Biblical Principles of School Management

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU506
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: David Hastie


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Biblical Principles of School Management

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Evaluate the demands, challenges and requirements of school management from experience and based on the AITSL Leadership Profiles;
  2. Appraise various models, including mentoring, that can enable professional growth for school leaders.
  3. Critique leadership and management theories considered to be consistent with biblically-directed leadership;
  4. Assess how legislative requirements and contemporary ethical standards influence management practices of Christian school leaders.
  5. Select a current educational issue and describe how it affects, or is affected by, school leadership and management strategies;
  6. Recommend strategies for its effective resolution with support from the literature, leadership and management theory, and biblical principles.

Subject Content

  • Distinguishing and valuing leadership and management theories within a biblical worldview
  • Identifying the various roles of the Christian school principal
  • The importance of relationships and effective management for leading in community
  • Managing a team and building a community of trust
  • Understanding the importance of developing effective management skills, particularly listening, coaching, mentoring and motivating professional development
  • Managing accountability and compliance issues from an ethical and a biblical perspective
  • Strategies for effectively leading the operational management of the school
  • Understanding approaches to instructional leadership
  • Approaches to strategic planning for improvement and faithfulness to the school’s vision and mission

This course may be offered in the following formats

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts/Reading Reflections (20%)
  • Literature Review (30%)
  • Justified Case Study (50%)

Prescribed Text

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