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  • Education - Certification (EDCT)

    6301 School Culture for Principals (3-0). Designed to prepare prospective school administrators on methods of establishing and implementing a shared vision and culture of high expectations for all stakeholders and how to work with those stakeholders to support student learning.

    6302 Instructional Leadership for Principals (3-0). Designed to prepare prospective school administrators on how to collaboratively develop and implement high-quality instruction, as well as how to monitor and assess classroom instruction to promote teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

    6303 Human Resources Management for Principals (3-0). Designed to prepare prospective school administrators to establish and cultivate a culture of high expectations for all educational stakeholders and to explore the avenues in which a school administrator establishes an evaluation and supervision system for teachers that leads to professional growth.

    6304 Executive Supervision for Principals (3-0). Designed to prepare prospective school administrators to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders, collaboratively determine goals and implement strategies that align with a school’s vision that support teacher effectiveness and positive student outcomes, and provide ethical leadership by advocating for children and ensuring student access to effective educators, programs, and services.

    6305 Capstone in Educational Leadership (3-0). Designed to prepare candidates for their professional life after graduation by providing opportunities to demonstrate mastery on all competencies associated with the Educational Leadership program.

    6307 Leadership of the Educational Community for Superintendents (3-0). Designed to prepare prospective school district leaders to ethically advocate and promote the success of all students by collaboratively shaping district culture and supporting a vision of learning that is shared and supported by a diverse pool of educational stakeholders.

    6308 Instructional Leadership for Superintendents (3-0). Designed to prepare prospective school district leaders to effectively advocate and facilitate the planning and implementation of instructional programs that enhance student learning and professional growth.

    6309 Administrative Leadership for Superintendents (3-0). Designed to prepare prospective school district leaders to effectively apply principles of administrative leadership to financial and personnel management, resource utilization, physical plant, and school safety.

    6310 Strategic Organizational Management for Superintendents (3-0). Designed to prepare prospective school district leaders to efficiently implement and facilitate planning and communication across multiple programs that ultimately encourages student success and professional growth.

    6311 Educator Roles: Theory to Practice (3-0). This course is designed to combine candidates’ theoretical knowledge of their role as a professional educator with the essential skills.

    6312 Superintendent Practicum in Education (0-0-3). Designed to provide 160 clock-hours of supervised field experience in which the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in each of the standards identified in Texas Administrative Code for the superintendent certificate under the supervision and direction of a Texas certified school superintendent and field supervisor. Grading will be either pass or fail. The practicum is taken as one of the final courses in the superintendent certification program. May not be concurrently enrolled in other superintendent certification courses or Education - Certification 6313.
    Prerequisites: Completion of all superintendent certification courses with a “B” or better; minimum GPA of 3.00; Principal certification or the equivalent issued by the Texas Education Agency; permission of program coordinator.

    6313 Superintendent Internship (0-0-3). Required for educators hired by Texas school districts on a school superintendent intern certificate. Designed to provide supervised field experience in which the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in each of the standards identified in Texas Administrative Code for the superintendent certificate under the supervision and direction of a Texas certified school superintendent and field supervisor. May not be concurrently enrolled in Education - Certification 6312 or another practicum or internship course. The internship will follow all requirements as outlined in Texas Administrative Code for intern certification. Grading will be either pass or fail. (May be repeated for credit.)
    Prerequisites: All requirements outlined in Texas Administrative Code for intern certification; Principal certification; permission of program coordinator.

    6347 Practicum for Principals A (0-0-3). Designed to provide 80 clock-hours of supervised field experience in which the candidate must demonstrate the standards identified in Texas Administrative Code for the principal as instructional leader certification. This first semester practicum course will provide an emphasis on school culture, leading learning, and human capital under the supervision of a Texas certified school administrator and field supervisor. May not be concurrently enrolled in Education - Graduate 6341, Education - Certification 6348, or Education - Certification 6399. Grading will be either pass or fail.
    Prerequisites: Completion of Education - Graduate 6341 with a “B” or better; permission of program coordinator.

    6348 Practicum for Principals B (0-0-3). Designed to provide an additional 80 clock-hours of supervised field experience in which the candidate must demonstrate the standards identified in Texas Administrative Code for the principal as instructional leader certification. This second semester practicum course will provide an emphasis on executive leadership, strategic operations, and ethics, equity, and diversity under the supervision of a Texas certified school administrator and a field supervisor. May not be concurrently enrolled in Education - Graduate 6341, Education - Certification 6347, or Education - Certification 6399. Grading will be either pass or fail.
    Prerequisites: Completion of Education - Graduate 6341 with a “B” or better; successful completion of Education - Certification 6347; permission of program coordinator.

    6349 Practicum for Principal Certification (0-0-3). Designed to provide 160 clock-hours of supervised field experience in which the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in each of the standards identified in Texas Administrative Code for the principal as instructional leader certification. This practicum course will provide an emphasis on school culture, leading learning, human capital, executive leadership, strategic operations, and ethics, equity, and diversity under the supervision of a Texas certified school administrator and a field supervisor. May not be concurrently enrolled in Education - Graduate 6341, Education - Certification 6347, or Education - Certification 6399. Grading will be either pass or fail
    Prerequisites: Completion of Education - Graduate 6341 with a “B” or better; permission of program coordinator.

    6399 Internship for Principals (0-0-3). Required for educators hired by Texas school districts on a school principal intern certificate. Designed to provide supervised field experience in which the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in each of the standards identified in Texas Administrative Code for the principal as instructional leader certification. May not be concurrently enrolled in Education - Certification 6347, Education - Certification 6348, or Education - Certification 6349. Grading will be either pass or fail. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisites: All requirements outlined in Texas Administrative Code for intern certification; permission of program coordinator.

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