School Administration – EDAS 640

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

An examination of the administration roles in the design, implementation and improvement of the total educational program in private and public schools. Specific areas of study include curriculum and instruction, pupil and staff personnel, student activities, school organization and management.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The leadership of a school is a key factor in the success or failure of the school’s programs. This course provides an overview to enable prospective administrators to gain an understanding of their leadership role through readings, personal reflection, and pedagogical interaction. This course will provide students with an opportunity to examine their own personal leadership values and to explore relevant problems and strategies for resolution.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 400-500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates' threads. Each reply must be at least 150-250 words. (CLO: A, B, C, E, F)

Case Study Assignments (2)

The candidate will access each Case Study by a link and code that will be provided by the instructor. Each Case Study Assignment must be a minimum of 1,000 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F.)

School Improvement Plan Assignments (3)

This project consists of five parts that will be completed and submitted over the course of three assignments:

School Improvement Plan: Part A - Vision Evaluation, Development, and Revision Assignment

The candidate will report, evaluate, review, and revise a school’s or district’s vision/purpose statement. This must be between 300–500 words. (CLO: A, D, E.)

School Improvement Plan: Parts B & C - Data Analysis and Goals Assignment

The candidate will gather and analyze multiple types of school data and then list 3–5 SMART goals for school improvement. The candidate will explain how each of the 3-5 SMART goals align with the school’s vision and how the SMART goals are communicated to all stakeholders. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

School Improvement Plan: Parts D & E - Implementation Plan Assignment

The candidate will complete an Implementation Plan that covers resource management, implementation, and monitoring progress. A template will be provided for Part E. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

School Improvement Plan: Final Canvas and LiveText Submission Assignment

The candidate will revise Parts A, B, C, D, and E, combine them into one School Improvement Plan assignment, and submit their paper in Canvas and LiveText. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Quizzes (2)

The candidate will complete a midterm and final quiz in this course. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 5–6 essay questions, and have a 2-hour and 45-minute time limit. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F.)