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Administration Of Special Programs

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This course provides students with an overview of an administrator's role in a wide array of special programs offered in public schools today. Candidates examine programs and services geared towards diverse student populations, including special education, ELL, gifted education, Title I, alternative education, early childhood, career readiness, and school counseling programs. In addition, candidates learn about the importance of student and teacher leadership, as well as response to intervention as a model for school improvement.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or 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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    Providing Student Services: Special Education Programs, Section 504 Services, and Title I Programs

    • Analyze the importance of special education and Section 504 services in public schools.
    • Evaluate the components of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
    • Examine the referral and evaluation process for special education and Section 504 services.
    • Examine some of the critiques of Title I funding.
    • Identify various Title I programs available to schools.

    Meeting Student Needs: English Language Learners and Enrichment/Intervention Programs

    • Defend the need for culturally-responsive teaching in schools.
    • Assess how school programs assist and support English language learners (ELLs).
    • Identify ways to involve migrant parents in the educational process.
    • Evaluate academic preparation, enrichment, and intervention programs.
    • Evaluate the administrator’s role in relation to English language learner enrichment, and intervention programs.

    Preparing Students: Early Childhood Programs and Career Readiness Programs

    • Evaluate assessment methods for young children with suspected disabilities.
    • Examine programs and practices available for young children with disabilities.
    • Analyze the history of career and technology education.
    • Assess career readiness programs in secondary education.
    • Evaluate the administrator's role in early childhood and career readiness programs in K–12 education.

    Assisting Students: Gifted Programs, Counseling Programs, and Alternative Education Programs

    • Compare programs designed to provide services to gifted students.
    • Assess current models for the implementation of school counseling programs.
    • Identify legal and ethical considerations related to school counseling programs.
    • Analyze the characteristics of effective alternative education programs.

    Leading School Leaders: Working With Teacher Leaders and Student Leaders

    • Examine the characteristics of shared leadership and teacher leadership.
    • Assess the importance of student leadership programs.
    • Identify the legal implications pertaining to student leadership programs.
    • Evaluate the administrator's role in supporting teacher leadership and student leadership programs.

    Leading School Improvement: District Office Resources, Response to Intervention (RTI) Programs, and School Improvement Models

    • Examine the role of central office staff and resources in regards to individual schools.
    • Identify the essential elements of a response to intervention (RTI) program.
    • Examine the link between response to intervention (RTI) programs and professional learning communities (PLCs).
    • Evaluate the administrator's role in leading response to intervention (RTI) programs in a school.
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