ED614 School Supervision

for S2P 2012

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Park University School for Education  Conceptual Framework


ED 614 School Supervision


S2P 2012 EDZ


Hunt, David Scott


Adjunct Faculty


MED- Elementary Principal
EDS- Superintendent
EDD superintendent

Office Location

18400 E. 19th St. S.   Independence, MO 64057

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Wile, J. & Bondi, J. (2000) Supervision: A guide to practice (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc.

Additional Resources:

Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium of the Chief State School Officers. Candidate Information Bulletin for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. Educational Testing Service, Current copy.

Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium of the Chief State School Officers Standards for School Leaders. (1996). Council of Chief State School Officers.

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Course Description:
ED614 School Supervision: This course is designed to define the process of supervision by promoting human development and encouraging human relations in the process of supervising teaches and other in the educational environment. It addresses both theoretical and practical approaches to improving school climate and culture. (A ten hour field experience component is required)

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s role is to provide students with the opportunity to collaboratively interact in researching, presenting, discussing and applying information related to the course objectives. The instructor will provide a variety of learning and assessment opportunities including- writings, dialogues, quizzes, readings, lectures, examinations, videos and web sites. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of foundations of supervision and supervisory leadership.
  2. Demonstrate insight and professional knowledge about teaching and learning, and learning goals, in a pluralistic society.
  3. Demonstrate effective human relations and communications skills as related to the supervision process.
  4. Demonstrate consensus building and negotiation skills in organizing an effective process and system of evaluation.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of learning and motivation systems and processes.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the development and implementation of systems and procedures to collect and analyze data in the process of improving classroom instruction.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of various instructional management systems.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of theories and practical considerations related to human development.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to design a comprehensive professional plan for school personnel.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

1. Participation - Student attendance and participation is essential in achieving maximum learning.  It is generally expected that students will attend all scheduled class sessions and to contribute to the classroom learning environment.  However, it is recognized that occasions do arise that necessitate being absent from a class.  Students are responsible for making prior arrangements regarding a necessary absence and for completing any alternative assignments. 

 (8 @ 20 points each = 160 points)

2. Weekly ReflectionsEach student should submit a weekly reflection starting with week two. The reflection journal is to be submitted each class period and should include the student’s reaction to course activities (subject matter, discussions, comments, presentations, etc.) that occurred the preceding week. They should not be simply an accounting of course activities, but should include comments related to learning and instructional methodology. Each week’s reflection should be approximately one typed double spaced page in length. These are personal reflections. They are what you think and believe related to what you are learning. Whereas your comments are your personal beliefs and reactions, they will be assess based on how they related to the previous weeks activities, not on the positions taken. (7 @ 10 points each = 70 points)

3. Article Review and Presentation – Each student will research, read and summarize 6 articles related to an educational supervisory issue. A 1 to 2 page (typed double space) written summary will be required about how the information may be used to improve supervision along with leading a group discussion related to 3 of the article’s contents. 

(6 @ 30 points each = 180 points      discussion leader  3@ 40 = 120 points)

4. Professional Development Plan- Students will formulate a 1 year professional development plan for her/his school. The plan should include those factors, procedures and characteristics related to improving classroom instruction. Include spaces to be used, breakdown of participants, what data the plan was developed from to determine development needs, etc. (100 points)

5. Field Experience- A 2-3 page reflection about the 10 hour field experience. The paper should be about the aspects of the field experience that deal with supervision and relationships. (100 points) Failure to complete the field experience will lead to a grade for the class no higher than a C.

6. Final Examination – The student will demonstrate his/her personal knowledge, disposition and performance related educational leadership issues.The students will also be required to reflect on his/her personal leadership philosophy as it relates to current cultural, social and legal trends in education. (100 points)


Participation                160

Weekly Reflections         70

Article Reviews             180

Discussion Leader         120

Prof. Dev. Plan              100

Field Experience        100

Final Exam        100

Total 830


747 - 830 – A

664 - 746 – B

581 - 663 – C

498 - 580 – D

    0 – 498 – F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assigned work is expected to be completed in a timely fashion. A grade reduction of 20% will be assigned for late work. The instructor may make modifications to these requirements for unique and /or extenuating circumstances. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom or interferes with the learning of other students will be subject to disciplinary action ranging from dismissal from the classroom to expulsion from Park University.  Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive tardiness, and excessive absences.

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Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21


Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21

Attendance Policy:

Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 25

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

Please Note: All Park University School for Education candidates seeking a degree in Education (certification and non-certification tracks) must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education's electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a multi-step process, please follow these instructions:



  1. Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year beyond graduation. Contract Period 




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2. Send an email to Carol Williams (carol.williams@park.edu) with the following information:

a. Your Name

b. The Contract Period you wish to purchase

c. Your student identification number 

Note: Students on a non-certification early childhood track, Teaching Young Children or Early Childhood and Leadership, need to request purchase of the NAEYC portfolio). 

3. Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.

4. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (
carol.williams@park.edu), requesting she provide your current education professors and a academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step.



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