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EDAD 7040: Leadership and Interpersonal Relations in Administration

The Nature of the Course: This course explores the role, style and function of leaders in the context of education. Theories of leadership and leadership styles of well-known leaders will be examined. High performing leaders act with integrity, fairness and honesty, in an ethical manner. They understand, respond to, and influence the personal, political, social, economic, legal, and cultural relationships in the local community.


Admission into the EdS or EdD program.


Pedagogical Approach

Course Proficiencies (Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions)

Standard A Continuous Improvement: Implements a systematic, coherent approach to bring about the continuous growth in the academic achievement of all students

Plan– 3) Facilitates the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of data informed school-wide improvement plans

Standard B Culture for Teaching and Learning: Creates a school culture and climate based on high expectations conducive to the success of all students

Maximize Learning – 5) Establishes effective lines of communication with teachers, parents, students, staff, and stakeholders wherein lifelong learning and self-discipline are modeled

Disposition – 6) School leaders develop and sustain a school culture based on ethics, diversity, equity, and collaboration through recruiting, hiring, and retaining teachers whose values and instructional philosophies align with the mission

Standard C Instructional Leadership and AssessmentFacilitates instructional practices that are based on assessment data and continually improve student learning

Disposition – 4) Models continuous learning and engages in personal professional development

Standard G Diversity:Responds to and influences the larger personal, political, social, economic, legal and cultural context in the classroom, school, and the local community while addressing diverse student needs to ensure the success of all studentsSpecialize – 2) Interacts effectively with diverse individuals and groups using a variety of interpersonal skills in any given situation.

Disposition – 4) Recognizes and addresses cultural, learning, and personal differences as a basis for academic decision making.


Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

Identify and critique concepts and theories that will enable students to better understand the dynamics of leadership. (NCATE 1.5; 19; ISLLC 1‑6)  

Perform a variety of leadership assessment instruments, case studies, and simulations which provide individuals with diagnostic feedback to aid in the analysis of their leadership style. (NCATE 1.2; ISLLC 1‑6)  

Provide team/cohort building experiences that help create a climate for cooperative learning and positive support group activities. (NCATE 5.5; ISLLC 4)  

Prepare a personal professional development plan based upon the assessment experience, contemporary leadership literature, Internet resources, and class discussions with an emphasis on the individual as a leader in the interactive process within and between groups in multi cultural environments. (NCATE 4.4, 9.2

Prepare educational leaders who demonstrate an understanding of and the capability to:

a.Facilitate in developing and implementing a shared vision within the context of an organizational mission. (NCATE 1. 1; ISLLC 1)

b. Use motivational theory to create conditions that motivate others within the context of a workplace environment (NCATE 1.2; ISLLC 6)

c.Use appropriate interpersonal skills in attempting to influence others (NCATE 7.1)

d. Recognize the importance of sharing decisions and judgment making with stakeholders as an integral part of effective leadership

e. Understand how their own behavior affects others and utilize appropriate interpersonal styles to guide individuals to task accomplishments.


A participation grade using the Socratic Method will assess the ability of students to synthesize the information presented and discussed in class. A number of writing assesments and discussion posts will also be evaluated. 

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