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EDAD 696 (for Principal Level II) offered in Winter term 2013

For WKU education administration students, I'm pleased to share that I'll be teaching EDAD 696, Advanced Organizational Theory, in the Winter 2013 term.  The full three-hour course will be offered online between January 2 and January 18, 2013.

EDAD 696 is required for Level II Principalship certification.  As a reminder, by state mandate current principalship students must complete all Level I and Level II coursework by December 2013, as the revised principal preparation program is rolling out next fall.  The Winter term course would allow students to quickly complete one of their required courses during a relatively quiet time of the school year (if any such thing exists), allowing more time for other needed courses in the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013 terms.

EDAD 696 explores how organizations work effectively, applying classical and contemporary theories to the specific work of P-12 school leadership.  Topics include organizational culture and climate, change leadership, decision-making, and motivation.  The culminating assignment requires each student to develop a theory of practice for his or her instructional leadership applying all course concepts.

Students will read the textbook, Organizational Behavior in Education (Owens & Valesky, 2010) in its entirety.  I'll elaborate on course concepts via online Tegrity lectures.  We'll cover three to four chapters of the text each week through online discussion activities, and the final paper will be due on January 18.

While the course will require an intensive amount of learning in a short period of time, students get the benefit of completing a three hour course in about two and a half weeks.

You may review the syllabus via TopNet, or email me for a copy or with questions.  Priority registration for Winter term begins October 1.

I look forward to learning with you in January!

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