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EDAD 532 Leading Difficult and Underperforming People to Excellence

Content: The course is designed to provide practicing school administrators with knowledge, skills and support to work with adults from diverse and multicultural backgrounds, primarily teachers, whose performance is not acceptable. The course is not a clinical supervision course. Students will continue to develop administrative awareness of personal attitudes and beliefs about competence and success of teachers based on gender, ethnic background and social class. Course topics include effective hiring and retention practices, diagnosis of causes for unacceptable teacher performance, objective documentation of teacher performance, the legal basis for supervising and evaluating teachers, review of and familiarization with district evaluation documents, analysis of personal leadership approaches and behaviors, assessing teacher competence and potential for growth, and finally, discussion of relevant technology which supports effective supervision.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Initial Administrator License and current school administration position.
Credits: 2 semester hours.