Organization And Administration For Educators – edd553 (3 credits)

In this course, participants explore the roles and responsibilities of the school administrator and learn how educational leadership emerges. Participants examine leadership as it relates to leadership styles, policy and decision making, personnel management, delegation of authority, collaboration, communication, and diversity. Current research in the area of educational leadership and schools as organized systems is also covered.

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

Relationships, Collaboration, and Diversity

  • Illustrate how effective school administrators use collaboration for school improvement.
  • Evaluate the power of diversity in your organization.
  • Predict the effect of improved interpersonal skills in your organization.

Change and Decision Making

  • Analyze the effects of change on your organization.
  • Compare decision-making models.
  • Formulate a decision-making model appropriate to your organization.
  • Assess how a clearly defined common mission and a set of organizational values and beliefs support change.

Accountability and Evaluation

  • Evaluate how accountability influences school improvement in your organization.
  • Summarize the evaluation factors critical to an organization.
  • Recommend ways a school administrator may use and manage all available resources to meet organizational needs.

Leadership and Communication

  • Describe the differences between leadership and management.
  • Evaluate different leadership styles.
  • Develop effective communication techniques for all stakeholders.
  • Create a plan for internal communication in your organization.

Overview of Organization and Administration

  • Explain the historical perspectives of school leadership, its evolution, and the factors that necessitated changes over time.
  • Assess how values are applied in your organization's culture.
  • Analyze the school setting and educational administration according to systems theory.
  • Examine how recommended administrative policies affect organizational values.


  • All objectives apply.

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