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EDA 5XX1 Community Partnerships . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Community and Stakeholder Partnerships is a standard that identifies the skills and knowledge base needed by high performing leaders in the area of community relations. Participants will identify major opinion leaders in the community and their relationships to school goals and programs. Models of shared decision making will be reviewed and applied to foster sensitivity to allowing shared decision making with appropriate stakeholders. Participants will realize the methods and the need for shared responsibility for student and school success.
EDA 5191 Leadership in Education - School Improvement Theory and Practice . . . . . 3(F,SS)
Leadership theories and planning models which have been developed through studies in education, business, industry, and the military will be examined. Application of these will be made to educational practices with a focus on continuous improvement and on the school improvement process.
EDA 6061 Educational Organization and Administration . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Examines the structure, organization and management of modern education. Emphasis is upon basic theories, principles and competencies in educational administration.
EDA 6194 Foundations for Leading in Diverse Environments . . . . . 3(F,SS)
Students in this educational leadership course acquire a basic understanding of the influences of economics, culture, race, gender, language, politics, and other factors in the diverse setting of the administration of public schools.
EDA 6222 Administration of School Personnel . . . . . 2-3(CALL DEPT)
Focus is on the improvement of educational programs through the proper management of human resources. Emphasis is upon recruitment, selection placement, and evaluation of school personnel.
EDA 6232 Law and Education . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Examines law and its relationship to education. Students study constitutional law, legislative enactments, school policies, and the relationships among these aspects of school law as they pertain to administration. Tort liability, due process for students, corporal punishment, teacher contracts, and other law relating to authority and responsibility of teachers and administrators are included.
EDA 6240 Introduction to School Finance . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Focus is on principles, trends, and practices in financing public education, including federal, state, and local financial support programs. School finance as related to taxation and other areas of school finance is included. Fiscal policies, planning, and management as related to the total education program are central themes.
EDA 6503 The Principalship . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Focus is on problems, practices, and theories pertinent to the administration of building level programs in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Includes planning, staffing, implementing, and evaluation techniques needed to administer a school program.
EDA 6940 The Principalship/Internship 1-6(F,S,SS)
A two-semester field experience in the administration of building-level education programs. Focus is on applying education management theories and best practices relevant to elementary, middle, and secondary school principals. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.
EDA 6947 Internship: Educational Administration or Community Education . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Supervised field experience for performing functions related to educational administration or to community education. Permission is required.
EDA 7190 Leadership in the Professional Literature . . . . . 3(S)
Student will critically examine leadership roles and develop an awareness of effects of leadership in particular circumstances by exploring classic readings from the humanities in a seminar setting. Students will: 1) compare and contrast classic descriptions of the roles of educational leaders with current educational research best practices related to leadership, and 2) analyze and evaluate leadership behavior under adverse conditions and in situations which require high performance.
EDA 7215 School and Community Relations . . . . . 3(SS)
Relationship of school administration to community; educational decision-making in context of local politics; community analysis; public relations; public participation in education planning; and implications for school administrators and board of education.
EDA 7217 Effective Communication Techniques . . . . . 3(SS)
Prerequisite: EDS 6105.
Broad based study of communication skills and techniques, both interpersonal and media oriented, that emphasize strategies used by outstanding educational leaders within and outside the educational domain.
EDA 7331 Crisis Intervention in Educational Environments . . . . . 3(F)
Administrators and teachers will develop skills to manage student behaviors that constitute crises. This need has emerged as traditional restraints on students' behavior have been eroded and schools deal with students who suffer from a lack of proper socialization and emotional self-control. The students will apply major psychological theories to management of human behavior in schools. The student will design a systematic behavior management plan, including intervention in crisis situations, for student in a school setting.
EDA 7423 School Reform: Research to Practice . . . . . 3(S)
Covers the use of research in determining the relationship of school administration to the community; educational decision-making in the context of local politics; community analysis; public relations; public participation in educational planning; school advisory councils; dealing with parents; and implications for school administrators and boards of education.
EDA 7931 Seminar with High Performing Educational Leaders . . . . . 3(F,S)
Provides exposure for educational leadership students to high performing educational leaders. Students will interact with high performing leaders, study current research in educational leadership, develop group experiences in theoretical problems and solutions, and spend observation time in the work site of a high performing educational leader.
EDA 7947 Internship in Educational Administration . . . . . 1-6(CALL DEPT)
On site experience in an educational setting appropriate to the students' university training. Generally covers an academic year. Permission is required.
EDA 7985 Dissertation Research Design Seminar . . . . . 3(F)
Reviews research design concepts in the context of the proposed dissertation topic. Students work with the instructor of record (and involve the doctoral committee chair) to write a comprehensive problem statement, produce a comprehensive literature review, and develop a solid methodology for the study. Development of a preliminary Human Subject (IRB) application is another product. 40sh of doctoral course work is required prior to enrolling in this course and permission is required.
EDA 8980 Dissertation . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Major individual research in an area of significant educational interest; designed specifically for candidates in the Ed. D. Curriculum and Instruction program. Will reflect intensive educational research produced by the student and collaboratively developed with the student's graduate committee. Admission to candidacy and permission is required.