Course Description

Educational leader needs analyze the situation of a school and design and implement various programs appropriate for the school. This course develops skills and strategies that educational leaders need to become effective program designers. The evidence based program designing is implementing is the main concern of the course. This course prepares leaders to address current reform issues through practices by exploring the use and application of curricular and instructional analysis. Students design educational programs to meet the needs of specific students as a project.

EDLM 532: School Governance (3)

This course tries to prepare prospective educational leaders in following different components of good governance such as participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive, and follows the rule of law.  This course provides an overview of legal principles and rules of particular relevance to school building administrators and introduces issues of applied ethics. School governance is essential for a culture in which the ultimate expectation for future generations is that the children will eventually be able to maintain and improve society.Schools establish the intellectual, communal, and even moral climate for the future of the nation. School governance must exist in a pragmatic fashion so that these institutions can provide the greatest in education and investment for the future of our nation.   

This course intends to the achievement of the following objectives.

a)      To explain core concepts of good governance and provide examples of their relevance in school administration,

b)      To provide up-to-date, comprehensive knowledge in school management, with special focus on standardization, globalization, and information communication technology

c)      To impart strategic thrusts into educational leaders making them more competent in everything they do at schools.

d)     To involve collective participation of all key stakeholders in school management; lays a solid foundation for the long-term development of the school as it is the cornerstone of quality education.

e)      To ensures that the use of public funds is appropriate and in the best interests of students and the community;

f)       To enhances the efficiency, effectiveness and overall performance of administrative management, which are crucial to the continuous development of the school; and boosts the confidence of parents and the public in the school.

Facilitator: Prem  Joshi


Research Project


Program Evaluation

Study Skills and Academic Writing

Course Overview

A basic assumption underlying this course is that all the students bring a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise based on their professional as well as personal life experiences when they come to this university. Hence, the main objective of this course is to support the students to build on their existing knowledge and skills while developing specific transferable academic literacy skills that will help them to be successful in their respective academic degree programs.This course has been designed based on Green's (1998) three dimensions of literacy within academic contexts: the operational, the cultural and the critical dimensions of literacy. The operational dimension refers to the ability of students to read and write academic texts (essays and journal articles) in an adequate and appropriate manner following academic conventions. The cultural dimension refers to building the ability to function through use of academic language within the academic context; the ability to communicate, clearly articulate ideas and engage in academic discourse, an important aspect of knowledge production and dissemination. The critical dimension refers to developing an understanding and appreciation of the social construction process of knowledge and developing critical analysis skills to actively engage in academic discourse (than mere passive recipients of 'packaged' knowledge).

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:

  • Write an academic paper
  • Learn the basics of APA formatting and style of writing
  • Practice peer review process (Offering Feedback, Addressing Feedback)
  • Effective presentation skills

EDLM: 511 Perspectives in Education Management and Leadership 


Use of emerging technology to support educational services is increasing around the world. Researches in the field have shown that the technology is ever innovative and has ability to bring dramatic change in the ways of educating pupils. In this context, this course aims at developing understanding of prospective School Principals/Managers on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its application in academic institutions for the purpose of effective and efficient management/administration. Through the course, students will develop their technical skills in manipulating some of the ICT tools, devices and services that are useful in planning, implementing and managing the core administrative and instructional activities in their schools/colleges. Some of the focus of the course would be School Information Management System (SIMS) and Basic database; Managing ICT Labs and E-Resources; Networking and Web exposure, Virtualization of Learning Environment, Managing IT infrastructure and human resources.