Education Leadership (EDLE)
Graduate School of Education
500 In-Service Educational Development (1-6:0:0) See EDUC 500
597 Special Topics in Education (1-6:1-6:0) See EDUC 597
598 Directed Reading, Research, and Individual Projects (1-6:0:0) See EDUC 598
600 Workshop in Education (1-6:0:0) See EDUC 600
610 Leading Schools and Communities (3:3:0) Examines critical functions of leadership and management, complex decision-making of school executives, and constructive relationships between schools and communities. Studies historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of American education, and impact of organizational structure on reform and student achievement. Emphasizes leadership skill development.
612 Education Law (3:3:0) Prerequisites: EDLE 610 and admission to the program. Corequisite: EDLE 791. Provides legal foundations of U.S. public schools. Examines general principles of statutory and case law, and applies judicial decisions to educational environments. Focuses on legal responsibilities, constraints, and opportunities of public school officials. Includes a component of Special Education law.
614 Managing Financial and Human Resources (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to the program and EDLE 610, 612. Corequisite: EDLE 791. Explores basic functions in financial and human resource management. Examines legalities, ethics, and politics of resource procurement and allocation. Provides experiences to help students better understand tasks typically performed by school leaders.
616 Curriculum Development and Evaluation (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to program and EDLE 610, 612, 614. Corequisite: EDLE 791. Examines relationship of the written, taught, and tested curriculum, and identifies critical leadership decisions that can positively impact student achievement. Identifies components of effective curriculum guides, and constructs guide for personal use.
618 Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to the program and EDLE 610, 612, 614, 616. Corequisite: EDLE 791. Provides theoretical and practical overviews of supervision and evaluation of instruction. Introduces supervision and inquiry into current issues, and best practices in supervision. Uses practical, interactive exercises to develop skills in clinical process and developmental approach to supervision.
620 Organizational Theory and Leadership Development (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to the program and EDLE 610, 612, 614, 616, 618. Corequisite: EDLE 791. Studies basic organizational theories and models of leadership and management. Emphasizes shared leadership in professional environments, communication skills, systems thinking, and personal and organizational change. Bridges theory to practical applications in educational settings.
634 Contemporary Issues in Education Leadership (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to the program. Examines current and emerging issues and trends impacting education. Inquires about demographic shifts, globalization, technology, data-based decision-making, inclusion of diverse learners in American schools, and recent research on student achievement when influenced by race, gender, and poverty.
636 Adult Motivation and Conflict Management in Education Settings: A Case Study Approach (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to the program. Uses case-studies learning approach and simulations to examine conflict mediation and resolution skills, and safety and security issues. Focuses on character and ethics education in schools, coaching and mentoring, and adult motivation to support positive behaviors in work settings.
791 Internship in Educational Leadership (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to the program and EDLE 610. Corequisite: EDLE 612. Course must be taken in second term of program. Offers a wide range of practical experiences and professional challenges in authentic educational settings. Activities emphasize strategic, instructional, organizational, political, and community leadership.
797 Advanced Topics in Education (1-9:1-9:0) See EDUC 797.
801 Foundations of Education Leadership: History and Leadership (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to PhD in education program. May be taken as a corequisite with EDLE 802. First in a three-course sequence. Emphasizes historical foundations of U.S. education and evolution of school, district, and state leadership. Students begin work on an analytical literature review.
802 Foundations of Education Leadership: Ethics, Philosophy, and Law (3:3:0) Prerequisites: EDLE 801. May be taken as a corequisite with EDLE 801. Second in a three-course sequence. Emphasizes ethical, philosophical, and legal foundations of U.S. education and the evolution of school, district, and state leadership. Students continue work on an analytical literature review.
803 Foundations of Education Leadership: Economics and Leadership (3:3:0) Prerequisites: EDLE 801 and 802. Third in a three-course sequence. Emphasizes economicfoundations of U.S. education and the evolution of school, district, and state leadership. Students complete work on an analytical literature review.
815 Conceptual Frameworks in Education Leadership (3:3:0) Prerequisites or corequisites: admission to PhD in education program, or permission of instructor. Introduces three different disciplinary perspectives on education leadership, and helps students identify and articulate different conceptual frameworks. Major focus is designing a conceptual framework that informs research questions.
895 Emerging Issues in Administration and Supervision (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to PhD program, or permission of instructor. Covers selected emerging issues in educational leadership. Students engage in research, study, discussion, and writing about various topics selected for study.