ACSAP : Coursework

Coursework

Schedule of Courses (July 1, 2013 August 8, 2014)

  1. First Set of Intensive On-Ground Sessions at Chaminade University of Honolulu (8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. daily)
    1. July 1 - 19, 2013 (Note: This is the on-ground component, however, course work will continue online until September 6, 2013)
      1. EDUC 741: Introduction to Educational Administration
      2. Turnaround - Leadership
      3. EDUC 742: Leadership for Educational Administrators
      4. Turnaround - Data Use
  2. Online Courses
    1. EDUC 743: Education Law (October 3 December 15, 2013)
    2. EDUC 745: School and Community Relations (January March 2014)
    3. EDUC 746: Financial Management for School Administrators (March June 2014)
  3. Second Set of Intensive On-Ground Sessions at Chaminade University of Honolulu (8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. daily)
    1. June 2 13, 2014 (Note: This is the on-ground component, however, course work will continue online until August 8, 2014)
      1. EDUC 744: Managing Communication and Personnel Issues for Administrators
      2. Turnaround Helping Teachers Change Behavior
    2. June 16 27, 2014 (Note: This is the on-ground component, however, course work will continue online until August 8, 2014)
      1. EDUC 747: Curriculum Administration
      2. Turnaround Targeted Intervention for Students

Course Descriptions

EDUC 741: Introduction to Education Administration (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the field of educational administration and leadership. The focus is on understanding schools as complex adaptive social systems, with the principal as the central administrator and change leader. The course also provides an introductory overview of effective school management processes, including management of human resources, finances, and legal and ethical issues.

EDUC 742: Leadership for Educational Administrators (3 credits)

Designed to provide guidelines to the principal as manager and leader of change through decision-making, motivation, group dynamics, and co-empowerment with the teacher.

EDUC 743: Education Law (3 credits)

Examines dimensions of law as they impact educational institutions. Discussion will center on local and national laws and how they impact the delivery of courses, students, faculty and staff, and the community.

EDUC 744: Managing Communication and Personnel Issues (3 credits)

Focuses on communicating effectively as a manager. Students will increase their appreciation of the vital role of managerial communication in managing personnel through a series of exercises and assignments.

EDUC 745: School Community Relations (3 credits)

This course examines principles, techniques, policies, and organizations to promote and sustain vibrant, positive and dynamic school-community relations. This includes the study of marketing strategies and processes; successful models of school, family, business, community, government and higher education partnerships; and the identification and evaluation of current school partnerships.

EDUC 746: Financial Management for School Administrators (3 credits)

Examines the role of the principal as financial manager, institutional planner, and fiscal developer, and covers community and financial accountability.

EDUC 747: Curriculum Administration (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide education leader candidates the skills and knowledge to effectively undertake curriculum and instructional leadership in the schools. This includes an overview of basic concepts and theories underlying curriculum development within the context of state policies; provides basic tools for administrators to use in analyzing and selecting curriculum; and explores effective strategies to implement curriculum successfully on a school-wide basis.