Educational Leadership Courses online

Online graduate Educational Leadership courses offered by College of St. Joseph could be used, within the State of Vermont, to help gain any one of the following endorsements:

  • Assistant Director for Adult Education
  • Career and Technical Center Director
  • Director of Curriculum
  • Director of Special Education
  • Principal
  • Superintendent

Schedule

Fall Semester

School & Community Relations
Law & the Education of Children
Supervision & Staff Development for Educators

Summer Semester

Curriculum Management for Administrators
Public School Finance

Spring Semester

Fundamentals of Educational Administration
Law & the Education of Children
Data Analysis for Administrators

Educational Leadership Course Descriptions

Fundamentals of Educational Administration

This course is an introduction for teachers, team leaders, and administrators to the basic problems of school administrators and administration, and the relation of public education to the procedures and practices in school administration.

Curriculum Management for Administrators

The course will explore the foundations for curriculum development, procedures and practices. It will offer the student the opportunity to explore the curriculum writing process, critically examine current issues in curricula and curriculum theory especially as it relates to the implementation and management of a curriculum at the building level. Each student will complete a curriculum project in the subject of his or her choice (ex: language arts, science, math, social studies, health, vocational education, the fine arts, transitional planning for special needs students).

Law and the Education of Children

The operation of public elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher learning as they are affected by the Constitution, acts of Congress, state statutes and regulations and the common law. Areas of consideration will include state control of education, church-state matters, tort liability, teacher and student rights, collective bargaining, desegregation, and the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Public School Finance

This course includes the study of the way public schools are financed, including an analysis of the sources of revenue, the distribution of revenue and the budgeting and expenditure of revenue. Content also covers the capacity effort, equity and adequacy of taxation. Further, this course will cover how an administrator can link a school’s budget to student achievement.

Supervision & Staff Development for Educators

This course is designed to examine school supervision and its role in improved teaching and learning. Through investigation, synthesis and analysis of current research, established theory, and case studies, students will gain an in depth understanding of the role of the instructional leader/supervisor in developing the school as a community of learners, respectful of the needs of diverse populations.

School and Community Relations

This course focuses on issues and responsibilities relating to the organization and administration of a school community relations program at the school building and to a more limited extent the school district level. Attention is given to administrative tasks, duties, and responsibilities needed to conduct an effective school community relations program and also research supporting school community interactions.

Data Analysis for Administrators

This 100% online course presents a framework for educational leaders to use data to enhance the decision-making process for school improvement. Students will learn how to gather data from multiple sources. Further, students will learn how to conduct root cause analysis and report the results to a variety of stakeholders. This course also presents a framework for leaders to use to measure the implementation of a school wide improvement plan.