EDU 682: Technology for School Administrators
This course is designed to provide potential and practicing school administrators with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for planning and implementing technology in schools, both as a tool for instruction and for administration. Emphasis is on the latest Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA). Hands-on experiences and projects based on technology will be included as students develop familiarity with essential technology applications. Students should be familiar with basic word processing and the Internet.
(3 credits)

EDU 610:
Analysis of Student and School Performance and Achievement Data for Instructional Improvement

Introduction to principles, concepts and operations necessary to analyze the multiple quantitative and qualitative data sources available regarding student and school performance so that data can be effectively used to conduct long-range planning, and the continual assessment of school/district performance for achievement of State learning standards. The use of data to establish accountability systems for achieving educational goals and objectives will be emphasized .
(3 credits)
EDU 611:
Leadership for the Twenty-first Century School Leader-Theory and Practice

The course examines the current research on leadership and provides for the exploration of leadership in practice. The course will emphasize the development and implementation of an educational vision through the establishment of collaborative relationships with internal and external elements of the school community. The importance of establishing an ethical standard of leadership will be addressed
(3 credits)
EDU 612:
Curriculum Development and Implementation for the School Leader

The course acquaints students with the need to lead comprehensive long-range planning in curriculum development, instructional strategies and technology, classroom organization and practices, and assessment. Current curricula are discussed including methods of changing, updating and evaluating effectiveness.
(3 credits)
EDU 613:
Personnel Functions of a School Leader

Contemporary models for effective personnel administration are presented and discussed Criteria for establishing accountability standards for staff evaluation and supervision are examined The importance of succession planning will be emphasized.
(3 credits)

EDU 615:
Supervision of Instruction

The objectives, functions, procedures and evaluation of teaching ate discussed from a supervisory perspective. The importance of utilizing data from the evaluation and supervision of staff to inform long-range comprehensive planning in professional development and support of staff so staff is capable of addressing student learning needs is emphasized.
(3 credits)
Managerial and Financial Functions of a School District/Building Leader

Students are acquainted with the need to lead comprehei1sive long-range planning in facilities development to support instruction, and to create a safe, healthy, and supportive environment Emphasis is placed on current practices in school/district budget development and management of facilities to support achievement of educational goals and objectives.
(3 credits)
Education Law and Ethics for School Leaders

The course focuses on the application of statutes and regulations as required by law. Students discuss legal principles based on constitutional principles, legislation, and case law that enable, restrict, or challenge the functioning of school districts and schools building leaders. The need for school/district leaders to establish an ethical standard of behavior and to effect change through ethical decision-making is emphasized.
(3 credits)
Administration and Supervision of Special Education and Compensatory Programs

Students will be acquainted with the need to lead comprehensive long-range planning in student support services for students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students in need of academic intervention services. Emphasis will be placed on the development of pre-referral interventions to address student needs in the general education setting. Students will be acquainted with the law and regulations governing special education, services to English Language Learners and reimbursable programs.
(3 credits)
EDU 697 and EDU 698:
Internship in School Administration and Supervision

Students are provided with a closely supervised experience in applying the principles and concepts acquired through course work. The internship takes place in an educational organization under the supervision of a practicing school/district administrator and a Touro faculty member. Theories and concepts will be applied to practical situations that are presented to the administrative and supervisory practitioners. Candidates seeking certification as school district leaders will be required to address district issues in a district office during EDU 698 SDL.
(6 credits)
EDU 699:
Communicating, Collaborating, Partnering and Community Building for School District Leaders

Students will be provided with verbal and written communication models in order to develop the skills necessary to effectively interact and communicate an educational vision leading to the achievement of State learning standards to school board members, district and school staff and the community. This course is required for degree candidates seeking certification as a School District Leader.
(3 credits)