Course Descriptions

EDLD 5311 Fundamentals of Leadership
This course provides students the opportunity to construct a foundation of leadership through fundamental theories of leadership. Students define their own purpose of leadership and begin to develop the basic skills required to build communities that
support learning for all students. Special emphasis is given to leadership as relationships between and among people and systems.

EDLD 5333 Leadership for Accountability
This course concentrates on both short and long-range district and campus planning.  Students will examine the state accountability system; disaggregate data, and use data and resources to improve instruction and the curriculum. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving techniques and facilitation skills of effective school leaders.

EDLD 5339 Organizational & Mgmt Issues
This course positions the school leader as the effective manager of the organization and its operations. Multiple topics are addressed such as; safe and effective learning environments, student support services, school policies and procedures, discipline management, behavior intervention, and fiscal issues in school management.

EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership
This course emphasizes techniques for improving instruction and learning through the application of the research on effective schools and on models of instruction. Topics include leadership related to curriculum, instruction, supervision, and theories and methods for adult learning and professional development. The principal as the leader of learning involves such tasks as teacher evaluation, supervision, mentoring, and effective communication.

EDLD 5344 School Law
This course provides teachers a foundation to understand the legal, ethical, and policy dimensions of education. Special emphasis is given to the interpretation of case law, Texas Education Code, and federal and state statutes.

EDLD 5397 Internship for Supervision
This course is designed to give job-related experience under the joint supervision of a school district campus mentor and faculty of Lamar University.

EDLD 5302 Concepts of Educational Technology
This Concepts of Educational Technology emphasizes how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can enhance the teaching and learning experience and enable students to lead digital learning.

EDLD 5303 Applying Educational Technology Portfolio
Evidence-based uses of educational technology in Pre-K-12 schools. Emphasis on production of instructional materials using technologies, strengths and limitations of educational technology, articulation of personal philosophy of uses of technology in Pre-K-12 and demonstrating evidences of technology in teaching and learning.

EDLS 5305 Disruptive Innovation in Technology
Success in leading technological change in your learning environment is directly related to how well you and your organizations are prepared. By embracing technological innovations as opportunities rather than challenges, students will proactively use those changes as catalysts to enhance their organization’s learning environments.

EDLD 5316 Digital Citizenship
Students examine the critical elements of digital citizenship by interacting with multiple learning communities.

EDLD 5317 Resources for Digital Environments
This course focuses on ongoing discussion and analysis of existing digital learning resources to understand and evaluate their practicality and value for educational use.

EDLD 5398 Internship in Administration
The Internship is a capstone experience designed to guide aspiring leaders to demonstrate proficiency associated with campus leadership. The final hours of the internship are completed under the supervision of a practicing school administrator. A qualifying examination is required before a student can apply to take the state certification examination.