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The Role And Functions Of The Principal

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Overview / Abstract:

This course examines the roles and functions of the principalship and explores educational leadership. Research, theory, and systemic change are studied and integrated to develop principals who are collaborative instructional leaders for schools of the 21st century.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Definition of the Principalship

Describe the roles and functions of the principalship in integrating the school’s vision and mission.
Leadership in the Context of the Learning Community

Identify the various stakeholders of a learning community.
Compare and contrast the various learning community models.
Identify the qualities of high-performance organizations.
Decision Making and Problem Solving

Identify the benefits of collaborative decision making and problem solving.
Compare and contrast techniques for consensus decision making and problem solving.
Examine issues that are principal decisions versus group consensus and decisions.
Explore the effective delegation of responsibilities.
Site-based Management

Define site-based management.
Describe the components of site-based management and discuss its implications.
Change Process

Explain the nature of organizational change.
Investigate strategies to manage change in the school setting.
Curriculum and Instruction - Student and Staff Development

Compare and contrast current curriculum models and staff development strategies that improve student learning and are inclusive of technological advances.
Compare and contrast instructional designs and strategies inclusive of technological advances.
Student Services

Recommend procedures and structures for student services.
Diversity Appreciation and Multicultural Education

Identify multiculturalism in the educational setting related to curriculum, instruction, and human resources development.
Explore ways to promote appreciation of diversity in the school setting.
Business Management

Identify the principal’s role in managing the budget at a school level.
Identify technology applications for school management.
Communication and Marketing

Identify techniques for internal and external communication.
Analyze effective marketing techniques.


Nov 05, 2020


Education (Higher Ed) , Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3.0 CEU

Keywords / Search Terms

University of Phoenix

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