CME 6420 - School, Family, and Community Partnership
This course considers the roles of schools in communities and explores methods and models to engage families and communities to maximize student learning and development. Included in this course are issues such as community centers, parent involvement, and interagency collaboration.
EDU 6476 - Education Law and Policy
In this course students will look at the legal aspects of schools and education in student, teacher, and administrator terms. Laws governing religious freedom, free speech, due process, students and parents’ rights, as well as privacy laws will be examined. Attention will be given to the American Disabilities Act, Special Education Laws, harassment, and equity regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sex orientation. Laws concerning general school operations, the dissemination of information, permissions, and safety of the preschool, elementary, middle, and secondary levels will be examined.
EDU 6907 - Advanced Leadership & Policy in Education
In this course students will examine the principles, values and beliefs that inform contemporary educational leadership and look critically at the contextual factors that influence how leaders function in schools and school districts. Students will consider the social, economical, historical and political forces that shape school conditions and review the changing impact of federal policy and national strategies on local educational settings.
EDU 6910- School Finance and Operations
This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of school finance and operations. Topics include roles and responsibilities of management vs. the school committee, financial management (budgeting, funds types and properties, financial reporting, internal controls, procurement law and requirements), infrastructure and support services, and human resources (payroll and benefit considerations).
EDU 6920 - Transformative and Collaborative Leadership
In this course, students will examine and apply the components of strategy development. Students will consider collaborative leadership through the study of high functioning teams and by analyzing their current team structure. Attention will be given to implementing effective strategies for conflict management. Students will learn to foster a professional learning community culture by using structured learning activities to improve teachers’ knowledge and skills. Students will utilize the structure of a PLC to investigate effective technology leadership and communication.