Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
ECL 804 Advanced Leadership Policy and Practice - 3 credits
This course explores the effect of organizational structures and managerial action on teaching and learning. Simulations and scenarios from class members, practitioners and research are used to inform managerial decision-making in complex situations involving competing constituencies. Leadership skills are challenged by the opposing perceptions of stakeholders vying for scarce resources, and by the need to identify an appropriate theoretical context from which to work toward problem solutions. Students gain skills for identifying educational issues in the context of practical problems, and to strategize, implement, and assess policy outcomes that directly impact teaching and learning environments.