Program Requirements

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Courses and Course Descriptions

EDL 780 Policy, Politics & Community Relations
EDL 785 Educational Planning and Evaluation
EDL 790 Managing Educational Environments
EDL 795 The Superintendency Fieldwork

 

EDL 780 Policy, Politics & Community Relations
This course is an analysis of the forces, factors, agencies, formal government systems and informal subsystems that influence educational policy in local districts, state governments and national governments, and their effect on school management. The course focus will be on: the knowledge and skills an educational leader needs to think and plan strategically, create an organizational vision around personalized student success, become grounded in standards-based systems theory and design, and is able to transfer knowledge to the leader's job as an architect of standards-based reform in the school.

EDL 785 Educational Planning and Evaluation
This course is an examination of planning and evaluation strategies characteristic of educational institutions. Students will be exposed to a broad range of information used by educational leaders to make sound decisions in the planning and evaluation of educational programs. The course focus will be on standards-based systems theory and design and the transfer of this knowledge to the leader's job as an architect of standards-based reform in the school. In addition, information will be provided on how to access and use appropriate data to inform decision-making at all levels of the system. An individualized 360-hour internship is required to obtain a Letter of Eligibility over a twelve month period. This course will begin the first 120-hours of the internship for the Letter of Eligibility. This internship shall take place in a school district under the joint supervision of Saint Joseph's University and a school superintendent to verify and record the ability of the intern to meet the certification requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

EDL 790 Managing Educational Environments
This course will be structured to provide students with the theory and techniques essential for management of educational facilities. Leadership requirements are emphasized and applied to: planning and construction of new buildings, renovations to existing structures, utilization, operation and maintenance of facilities. The course focus will be on: the knowledge and skills an educational leader needs to think and plan strategically, create an organizational vision around personalized student success, and to know how to access and use appropriate data to inform decision-making at all levels of the system. An individualized 360-hour internship is required to obtain a Letter of Eligibility over a twelve month period. This course will include the second part of 120-hours of the internship for the Letter of Eligibility. This internship shall take place in a school district under the joint supervision of Saint Joseph's University and a school superintendent to verify and record the ability of the intern to meet the certification requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

EDL 795 The Superintendency Fieldwork
The final 120-hours of the 360 required hours will conclude with this culminating internship which is required to obtain a Letter of Eligibility. This internship shall take place in a school district under the joint supervision of Saint Joseph's University and a school superintendent to verify and record the ability of the intern to meet the certification requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.