Required for License(s):
This course is designed to assist aspiring administrators in developing a deeper understanding of the curriculum and the myriad forces that shape it. Curriculum is not developed in a vacuum—it is shaped by state and federal policy and mandates, school committee priorities and resources, educational research, and the involvement and capacity of the teachers. To be leaders in curriculum and instruction, administrators must understand each of these factors and their role in interpreting and influencing what is taught in the classroom.
This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available.
Cost and Registration
This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course.
This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.
This course includes a mix of asynchronous and synchronous online learning experiences. The first synchronous meeting session will be held at 97 Hawley St. in Northampton (pending COVID guidance) with the remaining three via Google Meet.
Coursework begins on the course start date. You will be required to log in and complete activities prior to the first online synchronous session.
Please reserve all session dates in your calendar.