ED: Ed Dev & Leadership (EDL)

Courses

EDL A493 Implementing Alaska Native Values into the Classroom or Work Place 3 Credits

Examin Alaska Native Traditional values as holistic approaches to life and work. Reflect on values as they pertain to academic, professional and personal experiences in modern life. Explore the thematic framework of "modern Qasgiq" (an ancient indigenous communal training and learning center). Identify ways of healing and wellness as a critical concept through different worldviews as one adapts and ajusts by embracing ancestral healing and wellness rights passed on by elders and ancestors through resiliency of Alaska Native language and/or culture.

EDL A610 Orientation to Graduate Studies in Leadership 2 Credits

Provides an orientation to the scholar-practitioner model of study in the Educational Leadership Program. The orientation provides an overview of the knowledge, skills and dispositions for successful school leadership. These areas include leadership traits, writing skills and research skills, awareness of the Alaskan Administrator Standards, Educational Leadership Constituent Consortium Standards, Cultural Standards for Alaska, and International Society of Technology Educators Standards.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to EDL program and graduate standing

EDL A620 Leadership in Alaska Culture and Social Justice Issues 3 Credits

Examines cultural proficiency from personal and professional perspectives. Reflects on the effects of historical trauma of Alaska Natives in rural and urban settings. Explores educational leadership strategies to support culturally responsive practices and social justice.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to College of Education

EDL A637 Organizational Theory and Change 3 Credits

Examines organizational theories and leadership styles that drive organization transformation. Explores the complexity of change and its impact on organizational culture and cumulative impact on the organization's success. Emphasizes the foundation of social justice as an organizational response to diverse communities.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to the College of Education and graduate standing. Instructor approval required if prerequisite is not met.

Prerequisites: EDL A610.

EDL A638 Instructional Leadership and Student Learning 3 Credits

Examines instructional leadership and how it impacts the operations of the school and the district. Innovative approaches to instructional leadership in K-12 schools, with attention to problems of curriculum development and assessment of student learning in a culturally relevant environment, school reform models and the design and implementation of school improvement programs.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to the College of Education and graduate standing.

Prerequisites: EDL A610.

EDL A639 Politics, Law and Ethics in Leadership 3 Credits

Examines knowledge and skills required for implementing political, legal and ethical practices within an educational setting. Analyzes legal and policy issues and politics impacting public education. Integrates professional practice standards, school board policies and regulations, and constitutional, statutory, and case law.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and admission to College of Education

Prerequisites: EDL A610.

EDL A640 Law and Ethics in Education 3 Credits

Knowledge and skills for developing professionally-sound legal and ethical practices in school settings. Legal issues that impact the organization and delivery of public education, including professional practice commissions standards and constitutional, statutory, administrative, and case law.

EDL A644 School Resource Allocation and Management 3 Credits

Examines the school administrator's role and responsibility in the operational responsibilities of effective school leadership. Explores major leadership responsibilities related to student support services, supervision and evaluation, finance and budgeting, and maintaining school buildings and grounds.

Prerequisites: EDL A610 and EDL A637 and EDL A638.

EDL A651 Educator Supervision and Evaluation 3 Credits

Examines the school principal's role in the supervision and evaluation of educators. Analyzes research-based strategies to improve instruction and student learning within a culture of trust. Develops an in-depth knowledge of the evaluation process and how it interfaces with supervision. Emphasizes compliance with State of Alaska regulations for educator evaluation.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and admission to College of Education

Prerequisites: EDL A610.

EDL A671 Superintendent Stewardship and Systemic Change 3 Credits

Role of superintendent as the steward of the entire school system and the leader responsible for improving student learning through public accountability measures.
Registration Restrictions: Master's degree.

EDL A672 Student Performance: Academic and Developmental 3 Credits

Focus on the superintendent's need to understand developmental research that explains student academic performance including the psycho-social, physiological, and cultural dimensions.
Registration Restrictions: Master's degree.

EDL A673 Human Resource Management and Labor Relations 3 Credits

Tools and approaches that enable superintendents to manage personnel and negotiation transactions within a school district.
Registration Restrictions: Master's degree.

EDL A674 Public School Finance and Facilities 3 Credits

Key components of K-12 public school finance and K-12 facility design and maintenance as they relate to the preparation of superintendents.
Registration Restrictions: Master's degree.

EDL A675 Superintendent Internship 3-6 Credits

Fieldwork in an appropriate educational or agency setting. Assignment will be respective to the superintendency.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Ed Leadership Superintendent program and completion of any two of EDL A671, EDL A672, EDL A673 and EDL A674.

Prerequisites: EDL A676 or concurrent enrollment or EDL A677 or concurrent enrollment.

EDL A676 Superintendent Seminar I 3 Credits

Themes of policy development and implementation, school- community relations, and instructional reform with a focus on state and local events and issues. Supplements EDL A675. Provides opportunity to interns for structured reflection and added input.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Ed Leadership Superintendent program and completion of any two of EDL A671, EDL A672, EDL A673 and EDL A674.

Corequisites: EDL A675.

EDL A677 Superintendent Seminar II 3 Credits

Themes of policy development and implementation, human resource management, and district level finance and facilities management. Supplements EDL A675. Provides opportunity to interns for structured reflection and added input.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Ed Leadership Superintendent program and completion of any two of EDL A671, EDL A672, EDL A673 and EDL A674.

Corequisites: EDL A675.

EDL A692A Principal Seminar I 3 Credits

Provides structured discussions, reflections and presentations of internship topics in a seminar setting. Facilitates the application of theory to practice through the internship field work with an emphasis in school and community relations and public school facilities. Promotes professional networking with current administrators.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in College of Education

Corequisites: EDL A695.

EDL A692B Principal Seminar II 3 Credits

Provides structured discussions, reflections and presentations of internship topics in a seminar setting. Facilitates the application of theory to practice through the internship fieldwork with an emphasis in human and fiscal resource management and instructional leadership.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in the College of Education and admittance to the EDL principal internship program

Prerequisites: EDL A692A.

Corequisites: EDL A695.

EDL A695 Principal Internship 3-6 Credits

Provides structured and supervised fieldwork in a P-12 public education setting. Integration of theory into practice through the demonstration of leadership in authentic principal responsibilities.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in the College of Education