ED625 Secondary School Administration

for U1P 2013

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School For Education Mission Statement
The School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

School For Education Vision Statement
The School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.

Park University School for Education  Conceptual Framework


ED 625 Secondary Administration


U1P 2013 EDS


Teeter, Matthew


Adjunct Professor


BS Excercise Science
MAE Physical Education/Health K-12
EDS and EDD  School Leadership Administration and Superintendent

Office Location

Smithville Middle School - Smithville School District

Office Hours


Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

June 6  to July 25

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 9:30 PM

Credit Hours



McEwan, Elaine K. (2003). 10 Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance. By Corwin Press.      

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

Course Description:
Designed to provide a thorough understanding of the elementary principalship. Provides an overview of relevant issues including student assessment, curriculum design and organization and activities, student programs, supervision of students, procedures for implementing school improvement, and the day-to-day operation of the elementary school. (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. Describe the leadership and management roles of a secondary principal, and describe how these roles contribute to the management of an effective school.
  2. Analyze the impact of organizational, community, and legal forces upon the leadership of an effective school.
  3. Develop plans for effective school and community relations and communications.
  4. Develop skills for planning school programs and initiating school improvements.
  5. Devise plans for appropriate student placement and services to provide an orderly and positive learning environment.
  6. Describe and critique various patterns for class scheduling and deployment of instructional and support staff.
  7. Follow appropriate procedures for staff recruitment, selection, and termination.
  8. Communicate the principal's role in handling grievances, professional negotiations, and contract administration.
  9. Apply procedures for effective and responsible use of school funds, facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  10. Discuss various models for administrative decision-making, and select appropriate models for given situations.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Attendance- 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 anf for completing and alternative assignments.
Assigned Readings - Students will read the assigned work from the text prior
to each class meeting.  They will be expected to actively participate in
class reflections and discussions regarding the readings by writing a short
reflection paper for each of the ten chapters ((10) Reflections @ 5 points =
50 points)

21st Century Highly Effective Secondary Leader Final Paper-
Each student will write a 3-5 page paper (typed double spaced) describing a
21st Century highly effective high school principal.  The student will be
expected to utilize the experiences and knowledge gained throughout the course
and first-hand experiences to support his/her beliefs (50 points)


Assigned Reading and Reflections (10) = 50 points
Final Paper/Presentation = 50 points
Total Points = 100 points
100-90 A
89-80   B
79-70   C
69-60   D
59        F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

This course is designed to emphasize the application of knowledge and dispositions through structured performances requiring the student to read, analyze and respond to a variety of educational situations. The articulation of ideas through verbal and written discourse is paramount in maximizing learning outcomes. Hence, 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 the influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive tardiness and excessive absences.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

June 6 

  • Course Expectations, Assessments, and Outcomes
  • Introduction to the Principalship
  • 10 Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance
  • Read Chapters 1 & 2 (Reflection on each Chapter)
June 13- Read Chapters 3 and 4 (Reflection on each Chapter)
June 20- Chapters 5 and 6 (Reflection on each Chapter)
June 27- Chapters 7 and 8 (Reflection on each Chapter)
July 4- No Class-Independent Study Time
July 11- Chapters 9 and 10 (Reflection on each Chapter)
July 18- Article Review (Staffing)
July 25- Final Paper and Presentations

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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21-22


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 2012-2013 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 course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools. Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 26

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 .


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