EDSP 661 School Counselors as Educational Leaders

This course explores the role of the school counselor as an educational leader and change agent within P12 schools. Classic as well as contemporary leadership theories will be examined with emphasis placed on the application of concepts in the school setting. Topics include theories of leadership and organizational change, assessment of personal development and capacity for leadership, values and ethics, motivation, power, followership, group dynamics, data and assessment leadership, conflict resolution, and the change process. In developing an understanding of effective leadership, this course will assist school counselors in crafting a personal strategy and approach to becoming an effective educational leader within the school communities in which they serve.