Academic Catalog

MED781 Educational Innovation

In order to be a transformational leader, one who is competent as an agent of change, one must first be transformed as an educator and person. Leaders must format creative ways to deliver education and become prepared to take ownership as a leader. Teachers are given the opportunity to create and work in new educational environments. These opportunities increase the responsibility level and lead to new skills necessary for leadership. Students experience personal reflection about who they are, why they are educators, what they hope to accomplish, and begin setting new professional goals as teacher-leaders. Students discuss the history of American education reform in order to create a personal and professional philosophy for leadership and reform. Readings, reflection, discussions, and experiences are used to help students begin developing a personal philosophy and the skills required for becoming a transformational leader.