Educational Leadership Concentration Courses

 

EDT 59101 Diversity in Administrative Practice: This course is designed to provide students with an administrative field experience in culturally diverse setting. The field experience must be approved by the Field Placement Coordinator. The candidate must be supervised by an administrator at a school setting representing a diverse population. Upon completion of the experience, the student will submit the completed Field Experience forms, course work as identified in the syllabus, and verification of professional involvement in the setting. The administrator supervising the leadership candidate will complete this documentation and an evaluation of the candidate, which will be given to the Field Placement Coordinator. This is a fifteen (15) clock hour field experience. (1 semester hour)

EDT 59201 Grant Writing: This course is designed to acquaint candidates with writing grants. During this course, candidates will develop the knowledge and skills to locate funding sources, prepare a grant proposal including a budget. Candidates will be required to submit the proposal to the appropriate funding organization. (1 semester hour)

EDT 59203 Education Law: This course focuses on the local, state and federal laws as they relate to the operation and administration of schools. Special emphasis is placed on current Federal and State Legislation. Candidates will gain an understanding of how legal and political issues impact the school and the community, as well as the ethical rights and legal issues concerning school personnel. (3 semester hours)

EDT 59303 Data Based Decision Making: This course is designed to give candidates the opportunity to see how data drives education policy in decision making. Data-driven decision making is the current focus of school improvement initiatives. Students will learn how to collect and organize data, analyze and communicate data, and use the data for instructional improvement. (3 semester hours)

EDT 59402 School Finance and Economics: This course presents a view of the sources of public school funding and state taxing allocation. School resource management, budget planning, and financial analysis is studied. Focus is given to the financial operations of the school and the effects economic factors have on local schools. (2 semester hours)

EDT 59501 Technology in Leadership and Learning: The importance of technology in administrative and professional practice is focused on in this course. Leadership candidates will learn how technology and instruction for teachers and all students, and help students with disabilities. Focus will be given to how technology has evolved and changed the education system as a support and an instructional mode. (1 semester hour)

EDT 59602 Historical Change and Issues in Administration: This course examines the emergence and development of school leadership and how this transformation occurred. Also, the course will focus on the school leader’s role and how it has been influenced and shaped by a variety of historical forces including social and intellectual movements. Special emphasis will be placed on educational developments that affect school issues and environment. (2 semester hour)

EDT 59703 SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION: This course examines the analysis of different perspectives of supervision. Candidates will evaluate contextual and organizational theories that define the school setting. Candidates will examine the role of planning, management of facilities, assessment procedures, promoting school achievement, and interacting with the external environment. (3 semester hours)

EDT 59802 Internship I: This course is the first internship experience in which educational leadership candidates will participate. Candidates will focus on the application of skills, strategies, and their personal philosophy of education during this internship. The internship experience will begin during the first week of the semester in which the student is enrolled and continue throughout the semester. If the candidate’s action research project extends beyond the 15 week semester they may request an extension of up to one calendar year to complete all the requirements. Prerequisites: In order to enroll in Internship I, the candidate must have successfully completed a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of the Concentration Courses. They must also maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, (B) average in all course work. The candidate must also have been admitted to Candidacy. (2 semester hours)

EDT 59902 Management and Operations for Early Grades: This course focuses on the principal as the instructional leader. Emphasis is placed on the allocation of resources to support students’ and staff members’ learning, and the management of school operations to insure a safe environment that is conducive to learning. (2 semester hours)

EDT 60102 Management and Operations for Middle Grades and Secondary Grades: This course focuses on the principal as the instructional leader. Emphasis is placed on the allocation of resources to support students’ and staff members’ learning, and the management of school operations to insure a safe environment that is conducive to learning. (2 semester hours)

INTERNSHIP II FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: This field/clinical experience is the capstone activity for the Educational Leadership Master Program in the Educational Leadership concentration courses. Educational Leadership candidates will be monitored and evaluated by the university instructors and the educational leader supervising the on-site Internship II. Candidates will keep a log/diary and will plan and implement leadership activities that reflect a strong knowledge-base of the standards for advanced program for Educational Leadership/Principalship. As the Internship II progresses, the candidate will assume more responsibility from the supervising administrator. The candidate must spend a minimum of one week, five (5) days, with full school administrative responsibility under the supervision of the employed field administrator. This internship will take place in the specific area for which the licensure is being sought. The internship experience will begin during the first week of the semester in which the student is enrolled and continue throughout the semester. If the candidate’s action research project extends beyond the 15 week semester, he/she may request an extension of up to one (1) calendar year to complete all the requirements. Prerequisites: To enroll in this class, candidates must have a successful completion of Core Classes and Concentration Courses, a 3.0 overall GPA; (B) average must be maintained in all coursework in both the Core and Concentration Courses. This is to be the last course taken in the program. (2 semester hours)