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EDUL 7301 Human Resources and Budgeting

This course provides a study of human resources and school budgeting functions. An overview of the supervision of classroom instruction and evaluation of instructional personnel will be covered. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be addressed. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will also be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 7302 School Leadership

This course examines a study of the unique leadership functions of the principalship as they relate to management and instructional aspects of school programs. Attention will be given to how the sociocultural forces, internal and external constituencies, and emerging issues impact the leader’s role in creating culturally responsive learning environments. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will also be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 7303 Instructional Leadership

This course emphasizes an examination of self and the study of major organizational leadership models and their applicability in various school settings. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will be covered. Relational processes and strategies are examined as well as broader cultural and political realities to lead and manage change. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 7304 Curriculum Leadership

This course focuses on analyzing and interpreting campus data for decision-making necessary to promote the success of all children. Additionally, the course focuses on the development of educators as leaders in assessment, research and evaluation. Applicable laws, policies and regulations including local, state and federal accountability standards will be emphasized. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will also be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 7305 Culture and Community Engagement

This course provides a study of curricula, program design, various forms of assessments, and the delivery of differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will also be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 6390 Pre-Practicum

The course provides students the opportunity to practice competencies and state standards in preparation to assume responsibility as principals in school districts and to pass the state principal certification exam. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit hours: 3
EDUL 6391 Practicum

This course is based on Texas Education Agency regulations. Students practice TExES competencies, state standards, and theories as they engage in principal responsibilities in school districts. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized. A minimum of 160 hours of field-based activities are required.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit hours: 3

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