What Great Leaders Do
EDUC 792 or 600
Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $390
Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge
Delve into the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions that elevate the best administrators above the rest. Investigate the specific things that great principals do...that others do not. Recommended for all School Leadership Positions.
1. Participants will explore 15 traits that characterize the best principals.
2. Participants will learn specific strategies and approaches in each of these areas.
3. Participants will apply their learning by designing a series of action plans that incorporate the strategies explored in the course.
The required reading is found in the required text and required supplementary articles
Hopkins, G. (2004). PR ideas for Principals. Education World.
Hopkins, G. (2007). Dealing with angry parents. Education World.
Rothman, R. (2004). Landing the "highly qualified teacher". Harvard Education Letter. http://www.edletter.org/past/issues/2004-jf-hiring.shtml
Whitaker, T. (2003). What great principals do differently: 15 things that matter most. New York: Eye on Education.
Course is not available online.