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Foundations of Educational Leadership Certificate

 

Online Program - Cohort Approach

 

Compressed Classes - No more than 1 class at a time

 

Professional Networking - Leadership Fellows & Leadership Huddle Days

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​Title
​Descri​ption
EDL 5310
Introduction to School Leadership
Leadership matters. This course introduces aspiring school leaders to the role, primary responsibilities, and challenges of modern school leadership, especially in high-need environments. To meet those challenges, candidates will explore, develop, and communicate personal and school-wide mission and vision processes and statements that will serve as a compass for cohesively leading educational organizations, leading people, and leading learning. ​
EDL 5320

School, Family, & Community Engagement
Leaders and schools cannot succeed alone. This course provides aspiring school leaders with a research-based understanding of family, community, and stakeholder engagement with the  primary aim of improving student learning. This course will expose aspiring leaders to the practical and theoretical foundations necessary to: build authentic partnerships with student caregivers; build authentic partnerships with a diverse range of community stakeholders; and, develop partnerships via the collaborative creation of goals and objectives.

EDL 5330
School Law & EthicsFair and equitable leadership includes legally-sound and ethical decision making. This course explores significant legal issues that arise in public elementary and secondary schools and their implications for school leaders. The course also examines evolving legal standards on a variety of issues, including school safety, discipline, and student well-being; free speech; services for students with disabilities and English language learners; and harassment, bullying, and cyber-bullying. Students will analyze educational, political, ethical, and financial questions that these legal issues often generate. The course will draw on real cases and legal/policy/ethical dilemmas that practitioners face, and focus on preventive law - providing aspiring school leaders with knowledge and skills they will need to make ethical and sound decisions, advance important educational objectives, and minimize legal problems.
EDL 5340

​Educational Systems ​& Talent Management

Effective leadership and management are intertwined. This course explores how management is an essential instructional leadership tool. Aspiring school leaders will learn how to evaluate, develop and maintain communication, technology, governance, and other operational systems to promote the school’s mission and vision and support teachers’ and students’ needs. Aspiring leaders will also learn how to optimize teacher talent through effective recruitment, selection, hiring, development, supervision, and retention strategies that support school improvement and student development.

Contact Us


Kory Kilgore
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies
kilgorek@uhd.edu
713-221-2714

Dr. Natasha Perez
Graduate Program Director 
perezn@uhd.edu
713-221-5761




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