412 Schools and the Law (3:3:0) Prerequisite: EDUC 300. Provides an extensive overview of legal and ethical issues in schools. In the course, students will review and analyze key legal and ethical principles, read court decisions, and examine federal and state statutes.
420 Organization and Management of Schools (3:3:0) Prerequisite: EDUC 300. Studies basic issues in leadership, organization, and governance of schools. Explores theories and models of leadership how leaders conceptualize school organization, with an emphasis on distributed leadership in professional environments, systems thinking, and organizational change.
500 In-Service Educational Development (1–6:1–6:0) Prerequisite: employment in professional capacity by sponsoring division or agency. Offered at request of school division or other educational agency. Content varies; may be repeated for credit.
597 Special Topics in Education (1–6:1–6:0) Prerequisite: admission to program in GSE. Provides advanced study on selected topic or emerging issue in American or international education. May be repeated for credit with GSE permission.
598 Directed Reading, Research, and Individual Projects (1–6:1-6:0) Prerequisites: admission to degree program and permission of dean. Presents various subjects and projects, principally by directed study, discussion, research, and participation under supervision of graduate faculty member. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
600 Workshop in Education (1–6:1–6:0) Offers full-time workshops and weekend seminars on selected topics in education and education tour seminars. May be repeated for credit.
610 Leading Schools and Communities (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to the EDLE program, EDLE 620, 690, 612, 614, 616, and 618; corequisite: EDLE 791. 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: admission to the EDLE program, EDLE 620 and 690; 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 component of special education law.
614 Managing Financial and Human Resources (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to the EDLE program, EDLE 620, 690, and 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 the EDLE program, EDLE 620, 690, 612, and 614; corequisite: EDLE 791. Examines relationship of 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 EDLE program, EDLE 620, 690, 612, 614, and 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 (3:3:0) 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 program. Examines current and emerging issues and trends impacting education. Includes 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 program. Uses case studies 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.
690 Using Research to Lead School Improvement (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to education leadership program. Develops skills, insights, and understanding of how leaders use research to improve schools, with emphasis on the use of assessment and research data to identify school improvement needs and design school improvement projects.
791 Internship in Educational Leadership (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to the EDLE program and EDLE 620; corequisite: EDLE 690. Course must be taken in second term of program. Offers 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) Advanced study of selected topics in education for students preparing for doctoral studies or who have been admitted to the PhD program in education. May be repeated for credit with CEHD approval.
801 Foundations of Education Leadership: History and Leadership (3:3:0) Prerequisites: admission to PhD in education program. May be taken as corequisite with EDLE 802. First in three-course sequence. Emphasizes historical foundations of U.S. education and evolution of school, district, and state leadership. Students begin work on analytical literature review.
802 Foundations of Education Leadership: Ethics, Philosophy, and Law (3:3:0) Prerequisites: EDLE 801. May be taken as corequisite with EDLE 801. Second in 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 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 economic foundations of U.S. education, and evolution of school, district, and state leadership. Students complete work on analytical literature review.
815 Conceptual Frameworks in Education Leadership (3:3:0) Prerequisite or corequisite: admission to PhD in education program, or permission of instructor. Introduces three different disciplinary perspectives on education leadership, and helps 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.