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Curriculum

In the fall of 2014, the format of the CCTC-approved Preliminary Administrative Credential program at Cal Poly Pomona was significantly modified from previous course offerings to reflect both a prior experimental program the University conducted with the Pomona USD entitled the “Great Leaders for Great Schools Academy” and the state-wide change in program standards for all preliminary admin credentials to the California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPEs) and the related California Administrator Content  Expectations (CACEs).  The program continues to be offered during a single year beginning with the fall quarter starting near the end of September thru the summer quarter which normally ends the third full week of July.  The course titles and brief descriptions that follow are in the order in which they are offered during the academic year.  At the end of this document is a chart giving guidance regarding course equivalency that is applicable to both the former Tier I program at Cal Poly Pomona or Tier I course offerings at other institutions of higher learning.  Please note that these course descriptions vary slightly from the University catalog as they not only reflect the specific course title but also include excerpts from the previous preliminary administrative credential courses for which they are the equivalent.

Fall Quarter

EDU 546 – Theory & Practice in Educational Leadership I

An interactive problem-based seminar that integrates important concepts and theories in educational administration with problems of practice experienced in the fieldwork course.  Each candidate draws upon and develops working responses to a variable menu of classroom issues ranging from legal to psychological.  This introductory class in the management of schools utilizes case studies and literature from the fields of business and education.  Emphasis are placed upon the role of school administrators in the creation of a positive organizational & learning climate and upon the role of school administrators and technology in the schools by examining the use of the Internet, networking and technology in schools and administration. three-unit course

EDU 549 – Learning to Lead Content Module I

Seminar designed to address key administrative proficiencies in local California school districts.  Topics will address the skills and resources necessary to help Administrators manage data to promote powerful teaching/learning and take leadership in meeting the curricula and programmatic needs of English Language Learners.  A variety of instructional methods will be used along with an examination of the evolution and current status of the law governing public schools and an analysis of California statutes, Education Codes, and court decisions affecting public education. two-unit course

EDU 530 – Fieldwork in Educational Administration

A seminar designed to develop an individualized, supervised, and planned program jointly with each student and site supervisor from the employing school district.  The course integrates the competency and performance domains in the standards established for educational administration by the Committee on Accreditation.

eight-units (4/quarter; EDU 530 in the Fall & EDU 552 in the Winter).

Winter Quarter

EDU 547 – Theory & Practice in Educational Leadership II

An interactive problem-based seminar that integrates important concepts and theories in educational administration with problems of practice experienced in the fieldwork course.  Each candidate draws upon and develops working responses to a variable menu of classroom issues ranging from legal to psychological with a focus on leadership behaviors and strategies that promote effective school environments.  Also an emphasis upon administration of human behavior, human relations skills, educational leadership styles, trends, and issues leading to effective school management. three-unit course

EDU 550 – Learning to Lead Content Module II

Seminar designed to address key administrative proficiencies in local California school districts.  This module focuses on the law and compliance issues.  Laws studied include state laws, local district policies, and collective bargaining agreements. District resources to assist in carrying out supervisory, evaluative, and supportive roles are also examined. A variety of instructional methods will be used to focus on the role of school administrators and curriculum leaders in the management and supervision of personnel along with laws & policy development in relationship to school district and collective bargaining. two-unit course

EDU 552 – Administrative Apprenticeship I

An experiential learning practicum designed to provide candidates with hands-on experiences in all roles and responsibilities of a school administrator in local California school districts via a seminar designed to develop an individualized, supervised, and planned program jointly with each student and site supervisor from the employing school district.  The course integrates the competency and performance domains in the standards established for educational administration by the Committee on Accreditation. eight-units (4/quarter; EDU 530 in the Fall & EDU 552 in the Winter).

Spring Quarter

EDU 548 – Theory & Practice in Educational Leadership III

An interactive problem-based seminar that integrates important concepts and theories in educational administration with problems of practice experienced in the fieldwork course. Each candidate draws upon and develops working responses to a variable menu of classroom issues ranging from legal to psychological. three-unit course

EDU 551 – Learning to Lead Content Module III

Seminar designed to address key administrative proficiencies in local California school districts.  This module focuses on effective communication strategies and practices for Administrators and on master scheduling and the use of administrative technologies.  A variety of instructional methods will be used along with an analysis of the historical and current economic aspects of school finance with an  overview of financial and business administration in public education. two-unit course

EDU 553 – Administrative Apprenticeship II

An experiential learning practicum designed to provide candidates with hands-on experiences in all roles and responsibilities of a school administrator in California public school districts.  This course focuses on a Schoolwide Change Initiative project (SWCI) enabling preliminary credential candidates to develop an individualized, supervised, and planned project jointly with his/her site supervisor from EDU 530/EDU 552 and the university professor.

four-unit course

Summer Quarter

EDU 510 – Organizational Behavior & EDU 510A – Organizational Behavior Activity

Seminar in current and innovative administrative management and service functions, models of organization and management, functions of business management, organizational theory, and decision-making for elementary and secondary schools and districts. three-unit course & one-unit activity

GED 550 Seminar in Educational Issues; Politics, Media and Public Schools

Intensive study of selected issues, problems, or areas in education, according to the interests of the students enrolled. Each seminar subtitled by its content.  GED 550 Politics, Media, and the Public Schools is designed specifically for students in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program to cover these three aspects of school administration. four-unit course

Course Equivalency Information

 Using original GLGSA Tier I Program Course Sequence as starting point

Equivalent New Tier I Course Numbers (2014/15)

(CPP catalog GLGSA-based Tier I program)

Old Tier I Course Numbers

(former Tier I program in CPP catalog)

EDU 510/510A; Orgnztnl Behavior

EDU 510/510A; Orgnztnl Behavior

EDU 530; Fieldwork (Qtr 1)

EDU 530; Fieldwork (Otr 1)

EDU 546; Ed Leadership I

EDU 505/505A & EDU 514/514A

EDU 547; Ed Leadership II

EDU 506/506A; Leadership

EDU 548; Ed Leadership III

            N/A

EDU 549; Learning to Lead I

EDU 512/512A; School Law

EDU 550; Learning to Lead II

EDU 511/511A; School Personnel

EDU 551; Learning to Lead III

EDU 513/513A; School Finance

EDU 552; Admin Apprenticeship I

EDU 530; Fieldwork (Otr 2)

EDU 553; Admin Apprenticeship II

            N/A

GED 550; School Politics & Media

GED 550; School Politics & Media

            N/A

EDU 520; Cand Assmt Performance

 Note:  Continuing Cal Poly Pomona preliminary admin credential students who started during the 2013/14 academic year or earlier should use the above chart as a guide regarding course equivalencies from the previous Tier I credential program to the new GLGSA-based format.  All 2013/14 students who took the old EDU 520 course in summer ’14 because they started under the old format have the new course numbers in the contract for the “Incomplete” grade they received for that class.  New and/or transfer students can also use the chart as a guide for requesting course credit for classes they took at other colleges or universities although approvals of course equivalency credit will be on an individual basis; see Dr. Avina, the Program Coordinator or Ms. Geri Hunt, Credential Analyst for further information.

 

Contact Us

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:

Dr. Anthony Avina
Email Dr. Avina
Phone Number: 909-869-6710
Office Location: Building 94, Room 239


Administrative Services Credential Analyst:

Geri Hunt
Email Geri 
Phone Number: 909-869-2306
Office Location: Bldg 6, Room 203