This course introduces the students to leadership theory in general and as applied to the educational setting. A major premise of the course is that teachers as well as administrators serve as leaders for their classroom and educational communities. The course focuses on identifying major leadership theories and the characteristics and skills of effective leaders. By participating in the course, the professional educator will also come to identify their own personal leadership styles in the effort to enhance their leadership performance. Professional growth, communication strategies, and technological facility permeate the course.
MAT 525 Leadership Theory