EPP-640: Building Culture and Community

3 credit hours
This course will research, analyze, evaluate the role of the principal as cultural manager, change agent, community builder and ethical leader. Field work to compare research findings with site data collection will be analyzed and presented. Case studies will be developed and evaluated for legal and ethical implications regarding the impact of culture on principal leadership and student achievement. A large segment of this is course is dedicated to acquainting principal candidates with legal issues relating to public education. Considers rights and responsibilities of students, teachers, and educational practitioners. Relates these rights to school programs and operations as determined by state and federal laws and court decisions.