculty: Dr. Dina Pacis

Course Description

Supervised application of theoretical concepts in practical settings. Candidates complete a portfolio of administrative activities demonstrating competency in areas identified in the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders as sanctioned by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for awarding of the preliminary administrative services credential. Stresses day-to day administrative functions as well as policy analysis and implementation. This course may be taken concurrently with another class or scheduled in an open month. This course takes 3-12 months to complete. It must be completed within 12 months of being scheduled. This course must be completed in residence. All students pursuing a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, unless approved for the Intern program, must complete EDA 620B.Grading is by S or U only. Course is eligible for an IP grade.

Learning Outcomes

  • Create a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  • Develop a school culture conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  • Analyze the organization, operations, and resources necessary to foster a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Design a system of collaboration that includes families and community members, and responds to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizes community resources.
  • Evaluate aspects of professional and personal ethics that are conducive to leading a school or school system.
  • Analyze the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context that impacts a school or school district.