Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS)

EDAS 5950 Workshop In Educational Administration

[3 credit hours]

Topical workshops, based on practical application of skills and knowledge, are intended for in-service educational professionals. Credit may be applied to doctoral degrees upon approval of the committee.

EDAS 5980 Special Topics In Educational Administration

[3 credit hours]

Courses, based on issues, topics and concerns of educational administrators for the real world. Credit may be applied to degree programs upon approval of the adviser or committee.

Term Offered: Fall

EDAS 6000 The Individual In Organizations

[3 credit hours]

An overview of the individual in educational administration, i.e., as visionary leader, organizational leader, instructional leader and policy/community leader. Opportunities for personal assessment are provided as students explore critical educational issues in schools.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 6010 Leadership in School Curriculum

[3 credit hours]

An in-depth analysis of curriculum leadership to improve teacher classroom performance and to ensure that the district curriculum and instructional programs are aligned and operationalized to provide full access and opportunity to all students and student groups to meet district goals.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 6020 Instructional Leadership and Supervision

[3 credit hours]

An in-depth analysis of instructional leadership and principles of supervision which promote improved instruction. Emphasis is on teacher performance evaluation, curriculum management and strategies for creating a philosophical shift from a special education/regular education dichotomy to a universal education paradigm.

Term Offered: Fall

EDAS 6030 Developing Effective Learning Environments

[3 credit hours]

An exploration of group dynamics/processes and the intrapersonal and principles of high performing teams and being an effective leader. Development of effective action plans to improve school climate/culture and the learning environment is explored using problem-based learning.

EDAS 6110 Legal Aspects Of School Administration

[3 credit hours]

This course provides students an opportunity to analyze legal frameworks affecting the organization and administration of public schools, including special education law, church-state issues, pupil rights, staff-student relationships, conditions of employment, teacher organizations, tort liability, school finance, and desegregation. Participants will examine the basic legal structure for education, case and statutory law, legal principles, and provisions relevant to administration.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

EDAS 6150 The Administrative Experience

[3 credit hours]

Emphasis is on blending current theory and practice by examining the use of data to guide school improvement for students. The collection of meaningful data for focused goal setting to be employed at the district, building and classroom levels is operationalized.

Term Offered: Spring

EDAS 6190 Integrated Experiences: Prac i

[3 credit hours]

Working in a guided reflective practice environment, the student will apply knowledge gained in previous coursework to working in school building operations, and to developing a professional portofolio.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 6200 Continuous Improvement Of Schools

[3 credit hours]

Course addresses current Pre K-16 national and regional reform agendas, relating them to systemic changes in policies, governance and articulation of learner outcomes in local settings.

EDAS 6210 Leadership In Diverse Settings

[3 credit hours]

Issues of multicultural, cross-cultural, race, gender, and ethnicity in school settings are examined in diverse settings in order to develop leaders who can apply theoretical frameworks and analytical skills to improve educational performance in local, urban, suburban, rural and global setting.

EDAS 6220 Administration Of Special Programs

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the administration of special programs that operate at the district and school level with particular focus on Special Education leadership issues. Title I, ESL, vocational education, guidance, and athletic programs are also explored.

EDAS 6230 Community And Schools

[3 credit hours]

This course explores the unique relationship between communities and schools. The democratic social structure is examined through a theoretical critique of strategies that increase citizen involvement in and build support for schools.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

EDAS 6240 Developing Learning Organizations In Educational Settings

[3 credit hours]

Course introduces the theories, techniques and practices of planned organizational learning. Students examine the philosophical, theoretical and practical differences of organizational development as interventionist, consultative and collaborative processes in charter schools.

EDAS 6320 School Business Management

[3 credit hours]

The purpose of the course is to involve students in an analysis of the role and functions of school business management. Participants will analyze data in each topical area of school business management.

EDAS 6330 Collective Bargaining And Dispute Resolution

[3 credit hours]

The purpose of the course is to examine the issues that arise before, during and after the collective bargaining process in the public sector, including resolving labor disputes and grievances.

EDAS 6350 Computers In Educational Administration Decision Making

[3 credit hours]

This course allows the development for increased decision making based on local, state and national retrievable data concerning learning, achievement, efficiency and effectiveness of resource allocations.

EDAS 6360 Personnel Management And Contract Administration In Education

[3 credit hours]

Course provides insight into the purposes, policies and processes of personnel administration and contract administration in public education, including recruitment, hiring, induction, evaluation, compensation and development.

EDAS 6380 Planning Educational Facilities For Learning

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the issues surrounding planning, building and maintaining educational facilities appropriate for maximizing learning. Included is an examination of legal, health and safety requirements.

EDAS 6420 Micropolitics Of School Communities

[3 credit hours]

Course focus is on the day to day politics of school work that increase the complexities of educating. Using case studies and problem-based learning, students will practice skills that support democratic practices in school communities.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 6430 Legal Aspects Of Educational Administration

[3 credit hours]

This course provides students a background in legislation and court decisions that affect the administration of public schools. Students will investigate legal problem areas in schools.

EDAS 6440 Equity Issues In Educational Finance And Economics

[3 credit hours]

Analysis of educational finance and economic issues pertinent to school districts. Analysis of various funding models at the local, state and national level are studied employing various measures of equity. Building/District level school finance and resource management strategies are examined.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

EDAS 6900 Master's Seminar In Educational Administration And Supervision

[3 credit hours]

Examiniation and reflection on the practice of research in Educational Leadership.

EDAS 6920 Master's Project In Educational Administration

[1-3 credit hours]

Open to graduate students who elect the completion of a research project in fulfilling the research requirements of the master's program.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

EDAS 6960 Master's Thesis In Educational Administration

[1-3 credit hours]

Open to graduate students who elect the completion of a research thesis in fulfilling the research requirements of the master's program.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

EDAS 6990 Individual Study In Educational Administration - Master's

[1-3 credit hours]

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study on professional problems in EDAS under the direction of an EDAS faculty member.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

EDAS 7920 Specialist Project In Educational Administration

[1-3 credit hours]

Open to graduate students to fulfill the completion of a research project in fulfilling the research requirements of the specialist program.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

EDAS 7950 Workshop In Educational Administration

[3 credit hours]

Topical workshops, based on practical application of skills and knowledge, are intended for in-service educational professionals. Credit may be applied to doctoral degrees upon approval of the committee.

EDAS 7980 Special Topics In Educational Administration

[3 credit hours]

Courses, based on issues, topics and concerns of educational administrators for the real world. Credit may be applied to degree programs upon approval of the adviser or committee.

Term Offered: Fall

EDAS 7990 Independent Study In Education Administration

[1-3 credit hours]

Individual study on professional problems in EDAS under the direction of a EDAS faculty member.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

EDAS 8000 The Individual In Organizations

[3 credit hours]

An overview of the individual in educational administration, i.e., as visionary leader, organizational leader, instructional leader and policy/community leader. Opportunities for personal assessment are provided as students explore critical educational issues in schools.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8010 Leadership in School Curriculum

[3 credit hours]

An in-depth analysis of curriculum leadership to improve teacher classroom performance and to ensure that the district curriculum and instructional programs are aligned and operationalized to provide full access and opportunity to all students and student groups to meet district goals.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8020 Instructional Leadership

[3 credit hours]

An in-depth analysis of instructional leadership and principles of supervision which promote improved instruction. Emphasis is on teacher performance evaluation, curriculum management and strategies for creating a philosophical shift from a special education/regular education dichotomy to a universal education paradigm.

Term Offered: Fall

EDAS 8030 Developing Effective Learning Environments

[3 credit hours]

An exploration of group dynamics/processes and the intrapersonal and principles of high performing teams and being an effective leader. Development of effective action plans to improve school climate/culture and the learning environment is explored using problem-based learning.

EDAS 8110 Legal Aspects Of School Administration

[3 credit hours]

This course provides students an opportunity to analyze legal frameworks affecting the organization and administration of public schools, including special education law, church-state issues, pupil rights, staff-student relationships, conditions of employment, teacher organizations, tort liability, school finance, and desegregation. Participants will examine the basic legal structure for education, case and statutory law, legal principles, and provisions relevant to administration.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

EDAS 8150 The Administrative Experience

[3 credit hours]

Emphasis is on blending current theory and practice by examining the use of data to guide school improvement for students. The collection of meaningful data for focused goal setting to be employed at the district, building and classroom levels is operationalized.

Term Offered: Spring

EDAS 8190 Integrated Experiences In Education Administration

[3 credit hours]

Working in a guided reflective practice environment, the student will apply knowledge gained in previous coursework to working in school building operations.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8200 Continuous Improvement Of Schools

[3 credit hours]

Course addresses current Pre K-16 national and regional reform agendas for charter schools, relating them to systemic changes in policies, governance and articulation of learner outcomes in local settings.

EDAS 8210 Leadership In Diverse Settings

[3 credit hours]

Issues of multicultural, cross-cultural, race, gender, and ethnicity in school settings are examined in diverse settings in order to develop leaders who can apply theoretical frameworks and analytical skills to improve educational performance in local, urban, suburban, rural and global setting

EDAS 8220 Administration Of Special Programs

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the administration of special programs that operate at the district and school level with particular focus on Special Education leadership issues. Title I, ESL, vocational education, guidance, and athletic programs are also explored.

Term Offered: Summer

EDAS 8230 Community And Schools

[3 credit hours]

This course explores the unique relationship between communities and schools. The democratic social structure is examined through a theoretical critique of strategies that increase citizen involvement in and build support for schools.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

EDAS 8240 Developing Learning Organizations In Educational Settings

[3 credit hours]

Course introduces the theories, techniques and practices of planned organizational learning. Students examine the philosophical, theoretical and practical differences of organizational development as interventionist, consultative and collaborative processes in charter schools.

EDAS 8300 Integrate Experiences: Policies In Action

[3 credit hours]

This course analyses policies employed by schools and school districts in providing for education of students and services to the school community. On-site fieldwork is required.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8310 School District Leadership

[3 credit hours]

Analysis of duties, roles and responsibilities of local school district leadership. Specific competencies of building school support, planning, curriculum development, personnel, legal, financial and planning are covered.

EDAS 8320 School Business Management

[3 credit hours]

The purpose of the course is to involve students in an analysis of the role and functions of school business management. Participants will analyze data in each topical area of school business management.

EDAS 8330 Collective Bargaining And Dispute Resolution

[3 credit hours]

The purpose of the course is to examine the issues that arise before, during and after the collective bargaining process in the public sector, including resolving labor disputes and grievances.

EDAS 8350 Computers In Educational Administration Decision Making

[3 credit hours]

This course allows the development for increased decision making based on local, state and national retrievable data concerning learning, achievement, efficiency and effectiveness of resource allocations.

EDAS 8360 Personnel Management And Contract Administration In Education

[3 credit hours]

Course provides insight into the purposes, policies and processes of personnel administration and contract administration in public education, including recruitment, hiring, induction, evaluation, compensation and development.

EDAS 8380 Planning Educational Facilities For Learning

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the issues surrounding planning, building and maintaining educational facilities appropriate for maximizing learning. Included is an examination of legal, health and safety requirements.

EDAS 8420 Micropolitics Of School Communities

[3 credit hours]

Course focus is on the day to day politics of school work that increase the complexities of educating. Using case studies and problem-based learning, students will practice skills that support democratic practices in school communities.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8430 Legal Aspects Of Educational Administration

[3 credit hours]

This course provides students a background in legislation and court decisions that affect the administration of public schools. Students will investigate legal problem areas in schools.

EDAS 8440 Equity Issues In Educational Finance And Economics

[3 credit hours]

Analysis of educational finance and economic issues pertinent to school districts. Analysis of various funding models at the local, state and national level are studied employing various measures of equity. Building/District level school finance and resource management strategies are examined.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

EDAS 8600 Leadership And Organizational Theory

[3 credit hours]

An analysis of leadership and organizational theory as influences on current thinking about and approaches to educational administration. Emphasis is on understanding dominant themes that impact administrative theory.

Term Offered: Fall

EDAS 8610 Organizational Behavior

[3 credit hours]

This course integrates the educational and management theories and knowledge bases on leadership, power, motivation and change to understand the internal and external dynamics of people in educational organizations.

Term Offered: Spring

EDAS 8620 Politics And Policy Analysis And Development

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the issues involved in policy formation and analysis along with the political process of public education. Local, intermediate, state and federal levels are considered.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8640 Leading Systems Change

[3 credit hours]

Course explores processes and practices used by educators to redesign preK-12 educational systems to improve outcomes for students. Content examines processes of moving espoused organizational values to actionable knowledge. Organizational Development recommended.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8650 Interdisciplinary Perspectives In Educational Administration

[3 credit hours]

Seminar focused on interdisciplinary examination of critical issues in educational administration. Multiple theoretical lenses from sociology, political science, economics and science are used to address educational issues.

EDAS 8660 Critical Analysis Of Inquiry In Schools

[3 credit hours]

Concepts in understanding and evaluating contemporary educational research, addressing both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The focus is on the knowledge base school leaders must have to evaluate, use and initiate educational research in school settings.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8930 Doctoral Seminar In Educational Administration And Supervision

[3 credit hours]

The course examines research findings and research methodology in Educational Administration and Supervision as they are pertinent to development of dissertation proposals. Dissertation proposal development is encouraged.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EDAS 8940 Educational Administration Internship

[3 credit hours]

An advanced field/seminar experience for doctoral students with fieldwork at the school system level. Fieldwork employs application of graduate coursework under supervision by the school system and the university.

EDAS 8960 Doctoral Dissertation In Educational Administration And Supervision

[1-12 credit hours]

Production of an original, scholarly product in the area Educational Administration and Supervision. Dissertation credit may total not less than 12 semester hours.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall