|Leadership and Change Management in Education*
This course will focus on individual, team, and organizational leadership and will provide learners with the foundation for examining and developing their own individual leadership style. The work of a leader is to constantly look forward and provide the necessary changes for the organization, being the visionary is critical to success in any organization, and a key attribute for any organizational leader. As a result, this course will focus on Leadership and Change Management. In doing so, the leader’s role as a change agent will be a focus of the course. Understanding various methods of bringing about change will be provided and researched by learners, and then discussed in our time together. The course will also delve into and explore numerous aspects of leadership including but not limited to horizontal and vertical leadership, formal and informal leadership, team leadership, performance, ethics, and authenticity. In addition, various models of change will be introduced and explored.
Course Outcomes:1) The student will be reinforced in the knowledge and understanding of the different ways a leader can promote an educational institution to the community.
2) The student will be assessed in the ability to identify challenges in managing change and helping people navigate through it.
3) The student will be able to master the strategies for managing the daily demands of leadership: conducting meetings, managing conflict, time management, negotiation, and communication.
4) The student will be introduced to the nature of leadership and the hallmarks of effective leadership.
|Innovation, Quality, and Educational Models*
The course provides the student with a complete knowledge of educational innovation in the fields of the direction and management of educational centers. The final objective of the course is to train the student to analyze the need to implement innovation projects, design these projects and examine their possible impact on the school. To do this, we start from the analysis of different educational systems, the keys to school success and the understanding of the concept and implications of educational innovation in today’s information society. Different current ways of thought on the need for change are also examined through the development of innovative actions.
The course allows to deepen in the conditions, agents and elements involved in the development of innovation in a school, especially in the role of teachers, the relationship between innovation and leadership, and the organizational and institutional determinants that affect educational innovations. The important role of the digitalization of information and communication is emphasized to increase the success of teaching-learning processes and the incorporation of elements that allow the development of virtual teaching-learning environments as key innovative actions in the information society.
The implementation and analysis of the innovation process is framed and related to educational research based on action in real educational contexts. On the other hand, it aims for students to be able to lead and develop quality and improvement programs in schools with an orientation towards excellence.
At the same time, it addresses theoretical-practical postulates related to the field of quality in and education, empowering students for the analysis, reflection and areas of application of the different options for improvement and innovation that allow the implementation of a quality culture in educational centers and the role of evaluation in these improvement processes.
For this, an approach to the concept of quality in education and quality of education is proposed through the planning being an essential element for the implementation of quality processes and the relationship between quality orientation and the promotion of innovation.
1) The student will be reinforced in the concept and implications of educational innovation in today’s information society.
|Organization and Strategic Management of Educational Institutions
management that provides a unique identity, acting as facilitators in the structure of educational complexity. The purpose of this course is to determine the facilitating agents and processes of said complexity, for which the acquisition of knowledge related to school organization and the effective management of educational institutions is essential. Therefore, it is unfailing to address content related to the directive and managerial function in the organization of a school, the strategic management of educational institutions as well as the directive function (the director and his or her teams), which help in the tasks of leadership and management of educational centers. On the other hand, the planning, coordination and management control structures will be analyzed, as well as the documents that help to this end and that will develop tools, in themselves, for evaluating centers.
Finally, it is considered necessary to achieve knowledge related to the most relevant organizational aspects in these institutions, where space, time and teaching coexistence are framed, as well as the strategies that determine planning, development and evaluation that facilitate counseling in the educational orientation, allowing the development of tools and value indicators of the entire educational community.
1) The student will be introduced to the current education legislation and regulations, in the national and international frameworks, and be able to implement them appropriately in the management of educational institutions.
|Organizational Structures and Curriculum
This course will focus on the role and responsibilities of a leader as an ethical role model, decision-maker, and teacher. Students will review and analyze current ethical issues for professional learning communities, through the use of case studies and a problem-based approach to learning, students will have an opportunity to analyze and develop their decision-making skills within the context of an ethical and moral framework.
1) The student will be introduced to the role and responsibilities of a leader as an ethical role model, decision-maker, and teacher.
2) The student will be reinforced in the analysis of current ethical issues for professional learning communities, using case studies and a problem-based approach to learning
3) The student will master the ability to analyze and develop their decision-making skills within the context of an ethical and moral framework
|Styles and Approaches in Leading and Managing Change: International Case Studies
This program is designed to help you develop a framework for change within the context of your own organization. Throughout this program, you will progress from analyzing your change initiative, through the design of a framework for change, to developing a unique model for accelerating the process in your organization. This course examines how and why individuals and organizations resist change, and the skills that leaders need to overcome these obstacles. It combines different educational approaches to provide an in-depth understanding of the importance of talent development to organizational success.
1) The student is assessed in the how to analyze a change initiative, through the design of a framework for change, to developing a unique model for accelerating the process in your organization.
2) The student is reinforced in how and why individuals and organizations resist change, and the skills that leaders need to overcome these obstacles.
3) The student is introduced to different educational approaches to manage change providing an in-depth understanding of the importance of talent development to organizational success.
|Managing Conflict, Power and HR Policies*
This subject focuses on the different processes that are available for resolving conflict, including negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, litigation, facilitation, and collaborative and restorative justice processes. Students consider the differences between the various processes and develop the capacity to evaluate which process is most suitable for a particular conflict situation. It also considers the ethical issues that may arise in managing and resolving conflict in a wide range of contexts. Students learn about a range of ethical decision-making processes.
1) Students are introduced to different processes for resolving conflict, including negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, litigation, facilitation, and collaborative and restorative justice processes.
2) The students master the evaluation and decision of which processes are most suitable for a particular conflict situation.
3) The students are reinforced in a range of ethical decision-making processes.
|Emerging ICT Trends and Socio-Cultural Changes in Education*
While many organizations have outsourced the design of production systems, there is still a need to provide specifications for those systems. In addition, the recent Internet and e-commerce explosion has created an even wider need to design corporate web sites. Organizational practices must exist to make sure designers and developers take into account what we know about human factors engineering. This course focuses on how to gather requirements, achieve a usable first draft, and test and improve that draft. A half-dozen course projects include usability critiques, assessments of users’ difficulties in understanding systems, and designs of forms, screen layouts, and icons.
1) The student will master the use of ICT in the classroom in the context of modern pedagogical principles.
2) The student is introduced to the use of mobile devices as support for the attainment of educational objectives.
3) The student is reinforced in the value of critical thinking when using Internet resources.
4) The student is introduced in the application of the flipped classroom methodology using ICT tools.
5) The student is reinforced the use of assessment in the classroom using digital technologies.
6) The student is introduced to the concept of gamification and understand its use in educational settings.
|Human Resources Management
The analysis of the relationship between people and their jobs is a very important issue, because of its scientific, business, and ethical. Human beings represent, according to the organization needs, one of the main sources of competitive advantage and a successful strategic factor for business. Starting from the most recent technical and cultural orientations about human resources management, the course deeply analyzes the role of the person within the complex organizations, aiming to the acquisition of specific competences for the human resources management as strategic resource in the development and organization learning paths. The program is structured in two modules: the former deals with the management tools for the competences assessment; the latter deals with the analysis of the organization.
|Leadership and Business Information Systems
The course focuses on both leadership and change management providing learners with the foundations for examining and developing their own individual styles. The work of a leader is to constantly look ahead and to provide the changes that are necessary for the organization to keep abreast of the evolution of its environment. An intelligent foresight is critical to success in any organization and a key attribute for any organizational leader. A leader’s role as a change agent will therefore be the focus of the course. Providing both theoretical frameworks and practical examples will enable the understanding of how change can be initiated and implemented. The latter are drawn from two cases that are explained in-depth during the lessons. Learners can study them then comment on them in our time together. The course investigates different kinds of leadership such as transactional, transformational, and distributed leadership. It addresses key issues concerning leadership building in organizations and teams, performance management, and knowledge sharing.
1) The student will be reinforced in the understanding of the role of leadership in creating a positive and safe environment towards the well-being of the employees.
2) The student will master the concept of psychological capital and understand how it can be used to foster psychological health at the workplace.
3) The student will be introduced to legal principles that guide health and safety in the workplace.
4) The student will be reinforced on the main physical risks for health and safety in the workplace and how to create plans for safety and well-being.
5) The student will be introduced to the psychosocial risks in the workplace and how to minimize them.
6) The student will be reinforced in the concepts of burnout and engagement and ways to foster engagement, while reducing burnout.
|Design and Development of New Educational Products/Services
such as recruitment, career development, performance appraisal and rewards, job design. It will also explore current issues of diversity and identity at work, the role of unions, and the changes occurring within the organizational environment. Discussions will include practices among the public, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Areas will include administrative supervision techniques for educational institutions, administrative office, public, and private organizations, and associations. Topic includes skills needed for planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling, communicating, motivating, decision-making, priority setting and time management leading toward effective objectives and organizational goals.
1) The student will be introduced to the concept of Human Resources Information Systems management.
2) The student will the types of assistance the Human Resource Department provides.
3) The student will have a reinforced understanding of the relationship between human resource managers and operating managers.
4) The student will master how human resource managers can affect organizational performance and the role of human resource managers in the future.
|Leadership Management Capstone Project
This graduate course emphasizes practical research skills utilized by education practitioners. Students will develop an action research project based on the scientific method and concepts. The culminating product will reflect critical thinking, graduate level writing skills, and correct APA format. This course is open only to students pursuing the Education Leadership Management.
Prerequisite(s): Students are required to complete all other program credits before registering for the capstone project course.
1) The student will be introduced to academic research through the preparation of an applied thesis that will follow the current MIU guide to prepare said document.
2) The student will be reinforced on the presentation the research methodology, clearly explaining the research design, the sampling strategies, the instruments used, the methods data collection and data analysis.
3) The student will master the formal presentation and defense of their research as evaluated by the faculty jury members.
4) The students will be reinforced on the use of APA style formatting in the creation of an academic research thesis
*The subjects with an asterisk will be taught in residence for those students who have chosen the hybrid methodology.