Third and final step in the ProTeach Portfolio Support Program; Candidates will review and consider edits/comments provided by faculty as they continue to collect evidence/artifacts to document at standard for all 12 criteria, analyze evidence and finalize their writings for the final Professional Growth Team and Faculty assessment of their ProTeach Portfolio. Candidates are responsible for the Registration and payment fee to submit their ProTeach Portfolio for external assessment. Grade: P/NP This course replaces ED 504C Professional Certification Preparation III. Prerequisite(s): ED 504E Course description is subject to change in accordance with Washington State Certification requirements.
ED514 - Leadership and Resources
This course emphasizes the improvement of leadership skills in conferences, committees, and other problem-solving groups. Effective interpersonal communication in small and large groups and the effective relationship with other resources is emphasized. A survey of topics involved in providing leadership: leadership vs. management; leadership styles; site-based management; empowerment; development and use of task forces; creating a vision; role of change agents for innovation; organizing and utilizing resources; decision-making strategies; public relations; and strategic planning. To meet ISLLC Standards, student work products/artifacts, as identified in course syllabus, are required for educational administration students.
ED527 - School Curriculum
This course addresses the changing curriculum in the American public schools (grades P-12). The course is designed for both specialists and generalists in education, particularly principals, supervisors, and subject area specialists. Through experiences gained in this course, graduate students will be knowledgeable about the function, development, alignment, implementation, and assessment of curriculum. Students will be knowledgeable about innovations, school improvement planning, issues, trends, and federal and state regulations in order to exert leadership in articulating curricular reform to school boards, parents and professional staff members.
ED535 - Essential Leadership Concepts
Course/Summer Academy is a survey of advanced theories and practice in leadership in organizations. Emphasis will be on foundational leadership skills which include working with adult learners, communication, collaboration, knowledge of content and its applications, change process, systems thinking, and building trusting relationships. Development of a Professional Growth Plan. Offered Fall semester in an Academy and Spring semester as a course. Note: this course substitutes/replaces ED582 Issues in Education
ED537 - Cross Cultural Understanding: Building Inclusive Communities
Considers the multi-cultural aspects of American society, including cooperative pluralism and diversity and their significance in terms of children, parents, educators, and coworkers in the school and organizational community. Concepts and issues addressed include race, culture, prejudice, equity, marginalization, assimilation, pluralism and interdependence, and changing demographics. Focus is on developing the knowledge, skills, and leadership stance needed to encourage and promote attitudinal change in the classroom, school, and/or organization, as well as in the community. Note: this course substitutes/replaces ED511 Multi-cultural Education: Building Inclusive Communities
This online course is structured to explore research and enrich knowledge in a professional field of interest, particularly in areas that may enhance leadership knowledge and skills. Note: This course substitutes/replaces ED593 Readings in Education.
An introduction to research methods: types, characteristics of effective research, formulating hypotheses, research design, preparing questionnaires, and research writing. A research proposal using the current American Psychological Association (APA) manual for reference citations, tables and figures is a required learning experience for the course. No commitment is made that the proposal developed for this course can be applied toward meeting the requirements for ED 595, ED596, or ED 598. Prerequisite(s): ED 584 or PSY 555.
ED571 - Scholarly Research & Writing
This course is designed as a first step in the research sequence leading to the culminating/capstone Special Project of the Master of Education graduate degrees. Extensive reading and writing are at the heart of this course. Students will learn the characteristics of valid and credible research in their field of interest; the characteristics of effective communication of research findings including the use of APA formatting; and they will identify/select a possible topic for their graduate degree capstone project. Descriptors of this course include: ability to distinguish opinion versus research-based references, communication of credible information, and identification of research problem/question. Offered in Fall and Spring semesters. Offered face-to-face/blended in Tri-Cities and Online.
The course examines the legal framework affecting governance and operation of public schools. Primary attention is focused on legal issues facing school personnel. Constitutional provisions, court decisions, federal laws, Washington statutes, and administrative codes and their influence on district/building policy and procedure are considered. Topics may include: legal issues involved in church-state relationships, rights and responsibilities of students and staff, individuals with disabilities, school personnel, accessing legal resources, and safe schools. Cross-listed as ED 536
ED570 - School and Community Relations
This course presents the multi-dimensional role of school-community relations and administrative communication at the school level. Development of positive and constructive relationships between educational institutions, families, and diverse stakeholders; specific methods and techniques in public relations are explored to ensure school support, family involvement, and student success. Major emphasis is placed on contemporary issues facing schools.
ED584 - Measurement and Evaluation
The course addresses planning, implementation, and evaluation needed to develop a comprehensive understanding of student assessment. Statistical concepts used in data evaluation are studied. The relationships between measurement and evaluation, and their connection to state, local and classroom assessment are emphasized. Reference citations, tables and figures will follow the current American Psychological Association (APA) manual.
ED590 - Theories of Learning
This course is a survey of the development of psychological theories of learning and comparing and critiquing them. It will include implications and applications of each theory and how these affect teaching and/or leadership. This course will include discussion of purists versus eclectic in areas such as skills learning, cognitive learning, affective learning and the development of ones own personal learning theory.
A course designed to permit qualified students to pursue a researched-based approved topic through independent study under the direction of a faculty member and to produce a specific outcome. Reference citations, tables and figures will follow the current American Psychological Association (APA) manual. Prerequisites: ED 553, ED 584, permission of the department chair. Graded P/NP. Students will be expected to meet defined standards to receive a pass grade. Prerequisite(s): ED 553, ED 584, permission of the department chair.
ED566 - Special Project Defense
This course is designed as the last step in the research course sequence leading to the completion of program requirements for the Master of Education graduate degrees. Students must have completed at a minimum a final approved draft of the Special Project. With the help and guidance of their Special Project Advisor, the student will design a strategy to share their original research to Heritage University Faculty and general community. Final outcomes for this course are the community sharing of the original research completed by the graduate student and submission to the HU Library for public access and reference. Descriptors for this course include: poster board presentation, audio-visual presentation, effective oral presentation of original research. Offered face-to-face/blended in Tri-Cities and Online.