Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
ECC 805 Educational Leadership Practicum/ Seminar I — Curriculum and Instruction - 3 credits
Prerequisites: ECL 800 and ECL 801
This is the first half of a 300-hour individually structured field experience in a school setting that emphasizes a commitment to continued learning. This practicum is completed in the third semester and provides opportunity for experienced professionals to become fully immersed in examining how theory and practice interact in the design, implementation and assessment of curriculum development. Attendance at four seminar sessions is required during the practicum. The seminars, combined with the field experience, focus on current issues in the students’ practicum sites. With a cooperating practitioner, students design learning opportunities consistent with their professional development goals for leadership in curriculum and instruction. The seminar advisor must approve the design. They continue work on the school improvement plan, begun in ECL 800 and 801, continues with a focus on conducting action research at the school site.