Catalogue 2016 - 2017

ED 520 Administrative Skills and Mentoring


3 cr.


Graduate standing.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to train educators in a range of interpersonal and group process skills that can be utilized in educational organizations. Students will learn techniques for the mentoring relationship, with a focus on the skills that can help nurture another's personal and professional development, and with attention to the professional assessment process introduced by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regulations. Students will also explore ways to build better working relationships among peers, learn group analysis and facilitation techniques, negotiation skills, and team-building techniques.