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EDLE 511 - Educational Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: EDLE 501
This course is designed to introduce prospective school leaders to the theory and practice of systems thinking as it is applied to organizational planning and development issues. School leaders need to know how to assess needs, establish priorities, set goals, allocate resources and develop and implement strategic plans in order to facilitate effective educational programs and practices. As important, they need to develop the ability to involve others in the development, planning and implementation phases of school improvement efforts. Major topics include systems thinking (concepts and strategies) and the principles of total quality management (TQM) applied to the educational setting. The course also examines recent research on key topics.