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Internship On The Superintendency (6 Week)

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This internship provides opportunities for the student to engage in experiences relevant to the superintendency and to obtain knowledge of the role and responsibility of the superintendent. The students gain first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the superintendent through many internship activities. The internship includes a supervised experience at a district located outside the university environment.

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

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Legislative Issues; Governing Board Relations

    • Analyze the development of a board policy.
    • Explain the types of school board meetings and the procedures for each meeting.
    • Explain ways to maintain effective communication with the local school board.
    • Describe the political process affecting education at the local, state, and national levels.
    • Explain the importance of effectively communicating with legislators.
    • Analyze how law becomes policy for the school district.
    • Describe the purpose of the state and National School Boards Associations.
    • Evaluate the importance of staying abreast of new laws and enforcing local school board policies.

    Leadership; Curriculum and Instruction

    • Analyze different leadership styles.
    • Research strategies to balance the demands of the position and personal life.
    • Analyze the organizational chart of the school district.
    • Convey resources to promote staff development.
    • Describe the effect of federal and state mandates on the district's curriculum.
    • Critique the assessment strategies used within a district to assist in student achievement.
    • Research alternative programs available for various student populations.
    • Analyze the procedures for adopting district curriculum.

    Fiscal Operations; Public Relations

    • Investigate the steps and timeline for preparing, presenting, and adopting a district budget.
    • Explain the procurement law and the implication on ordering equipment and material.
    • Outline the procedures used in the business department for maintaining records of expenditures.
    • Explain the procedure for an internal and external audit of the budget.
    • Describe district policy regarding communicating with the media.
    • Explore who the representatives for local media are and their functions.
    • Determine which professional organizations a superintendent would join.
    • Analyze the politics involved in being a superintendent.

    Human Resources; Administrative Relationships

    • Outline the procedures used for recruiting, interviewing, and maintaining personnel within the district.
    • Describe the procedure used for maintaining records of personnel.
    • Describe the district-wide evaluation process for teachers, administrators, and classified personnel.
    • Describe the procedures by which a superintendent communicates with administrators.
    • Investigate methods used to maintain positive relationships with the administrative team.

    Transportation Issues; Food Service Issues

    • Analyze the effect of the food services budget on the regular budget.
    • Explain the procedures used for the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program.
    • Describe the procedures to efficiently deliver food services throughout the district.
    • Explain the procedures for transporting students in the district.
    • Analyze department of transportation issues for the district.
    • Delineate the process for purchasing buses and other vehicles for the district.

    Facilities Management; Community

    • Describe the responsibilities of the maintenance department.
    • Explain the process and need for the construction of a school.
    • Analyze the district's preventive maintenance program.
    • Describe the parent organization within the school district.
    • Identify the local school board members and their individual roles.
    • Explain a district's relationship with professional organizations within the community.
    • Explain avenues for increasing public relations within and outside the community.
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