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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 and supervision and instructional leadership that have the potential to influence the future direction of education. The course focuses on the teacher leader/instructional leader and ways to address evolving challenges in the field in both collaborative and leadership roles within schools. Research, study, discussion, and multifaceted assignments enable candidates in this course to analyze various issues and trends such as safety, technology integration, social justice, advocacy, school improvement, community resources, ethical leadership, and more. (Prerequisite: EDUC503)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 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.