Learn about the course sequences for upcoming semesters for the online M.A. in Educational Leadership - Tech Focus program.
Summer/Fall 2018 (18 weeks)
This course has a focus on curriculum leadership and management in elementary, middle, and secondary schools and the use of research in curriculum development and implementation. Students will learn to:
- Critically analyze technology and the environment in which it promotes learning
- Define the theoretical and practical implications in the use of the 6 facets of understanding for curriculum design, assessment, and teaching with a global perspective
- Evaluate a continuum of methods for appropriately assessing the degree of student understanding and design curriculum for a target group
- Integrate both theoretical and empirical research
- Examine global issues from different perspectives developing an informed understanding of justice, human rights and responsibilities
- Learn from readings and discussion about the relationship between theoretical and empirical research and technology
- Develop a personal viewpoint, wherever possible, in relation to the global themes and issues studied
Spring 2019 (17 weeks)
Summer 2 (15 weeks)
During ED795B, the student implements the project developed in ED795A and reports the results. The objective of this course is to explore an area of identified need using planning tools within the context of research and scholarly work. This work is driven by the design, delivery, and evaluation of technology for your district, school, grade level, or department in a face-to-face, online or blended environment.
This capstone course synthesizes concepts and field experiences from previous courses and emphasizes how school leaders develop school cultures conducive to collaboration and a collective sense of responsibility for student learning. Specific strategies in communication, decision-making, problem solving, and conflict management relative to the visionary leader as a systems thinker are explored.