MSA Full-Time Course Descriptions

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Fall Semester 1

LEED 6901 – Introduction to School Leadership (3) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Assessment of leadership skills and behaviors.

LEED 6902 – Strategic Leadership for 21st Century Schools (3) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Leadership theory and strategic planning models.

LEED 6903 – Micro-Political Leadership and Decision-Making within a Legal Context (3) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Effective decision-making within the context of school organizations and legal contexts.

Spring Semester 1

LEED 6904 – External Development Leadership for Cultivating Partnerships (3) (SL) – P: Admission to MSA program. -School community partnerships and effective communication skills with internal and external stakeholders.

LEED 6905 – Managerial Leadership for Complex School Operations (3) (SL) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Resource maximization by establishing processes and systems that lead to school improvement and student success.

LEED 6906 – Human Resource Leadership for Professional Growth (3) (SL) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Effective recruitment, placement, induction, mentoring, evaluation, development, and empowerment of teachers and staff.

Fall Semester 2

LEED 6907 – Leadership Skill Development (3) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Simulations for leadership development.

LEED 6908 – Instructional Leadership for Teaching and Learning (3) (SL) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Integrating purposeful and proactive organization, sequencing, and management of teacher and student interactions.

LEED 6926 – Internship in Management and Leadership (6) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Development and refinement of K-12 leadership and management skills.

Spring Semester 2

LEED 6909 – Cultural Leadership for Systemic School Improvement (3) (SL) – P: Admission to MSA program. – School improvement by promotion of a school culture of collaboration, diversity, safety, ethical values, and high expectations.

LEED 6929 – Internship in Management, Leadership, and Supervision (9) – P: Admission to MSA program. – Development and refinement of K-12 leadership, management, and supervisory skills.