Educational Leadership Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

EAS 660: Foundations of Leadership

3 credits

Emphasizes basic administrative theory and research for the school leader, focusing on the current practices and examining trends in such areas as leadership skills, personnel development and decision making.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: June 7–July 24, 2021

Finding Your Leadership Style: A Guide for Educators
Jeffrey Glanz
Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 2002
ISBN: 9780871206923

The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters
Albert Mohler
Bloomington, MN
Bethany House, 2012
ISBN: 9780764210044

How to be a Team Player and Enjoy It
Matt Williams
Greenville, SC
Ambassador International, 2013
ISBN: 9781620202357

Crazy Busy
Kevin DeYoung
Wheaton, IL
Crossway, 2013
ISBN: 9781433533389

Biblical Leadership: Becoming a Different Kind of Leader
Ken Collier & Matt Williams
Greenville, SC
Ambassador International, 2004
ISBN: 1932307214

A Scent of Water: Bringing Life Back to the Christian School Movement
Edward Earwood & Phil Suiter
Greenville, SC
Ambassador International, 2012
ISBN: 9781620201558

EAS 695: Educational Leadership Action Research Project

3 credits

Supervised experience under an experienced school administrator. The student is expected to demonstrate the implementation of leadership skills (tied to coursework taken in this program) to an approved project in a K-12 educational setting. A Leadership Portfolio will also be submitted. This is the capstone course and should be the last course taken.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Prerequisite: Ed 690
  • Additional Course Information: Students are expected to use APA formatting as detailed in Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2nd printing).

Balanced leadership for powerful learning: Tools for achieving success in your school – 2015 Edition
Bryan Goodwin & Greg Cameron with Heather Hein
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416620884

School Leadership that Works
Robert Marzano, Timothy Waters, Brian McNulty
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416602279

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th Edition
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433805615
Note: (2nd printing of 6th edition)

EAS 663: School Business Management

3 credits

Principles of business administration for schools, emphasizing sound plant, finance and management practices. A philosophy of school administration will be developed.

  • Dates: Oct. 19–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Oct. 16, 2020
  • Next offered: June 7–July 24, 2021

Management principles for Christian schools – 2008 Edition
Deuink, J. & Carruthers, B.
Greenville
Bob Jones University Press.
ISBN: 9781591668039

Nonprofit financial planning made easy – 2008 Edition
Blazek, J
Hoboken, NJ
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 9780471715276

EAS 676: Personnel Administration & Supervision

3 credits

An overview of the employment process, personnel policies and procedures, and laws and regulations affecting the employment and supervision of faculty/staff in private, non-profit schools.

  • Dates: Oct. 19–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Oct. 16, 2020
  • Next offered: June 7–July 24, 2021

Guiding faculty to excellence: Instructional supervision in the Christian school – 2nd ed., 2002 Edition
Brown, G.
Colorado Springs, CO
Purposeful Design Publications
ISBN: ASIN: B00RWTT1WK

Effective supervision: Supporting the art and science of teaching – 2011 Edition
Marzano, R. H, Frontier, T. & Livingston, D
Alexandria, VA
ACSD
ISBN: 9781416611554

What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most – 2011 Edition
Whitaker, T.
Florence, KY
Routledge
ISBN: 10: 1596671998

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff. From Church Law and Tax
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Note: This is a pdf download that costs $14.95.

Understanding Labor Laws.
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Note: This is a pdf download that costs $14.95.

EAS 678: Organizational Leadership

3 credits

An exploration of organizational theory and its application in a school setting, emphasizing strategic planning, instructional leadership and public relations.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: June 7–July 24, 2021

The Leadership Challenge – 5th or 6th Edition
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
San Francisco
Jossey-Bass, 2012
ISBN: 9780470651728

Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards – 5th Edition
Reginald Leon Green
New York
Pearson, 2017
ISBN: 9780134088778

Future-Focused Leadership
Gary Marx
Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 2006
ISBN: 9781416602194

Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results
Douglas B. Reeves
Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 2009
ISBN: 9781416608080

EAS 695: Educational Leadership Action Research Project

3 credits

Supervised experience under an experienced school administrator. The student is expected to demonstrate the implementation of leadership skills (tied to coursework taken in this program) to an approved project in a K-12 educational setting. A Leadership Portfolio will also be submitted. This is the capstone course and should be the last course taken.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Prerequisite: Ed 690
  • Additional Course Information: Students are expected to use APA formatting as detailed in Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2nd printing).

Balanced leadership for powerful learning: Tools for achieving success in your school – 2015 Edition
Bryan Goodwin & Greg Cameron with Heather Hein
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416620884

School Leadership that Works
Robert Marzano, Timothy Waters, Brian McNulty
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416602279

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th Edition
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433805615
Note: (2nd printing of 6th edition)

EAS 670: Pupil Personnel Services

3 credits

A survey of guidance services and their application in both elementary and secondary educational settings. Practical guidance problems are considered.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021
  • Next offered: June 7–July 24, 2021

How to Help People Change
Adams, Jay
Grand Rapids
Zondervan Publishing House, 1986
ISBN: 031051181X

Charting the Course: Pupil Personnel Services in the Christian School – 2nd Edition
Deuink, Jim
Greenville, SC
BJU Press, 2003
ISBN: 1579249698

The Heart of Anger
Priolo, Lou
Amityville
Calvary Press, 1997
ISBN: 1879737280

The Age of Opportunity
Tripp, Paul
Phillipsburg
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2001
ISBN: 0875526055

EAS 660: Foundations of Leadership

3 credits

Emphasizes basic administrative theory and research for the school leader, focusing on the current practices and examining trends in such areas as leadership skills, personnel development and decision making.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Biblical Leadership: Becoming a Different Kind of Leader
Ken Collier & Matt Williams
Ambassador International
ISBN: 1932307214

The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters
Albert Mohler
Bethany House
ISBN: 9780764210044

Finding Your Leadership Style: A Guide for Educators
Jeffrey Glanz
ASCD
ISBN: 9780871206923

How to be a Team Player and Enjoy It
Matt Williams
Ambassador International
ISBN: 9781620202357

Crazy Busy
Kevin DeYoung
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433533389

A Scent of Water: Bringing Life Back to the Christian School Movement
Edward Earwood & Phil Suite
Ambassador International
ISBN: 9781620201558

EAS 663: School Business Management

3 credits

Principles of business administration for schools, emphasizing sound plant, finance and management practices. A philosophy of school administration will be developed.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Management principles for Christian schools – 2008 Edition
Deuink, J. & Carruthers, B.
Greenville
Bob Jones University Press.
ISBN: 9781591668039

Nonprofit financial planning made easy – 2008 Edition
Blazek, J
Hoboken, NJ
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 9780471715276

EAS 670: Pupil Personnel Services

3 credits

A survey of guidance services and their application in both elementary and secondary educational settings. Practical guidance problems are considered.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

How to Help People Change
Adams, Jay
Grand Rapids
Zondervan Publishing House, 1986
ISBN: 031051181X

Charting the Course: Pupil Personnel Services in the Christian School – 2nd Edition
Deuink, Jim
Greenville, SC
BJU Press, 2003
ISBN: 1579249698

The Heart of Anger
Priolo, Lou
Amityville
Calvary Press, 1997
ISBN: 1879737280

The Age of Opportunity
Tripp, Paul
Phillipsburg
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2001
ISBN: 0875526055

EAS 676: Personnel Administration & Supervision

3 credits

An overview of the employment process, personnel policies and procedures, and laws and regulations affecting the employment and supervision of faculty/staff in private, non-profit schools.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Guiding faculty to excellence: Instructional supervision in the Christian school – 2nd ed., 2002 Edition
Brown, G.
Colorado Springs, CO
Purposeful Design Publications
ISBN: ASIN: B00RWTT1WK

Effective supervision: Supporting the art and science of teaching – 2011 Edition
Marzano, R. H, Frontier, T. & Livingston, D
Alexandria, VA
ACSD
ISBN: 9781416611554

What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most – 2011 Edition
Whitaker, T.
Florence, KY
Routledge
ISBN: 10: 1596671998

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff. From Church Law and Tax
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Note: This is a pdf download that costs $14.95.

Understanding Labor Laws.
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Note: This is a pdf download that costs $14.95.

EAS 678: Organizational Leadership

3 credits

An exploration of organizational theory and its application in a school setting, emphasizing strategic planning, instructional leadership and public relations.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

The Leadership Challenge – 5th or 6th Edition
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
San Francisco
Jossey-Bass, 2012
ISBN: 9780470651728

Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards – 5th Edition
Reginald Leon Green
New York
Pearson, 2017
ISBN: 9780134088778

Future-Focused Leadership
Gary Marx
Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 2006
ISBN: 9781416602194

Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results
Douglas B. Reeves
Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 2009
ISBN: 9781416608080