Judith Herb College of Education


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Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
The University of Toledo
Main Campus
Gillham Hall, 5th floor
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The University of Toledo
Main Campus
MS 921
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Department Secretary:
Ruth Ann Easterwood
Gillham Hall Room 5000

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Dr. Edward Janak
Gillham Hall Room 5000C
(419) 530-4114

Educational Administration and Supervision Program

Course descriptions

Below you will find the Educational Administration and Supervision program course descriptions for the M.Ed, Ed.S. and Ed.D. degrees. Courses are offered different semesters and different academic years. Check the posted course offerings for each semester on the university website:  http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/registrar/sch_classes.html. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact us at 419-530-2461.


The Individual in Organizations (EDAS 6000/8000) 

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.

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Supervision for Improved Instruction (EDAS 6010/8010)

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.

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Instructional Leadership (EDAS 6020/8020)

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.

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Developing Effective Learning Environments (EDAS 6030/8030)

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.

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Legal Aspects of School Administration (EDAS 6110/ 8110)

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.

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The Administrative Experience (EDAS 6150/8150)

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.

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Integrated Experiences in Educational Administration (EDAS 6190/8190)

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

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Continuous Improvement of Schools (EDAS 6200/8200)

This 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.

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Leadership in Diverse Settings (EDAS 6200/8210)

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.

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Administration of Special Programs (EDAS 6220/8220)

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.

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Community and Schools (EDAS 6230/8230)

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.

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Developing Learning Organizations in Educational Settings (EDAS 6240/8240)

This 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.

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Integrated Experiences: Policies in Action (EDAS 8300)

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.

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School District Leadership (EDAS 8310)

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.

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School Business Management (EDAS 6320/8320)

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.

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Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution (EDAS 6330/8330)

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.

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Computers in Educational Administration Decision Making (EDAS 6350/8350)

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.

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Personnel Management and Contract Administration in Education (EDAS 6360/8360)

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.

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Planning Educational Facilities for Learning (EDAS 6380/8380)

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.

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Micropolitics of School Communities (EDAS 6420/8420)

This 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.

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Legal Aspects of Educational Administration (EDAS 6430/8430)

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.

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Equity Issues in Educational Finance and Economics (EDAS 6440/8440)

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.

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Leadership and Organizational Theory (EDAS 8600)

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.

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Organization Behavior (EDAS 8610)

This course integrate 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.

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Politics and Policy Analysis and Development (EDAS 8620)

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.

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Leading Systems Change (EDAS 8640)

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.

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Educational Administration (EDAS 8650)

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.

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Critical Analysis of Inquiry in Schools (EDAS 8660)

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.

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Educational Administration Internship (EDAS 8940)

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.

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Last Updated: 3/21/17