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Supervision of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment




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Course level: EDU Graduate

This course examines principals’ responsibilities related to supervision of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Principal candidates study the relationships among supervision, curriculum design, national and state standards, and effective instructional practice for diverse learners. Candidates also review the types of assessments that school leaders must be familiar with, the use of assessments to measure and support student achievement, the continuous school improvement model, and the development of school improvement plans. In addition, candidates participate in field experiences related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and individuals who reside outside the United States.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Week 1

  • Define supervision and leadership.
  • Examine historical approaches to supervision and leadership.
  • Differentiate among characteristics of effective supervisory and leadership traits, knowledge, and skills.
  • Analyze issues influencing supervision and leadership.

Week 2

  • Examine varied approaches to developing curriculum that address diverse learners.
  • Examine the role of technology in curriculum development.
  • Analyze the elements of effective curriculum implementation.
  • Critique methods of evaluating curriculum development and implementation.
  • Analyze the principal’s role in effective development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum.

Week 3

  • Examine varied approaches to instructional planning for diverse learners.
  • Analyze the elements of effective differentiated instruction.
  • >Determine the elements of effective classroom management.
  • Compare and contrast techniques for evaluating instruction.
  • Analyze the principal’s role in promoting effective instruction.
  • Analyze issues related to supervising and evaluating instruction.

Week 4

  • Examine classroom observation techniques.
  • Propose strategies for working with teachers following evaluation to improve their performance.

Week 5

  • Identify the characteristics of effective in-service programs for diverse teachers and staff.
  • Examine the effectiveness of staff development as a tool for school improvement.
  • Explain collaborative teaching practices as staff development.
  • Analyze the principal’s role in assisting teachers in evaluating their own performance.

Week 6

  • Compare and contrast types of assessments administered by K-12 districts, schools, and teachers.
  • Analyze the uses of assessment by districts, schools, and teachers.
  • Utilize technology to gather assessment data and to determine issues based on the data.
  • Develop a plan for effectively communicating test results to parents.
  • Describe the continuous school improvement model.
  • Create a plan for using assessment data to guide the development of a school improvement plan.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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