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Tier II, Professional Administrative Credential
EAD 580 Professional School Leadership, Pre-assesment induction (2 units)
Candidates complete a battery of assessments designed to measure skills, attitudes, and behaviors. These assessments are designed to provide data and inform the candidate and mentor on the candidates’ skills and experience in each of the six leadership CPSELs. The results of these assessments are reviewed and evaluated by the candidate, the fieldwork mentor and the university instructor. Based on the results of this evaluation, the candidate, faculty, and fieldwork mentor collaboratively develop the candidate’s Individualized Induction Plan (IIP). Following the initial assessment data gathering, each candidate develops his/her IIP with input from program faculty, fellow administrators, and site mentor. When the IIP has been drafted for each candidate, program faculty members analyze all of the plans and then formulate the curriculum for the remaining course of study.
The candidate’s special needs are recognized and defined in appropriate ways in the individualized induction plan. Candidates are encouraged to examine all opportunities to enrich their professional education and training as urban school leaders. Candidate’s individual assessments conducted during the course, EAD 580, Professional Leadership Pre-Assessment, Induction, serve as a vehicle to clarify individual areas of interest and include them in their IIP. The professional activities chosen to address these areas of interest and/or need may be university and/or non-university opportunities. Candidates whose initial assessment proves mastery of one or more thematic areas develop an IIP that does not require candidates to complete coursework in that thematic area. Candidates may propose selection of non-university development activities such as district or county seminars, workshops, or conferences to become part of their Induction Plan. An example in our program is the Los Angeles Unified School District Administrative Academy in which many of the CSUDH candidates participate. The cohort coordinator and fieldwork mentor, upon approval, may allow the candidate to select such activities as part of their professional credential course work.
EAD 581 Principles of Professional Administrative Practice: Six CPSELs (3 units; repeatable)
The program of studies for the Professional Administrative Services Credential program is framed around the needs of the candidates in the cohort in relationship to the six CPSELs. The candidate must create and compile an Electronic Portfolio, a collection of Reflective Essays, and a Field-Based Project (FBP).
1. Electronic Portfolio
2. Reflective Essays
3. Field-Based Project
EAD 582 Professional School Leadership: Post-Assessment (2 units)
This course prepares the candidate to show evidence of professional competency in the expectations for excellence developed in each candidate’s induction plan aligned with the principles of administrative practice outlined in the CPSELs. Candidate expectations will fall within the broadly defined thematic areas, but will be different for each candidate, depending on past experiences, current job assignments, and future career development goals and plans. Progress in each thematic area will be developed and assessed in the clearly stated expectations in the candidate's professional credential induction plan.