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Administrative Practicum Part I: Instructional Leadership

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This practicum experience provides comprehensive field-based training designed to develop competencies needed by school principals with an emphasis on instructional leadership. Application of all principles and techniques of planning and managing curriculum and instruction, accountability systems, leadership, problem solving, and organizing will be addressed.

This graduate-level course is 3 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 1
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 3

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    Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    • Analyze the process of designing, implementing, and evaluating instructional programs.
    • Examine successful strategies to evaluate curriculum products, instructional techniques, and assessment measures.
    • Evaluate student performance and school demographic data as it relates to school improvement.
    • Analyze the importance of safe, clean, and appropriate learning environments for student learning.
    • Examine accountability systems impacting school districts.
    • Create a response to Section I of the Comprehensive Exam.

    Practicum Overview

    • Examine the key elements and goals of the practicum experience.
    • Analyze the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards and how they align to the practicum requirements.


    • Compare and contrast visions of educational leaders.
    • Examine the roles and functions of the principal.
    • Evaluate the importance of modeling best practices and serving as an instructional leader for an administrator’s career.
    • Examine sound and developmentally appropriate classroom and behavior management techniques.
    Tuition for individual courses varies. For more information, please call or chat live with an Enrollment Representative.

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    Teacher Rate: For some courses, special tuition rates are available for current, certified P-12 teachers and administrators. Please speak with an Enrollment Representative today for more details.

    Military Rate: For some courses, special tuition rates are available for active duty military members and their spouses. Please speak with an Enrollment Representative today for more details.

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