This course will focus on exploring the qualities and tasks associated with management, supervision, and leadership roles in after school education programs. Administrative standards will be applied in the development of sound policy and procedure. Emphasis will be placed on understanding leadership styles, differentiating between the skills and various roles of leaders and managers, and developing the skills needed to be an effective supervisor. (3 credits)
- ASE 255: Introduction to After School Care and Education
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of standards and best practice in regards to developing and implementing adminstrative systems in after school.
- Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication, role identification, coaching, mentoring and the discipline of employees.
- Develop and implement a personal vision and articulate that vision to employees.
- Identify leadership styles and the traits of effective leadership.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
|Discussions - (Weeks 1-8)|
|Written papers - (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)|
Midterm Portfolio – (Week 4)
|Final Portfolio – (Week 8)|
(Available through our online bookstore.)
- Sullivan, Debra R. Learning to Lead, Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children. Merrill Education/Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN-10: 0-13-172790-7 or ISBN-13: 978-0-13-172790-8
- Goldman, Daniel. Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business School, 2013. ISBN-10: 1-4221-6803-4 or ISBN-13: 978-1-4221-6803-5
- Peterson, Terry K. Expanding Minds and Opportunities. Amazon.Com, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0988833203
The following additional required resources are available free online:
- The Connecticut After School Network Best Practice Guidelines for After School Programs
- National After School Association Code of Ethics
Articles from but not limited to:
- Connecticut After School Network
- After School Magazine (formerly the NAA Journal)
- National Institute on Out of School Time (NIOST)
Readings and Exercises
Topic: Management Verses Leadership
Topics: Administration and Management Skills
Topics: Adminstration and management Skills (cont..)
Topic: Leadership Skills
Midterm Professional Resource File
Compile your first four professional resource file development assignments, including this week’s assignment, into one document. Create a cover page, table of contents, and properly cite all references.
Topic: Leadership Styles
Topic: Program Evaluation
Topic: Situational Leadership
Topic: Professionalism in the field of after school.
Final Professional Development File
Submit completed portfolio including:
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.