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ADOL640. Introduction to District Administration

This course reviews the theories of administration and practice at the district and community levels.  This class is designed to introduce the candidate to the theories and concepts of administration including leadership theory and development; including impact of board leadership on student learning; community engagement focused on student learning; capacity building; district management; culturally responsive leadership; ethics; and professional development. Instructional Leadership at the chief executive officer (CEO) level is the subject of this standards-based course. The application of strategic planning skills to enhance teaching and learning; to ensure alignment among curriculum, curriculum resources, and assessment; and to support the collection and use of multiple measures of success are promulgated through the requirements of this course. Emphasis is placed on skills designed to advocate, nurture, and sustain an instructional program and a culture that supports student learning and staff professional growth. Staff evaluation, improving staff performance, and effective models of supervision are emphasized.