EDA 68600 Initial K-12 Field Experience and Data-Based Decision-Making

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 will provide an opportunity for the student to closely study the area of data-based decision making through participation in an internship with a school administrator. Each student will spend at least 90 hours during the semester participating in the activities under the guidance of the professor and an active principal. Topics include identifying school-based problems; collecting, analyzing, and prioritizing data; developing an action plan; using data to make instructional decisions; determining result indicators and monitoring progress; and creating a collaborative team to reflect and improve on day-to-day practice using data.