Foundations Educational Leadership
A development of foundation skills for schoolyleadership. Students begin to develop anyunderstanding of the knowledge, skills, andyprocesses needed by principals in today's schools.yThe class focuses on team building, groupyprocesses, and facilitation skills. It alsoyinvestigates the research and literature base foryschool leadership, creating collective vision andycommon goals as well as developing an ethical baseyfor decisions, supporting innovation in theyschool's community, understanding the changeyprocess, and understanding a variety of teachingyand learning styles. Students identify a personalyphilosophy of education that considersysociological, cultural, and historicalyfoundations; develop leadership strategies foryimproving the school curriculum; study schoolyfinance and implications for schools; acquireyskills in working collaboratively with multipleystakeholders; and expand multicultural awareness,ygender sensitivity, and racial and ethnicyunderstanding. In addition, students develop anyindividual plan for the field experience thatyfollows this class to further develop theiryknowledge and skills.