This course will focus on exploring the qualities and tasks associated with management, supervision, and leadership in after school education programs. Administrative standards will be applied in the development of sound policy and procedure. Emphasis will be placed on understanding personal leadership, differentiating between the skills and various roles managers need when leading others, and developing the skills required to be an effective supervisor in out-of-school time programs and a leader in the community. (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, 4, 7, 8)|
Midterm Exam (Week 4)
|Final Exam (Week 8)|
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Kouzes, James and Barry Posner. The Leadership Challenge. 6th ed. Jossey-Bass Publishing. 2017. ISBN-13: 9781119278962
- Sinek, Simon and David Mead. Find Your Why. Portfolio Publishing, 2017. ISBN-13: 9780143111726
Readings and Exercises
Topic: Leading Out-of-School Time Programs
Topic: Developing a Vision for Leadership
Topics: Leading Others: Administration and Management Skills
Topics: Leading Others: Policies and Procedures
Topic: Leadership Styles
Topics: Program Evaluation and Observation
Topic: The Heart of Leading
Topic: Leading in the Community
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.