This course is designed to offer a balanced approach to the study of educational administration and program leadership for prospective school leaders and those involved with the administration of athletic and activity programs. The course examines the theoretical foundations of school organization with a focus on the basic functions and concepts applicable to school leadership at the building level and for directing and overseeing various educational and program functions.  It explores the multidimensional roles of the administrator as educator, leader, manager, and reflective practitioner. Course content focuses on fundamental organizational principles; leadership and decision-making; local school district culture and communication; policy and governance, human resource management; the values and ethics of school leadership; and professional organizations appropriate for the student’s area of focus. (3 Credit Hours)