EDC 401 Introduction to School Administration and Management

The course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the perspectives of elementary/middle/secondary school and central office administration and management, as well as historical and current theories and practices in the field. Readings, case studies, on-site visitations, analysis of current legislative reform and situational discourse are part of the course activities. State Curriculum Frameworks will be reviewed in light of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and data analysis in a learning community. Course work will reflect upon the professional standards for administrators which is embedded in the course expectations and will be demonstrated in the pre-practicum/practicum experiences. 15 hours of pre-practicum fieldwork is required. PREREQUISITE(S): Experience in PreK-12 teaching, enrollment in graduate education program