Feb 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MB 6010 - Leadership and the Global Achievement Gap

2 lecture hours 4 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
In this course, students learn to evaluate research and identify “best practice” in student achievement and school leadership. A particular focus is placed on reviewing studies that address the K-12 global achievement gap, identifying the extent of the gap, understanding the factors that contribute to the gap, and exploring changes in the U.S. educational system that have the potential to eliminate the gap while improving education achievement for all students. In addition, the leadership skills and abilities needed to address this challenge are explored, and students are asked to expand their personal leadership development plan to ensure these skills/abilities are addressed. (prereq: none) (coreq: MB 6310 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Establish high expectations and build organizational systems that result in a high performing school.
  • Establish a learning environment with instructional programs that meet the diverse learning needs and interests of students and leads to increased student achievement.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the instructional program for continuous improvement to assure high levels of student achievement.
  • Collaborate with families, the community, service-providers, and other key decision-makers to increase student achievement.     
  • Develop, implement and evaluate school policies, programs and practices that ensure social justice, equity, confidentiality, inclusion and respect between and among students, parents, faculty, and the community to support student achievement.
  • Know, understand, and articulate the relationships among social justice, culture and student achievement and promote programs to address inequities within the school community.
  • Advocate for school policies, programs and instructional practices that promote an equitable and culturally relevant instructional program.
  • Analyze and resolve school problems considering the larger political, social, cultural, economic and historical context.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • No course topics appended

Dan Pavletich

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