Course Catalog: Leadership, Policy and Administration Courses

The degree requirements outlined in this catalog are intended to be used for students entering Wheelock in the 2016-2017 academic year.

LPA 706
Role of the Mentor Teacher
3 credits

Topics include: observation, communication, supervising and mentoring skills; adult development and learning; knowledge about teaching, learning and curriculum; and societal changes. Examines issues such as selecting and assigning mentors, differentiating teacher roles, empowering teachers, evaluation responsibilities, resource and time allocation and coordination for mentoring. Prerequisite: two or more years of teaching experience in grades K-6.

LPA 720
Leadership for Organizational Change in Educational Settings
3 credits

Examines organizational models and systems theory in educational settings. A focus on strategic planning and effective management and leadership will develop participants’ ability to manage group dynamics and mentoring, as well as promote positive organization-al change. Learners will apply theories of organization through the use of case studies and field experiences. Offered in Singapore programs only.

LPA 806
Financial/Legal Aspects of Admin in ECE
2 credits

Designed for directors and teachers, addresses the fiscal and legal aspects of program administration. Topics include liability, in-formed consent, confidentiality, insurance, use of technology, cash flow and break even analysis, accessing an sustaining multiple funding sources, and how to control expenditures and maintains balanced budgets.

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