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EDUC665 - Emerging Issues and Trends in Education Leadership

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC665 Course ID: 2815 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines a framework to address the emerging issues and trends in administration and supervision that have the potential to significantly influence the future direction of education. It describes how the educational leader can address emerging issues and trends, build the necessary leadership competence to respond to these issues and trends, and develop into a more accountable leader who can deal effectively with the need for school reform. Time will be spent studying the effects of media on student learning, taking into account that the K-12 and adult students of the 21st Century are “digital learners” whose learning styles are likely to be quite different from those of K-12 teachers and adult instructors. Research, study, discussion, and writing assignments will enable candidates in this course to systematically analyze various issues and trends such as accountability, privatization, national standards, voucher plans, organizational change, the diverse educational community, community resources and partnerships, marketing strategies and process, and other topics. (Prerequisite: EDUC503)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Analyze the major emerging national, state, and local issues and trends currently facing school leaders and their potential impact on society and schools. (All ELCC standards)
2. Evaluate generally acceptable approaches to situations arising from emerging issues and trends. (All ELCC standards)
3. Create a position on emerging issues and trends in education and prepare cogent arguments for and against specific positions regarding those emerging issues. (All ELCC standards)

There are no textbooks required for this course.

Students will select their own materials from journal articles, professional websites, news, and other resources.

Recommended textbooks

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2009). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Web site addresses are subject to change.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.