EDA 68400 Visionary and Innovative Leadership

As part of the Educational Specialist (EdS) degree, this course introduces the student to the conceptual tools, theoretical formulations and research findings concerning visionary and innovative leadership in the school. This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills to create and implement a shared vision to guide continuous school improvement. The course will also provide the knowledge and skills to create and maintain an effective professional growth plan. Topics include engaging stakeholders in the collective vision; utilizing multiple sources of data to drive school improvement; developing a professional growth plan that includes reflection, professional networking, and collegial feedback; maintaining ethical conduct; effective time management; and utilizing new knowledge as a catalyst for change.