Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education Specialization

The Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education specialization is designed to empower students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the field of education who seek to establish committed, courageous, collaborative, creative, and character-centered ways to promote college readiness for all learners. You will learn about specific elements and structures that contribute to successful schools and classrooms and how to replicate those in any educational setting. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information.

Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education Specialization for Graduate Degrees

The specialization is especially appropriate for those who are interested in educational leadership or administrative roles in the field of education. This program is not intended to lead to educator certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. This graduate degree specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses.

Please note: This program does not lead to educator certification.

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Degrees Offering the Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education Specialization

Graduate Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education Specialization Courses

EDU 596 Creating a Culture of Universal Achievement & Collaboration

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the core beliefs of No Excuses University and the Six Exceptional Systems for universal achievement leading to classroom and school success. Students will practice skills associated with candid collaboration and select specific areas of focus that will support them in the development of their own Collaboration Commitment. By understanding the foundational steps of the exceptional system staircase, students will be able to apply what is learned to their own practice and be prepared to follow the next steps as featured in the second course of the Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education specialization, EDU 597 Creating a System of Standards, Assessment, & Data Management.

EDU 597 Creating a System of Standards, Assessment, & Data Management

3 Credits

This course allows students to establish meaningful connections between a culture of universal achievement and committed collaboration with the next steps on the exceptional systems staircase: standards, assessment, and data management. By breaking down a standard into manageable parts, selecting effective assessments to determine student growth, and constructing an effective data management system for teachers and learners, students in this course will gain practical skills that can be directly applied to their professional practice. As such, students will be prepared to follow the next steps featured in the third course of the Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education specialization, EDU 598 Creative Interventions & the Success Equation.

EDU 598 Creative Interventions & the Success Equation

3 Credits

In this course, students will connect the first five steps of the Exceptional Systems staircase through the creation of successful interventions. More specifically, students will discover the relationship between effective data translation, committed collaboration, and implementation of appropriate learner interventions. Practical and effective ways to help all learners reach their next level of success and help schools get better results are at the heart of the course. Key concepts learned and practiced in the course can be directly applied to students’ professional practice, support their professional development, and prepare them for the final course in the Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education specialization, EDU 599 Exceptional Leadership – Turning Bold Choices Into Results.

EDU 599 Exceptional Leadership - Turning Bold Choices Into Results

3 Credits

In this final course for the Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education specialization, students discover what it means to be a leader as well as how the choices leaders make impact learner, teacher, and school success. Leadership traits and practices bring students full circle with the Six Exceptional Systems and provide opportunities for practical application of learned concepts with current and potential practice in the field of education.