This course prepares candidates to effectively select, support, and supervise teachers and educational personnel, focusing on the ultimate goal of improving K-12 student learning. Highlighting a combination of theories, models, and concrete techniques for developing a system of administration, the course emphasizes the role of supervision as the element that transforms discrete instructional efforts into whole-school action.
The course project, Supervisory Plan: Developing a System of Support, is a key assessment designed to demonstrate mastery of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council professional standards. Candidates develop a supervisory plan that incorporates evidence-based practices and ethical and legal principles related to the development of (1) professional development programs, (2) staff professional development growth plans, and (3) personal professional growth plans.
This course includes field-based activities that take place in a K-12 school/district community setting.
Course Learning Objectives
- Develop a personally-relevant approach to supervision.
- Display and enforce professional standards in all personnel decisions.
- Select and use observable criteria of good teaching
- Gather valid and relevant observation data and provide feedback on teacher performance that contributes to improve student achievement.
- Summarize rules and regulations that govern supervision in their selected educational contexts.
- Design a coherent plan for hiring new teachers
- Design a plan for supporting teacher professional development
- Design a plan for resolving a conflict within the school context or dealing with underperforming teachers in an effective way.
- Build a meaningful, professional-quality, portfolio-ready system of supervision that demonstrates how a K-12 administrator can lead an educational context to success.
Admission or application for admission to the degree program is required to enroll in this course.