Academic Catalog

EDD805 Educational Leadership and Organizational Behavior

This course provides a historical overview of educational leadership and organizational behavior, investigating the many useful theories that assist the educational leader and the fundamental processes inherent to effective school administration. Throughout the course, organizational theories are presented within the context of their usefulness in informing practice. Direct relationships and applications are made to the environment of school principals and superintendents. Theories and concepts are explored in the historical context as it is important to recognize the larger social, cultural, and economic forces that influence all organizations, particularly schools.