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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDS750 Principal as Building Leader (3 cr.)

This course examines the role of the building principal as instructional leader who can build effective teams, shape a vision for success for all students, cultivate leadership in others, communicate effectively, help staff upgrade skills, and use data to foster school improvement.  Related topics of importance are explored, including building safety and security systems and student guidance programs available in Minnesota schools.  Organizational structures related to the principal’s role in providing oversight for special education programs are examined. Various models and issues impacting the building master schedule are critically evaluated.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Evaluate school safety and security policies, plans, and procedures for a safe and secure building and formulate a plan for corrective action for areas of vulnerability associated with student transportation and school grounds. (4.1, 6.1-.4, 12.2-.3, 13.1-.3, 7.2)
  2.  Articulate corrective action strategies through plans that connect each student with a school staff adult to address bullying, profiling, institutional threat, vandalism, and harassment. (13.1, 13.3, 2P.1-2)
  3. Evaluate master scheduling considerations and processes for elementary and secondary schools.  (2.2-.3, 2P.5)
  4. Facilitate plans for providing programs and services to meet the special education needs of all students considering the grade levels, size, and location of the school. (3.1-.3, 8.4, 2P.6, 3P.2)
  5. Design and communicate school improvement plans that integrate research with best practices in teaching and learning, identify relevant school goals, involve key stakeholders, contain student assessment results, and help all learners achieve at high levels. (1.1-.3, 3.2, 6.4, 9.1-3, 12.1-.3, 3P.1-.6)

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