Students build a conceptual understanding of the knowledge base that shapes organizations, human behavior in organizations, and school improvement. Students learn current theories of administration, contributions of behavioral science research to solving administrative problems, and the implication of theoretical orientations to school improvement. Organizational climate and culture, socialization and human behavior, and decision making are key themes. A course focus includes learning the dimensions of organizational qualities that contribute to school improvement as well as strategies to recognize and address any dysfunction that inhibits organizational functions.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00