Personnel Administration For Educators – adm505 (3 credits)

This course focuses on the responsibilities of educational administrators related to human resources. Participants examine three main components in human resources administration: utilization, development, and environment. Topics covered include selection, placement, induction, compensation, motivation, staff development, unionism, collective bargaining, and the legal aspects of personnel administration.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Recruitment and Selection

  • Explain how fiscal and legal constraints affect a school district's recruitment process.
  • Illustrate the process of recruiting, screening, and interviewing job applicants.
  • Rate the criteria for selecting a teacher.
  • Differentiate between the main internal and external recruitment methods used by school districts.

Placement, Induction, Motivation, and Development

  • Apply the considerations in placement of personnel.
  • Explain the purpose of each step in an induction program.
  • Interpret the equation Performance = Motivation x Ability.
  • Evaluate the staff development process.

Performance Evaluation and Compensation

  • Describe the key elements of a comprehensive and effective evaluation system.
  • Describe the current standards used for teacher evaluation.
  • Analyze the effects of compensation on a school district's ability to attract, motivate, and retain highly qualified employees.
  • Assess the issues regarding performance-based pay for educators.

Collective Bargaining and Legal Aspects

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of human resources and teacher unions regarding collective bargaining.
  • Explain the legal framework within which public schools operate.
  • Analyze the legal protections related to terms and conditions of employment.


  • All objectives apply.

Overview of the Human Resources Function

  • Identify the essential elements of human resources administration.
  • Compare the processes of the three main components of human resources.
  • Illustrate the relationship between strategic planning and human resources.
  • Describe how legal principles and ethics are embedded in human resources strategic planning.

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