2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) 
    
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2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) Residencies


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The Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) program requires students to attend two 3-day residencies.

This face-to-face activity provides students with an opportunity to gain new scholarly perspectives on educational theory and practice and on The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership’s focus on social change.

In addition, students develop a support network with faculty and colleagues, learn about the services and opportunities at Walden University, establish a clear understanding of the expectations of the program, and create a timeline to meet the requirements that culminate in the completion of the program.

Students must attend their first residency between their third and fifth course; students must attend their second residency between their seventh and ninth course.

Descriptions

Residency 1

Residency 1 gives students the opportunity to engage in professional discussions about their field experience and other aspects of the EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) program.

  • Timing: To be completed between the students’ third (EDUC 7201) and fifth (EDUC 7203) courses.
  • Format: Large-group presentations, small-group discussions on key topics and issues related to educational leadership, role-playing opportunities, case study analyses, Q&A sessions, and one-on-one interaction and advising with faculty members.

Residency 2

Residency 2 focuses on relating the students’ field experience to the Minnesota Board of School Administrators Core Leadership and Principal Competencies.

  • Timing: To be completed between the students’ seventh (EDUC 7205) and ninth (EDUC 7207) courses.
  • Format: Large-group presentations, small-group discussions on key topics and issues related to educational leadership, role-playing opportunities, case study analyses, Q&A sessions, and one-on-one interaction and advising with faculty members.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of these residencies, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate current knowledge and skills with the understanding that educators are lifelong learners who continually add to their knowledge and skills.
  2. Reflect and analyze educational issues in light of current research and best practice.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the attributes of effective leaders who promote social change.
  4. Demonstrate skills to communicate effectively and appropriately in a variety of professional and interpersonal contexts.
  5. Demonstrate collaborative skills that integrate multiple perspectives in order to create ongoing support for the learning environment.
  6. Act in ways that honor multiple perspectives and affirm the dignity and respect of all individuals, internal and external.

Residency Session Abstracts

Residency Session Abstracts—EdS