50045.1 Professional and Ethical Leadership
The program requires the study of educational leadership foundations, current issues affecting education, decision making, problem solving, motivational theory, and professional ethics. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of students’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.
Where the Standard is Met in the Program: ED 712, Social, Political, and Community Dimensions of Education, ED 730 Leadership, Planning, and Organizational Behavior in Education, ED 734 Personal Communication and Ethics, ED 738 Administration of the Elementary School, and ED 639 Administration of the Secondary School.
Student Performance: All candidates in the program are required to take these courses. A major assignment in ED 730 is the preparation of a Leadership Essay. Student performance on this assignment is provided in the table below:
Leadership Essay Student Performance Data
Candidates participating in the D21 Principal Performance Center are assessed on four scenarios (Leaderless Group, Presentation to the School Board, Parent Interaction Exercise and In-basket). Student performance data on the D21 Skills of Setting Instructional Direction and Teamwork are provided in the table below:
Candidates prepare a portfolio and complete an Oral Examination as culminating events in the program. Student performance data on this standard are provided in the table below:
Department Response: The Leadership Essay has been designated as a Critical Assignment. This assignment will maintain its designation as a Critical Assignment on the course curriculum map and will be required of all candidates in the program. A Personal Code of Ethics assignment was added to ED 734 for the first time in Summer 2011. This assignment has been designated as a Critical Assignment and will be designated as such on the course curriculum map and will be required of all candidates in the program.
Syllabus – ED 730
Assignment Instructions – Leadership Essay
Syllabus –ED 734
Assignment Instructions – Personal Code of Ethics
Candidate Work Sample –Personal Code of Ethics
Candidate Assessment Tool – Personal Code of Ethics
Syllabus – ED 712
Syllabus – ED 738
Syllabus – ED 639