851 Interpersonal and Group Relations in Education (3)
This course is a study of individual and group behavior in organizations. Emphasis is a on interpersonal skill development and skill assessment which, in conjunction with findings from theory, research, and practice, enable candidates to reflect on themselves as leaders.
852 Data Analysis for Educational Leadership (3)
Prerequisites: EDFD 604 and 606 or equivalent.
The course builds upon student prior experience in analysis and interpretation of basic and inferential statistical procedures with a more refined focus on practical applications for management in educational settings. Advanced data analytic procedures for inference, modeling and forecasting will be emphasized. The course includes use of both Excel and SPSS.
853 School Personnel Administration (3)
This course focuses on identifying, analyzing, and developing effective methods of personnel administration, with an emphasis on human resource responsibilities and functions occurring at the school district office level. Topics include human resource planning, policies, recruitment, selection, induction, evaluation, and professional development.
854 Leadership for Social Justice (3)
A course designed to provide a contemporary and prospective examination of the social, cultural, political, economical and philosophical contexts from which the current issues that affect schools and schooling have evolved. This course is for individuals desiring advanced careers as educational leaders and superintendents, and as such, requires critical thought and systematic reflection. Students will be introduced to a variety of ideas, values, and beliefs surrounding social life, cultural identity, educational reform, and some historical practices. They will then be challenged to explore these constructs from numerous, diverse, and changing perspectives.
855 Leading School Renewal (3)
This course is designed to examine the research and the processes that are important and significant for school improvement. Concepts that will be included in this course are defining school renewal and exploring conditions for its success; using data as a tool to enhance decision-making processes for school improvement; understanding school culture and its relationship to school renewal; identifying legislative improvement planning.
856 School Facilities Planning (3)
A course designed to equip advanced educational leaders to improve the knowledge base, skills levels, and communications practices among the various groups involved in planning, designing, constructing, using and managing educational facilities. To introduce concepts that encourage people who plan and design physical learning environments to become more responsive to student' needs and community cultures.
858 Evaluation of School Programs and Personnel (3)
This course is a study of the requirements, practices, procedures, and problems of administrative evaluation of school programs and personnel. The course provides a broad survey of educational evaluation theory, standards, models, approaches, and practice, with a focus on practical guidelines for planning, conducting, and using evaluations to review and improve instruction and the performance of personnel.
859 The Superintendency (3)
This course is a study of the leadership and management roles, responsibilities, opportunities, and challenges of the district superintendent and other district level administrators. The course examines the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that superintendents must develop to effectively lead and manage change in a school district. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between the superintendent and the local school board as they deal with policy, policy administration, leadership roles, and community relations.
975 Internship in the Superintendency and District Administration (3)
976 Internship in the Superintendency and District Administration (3)
This course provides for the first and second part of a yearlong internship in which candidates participate in planned district level leadership and management field experiences. Based primarily on the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards, the internship will engage candidates in experiences designed to bring the relationship of theory and practice into focus. Attendance at seminars on campus is required. Candidates will receive a letter grade at the end of each term.
879 Advanced Seminar in Educational Leadership and Research (3)
This course is designed to coincide with the Superintendency in Practice (EDSL 976) and serves as the culminating experience in the Ed.S. Program. Seminar meetings will be held to share experiences, engage in discussions related to practice in educational leadership/administration and student services, and develop plans and policies for the individual school districts in which the candidates are serving.