50045.4 Professional Development and Human Resources
The program requires the study of personnel policies, adult learning, and procedures related to recruitment, development, evaluation, and separation from employment of school personnel. 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 734 Personal Communication and Ethics, ED 735 Personnel, Supervision, and Staff Development, 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 ED 734 and ED 735. Candidates seeking their credential as an Elementary School Principal are required to take ED 738 while candidates seeking their credential as a Secondary School Principal are required to take ED 639. A major assignment in ED 735 is Teacher Observation and Evaluation. This assignment was required for the first time in Fall 2010. Student performance on this assignment is provided in the table below:
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 Teamwork and Development of Others 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 Teacher Observation and Evaluation assignment 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.
Syllabus – ED 735
Assignment Instructions – Teacher Observation and Evaluation
Candidate Work Sample – Teacher Observation and Evaluation
Candidate Assessment Tool – Teacher Observation and Evaluation
Syllabus – ED 734
Syllabus – ED 738
Syllabus – ED 639