George Mason University 1997-98 Catalog Catalog Index
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Education Leadership Courses (EDLE)



Graduate School of Education

500 See EDUC 500

597 See EDUC 597

598 See EDUC 598

600 See EDUC 600

611 Schools and Communities (3:3:0). Studies schools from historical, political, psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives. The course gives equal attention to theories and practices of effective school and community relations. (EDLE 611 and 621 should be the first courses taken in education leadership programs.)

612 Education Law (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDLE 611 and 621. A basic course in law related to education.

621 School Administration (3:3:0). Analyzes the principalship with particular attention to assessment and development of leadership skills. (EDLE 611 and 621 should be the first courses taken in education leadership programs.)

624 Curriculum Development and Evaluation: Elementary/Middle Education (3:3:0). Studies curriculum design and evaluation at the elementary and middle/junior high school levels, with emphasis on instructional leadership (should not be taken by a degree student who has successfully completed EDLE 626 or 627 or its equivalent).

625 Curriculum Development and Evaluation: Middle/Secondary Education (3:3:0). Studies curriculum design and evaluation at the middle/junior high and secondary school levels, with emphasis on the roles of educational leaders (not available to students who have completed EDLE 627 or 628 or its equivalent).

631 Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDLE 611 and 621. Analysis of instructional elements and processes; and theory and practices in evaluation/supervision of instructional programs and staff.

725 School Business Management (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDLE 611 and 621. Research, theories, and practices in the management of finances in education. Emphasis is on school-site tasks; attention is given to site-based management.

740 Personnel Administration in Education (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDLE 611 and 621. Studies theory, research, and practice relating to personnel administration in education.

789 Education Leadership (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDLE 611 and 621. Studies basic theories and models of leadership with application to leadership in education. The major emphasis is on shared leadership in professional environments.

791 Internship I in Education Leadership (3:0:3 or 6:0:6). Prerequisite: Permission of adviser. Applies administrative and supervisory theory to practice and analysis of practice through approved field experiences. The internship may be repeated for credit.

792 Internship II in Education Leadership (3:0:3 or 6:0:6). Prerequisite: Permission of adviser. Translates administrative and supervisory theory into practice through approved field experiences. (Candidates for endorsement as school administrators in Virginia must meet special requirements; consult adviser.) The internship usually is a full-day, extended-time experience. The internship may be repeated for credit.

797 See EDUC 797.

895 Emerging Issues in Administration and Supervision (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. program or permission of instructor. Studies selected emerging issues in educational leadership. In this seminar, students engage in research, study, discussion, and writing about the various topics selected for study.


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