Course Descriptions

Course Sequence:

EDUC 630C Instruction to Instructional Leadership I
EDUC 630D Advanced Instructional Design
EDUC 630E Leadership and Educational Change I
EDUC 630F Leadership and Educational Change II

Course Descriptions:

EDUC630C - Instruction to Instructional Leadership I (3 credits)
This course promotes understanding of the role of the teacher as instructional leader. Participants explore and examine the fundamentals of education leadership, coaching, reflective practice, data-driven decision-making, characteristics of effective instruction, school management practices and assessment, data management technology, models of consultation and collaboration, models of professional development, and mentoring and coaching adults. Students will be able to articulate and apply a Christian world-view to the roles of instructional coach. (Online)

EDUC630D - Advanced Instructional Design (3 credits)
This course adds to the understanding of managing the classroom and school’s teaching and learning environment through instructional and management considerations that utilize research-based techniques. The utilization of technology and other methods to enhance in-depth learning are emphasized. Course content includes strategic instructional planning, differentiated instruction, technology integration, authentic assessments, strategies for creating active engagement, and creating a positive learning environment through effective classroom management. Students will be able to articulate and apply a Christian world-view to the roles of instructional coach. Prerequisite EDUC 630C. (Online)

EDUC630E - Leadership and Educational Change I (3 credits)
This course focuses on critically reflecting on problems occurring in schools to create a positive school change. Students will conduct needs assessments in their schools and design a professional development project that will increase the probability of a positive classroom or school change. The student will conduct research into a content area of their choice or classroom management. During this class the student will either coach a student teacher or another professional in the school. Students will be able to articulate and apply a Christian world-view to the roles of instructional coach. Prerequisites: EDUC 630C, EDUC 630D. (Online)

EDUC630F - Leadership and Educational Change II (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of EDU630E: Leadership and Educational Change I. In this course professional development plans will be implemented in their schools and data will be collected along with being analyzed to determine the results of the action research project. During this class the student will either coach a student teacher or another professional in the school. Students will be able to articulate and apply a Christian world-view to the roles of instructional coach. Prerequisite: EDUC 630C, EDUC 630D, EDUC 630E. (Online)

Note: The first two course are scheduled to begin the spring semester of 2016 and again in Summer 1 and 2. Courses 3 and 4 are scheduled for the Fall of 2016.

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