Course Description:

EDUC 603 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION (Three Hours) In this seminar candidates will focus on the issues and challenges for educational leadership in the first half of the 21st century. Topics will include the impact of globalization; the influence of values, ethics, and moral decision-making on school leadership; the accelerating effect of technology on teaching, curriculum construction and administration in schools; the challenges facing schools as a result of an increasingly diverse culture; and other topics related to educational change. A portion of the course will be devoted to an analysis of case studies of school districts known for excellence in leadership contrasted with comparable districts considered to be chronically challenged. Course discussions will be based on extensive readings in the field of educational leadership. This course cannot be taken as a directed study.