EDAD 6915    Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Leadership    3 s.h.

Leadership behaviors and expectations intended to build teacher commitment, increase teaching competence, and improve the learning climate of students. The importance of and role that adult development and learning play in teacher leadership regarding curriculum and instruction decisions are stressed.

EDAD 6931    Leadership in Educational Organizations: Theory to Best Practices    3 s.h.

Significant theories, research, and professional practices in the leadership of schools and school systems. Detailed analysis of primary sources and application of sources to reflection on issues and problems of administrative practice.

EDAD 6933    Educational Policy, Politics, and Change    3 s.h.

Explores who governs America's schools. Provides an introduction to schools as political systems and the values that shape educational politics and policy making. Examines the role of school leaders as agents of change and alternative change models and strategies.

EDAD 6947    School Building Leadership: Models and Processes    3 s.h.

Theories of leadership and schooling that provide future principals with guides for action and behavior will be presented. Theories that shape personal decision-making processes that build schools as learning communities will be presented.

EDAD 6949    Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Administration    3 s.h.

Defines law and professional ethics and discusses the role of each in public decision making. Explores the status and application of the law in various areas of school operations through the reading of cases, statutes, and constitutional provisions.

EDAD 6952    School Finance, Resource Planning, and Management    3 s.h.

An analysis of school funding on a state and local level. School budgeting, site-based management, and school business practice are major topics. An action research project is part of the course requirement.

EDAD 6954    Educational Marketing and Community Relationships    3 s.h.

Stresses effective communication that supports the marketing of school purposes and programs. Leadership skills that build community support and recognize the value of message delivery to targeted audiences in the community will be related to the marketing of schools.

EDAD 6955    Professional Development and Human Resources    3 s.h.

In-depth examination of policies and practices designed to reconcile the interests of schools and the people who make them up. Topics include professional and staff development, equal employment, position description, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, removal, compensation, and emerging issues.

EDAD 6975    Introduction to Administration Clinical Experience    3 s.h.

Designed to expand candidate's knowledge of the nature, characteristics and demands associated with school administration and provide opportunity to develop skills and dispositions needed for administrative responsibilities. Includes focused field experiences embedded in various courses throughout the program. Requires candidates to perform a particular administrative function in school and community settings.
Prereq.: Completion of five of the following courses EDAD 6915, EDAD 6931, EDAD 6933, EDAD 6947, EDAD 6949, EDAD 6954, and EDAD 6955.

EDAD 6982    Independent Study/Action Research    1-3 s.h.

Individual investigation of advanced topics under the guidance of selected departmental faculty. May be repeated.

EDAD 6990    Seminar in Educational Administration    1-3 s.h.

A seminar designed for the development of particular skills and/or perspectives on a topic related to educational administration.

EDAD 6993    Special Topics in Educational Administration    1-4 s.h.

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Prereq.: Admission to master's degree program in educational administration.

EDAD 6995    Workshop in Educational Administration    1-3 s.h.

A workshop designed for the development of particular skills and/or perspectives on a topic related to educational administration.

EDAD 7014    Systematic Use of Information for Continuous School Improvement    3 s.h.

Information systems concepts: analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation applied to individual, school, and program evaluation and improvement. Experience with information retrieval and synthesis from local and state educational databases. An action research project is a major course requirement.

EDAD 7018    School Discipline and Student Support Services: Policies, Programs, and Prevention Strategies    3 s.h.

Examines school discipline and youth problems that threaten student health, welfare, and safety and research-proven school programs for addressing such problems. Emphasizes the role of school leaders in developing and implementing comprehensive policies and student support programs.

EDAD 7022    Field Experience    3 s.h.

Completed in a school covered by teaching certificate or license. Second administrative clinical experience designed to highlight tasks.

EDAD 7024    Collective Bargaining and Systems Issues in Human Resources Administration    3 s.h.

Human resources issues from the central office perspective. Statutory, regulatory, and political contexts for public sector collective bargaining. Conceptual and experiential treatment of traditional and interest-based bargaining. Approaches to human resources policy development. Grievances and management of written agreements.

EDAD 7025    Educational Governance: Advanced Law and Policy Seminar    3 s.h.

Explores emergent legal developments affecting P-12 education systems and the role and limits of the law in promoting educational emergent reform. Reviews social science literature on governance issues and factors that affect the nature, degree, and rate of organizational compliance.

EDAD 7026    Technology and Facilities for Learning Organizations    3 s.h.

Due to increasing demands upon the educational facilities by the instructional use of technology and the need to prepare students for the world of work, facility management and integration of technology into the facility are examined.

EDAD 7035    The Superintendency and Evolving Ways of Looking at Leadership    3 s.h.

This course examines the role of superintendent in the administration of schools. Students will study leadership in complex social organizations so that they can apply current theory and research to their roles in complex, chaotic, educational environments.

EDAD 7040    Clinical Practice for the Administrative Specialist    3 s.h.

Candidates for administrative specialist licenses in areas of curriculum, instruction, and professional development or pupil services administration develop an individualized clinical plan and complete a set of tasks and an integrated project aligned with professional standards under the guidance of an appropriately licensed cooperating administrator.
Prereq.: Candidates must have completed all or be currently enrolled in remaining courses that compose the requirement of respective specialist license.

EDAD 7050    Clinical Experience: Superintendency    3 s.h.

Candidates for the superintendency license are required to complete four tasks from the master syllabus at the district-wide level, supervised by a school superintendent. Major components are the complete analysis of the financial structure of the candidate's school district and a system-level integrated project.
Prereq.: Completion of three of the following four courses: EDAD 7024, EDAD 7025, EDAD 7026, EDAD 7035, and two years experience in a building-level administrative capacity or equivalent.

EDAD 8111    Advanced Research Design and Statistics    3 s.h.

An in-depth treatment of the major correlational, experimental, and quasi-experimental research designs and associated statistical analyses, including the design and analysis of surveys and factor analytic techniques. Experience in data analysis using SPSS or other statistical packages. 3 s.h. Cross listed with FOUN 8111.
Prereq.: EDAD/FOUN 8104.

EDAD 8113    Theories of Inquiry    3 s.h.

Perspectives for critical analysis, investigation of ways of knowing, and an examination of criteria that have been used successfully for negotiating status and justifying claims within contested domains of inquiry. 3 s.h.
Prereq.: FOUN 8104 and EDAD 8111/FOUN 8111.
Cross listed with FOUN 8113.

EDAD 8122    Leadership in Education    3 s.h.

In this course students will critically analyze contemporary ways of thinking about leadership. As students examine their present paradigm of leadership, they will also analyze a reconfiguration of leadership that reflects developments in the new sciences and other fields.
Prereq.: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDAD 8125    Educational Politics and Policymaking in the United States    3 s.h.

Reviews professional literature on politics and policy making at the local, state, and federal level, including the values, institutional actors, processes, and interest groups that shape educational policy. Explores means of identifying problems, analyzing policy alternatives, and measuring policy outcomes.
Prereq.: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDAD 8130    Learning Processes and the Instructional Leader    3 s.h.

A study of current theories and research in the areas of cognition and learning, development and motivation that underlay approaches to teaching in any context.

EDAD 8140    Seminar in Administrative Theory    3 s.h.

Extension of the administrator's abilities to analyze professional problems, develop leadership strategies, and exercise sound decision making. Nontraditional (nonfunctionalist) theories are stressed, with emphasis on deconstructing and purposefully framing educational issues. Case studies strengthen the application of the theories.
Prereq.: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDAD 8155    Seminar in Current Educational Issues    3 s.h.

Informing educational leaders about contextual issues of schools is necessary in order to understand and recognize that school reform, both at the time of its proposal and during the developmental stages of its implementation, is intended to ameliorate educational problems.
Prereq.: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDAD 8180    Special Topics in Educational Leadership    1-3 s.h.

Selected topics for a focused study on problems, issues, or concerns that relate to educational leadership.
Prereq.: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDAD 8185    Seminar in Educational Research/Dissertation Proposal    3 s.h.

The purpose of this course is to gain knowledge and skills in developing a research question and an appropriate methodology so that chapters I and II of a doctoral dissertation can be completed.
Prereq.: FOUN 8104, FOUN 8112, and FOUN 8111.

EDAD 8190    Dissertation Study    1-9 s.h.

Covers the design, proposal, conduct, reporting, and defense of scholarly research that addresses a meaningful topic derived from and contributing significantly to the literature of the field.
Prereq.: Completion of doctoral comprehensive examination.

EDAD 8931    Leadership in Educational Organizations    3 s.h.

Significant theories, research, and professional practices in the leadership of schools and school systems. Detailed analysis of primary sources and application of sources to reflection on issues and problems of administrative practice.D. program in Educational Leadership. Ed.D. students who have not taken EDAD 6931 are required to complete EDAD 8931 and include a supplemental, substantive course assignment that relates to their intended area of specialization.
Prereq.: Admission to the Ed.

EDAD 8949    Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Administration    3 s.h.

Defines law and professional ethics and discusses the role of each in public decision making. Explores the status and application of the law in various areas of school operations through the reading of cases, statutes, and constitutional provisions.D. program in Educational Leadership. Ed.D. students who have not taken EDAD 6949 are required to complete EDAD 8949 and include a supplemental, substantive course assignment involving original research using primary source materials in education law and policy.
Prereq.: Admission to the Ed.