Education Administration & Supervision (EDAS)
Online Prerequisite: EDUC 759 and (Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear International with a score of 5 or Background Clear Out of State with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5)
Candidates are engaged in an analysis of appropriate practices and principles related to leadership by exploring ethical issues and developing a biblical foundation for leadership practices.
Online Prerequisite: EDAS 588 (may be taken concurrently)
An analysis of education/organizational leadership theories and evidence based practices with application to challenges faced by academic leaders in complex and changing contexts. Emphasis given to significance and relevance for leaders forging relationships and leading academic organizations to successfully fulfill their mission.
Online Prerequisite: EDAS 688 (may be taken concurrently)
An investigation into the issues and practices of developing communication and relationships to enhance support for educational activities within and outside the school.
This course addresses the role of district-level leadership in the supervision of instruction as a superintendent or assistant superintendent. Research-based methods will be applied to the development of district-wide processes for the improvement of student achievement through systematic planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum, instruction and assessment. Attention is given to supervision, evaluations, and professional development of district-level personnel and building-level administrators.
An in-depth study into educational law and how social and cultural changes are directing how our courts act and react. A new global mind-set present in our high courts has and will continue to re-direct how our courts view many judicial rulings and from those considerations a new set of legal precedents will emerge impacting how our educational systems are viewed by those courts.
Online Prerequisite: EDAS 743 or (Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear International with a score of 5 or Background Clear Out of State with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5)
This course addresses the role of district-level leadership in system operations, including budget preparation, fiscal management, administration of auxiliary services (food service, transportation, etc.), human resources (salaries, benefits, hiring costs, professional development, etc.) and policy development. Related topics address equity issues, taxation, statutory mandates, facility management, technology infrastructures, and school safety.