EDAS - EDUCATIONAL ADMIN & SUPERVISION

EDAS - 4100   SUPERVISORY SKILL DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours]  A study of supervisory skills for education and allied professions.  The focus is on the supervisor and how s/he engages in activities to develop personal growth and development of staff members.

EDAS - 4260   LEADERSHIP FOR SUPERVISORS
[3 hours]  An examination of different leadership styles within the organization is the focal point of this course.  Participants will conduct research related to directive and non-directive supervisory skills.

EDAS - 4280   ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours]  The course explores the concepts of organizations, and people who work in organizations.  Participants will be involved in exercises and procedures of organizational diagnosis, evaluation, and development.

EDAS - 4290   LABOR RELATIONS
[3 hours]  The course examines methods and procedures for improving labor relations in organizations.  Participants will analyze a variety of models and issues that confront labor relations in education and allied professions.

EDAS - 4940   ADMINISTRATIVE FIELD EXPERIENCE
[3 - 6 hours]  Working in a guided reflective practice environment, the student will apply knowledge gained in previous coursework to working situations in positions in the private sector.

EDAS - 5950/7950   WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
[3 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.  Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor

EDAS - 5980/7980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
[3 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.  Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor

EDAS - 6000/8000   THE INDIVIDUAL IN ORGANIZATIONS
[3 hours]  An overview of the individual in educational administration, i.e., as strategic leader, organizational leader, instructional leader, and policy/community leader.  Opportunities for personal assessment are provided as students explore critical educational issues.

EDAS - 6010/8010   SUPERVISION FOR IMPROVED INSTRUCTION
[3 hours]  An examination of those principles of supervision which promote improved instruction.  Emphasis is on teacher performance evaluation, curriculum management and strategies for staff development to improve staff performance.  Prerequisite: EDAS 6/8000

EDAS - 6020/8020   INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
[3 hours]  An in-depth analysis of instructional leadership to improve teacher classroom performance.  Attention will focus on instructional analysis, strategies for providing feedback, and writing professional growth plans.  Prerequisite: EDAS 6/8000, 6/8010

EDAS - 6030/8030   DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
[3 hours]  An exploration of group dynamics/processes.  Development of effective action plans to improve school climate/culture and the learning environment is explored using problem-based learning.  Prerequisite: EDAS 6/8000

EDAS - 6110/8110   LEGAL ASPECTS OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  This course provides students an opportunity to analyze major topics and issues through which law influences education.  Participants will examine the basic legal structure for education.

EDAS - 6150/8150   THE ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
[3 hours]  A study of administrative leadership for modern schools.  Emphasis is on blending current theory and practice and examining the interaction among the organization and the internal and external environment.  Prerequisite: EDAS 6/8000, 6/8020

EDAS - 6200/8200   CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF SCHOOLS
[3 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 - 6210/8210   LEADERSHIP IN DIVERSE SETTINGS
[3 hours]  Issues of multicultural, cross-cultural, race, gender, ethnicity, inter-agency cooperation in school settings are examined in diverse settings � urban, suburban, and rural, noting problems, concerns, and common issues for leaders.

EDAS - 6220/8220   ADMINISTRATION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS
[3 hours]  This course examines the administration of special programs that operate at the district and school level.  These include special education, Chapter I, vocational education, guidance, and athletic programs.

EDAS - 6230/8230   COMMUNITY AND SCHOOLS
[3 hours]  The unique role of school systems in the democratic social structure is examined through a theoretical critique of strategies that increase citizen involvement in and build support for schools.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

EDAS - 6240/8240   DEVELOPING LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS
[3 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.  Prerequisite: Adv. Graduate Standing

EDAS - 6320/8320   SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
[3 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 - 6330/8330   COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
[3 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 - 6350/8350   COMPUTERS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION DECISION MAKING
[3 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 - 6360/8360   PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION IN EDUCATION
[3 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 - 6380/8380   PLANNING EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES FOR LEARNING
[3 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 - 6420/8420   MICROPOLITICS OF SCHOOL COMMUNITIES
[3 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.  Prerequisite: School-Community Relations; Adv. Grad Standing

EDAS - 6430/8430   LEGAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
[3 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 - 6440/8440   EQUITY ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
[3 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.

EDAS - 6920   MASTER�S PROJECT IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
[1 - 3 hours]  Open to graduate students who elect the completion of a research project in fulfilling the research requirements of the master�s program.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EDAS - 6960   MASTER�S THESIS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
[1 - 3 hours]  Open to graduate students who elect the completion of a research thesis in fulfilling the research requirements of the master�s program.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EDAS - 6990   INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION - MASTER�S
[1 - 3 hours]  Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study on professional problems in EDAS under the direction of an EDAS faculty member.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EDAS - 7920   SPECIALIST PROJECT IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
[1 - 3 hours]  Open to graduate students to fulfill the completion of a research project in fulfilling the research requirements of the specialist program.  Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

EDAS -7990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study on professional problems in EDAS under the direction of a EDAS faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EDAS - 8190   INTEGRATED EXPERIENCES IN EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Working in a guided reflective practice environment, the student will apply knowledge gained in previous coursework to working in school building operations.

EDAS - 8300   INTEGRATE EXPERIENCES: POLICIES IN ACTION
[3 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.  Prerequisite: Completion of EDAS coursework for certification.

EDAS - 8310   SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERSHIP
[3 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 - 8600   LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY
[3 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.  Prerequisite: Adm. to Ed. Ph.D.

EDAS - 8610   ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
[3 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.  Prerequisite: Grad standing; Organ. Development

EDAS - 8620   POLITICS AND POLICY ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
[3 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.

EDAS - 8640   LEADING SYSTEMS CHANGE
[3 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.

EDAS - 8650   INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
[3 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.  Prerequisite: Adv. Grad. Standing

EDAS - 8660   CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF INQUIRY IN SCHOOLS
[3 hours]  Addresses the knowledge base school leaders must have to evaluate, use, and initiate educational research in school settings.  Students use action research to monitor implementation of researched ideas in schools.  Quant. I and/or Qual. I (E) recommended.  Prerequisite: Adv. Grad Standing; Intro to Ed. Research (R).

EDAS - 8930   DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HED 8930. 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.  Prerequisite: Completion of major area coursework.

EDAS - 8940   EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP
[3 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.    Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctor of Education; Completion of EDAS ED.D core; Completion of coursework for Superintendent�s certificate

EDAS - 8960   DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION
[1 - 12 hours]  Production of an original, scholarly product in the area Educational Administration and Supervision.  Dissertation credit may total not less than 12 semester hours.  Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

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