Leadership in Character Education - Courses Sequence
Note: Regent will no longer be accepting applications to this program as of Summer 2013.
Required During First Semester
- EDUC 500 Online Orientation - 0 credits
- UNIV LIB Information, Research, and Resources - 0 credits
- EDIP 540 Philosophical Foundations in Education (offered every semester) - 3 credits
- EADM 514 Human Development & Character Education (Fall) - 2 credits
- EFND 504 Character Education (offered every semester) - 3 credits
- EFND 509 Character Education Curricula, Instruction, & Assessment (Fall or Summer) - 3 credits
- EADM 515 Research Design (Fall or Summer) - 3 credits
- EMEP 504 Developing Learning Opportunities for Students At-risk (Spring) - 3 credits
- EADM 511 Leadership, Organization & Administration (Spring) - 3 credits
- EADM 540 School & Community Relations (Spring) - 3 credits
- EDIP 541 Developmental Leadership (offered every semester) - 3 credits
- ETSP 551 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities (offered every semester) - 3 credits
- EFND 598 Professional Project (taken in last semester) - 3 credits
Total: 32 credits
Leadership in Character Education - Course Descriptions
EADM 511 Leadership, Organization & Administration (3) Focuses on the role of the administrator in the individual school. Examines leadership styles and identifies one’s own tendencies toward these styles. Examines issues of integrity, fairness, and ethics in the context of school leadership. Examines organization and administration of the local school within a system with special reference to developing organizational and administrative structures designed to promote the vision and mission of the school based on shared values. Particular emphasis on the development of a proposal and master plan for a specified school (i.e., N-5 and/or 6-8 and/or 9-12), and a management team approach to administering a school.
EADM 514 Human Development & Character Education (2) Foundation in human development, motivational theory, and applied learning as it pertains to education. Identification of learning goals in a pluralistic society and the role of educational leadership in modern society. Examine issues and trends for character education programs. Portfolio on leadership and character education required.
EADM 515/GSAS 515 EA Research Design (3) Focuses on the role of the school leader or educator as a consumer (basic, applied, and orientational), a user (evaluation), and a producer (action) of educational research. As consumers, candidates learn how to identify, read, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, explain, and apply quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research. As users, candidates utilize descriptive statistics and data-driven decision making in problem based learning applications. As producers, candidates follow the structure of a research proposal to develop competency with the literature, methods, designs, and data analysis techniques germane to the field. Cross-listed with EADM 615.
EADM 540 School & Community Relations (3) Focuses on the role of the school leader in designing programs around the needs, problems, and issues of the school, with its stakeholders, special publics. Because of cultural changes and new problems arising there is a need for better two way communications between the school and the community. Dealing constructively and effectively with these needs and problems will increase the chances that parents, stakeholders, special publics, and the district will take a positive interest in the school, thus inviting their support for school improvement. Candidates will develop a plan to capitalize on the diversity (cultural, ethic, racial, economic, special interest groups) of the school community to improve student achievement, school programs, and meet diverse needs of all students. The course will be linked with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards. Cross-listed with EADM 640.
EDIP 540 Philosophical Foundations in Education (3) Historical, political and philosophical foundations of education. While focused on U.S. education, emphasis on generalized principles and issues makes it relevant to all nations. Establishes a philosophical foundation of education and surveys various worldviews that affect education today.
EDIP 541 Developmental Leadership (3) Breadth of understanding or review of major leadership theories, with a focus on development of models. Grow a depth of understanding concerning a particular developmental leadership model and apply the concepts and skills to certain situations. Utilize leadership skills to foster growth in the people with which you work, thus drawing out the leadership in the learner.
EDUC 500 Online Orientation (0) This course is designed to acquaint learners with the technologies and resources needed to successfully complete their online course(s)/program.
EFND 504 Character Education (3) Participants will study the foundations of ethics, ethical behavior, and moral decision-making. Development of these ethical and moral value systems and their impact on individual character growth, within the context of historical and contemporary psychological theories and scientifically-based research. Students will be required to analyze character education: historical and multi-cultural perspectives, its effectiveness and necessity. The course also includes many practical strategies and methodologies for supporting character development with an emphasis on the affirmation of the principles of truth, justice, and love.
EFND 509 Character Education Curricula, Instruction, & Assessment (3) Research base for character education and its school transformational capabilities. Design of integrated character education curricula and instructional delivery through standards-based instruction. Effective teaching and assessment of character qualities with strategies for program evaluation.
EFND 598 Professional Project (1-5) Before the awarding of a degree, successfully complete a culminating experience. For most, the project will consist of providing evidence, in the form of a portfolio, that critical program competencies have been met. Cross-listed with EFND 698.
EMEP 504 Developing Learning Opportunities for At-risk Students (3) Provides the knowledge base and experience necessary to identify and assess the needs of students with various learning, emotional and/or behavioral problems. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize and apply strategies that will create an appropriate environment according to your students’ needs. Cross-listed with EMEP 604.
ETSP 551/GSAS 551 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities (3) Discusses students who demonstrate patterns of behavior consistent with learning disabilities, mild mental retardation and emotional disorders, and the characteristics of students with hearing, vision and/or physical impairments. Survey the range of conditions, which contribute to students being eligible for special education services. Presents an overview of identification, assessment, program options and intervention services. This course includes as competencies a classroom observation and practicum experience. Cross-listed with UED 451 and ETSP 651.
UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources (0) Teaches basic competencies in the use of computer and related information technology research and resources, including use of the library. Enroll in the course in the first semester. Required for graduation. Pass/No Pass.