An overview of the process of strategic planning and assessment as they relate to P-20 programs. Strategic planning includes the development of shared visions, goals, strategies, outcomes and criteria for success. Assessment includes the use of both formative and summative instruments, as well as the use of assessment for evaluation, remediation, and accountability.
This course offers an understanding of leadership principles and their application in the P-20 educational arena, and is part of a larger program of study designed to produce leaders with a broad spectrum of knowledge regarding educational leadership with the goal of producing strong, innovative, and high-functioning leaders in educational settings.
This class will take an analytic approach to present trends American culture and society. Specific areas this class will explore include, but are not limited to: family, popular culture, higher education, social class, and philosophical underpinnings of cultural and societal movements. Students will read, discuss, research, and write about various topics of relevance in this class.
From the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers to Supreme Court decisions and contemporary political issues, this course covers the role of the Constitution in the American political system. Topics include, but are not limited to, theories of constitutional interpretation, original intent, separation of powers, judicial interpretation, judicial review, federalism, freedom of religion and speech, equal protection under the law, and landmark cases that comprise our legal heritage.
Knowledge of how federal agencies work, the procedures they are required to follow, and the impact their actions have on the public is essential to a thorough understanding of the machinations of government. Topics include, but are not limited to, adjudication, due process, rulemaking, quasi-judicial review, and the role of agencies within our system of separated powers.