Courses

EDAD 5310. Administrative Leadership.

An introduction to the roles and functions of the school administrator emphasizing administrative and organizational theory and practice; identifies the primary knwoledge, skills and competencies required to be an effective school administrator.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5311. Curriculum Renewal.

The course introduces and explores fundamental dimensions of curriculum theory, policy, and practices as these interact, affect, and are influenced by the school organization. The course includes discussion of current pedagogical, theoretical, historical, legislative, and other field-based issues of diverse paradigms in curriculum renewal from a school administrative perspective.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5310 w/B or better AND EDAD 5312 w/B or better AND EDAD 5340 w/B or better AND EDRS 5307 w/B or better)

EDAD 5312. Instructional Leadership.

An introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor or school administrator as an instructional leader; emphasizes systematic classroom observation, evaluation of teaching, and clinical supervision.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5314. School-Based Budgeting.

This course provides students with an overview of educational budgeting practices and issues, with a primary emphasis on school sites. The course includes an introduction to the planning, cost-effectiveness, and resource allocation issues that arise in the educational budgeting process. Students also have opportunities to consider the equity consequences of the budgeting process, as well as the relationship between educational goals and associated resource allocation decisions. Course readings, assignments, and activities encourage students to develop a conceptual understanding of site-based budgeting and practice skills to participate in the budget development process.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5310 w/C or better AND EDAD 5312 w/C or better AND EDAD 5340 w/C or better AND EDRS 5307 w/B or better)

EDAD 5320. Special Education Leadership.

Special Education Leadership Course introduces the basic dimensions of special education law, instruction, and policy as it relates to classrooms, schools, & school districts. Content includes legal interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, IDEA's core components, special education & inclusive programs, and effective leadership & administrative practices that meet the needs of all students regardless of disability. Students will gain knowledge of the persistent educational inequities confronted by students with disabilities and the intersection of disability, race, and socio-economic status.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of GR

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5310 w/C or better AND EDAD 5312 w/C or better AND EDAD 5340 w/C or better)

EDAD 5330. Leadership & Advocacy Educ.

Leadership & Advocacy Educ The objectives of this course is to introduce students in becoming ethically-grounded advocates and organizers who are interested in government policy, non-government organizations, local community organizations or becoming more self-aware in your professional organization.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of GR

EDAD 5340. School Community Leadership.

School Community Leadership (3-0) Treats interpersonal relations and human variables in groups and formal organizations with special emphasis on schools and organizations; identifies strategies for the school principal to improve work group effectiveness.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5342. Educational Law.

An introduction to the federal and state legal systems including constitutional provisions, federal and state regulations, and court decisions affecting public education; includes student and employee rights and responsibilities, statutory and assumed authority of school boards, relations with employee organizations, civil liability of school personnel and elements of due process.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5310 w/C or better AND EDAD 5312 w/C or better AND EDAD 5340 w/C or better AND EDRS 5307 w/C or better)

EDAD 5345. Ed Leadrshp in Diverse Society.

Educational Leadership in a Diverse Society (3-0) Overview and systematic application of essential qualitative inquiry skills appropriate for use by school leaders to investigate issues of inclusion and diversity and generate effective curricular, instructional and administrative policies and practices.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5346. Ed Prgm Planning & Evaluation.

Educational Program Planning and Evaluation (3-0) Opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to plan and manage regular and special school programs; includes policy formulation, goal setting, and evaluation emphasizing data-based management systems; requires field-base component.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDRS 5305 w/C or better AND EDRS 5306 w/C or better)

EDAD 5348. Admn of Sch Personnel Services.

Emphasizes school management tasks and responsibilities related to certified and non-certified staff including position descriptions, recruitment, selection, assignment, and compensation; treats E.E.O. regulations, due process, grievance handling, and other legal requirements including collective bargaining.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5310 w/C or better AND EDAD 5312 w/C or better AND EDAD 5340 w/C or better AND EDAD 5342 w/C or better AND EDRS 5307 w/C or better)

EDAD 5351. Campus Mgmt Meth & Syst Operat.

Campus Management Methods and Systems Operations (3-0) This course provides students with opportunities to apply principles of leadership and management relative to the campus physical plant and support systems to ensure a safe and effective learning environment. This course also includes developmental and implementation procedures for crisis planning and for responding to crises along with strategies for addressing student safety during campus secutiry concerns and emergencies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5310 w/B or better ) AND (EDAD 5312 w/B or better ) AND (EDAD 5340 w/B or better ) AND (EDRS 5307 w/B or better)

EDAD 5352. Integ Sem Inst Lead & Prof Dev.

Integrative Seminar in Instructional Leadership and Prefessional Development (3-0) This course is designed to introduce prospective school leaders to the interconnections among major improvement initiatives while enhancing the role of campus administration whereby instructional leaders must seek continuous improvement processes designed to meet and exceed state accountability standards. The course incorporates the state-mandated and school district-required Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) training and Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) training modules. (Maymester/Wintermester).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5310 w/B or better ) AND (EDAD 5312 w/B or better ) AND (EDAD 5340 w/B or better ) AND (EDRS 5307 w/B or better)

EDAD 5360. HE Research/Internship I.

HE Research/Internship I This semester long course is the first of two courses designed to provide active practical research or administrative experience within the context of higher education administration. The research/internship area is aimed at advancing the student's professional interest and is arranged/approved through students' advisors. A contract between student, advisor and research/ internship supervisor will detail research goals and reporting requirements.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of GR

Prerequisite(s): (EDRS 5305 w/C or better AND EDRS 5306 w/C or better)

EDAD 5361. HE Research/Internship II.

HE Research/Internship II This semester long course is the second of two courses designed to provide active practical research or administrative experience withing the contest of higer education administration. The research/internship area is aimed at advancing the student's professional interests and is arranged/approved through students' advisors. A contract between student, advisor and research/internship supervisor will detail research goals and reporting requirements.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of GR

Prerequisite(s): (EDRS 5305 w/C or better AND EDRS 5306 w/C or better AND EDRS 5360 w/C or better)

EDAD 5365. Directed Individual Study.

Directed IndividualStudy (0-0-3) Area of study will be designated. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

EDAD 5370. Grad Wkshp in Ed Admin & Suprv.

Graduate Workshop in Educational Administration and Supervision (0-0-6) Selected topics for graduate students, supervisors, and school administrators in such areas as grant writing, school discipline, computer utilization, and other special problems. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
6 Other Hours

EDAD 5375. School Management Internship I.

First half of a two-course sequence including planned field experience and seminars for the Professional Principal school administrator certification candidate; field experience includes working with a fully certified cooperating administrator in elementary, middle, and high school settings, under the supervision of a university professor. Developing experiences in the administration of special programs, community education programs, student services, law, personnel, discipline management, scheduling, budgeting, and school business/facilities management.

3 Credit Hours
5 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
1 Lecture Hours
4 Other Hours

EDAD 5376. Schl Management Internship II.

Continuation of Internship I; candidate continues to work with a fully-certified administrator in elementary, middle, and high school settings under the supervision of a university professor. Advanced coverage of experiences in the administration of special programs, community education programs, student services, law, personnel, discipline management, scheduling, budgeting, and school business/facilities management.

3 Credit Hours
5 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
1 Lecture Hours
4 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5375 w/C or better)

EDAD 5380. Schl Organiz, Reform & Renewal.

School Organization, Reform and Renewal (3-0) Describes systems, cultural and community approaches to the school organization; emphasizes institutionalization of organization development in school districts and essential competencies for organization reform and renewal.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

EDAD 5382. Educational Finance.

Educational Finance (3-0) Basic concepts of the economics of education; uses the systems approach to analyze the issues of equity and equality in educational resource allocation and distribution; includes current Texas state funding policies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5384. Educ Facilities Management.

Educational Facilities Management (3-0) Identifies the knowledge, skills, and competencies required of the school administrator to manage educational facilities; includes population projections and needs assessments, planning developing educational specifications, site selection, capital outlay, and costs; covers rehabilitating existing buildings, maintenance and operations, and equipment management.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

EDAD 5385. Ethics of Leadershp in Educ..

Ethics of Leadership in Education (3-0) This course examines classic to contemporary works in philosophy, political science, history, literature, and other disciplines in an attempt to understand the importance of ethics and to imbue the value and necessity of ethical principles in our educational leaders.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5386. Educational Policy Development.

Educational Policy Development (3-0) Treats the techniques of describing and selecting among alternative problem solutions based on quantifiable predictions; application to both general and specific educational issues including socio-political factors.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

EDAD 5387. Higher Educ Policy Analysis.

Higher Education Policy Analysis (3-0) The course investigates the predominant theoretical and practitioner works in higher education policy research. The course provides a foundation for the critical analysis of postsecondary educational policy and the policy-making process.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5388. Central Office Administration.

Central Office Administration (2-0-2) Critical aspects of central office administration including personnel, programs, budget, planning, evaluation, school board relations, state and federal influences, and general administration of a school district; field experience required.

3 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
2 Lecture Hours
2 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

EDAD 5389. Schl Superintendent Internship.

School Superintendent Internship (1-4) Planned field experience and seminars for the professional school superintendent certificate candidate; field experience includes working with a fully certified cooperating administrator in school and central office settings under the supervision of a university professor; includes consideration of problems relating to overall school district operations.

3 Credit Hours
5 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
1 Lecture Hours
4 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5380 w/C or better AND EDAD 5384 w/C or better AND EDAD 5386 w/C or better AND EDAD 5388 w/C or better)

EDAD 5390. Introduction to Higher Ed.

Introduction to Higher Education (3-0) This course introduces students to the organization of higher education institutions, including two-and four-year colleges and universities. Students will explore the history and philosophy of higher education along with exposure to some of the main issues in higher education including governance, politics, finance and relationships with various constituent groups. Students will develop an understanding of the background, growth, purposes, and practices of higher education in the United States.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5391. History of Higher Education.

History of Higher Education (3-0) This course will examine historical trends in higher education that have affected, faculty, staff, students, and trustees in terms of traditions, customs, values, and practice.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5392. The Community College.

The Community College (3-0) This course provides a historical overview of the development of American community colleges. The course focuses on the social forces leading to the community college movement, educational philosophies, and multiple institutional missions. The roles and responsibilities of leaders in meeting the needs of diverse populations will be emphasized. Particular attention will be paid to the organizational structures and processes that shape administrative decision making and educational leadership.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5393. Higher Education Law.

Higher Education Law (3-0) This course will emphasize the legal environment of postsecondary education, legal processes, and analysis of problems incurred in the American system of higher education. This course will also examine past and present legal precedence as established by state, federal, and supreme courts.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5394. Higher Education Governance.

Higher Education Governance (3-0) The purpose of this course is to expose the student to the literature on management of higher education institutions. This course will help future higher education leaders understand the distinctive organizational and behavioral features of colleges and universities, and use this knowledge to better manage and lead their institutions.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5395. Politics of Higher Education.

Politics of Higher Education (3-0) This course will examine the politics of educational organizations and leadership. It is designed for the educational leader and researcher who deal with the impact of political action on managing and leading educational institutions. It provides an introduction to the field of educational politics with special emphasis on theoretical and conceptual analysis of the political behavior of education's stakeholders.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5396. Higher Education Finance.

Higher Education Finance (3-0) This course will provide an overview of the economics and financing of postsecondary education in the United States. It will include an introduction to economic theory as applied to institutions of higher learning, financial trends in funding America's colleges and universities, federal investments in higher education, tuition and fee trends, and state policy and budgeting processes. The course will briefly review the basic elements of fiscal management at the institutional level.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5397. Student Development Theory.

Student Development Theory (3-0) The purpose of this course is to examine a range of human development theories that offer insight into processes of student learning, growth, and development during the college years. Special focus will be directed toward understanding the implications of these theories for and practice of education in general and student affairs in particular.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 5398. Thesis Research.

Thesis Research (0-0-3) Preparation of master thesis proposal.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of EDAD

EDAD 5399. Thesis Writing.

Thesis Writing (0-0-3) Writing of master thesis.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of EDAD

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5398 w/P or better)

EDAD 6300. Intro to Doctoral Program.

Introduction to Doctoral Program (3-0-0) An orientation to the doctoral program in educational leadership, its values and academic expectations. Introduces students to dominant research traditions in education and the need for and nature of conceptual frameworks in the scholarly process. Students engage in conversation with program faculty regarding their areas of research interests and expertise, and are introducted to the structure and policies of the program.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of EDLA

EDAD 6301. Hist & Phil Foundations-Educat.

Historic and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3-0) This course is organized around four central themes: 1) the moral dimensions of teaching and enculturation of the young in a democracy; 2) Problems of access to knowledge; 3) The notion of pedagogical nurturing; and 4) The stewardship of schools in educative communities. Key readings include selections from Plato, Rousseau, Dewey, and Goodlad.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of EDLA

EDAD 6304. Organizat'l Theory/Development.

Organizational Theory and Development (3-0) This course focuses on change and reform in education and the theories and professional practices used to create organizational change.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of EDLA

EDAD 6306. Sem/Decision Making/Prob Solv.

Seminar in decision-Making and Problem Solving in Education (3-0) students will examine and conduct research about decision-making processes from the perspectives of educational institutions at local, state, and national levels.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of EDLA

EDAD 6307. Adv Legal/Ethic Aspects Leader.

Advanced Legal And Ethical Aspects of Leadership (3-0) This course examines the legal and ethical issues that face educational leaders, including responsibilities, accountibility, the public interests and professionalism. Students will also analyze and synthesize the judicial interpretations of constitutions, statutes, rules and regulations, and the common law with special focus on individual student's interests. .

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6308. State/Local Educ Fin Policies.

State and Local Educational Finance Policies (3-0) Examination of research, as well as theoretical and practical foundations of economic and social accountibility in educational organizations. Students will conduct comparative analysis of state educational finance policies, with emphasis on the relationships between the principles of accountability, adequacy, equity, and quality. .

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6309. Seminar-Educational Leadership.

Seminar In Educational Leadership (3-0) Focus on alternative leadership styles and theories of leadership. Students will learn how to assess their own basic and preferred leadership styles. Each student will be encouraged to develop a personal growth plan in educational leadership. .

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6310. Eval/Acctability/Policy Analys.

Evaluation, Accountability, and Policy Analysis Models (3-0) Students will learn to use appropriate multiple indicators and analytic frameworks for documenting, measuring, and evaluating changes in educational policy and practice.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6311. The Professoriate.

Issues, roles and responsibilities of faculty appointments will be discussed. Additional course topics include: evolution of the profession, teaching philosophy, research agenda, job search preparation, the tenure process, learning styles specific to higher education populations and innovative teaching strategies. Course includes broad coverage appropriate for all disciplines. Open to all doctoral students.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6312. Educ Leadership In Metro Areas.

Educational Leadership In Metropolitan Areas (3-0) This course examines the social, economic and political characteristics of urban communities and the relationship of education to social settings. The role of leadership, interest groups, and pressure groups is examined, as is the conversation processes and conflict resolution in a context of large, complex urban/minority school districts and the creation of alternative delivery systems. .

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6318. Soc & Symbolic Borders in Ed.

Social & Symbolic Borders in Education The aim of the course is for the participants to obtaing knowledge about and insight to understand and describe the different concepts that shape and individual's meaning of border, in particular the US-Mexico border region. Students will understand the underlying implications of such meanings on the educational systems they are a part of and what can be done to effect systematical change. The course has the following three main units: 1)Geospatial, political, historical, and categorical boundaries; 2)Poverty, inequality and education, and 3) Agency, power, and forces for change in education.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6321. Multicult Diversity-Edu Leader.

Multicultural Diversity In Educational Leadership (3-0) Students will examine the impact of multicultural pluralism and diversity and how these concepts and practices impact leadership and administration in educational settings. .

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6330. Leadership & Advocacy Educ.

Leadership and Advocacy Education The objective of this course is to introduce students in becoming ethically-grounded advocates and organizers who are interested in government policy, non-governing organizations , local community organizations or becoming more self-aware in your professional organization.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of DR,GR

EDAD 6340. Adm Implication-Cognitive Psyc.

Administrative Implications From Cognitive Psychology and Learning Theory (3-0) Implications from cognitive psychology and learning theory for students learning in multicultural diverse urban contexts of schooling. The course examines classical land contemporary learning theories as they affect program changes in schools and other educational settings. .

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6346. Program Planning & Evaluation.

Opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to plan and manage regular and special school programs; includes policy formulation, goal setting, and evaluation emphasizing data-based management systems; requires field-base component.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6350. Internship In Leadership I.

Intership In Leadership I (0-0-3) With the joint guidance of a university faculty member and a practicing leader/administrator in an educational setting, students will be provided opportunities for supervised research and decision-making in a professional setting.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

EDAD 6351. Internship In Leadership II.

Internship In Leadership II (0-0-3) The second semester of internship will provide continuation of supervised research and decision-making in a professional setting.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of EDLA

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 6350 w/C or better)

EDAD 6365. Directed Individual Study.

Directed Individual Study (0-0-3) Area of study will be designated. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

EDAD 6370. Grad. Wkshp. Ed. Lead. & Admin.

Graduate Workshop in Educational Leadership and Administration (3-0) Selected topics for doctoral students in areas related to Central Office Leadership; School-site Leadership; Leadership in Other Educational Settings; or Leadership in Evaluation, Assessment, and Technology. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6380. Capstone Doctoral Seminar.

This seminar is designed to ensure that students are fully prepared to begin work on the dissertation and are able to demonstrate a range of academic skills and abilities, including an ability to: frame a dissertation research question; undertake a thorough, focused literature review; make a decision regarding the type of research design that makes sense given the question; define the type of data analyses that make possible the reaching of conclusions.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6381. Schl Organiz, Reform & Renewal.

Describes systems, cultural and community approaches to the school organization; emphasizes institutionalization of organization development in school districts and essential competencies for organization reform and renewal.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

EDAD 6384. Educ Facilities Management.

Identifies the knowledge, skills, and competencies required of the school administrator to manage educational facilities; includes population projections and needs assessments, planning developing educational specifications, site selection, capital outlay, and costs; covers rehabilitating existing buildings, maintenance and operations, and equipment management.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

EDAD 6385. Ethics of Leadershp in Educ..

This course examines classic to contemporary works in philosophy, political science, history, literature, and other disciplines in an attempt to understand the importance of ethics and to imbue the value and necessity of ethical principles in our educational leaders.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6386. Educational Policy Development.

Treats the techniques of describing and selecting among alternative problem solutions based on quantifiable predictions; application to both general and specific educational issues including socio-political factors.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

EDAD 6387. Higher Educ Policy Analysis.

The course investigates the predominant theoretical and practitioner works in higher education policy research. The course provides a foundation for the critical analysis of postsecondary educational policy and the policy-making process.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6388. Central Office Administration.

Critical aspects of central office administration including personnel, programs, budget, planning, evaluation, school board relations, state and federal influences, and general administration of a school district; field experience required.

3 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
2 Lecture Hours
2 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

EDAD 6389. Schl Superintendent Internship.

Planned field experience and seminars for the professional school superintendent certificate candidate; field experience includes working with a fully certified cooperating administrator in school and central office settings under the supervision of a university professor; includes consideration of problems relating to overall school district operations.

3 Credit Hours
5 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
1 Lecture Hours
4 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of SCSP

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 5380 w/C or better AND EDAD 5384 w/C or better AND EDAD 5386 w/C or better AND EDAD 5388 w/C or better)

EDAD 6390. Introduction to Higher Ed.

This course introduces students to the organization of higher education institutions, including two-and four-year colleges and universities. Students will explore the history and philosophy of higher education along with exposure to some of the main issues in higher education including governance, politics, finance and relationships with various constituent groups. Students will develop an understanding of the background, growth, purposes, and practices of higher education in the United States.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6391. History of Higher Education.

This course will examine historical trends in higher education that have affected, faculty, staff, students, and trustees in terms of traditions, customs, values, and practice.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6392. The Community College.

This course provides a historical overview of the development of American community colleges. The course focuses on the social forces leading to the community college movement, educational philosophies, and multiple institutional missions. The roles and responsibilities of leaders in meeting the needs of diverse populations will be emphasized. Particular attention will be paid to the organizational structures and processes that shape administrative decision making and educational leadership.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6393. Higher Education Law.

This course will emphasize the legal environment of postsecondary education, legal processes, and analysis of problems incurred in the American system of higher education. This course will also examine past and present legal precedence as established by state, federal, and supreme courts.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6394. Higher Education Governance.

The purpose of this course is to expose the student to the literature on management of higher education institutions. This course will help future higher education leaders understand the distinctive organizational and behavioral features of colleges and universities, and use this knowledge to better manage and lead their institutions.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6395. Politics of Higher Education.

This course will examine the politics of educational organizations and leadership. It is designed for the educational leader and researcher who deal with the impact of political action on managing and leading educational institutions. It provides an introduction to the field of educational politics with special emphasis on theoretical and conceptual analysis of the political behavior of education's stakeholders.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6396. Higher Education Finance.

This course will provide an overview of the economics and financing of postsecondary education in the United States. It will include an introduction to economic theory as applied to institutions of higher learning, financial trends in funding America's colleges and universities, federal investments in higher education, tuition and fee trends, and state policy and budgeting processes. The course will briefly review the basic elements of fiscal management at the institutional level.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6397. Student Development Theory.

The purpose of this course is to examine a range of human development theories that offer insight into processes of student learning, growth, and development during the college years. Special focus will be directed toward understanding the implications of these theories for and practice of education in general and student affairs in particular.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

EDAD 6398. Dissertation Research.

Dissertation Research (0-0-3) Under the direction of their Dissertation Committee Chair, students will prepare a dissertation proposal. Continuous registration is required until the proposal is approved by the Disseertation Committee.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 6380 w/S or better)

EDAD 6399. Dissertation Writing.

Dissertation Writing (0-0-3) Students, under the direction of the Dissertation Committee Chair, will write a dissertation. Continuous registration in EDAD 6399 is required until the dissertation has been successfully defended and is accepted by the Dissertation Committee.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (EDAD 6398 w/P or better)