IL - Instructional Leadership (IL)

IL 679. Continued Enrollment. (1-3 Credits)

IL 690. Development of Educational Human Resources. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to emphasize the development of school personnel into learning communities designed to improve student achievement. (Offered on sufficient demand)

IL 691. Financial and Material Resources for School Improvement. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the economic factors relative to public schools and the effective leader managing resources for school improvement.

IL 692. Planning and Management for School Improvement. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide Instructional leaders engage the school community in the following actions: developing and maintaining a shared vision; planning effectively; using critical thinking and problem-solving techniques; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; allocating resources; and, evaluating results for the purpose of continuous school improvement.

IL 693. The Effective Instructional Leader. (3 Credits)

This course is desgined to focus on teaching and learning with regard to effective instruction and supervisory techniques in the school environment for enhancing student learning achievement, growth and development. (Summer)

IL 694. Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Student Learning. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to focus on the role of schools in supporting improved social and educational opportunities for all children understanding technology as an information management tool for teaching and learning for all students. (Fall)

IL 695. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the legal framework and ethical considerations for leading and managing schools.

IL 696. Internship and Residency for Instructional Leadership. (3 Credits)

This course is the culminating activity for successful completion of all standards required for the Alabama Class A certification in Instructional Leadership.

Course Fees: $60

IL 697. Leadership for Successful Schools and Partnerships. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to focus on teaching and learning with regard to effective instruction and supervisory techniques in the school environment for enhancing student learning achievement, growth, and development. Instructional leaders will engage school community in the following actions developing and maintaining a shared vision; planning effectively; using critical thinking and problem-solving techniques; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; allocating resources; and evaluating results for the purpose of continuous school improvement.

IL 700. Special Topics in Education. (3 Credits)

A variety of topics of study are available to eligible graduate students under this course number and title. Course number may be repeated to address different topics in Education. Department approval is required.

IL 705. Professional Development and Mentoring. (3 Credits)

The course engages in the examination of mentor behaviors and skills focused on designing collaborative learning-focused mentoring and coaching relationships. preparation is provided for instructional leaders to become effective mentors in facilitating effective learning relationships and providing guidance and professional support for mentees. (Every other semester)

IL 706. Management of the Learning Organization. (3 Credits)

The course is designed to focus on the daily operations of the school environment. Candidates will learn to develop and administer policies that provide a safe school environment where teachers can teach and students can learn. Candidates will identify and analyze major sources of fiscal and non-fiscal resources. (Every other Fall, every other Spring)

IL 707. Law, Policy and Governance. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to review processes in educational policy and governance for P-12 schools. The Alabama Code will be utilized along with current legal issues and court cases. (Every other semester)

IL 708. Advanced Curriculum Dev. (3 Credits)

This course expands students' knowledge and skills in curricular instructional leadership and focuses on the teaching and learning processes that support the success of all students in the learning environment. Teacher leader and instructional leader students will focus on the collaborative leadership process of aligning curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development to ensure effective, focused teaching and continuous student learning and achievement that is both data driven and needs-based.

IL 709. Applied Research II. (3 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to complete project-based research focused on improving instructional and school-based decision making action research that was initiated in Applied Research I. Institutional Review Board approval is required prior to enrolling in this course. A grade of "B" or better is a requisite. Prerequisite completion of Applied Research I with a grade of "B" or better is required. (Spring)

IL 710. Community and Stakeholder Relatiionships. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to prepare aspiring administrators to respond proactively to their stakeholders and media as partners in public education. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

IL 711. Professional Standards for Instructional Leadership. (3 Credits)

The course will focus on current national and professional standards. (Every other Spring, every other Fall)

IL 779. Continued Enrollment. (1-3 Credits)