Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of Education and Health Professions

 

Chair Casey Brown

 

Web www.uta.edu/coed/educleadership/

Email education@uta.edu

Phone 817.272.2591

Fax 817.272.2530

 

105 Trimble Hall

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Accelerated Online Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies, M.Ed. Non Thesis

Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies, M.Ed.

Doctoral Degrees

Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies (K-16), Ph.D.

Certificates

Accelerated Online Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies, Superintendent

Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies, Certification Only

Principal Certificate

Superintendent Certificate

Graduate Faculty

Taryn Allen

Casey Brown

Bradley Davis

Daniel B Saunders

Maria Trache

Yi Zhang

Professor

Jeanne Gerlach

Associate Professor

Carrie Ausbrooks

James Hardy

Rhonda Mcclellan

Lewis Wasserman

Assistant Professor

Ifeoma Amah

Barbara Tobolowsky

Assistant Clinical Professor

Ernest Johnson

Senior Lecturer

Kent Gardner

Lecturer

Harold Smith

Special Assistant

Ronald Caloss

Graduate Advisors

Casey Brown

Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies (K-16), Ph.D.

Ernest Johnson

Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies, M.Ed.

Barbara Tobolowsky

Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies (K-16), Ph.D.

Department Information

Courses

 

Department Information

Admissions Requirements - Master’s Program

Programs

 

Admissions Requirements - Master’s Program

Unconditional Admission

Applicants are typically offered unconditional admission if they meet two of the three following criteria:

  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School or a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale on 12 or more hours as calculated by the Graduate School may be used in lieu of the undergraduate GPA
  • A minimum of two of the following three Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: (1) verbal minimum score of 153, (2) quantitative score of 144, (3) written analytical minimum score of 3.5. For exams taken before August 1, 2011, a minimum of two of the three scores are required: (1) verbal minimum score of 500, (2) quantitative minimum score of 500, (3) written analytical minimum score of 3.5.
  • 3 letters of reference on file, completed by three persons who can assess the applicant’s aptitude, academic skills, and abilities needed for success in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies master’s program

Probationary Admission

Applicants are typically offered probationary admission if they meet two of the three following criteria:

  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School or a graduate GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale on 12 or more hours as calculated by the Graduate School may be used in lieu of the undergraduate GPA
  • A minimum of two of the following three Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: (1) verbal minimum score of 146, (2) quantitative score of 140, (3) written analytical minimum score of 3.0. For exams taken before August 1, 2011, a minimum of two of the three scores are required: (1) verbal minimum score of 400, (2) quantitative minimum score of 400, (3) written analytical minimum score of 3.0.
  • 3 letters of reference on file, completed by three persons who can assess the applicant’s aptitude, academic skills, and abilities needed for success in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies master’s program

Terms of Probation upon Acceptance: All students admitted under probation status will be required to earn a 3.5 GPA during the first 12 hours of graduate coursework in the program.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admissions deadline, but whom otherwise appears to meet admissions requirements may be granted provisional admission.

Deferred Admission

An applicant’s admission may be deferred when a file is not complete or when denying admission is not appropriate.

Denied Admission

An applicant may be denied admission if the conditions for unconditional and probationary admission have not been met.

In addition, if a student has been suspended or expelled from the University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons, that student may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

 

Programs

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. In addition to core courses in educational leadership and policy studies, three distinct emphases are available: Principal Certificate, Principal Certificate with Dual Language, and Higher Education Administration. For those with a master’s degree, the Department offers certification preparation courses for candidates seeking a Principal Certificate or a Superintendent Certificate.

Master’s Degree with Principal Certification Courses

The Master’s Degree includes courses required for candidates seeking the Texas Principal Certification. In addition to obtaining the Master’s Degree, candidates must also pass the Texas Principal Certification exam, have a valid Texas Teacher Certificate, and have at least two years of accredited classroom teaching experience. Candidates must have their school district send via U.S. mail (not fax) their official Texas Teacher Service Record to the Certification Officer in the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions. Courses for the Master’s Degree are offered at both the UT Arlington and the Fort Worth Santa Fe campuses. The Department also offers the Master’s Degree with Principal Certification courses entirely on-line through Academic Partnerships.

Principal Certification Preparation Only (PCO)

For students with a Master’s Degree, the Department has a Principal Certification Only (PCO) program that is 21 hours (seven courses). These candidates must also pass the Texas Principal Certification exam, have a valid Texas Teacher Certificate, and have at least two years of accredited classroom teaching experience. Candidates must have their school district send via U.S. mail (not fax) their official Texas Teacher Service Record to the Certification Officer in the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions. Courses for the Master’s Degree are offered at both the UT Arlington and the Fort Worth Santa Fe campuses. The PCO program is not available online through Academic Partnerships.

Probationary Principal Certificate

A candidate who has completed (grades posted) all requirements (EDAD 5360, 5381, 5383, 5384) and is enrolled in 5389 Practicum or 5399 Capstone Practicum may apply for the Probationary Principal Certificate. In order for UT Arlington to recommend a candidate for the Probationary Principal Certificate, the candidate must have a district administrative/practicum employment assignment. The Probationary Principal Certificate issued by the state is valid for one year from the date of issuance, renewable annually for 2 consecutive years for a maximum of 3 years total.

Principal certification candidates on a Probationary Principal Certificate must maintain continual enrollment in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department by taking EDAD 5389 or an equivalent course approved by the ELPS faculty graduate advisor. This applies to all of the three years allowed for probationary certificates.

For more information on how to apply, contact the College of Education and Health Professions Certification Office.

Superintendent Certificate

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers coursework and practicums leading to a Superintendent Certificate. Upon completion of superintendency coursework, Texas administrators seeking a Texas Superintendent Certificate must make a passing score on the Superintendent Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) and provide evidence of Principal or equivalent certification before they will be recommended to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for issuance of the certificate.

Required EDAD courses for the Superintendent Certificate: 6179, 6279, 6371, 6373, 6374, and 6378. Currently, courses are offered in an online-only format through Academic Partnerships.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Principal Certificate

Core Courses - 18 credit hours

EDAD 5322: Educational Research and Evaluation

EDAD 5360: Leadership Theory

EDAD 5365: Leading Change in Learning Organizations

EDAD 5380: Diversity and Equity in Education

EDAD 5388: Policy and Politics in Education

EDAD 5399: Capstone Practicum in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Principal Certificate Courses - 18 credit hours

EDAD 5305: Curriculum Development and Supervision

EDAD 5330: Leadership in the Instructional Setting

EDAD 5381: Political and Legal Aspects of Education

EDAD 5383: The Principalship

EDAD 5384: Resource Management in Education

EDAD 5389: Practicum

Degree Total (minimum): 36 credit hours

Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Principal Certificate, Dual-Language Emphasis

Core Courses - 18 credit hours

EDAD 5322: Educational Research and Evaluation

EDAD 5360: Leadership Theory

EDAD 5365: Leading Change in Learning Organizations

EDAD 5380: Diversity and Equity in Education

EDAD 5388: Policy and Politics in Education

EDAD 5399: Capstone Practicum in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Principal Certificate/Bilingual Courses - 18 credit hours

BEEP 5321: English Language Learning Methods EC-6

EDAD 5330: Leadership in the Instructional Setting or EDAD 5383: Principalship

EDAD 5381: Political and Legal Aspects of Education

BEEP 5366: Enhancing Spanish Proficiency

BEEP 5318: Foundations of Bilingual Education

BEEP 5365: Organization and Administration of Dual Language Programs

Degree Total (minimum): 36 credit hours

Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Higher Education Administration Emphasis

Core Courses - 18 credit hours

EDAD 5322: Educational Research and Evaluation

EDAD 5360: Leadership Theory

EDAD 5365: Leading Change in Learning Organizations

EDAD 5380: Diversity and Equity in Education

EDAD 5388: Policy and Politics in Education

EDAD 5399: Capstone Practicum in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Higher Education Emphasis Courses - 18 credit hours

EDAD 5305: American College Student Experience

EDAD 5351: Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs

EDAD 5352: Higher Education Law

EDAD 5354: The American Community College

EDAD 5356: History, Principles, and Philosophy of Higher Education

EDAD 5357: Higher Education Trends/Issues

Degree Total (minimum): 36 credit hours

Principal Certification Preparation Only (for students who already have a master’s degree)

Core Courses - 15 credit hours

EDAD 5365: Leading Change in Learning Organization

EDAD 5330: Leadership in the Instructional Setting

EDAD 5381: Political and Legal Aspects of Education

EDAD 5383: The Principalship

EDAD 5384: Resource Management in Education

Practicum Courses - 6 credit hours

EDAD 5389: Administrative Practicum

EDAD 5399: Capstone Practicum

Certification Total: 21 credit hours

Superintendent Certificate

Core Courses - 12 credit hours

EDAD 6373: The Superintendency

EDAD 6371: Administration of Staff, Personnel, and Advanced School Law

EDAD 6378: Advanced Curriculum and Program Assessment

EDAD 6374: Advanced School Business Administration

Practicum Courses - 3 credit hours

EDAD 6279: Superintendent Practicum I

EDAD 6179: Superintendent Practicum II

Certification Total: 15 credit hours

Refer to Department Guidebook or advisors for sequence of courses.

Coursework and Degree Completion Requirements

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers two routes to earn the Master of Education in Educational Administration (M.Ed.) and Principal Certification: the self-paced program, and several cohort programs (i.e. groups of candidates following the same sequence of courses). The Department also offers courses for candidates seeking Superintendent Certification.

Coursework and completion requirements
  • Coursework that is more than six years old at the time of graduation or teacher/administrator certification program completion cannot be used toward meeting the requirements for a master’s degree or graduate-level certification.
  • Master’s degree and graduate level certificate programs must be completed within six years (time in military service excluded) from initial registration in the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Appropriate state exams and application to the State Board for Educator Certification for a standard certificate must be made within six months of completion of residency/practicum/program. If a candidate allows the six month period to go by without passing all state exams and applying for certification, additional coursework and/or state exams will be required.
  • All transfer credits must be approved by the Faculty Advisor.
  • Each candidate in the College of Education and Health Professions of UT Arlington will be evaluated on professional dispositions by faculty and staff. These dispositions have been identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with candidates rated as "unacceptable" in one or more stated criteria. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in K-16 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The Ph.D. degree is designed for candidates who seek to enter careers in research, institutional assessment, policy analysis, institutional leadership, or the professoriate. The program challenges the conventional wisdom that higher education and K-12 education are different worlds by bringing together scholars and students from all levels of education to work and study together. Particularly, the program focuses on narrowing achievement gaps by studying and creating efficacious transitions within the educational experience. Working from the premise that all people can learn at high levels, the program includes the study of the systemic barriers at all levels of education that prevent so many children, adolescents, and young adults from being as successful as they can possibly be.

In addition to becoming experts in their particular area of inquiry, graduates will have a broad foundation in the study of educational leadership and policy at all levels. Students in the Ph.D. program will be part of a cohort throughout their coursework.

Admission Requirements - Ph.D. Program

A select number of qualified applicants are admitted each session to the cohort- based program. Each cohort begins coursework during the fall semester. Specific guidelines for applying to this program are found on the departmental website. Admission into this program is very competitive. The departmental admissions committee considers prior educational experiences, prior work experiences, GRE scores, writing samples, and professional references. Finalists may be invited to campus to interview with the committee.

In addition to the general Office of Graduate Studies admission requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements for unconditional admission.

  • Master’s degree in education or other field appropriate for the doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Grade point minimum average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 from the master’s degree
  • Successful applicants for unconditional admission are expected to present a minimum of two of the following three Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: (1) verbal minimum score of 153, (2) quantitative score of 144, and (3) written analytical minimum score of 4. For exams taken before August 1, 2011, a minimum of two of the three scores are required: (1) verbal minimum score of 500, (2) quantitative minimum score of 500, and (3) written analytical minimum score of 4.
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum score requirement for a standardized test will be considered for probationary admission status when other factors are taken into account in a holistic review.
  • A minimum score of 550 on the Test of English As a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose native language is not English
  • At least three years of documented experience in a work environment in which the primary professional responsibility at any level has been education (e.g., teaching, administration, curriculum development, professional development, post secondary education, government or private industry settings)
  • Admission is very competitive. Meeting admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program.
  • Applicants who have been suspended or expelled from the University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Required Courses (51 hours)

1. Research Methods Core (12 hours)

EDAD 6304: K-16 Quantitative Research Design & Methodology

EDAD 6308: K-16 Qualitative Research Design & Methodology

EDAD 6310: Statistical Methods

EDAD 6315: Advanced Statistical Methods

EDAD 6318: Advanced Qualitative Research

2. Foundations Core (3 hours)

EDAD 6320: K-16 Philosophy & History Policy Research

3. Policy Research Core (9 hours)

EDAD 6325: K-16 Policy Analysis Research

EDAD 6330: K-16 Legal Policy Research

EDAD 6335: K-16 Accountability Policy Research

4. Leadership Research Core (9 hours)

EDAD 6340: K-16 Organizational Theory Research

EDAD 6360: K-16 Leadership Theory

EDAD 6365: K-16 Leading Learning Organizations Research

5. Research Practicum (6 hours)

EDAD 6380: K-16 Research Practicum I

EDAD 6385: K-16 Research Practicum II

6. Comprehensive Examination (0 hours)

EDAD 6098: K-16 Comprehensive Examination

7. Dissertation (9 semester credit hours minimum) selected from:

EDAD 6399: K-16 Dissertation

EDAD 6699: K-16 Dissertation

Elective Courses (15 hours)

1. Topical Courses (3 hours)

EDAD 6390: Selected Topics in K-16 Educational Leadership Research

or

EDAD 6392: Selected Topics in K-16 Educational Policy Research

2. Approved Electives (12 hours)

Written and Oral Comprehensive Examinations

To be elevated to candidacy for the Ph.D., students must successfully pass written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Dissertation

Students elevated to candidacy for the Ph.D. may register for the dissertation. The dissertation is the culmination of the Ph.D. program and represents a distinct contribution to the field of knowledge. A dissertation defense is required.

 

EDAD Courses

EDAD5190 – SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of different topics related to education. This seminar may be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

 

EDAD5191 – INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research for thesis substitute or equivalent over topic agreed upon between student and instructor. Can be repeated for credit with permission.

 

EDAD5199 – PROBATIONARY CERTIFICATION INTERNSHIP

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course provides mentoring and supervision to UTA Educational Leadership and Policy Studies students employed as assistant principals or principals while on a Probationary Certificate and not enrolled in either EDAD 5389 or EDAD 5399. Individuals must reenroll in EDAD 5199 while on probation, which is initially issued for one calendar year.

 

EDAD5290 – SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of different topics related to education. This seminar may be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

 

EDAD5291 – INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research for thesis substitute or equivalent over topic agreed upon between student and instructor. Can be repeated for credit with permission.

 

EDAD5302 – EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLANNING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course is designed to help prepare future educational administrators in assessing, revising, or developing a technology plan for their school, district, or campus. Students will explore the overall concepts of technology, new applications of technology, and how they apply to educational standards, such as the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) and the Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA).

 

EDAD5303 – TEACHER LEADERSHIP FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examine formal/informal leadership in schools emphasizing the roles and contributions of teachers as leaders of instructional improvement at the classroom and school levels. Study organizational dynamics and school culture from theoretical and practical perspectives for improving teaching and learning. Develop leadership strategies for shaping professional learning communities.

 

EDAD5304 – DATA-DRIVEN ASSESSMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examine the impact of national and state-level education standards on curriculum and instruction. Examine the structure and uses of both standardized and informal assessments. Examine methods for using assessment data to design differentiated instruction that meets varying student needs.

 

EDAD5305 – CURRICULUM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of theory and research in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Emphasis on current trends in the content areas.

 

EDAD5306 – COACHING AND CONSULTATION SKILLS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examine various methods of coaching at the individual teacher, grade-level or subject-area team, and whole-school levels. Includes in-class instructional demonstrations, teacher observations and providing feedback, coaching through team meetings, and providing whole-school professional development. Also effective ways of including school administrators in instructional improvement.

 

EDAD5307 – TEACHER LEADERSHIP POLICY TRENDS AND ISSUES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examines current national and state-level trends and policies in teacher leadership. Reviews research on the effects of various models of teacher leadership on instructional improvement.

 

EDAD5309 – ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A study of advanced models of teaching, including concept attainment, inductive thinking, inquiry, cognitive growth, non-directive group investigation, laboratory training, simulation and the training model. Research in teacher effectiveness and demonstration of various models will be required.

 

EDAD5315 – RESEARCH PRACTICUM

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examination of basic concepts and procedures necessary for empirical research investigations within classroom contexts, experimental design, data collection and interpretation, and statistical analysis.

 

EDAD5321 – EDUCATIONAL RES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

EDAD5322 – EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An overview of basic concepts and procedures necessary for analyzing, designing, and conducting quantitative and qualitative educational studies. Topics include familiarization with educational journals, associations, funding agencies, accreditation procedures, program evaluation, sampling procedures, data collection, and statistical analyses.

 

EDAD5330 – LEADERSHIP IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL SETTING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examination of current research on effective instructional organizations and classroom instruction in today's schools, on characteristics of school leadership, and on the role and function of the teacher as instructional leader. Topics include the essential components of instruction, developing instructional-management systems, evaluating student and teacher performance, assisting colleagues to monitor and improve instructional skills, school climate and leadership styles as they impact on school improvement.

 

EDAD5350 – AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The purpose of the course is to explore and understand the nature, culture, and development of the American College Student. The course focuses on examining a range of development theories that offer insight into the processes of student learning, growth, and development during the college years.

 

EDAD5351 – HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The course is designed to introduce students to the organization, management, and philosophy of higher education administration and student affairs at post-secondary institutions. It explores the range of services and organizations associated with the wide-range of positions that exist in student and academic affairs and helps students gain a better understanding of the potential career opportunities that await them after graduation.

 

EDAD5352 – HIGHER EDUCATION LAW

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamental cases of higher education law for administrators. Topics of this course may include the legal structure of higher education, separation of church and state, religion, academic freedom, employment and tenure, due process, computer-related legal issues, copyright, students' rights of speech and expression, search and seizure, desegregation, tort liability, contracts and collective bargaining.

 

EDAD5353 – HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course will provide knowledge of the theoretical basis for use of tax funds for education, student fees and tuition, state methods for financing, planning, cost benefit, budgeting, federal role, capital outlay, and the relationships between educational objectives and resource allocations.

 

EDAD5354 – THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course will provide students with the philosophical and historical foundations of the American community college system. Students will explore current issues including, but not limited to, the evolution of the community college baccalaureate, principles of accreditation, institutional effectiveness, workforce development, and federal oversight of community colleges.

 

EDAD5355 – HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of theory and research in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation in higher education settings. Emphasis will be on current trends in the content areas.

 

EDAD5356 – HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, AND PHILOSOPHY OF HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course is for current and prospective faculty, administrators, and staff seeking to learn about the American higher education system. The topics addressed include the history, recent developments, and strategies for future management and administration, finance, organization, governance, and the mission and role of higher education in American society.

 

EDAD5357 – HIGHER EDUCATION TRENDS AND ISSUES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The course is designed to introduce students to key issues affecting higher education today. Through diverse and critical readings, the students explore issues such as access and equity, affirmative action, faculty, academic freedom, college costs, and strategic change.

 

EDAD5360 – LEADERSHIP THEORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Leadership theories and the practice of leadership serve to focus this course designed to prompt self awareness as a school leader.

 

EDAD5363 – ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An in-depth coverage of selected topics in the design of research and the collection and analysis of data. Topics include multivariate analyses, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, development and selection of data collection instruments, focus group interviewing, observational research, the delphi method, and interpretive analysis.

 

EDAD5365 – LEADING LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The change process in educational settings serves to focus this course. Moving along the continuum of change theories, the planning, adoption, implementation and institutionalization of change are explored across public school and post-secondary learning organizations.

 

EDAD5376 – EDUCATIONAL GOVERNANCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focus on the appointed and elected entities and bureaucracies that determine and implement policy in public education.

 

EDAD5377 – CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An exploration of selected controversial issues in contemporary education. Symposium/seminar/lecture format.

 

EDAD5379 – SUPERINTENDENCY INTERNSHIP

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Provides experiences in the various roles and responsibilities of a superintendent of schools under the direction of a school district mentor and a university supervisor. An internship project will be developed in consultation with public school and university personnel.

 

EDAD5380 – DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Effective leadership, instruction, and management strategies for work in diverse educational settings. Designed to provide increased self-awareness and insight into issues of diversity and equity such as culture, ethnicity, exceptionality, gender, language, and socioeconomic status. Demographic issues along with urban and suburban educational settings will also be addressed.

 

EDAD5381 – GOVERNANCE, POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focus on the legal foundation of public education, political theory, and application of political skills in working with school personnel, students, parents, and community organizations. The role of the law, court rulings, and the politics of school governance at the federal, state, and local levels will be addressed.

 

EDAD5382 – FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Will address the various aspects of instructional leadership roles and responsibilities of central office as well as building level administrators and supervisors. Topics included will be history of educational administration, educational philosophy, the global understanding of administrative roles in urban and rural settings, and professional organizations, as well as an overview of educational reforms, site-based management, governance, instructional management, evaluation, exchanging ideas, making changes, coaching beginning teachers, mentoring of teachers and peers, and a diverse community.

 

EDAD5383 – THE PRINCIPALSHIP

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The Principalship will address the role of the campus leader in the leadership, organization and administration of schools. The importance of campus culture, climate, vision and ethics will be stressed throughout standards-based instruction, case studies, developmental activities, readings, reflections and field experiences. The importance of appropriate principal induction will be stressed along with the concepts of the principal as scholar-practitioner and proactive leader. An emphasis will be placed on continuous school improvement and a commitment to professional development.

 

EDAD5384 – RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

School finance, as well as auxiliary areas of resource management, will be addressed. The emphasis will be on the use of technology, alternative models of financing and budgeting, and sources of revenue from the federal, state, and local levels as well as from private sources. The course is designed to assist administrators in developing an understanding of the functions, operation, and evaluation of auxiliary services which support the educational program.

 

EDAD5388 – EDUCATIONAL POLICY ISSUES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examination of positions on policy issues of importance in education.

 

EDAD5389 – ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM

1 Lecture Hour  ·  15 Lab Hours

Designed to provide prospective educational administrators job-related experiences under supervision in an appropriate educational setting. An approved professional study is designed in relationship to the intern's interest and past experiences. Can be repeated for credit with approval of advisor.

 

EDAD5390 – SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of different topics related to education. This seminar may be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

 

EDAD5391 – INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research for thesis substitute or equivalent over topic agreed upon between student and instructor. Can be repeated for credit with permission.

 

EDAD5395 – FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP ROLES IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

5 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

Concepts and skills to prepare educational leaders for learner-centered schools and to anticipate and foster the professional development of all staff and parents in the learning community.

 

EDAD5399 – CAPSTONE PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY STUDIES

1 Lecture Hour  ·  15 Lab Hours

The course focus will be on collaborative inquiry and action research in the individual classroom, team, school, and/or professional learning community. Each student will identify, research, design and initiate addressing a real problem at their work site. Students will leave this course and graduate from the program with a research presentation as part of their informal professional portfolio. Successful completion of the Capstone Internship will fulfill the comprehensive examination requirements for the graduate degree and/or certification. Requirements of EDAD 5399 will include, but not be limited to, those collaboratively established by University faculty and school administrative personnel.

 

EDAD6179 – SUPERINTENDENCY PRACTICUM

0 Lecture Hours  ·  1 Lab Hour

Provides experiences in the various roles and responsibilities of a superintendent of schools under the direction of a school district mentor and a university supervisor. An internship project will be developed in consultation with public school and university personnel.

 

EDAD6279 – SUPERINTENDENCY PRACTICUM

0 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

Provides experiences in the various roles and responsibilities of a superintendent of schools under the direction of a school district mentor and a university supervisor. An internship project will be developed in consultation with public school and university personnel. Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

 

EDAD6304 – K-16 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN & METHODOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Advanced course that covers the logic of research methods and design with an emphasis on empirical and other quantitative methods, including designing, conducting, and analyzing research from multiple paradigms. Emphasis will be placed on the steps involved in the administration of a research project including literature review, methodology, data collection and analysis, and presentation and publication in multiple media. State-of-the-art technology will be utilized.

 

EDAD6308 – QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN & METHODOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research processes including developing interview questions, interviewing, coding/analyzing, interpreting data, theorizing, and reporting results, with participant observation as needed. Special focus on methods available to triangulate/verify data in order to confirm or achieve convergent validity. Establishing appropriate safeguards to ensure that findings are drawn from the data.

 

EDAD6310 – STATISTICAL METHODS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Statistical applications that emphasize sampling theory, normal, t, and F distributions, hypothesis tests, types of errors, power, analysis of variance for designs with one or more levels of classification, random effects and mixed models, comparisons among means, randomized block designs, designs with repeated measures including split-plot designs, zero-order correlation, and simple linear regression. More advance principles of parametric and non-parametric statistics will also be emphasized. State-of-the-art technology will be utilized.

 

EDAD6315 – ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Review of correlation topics including zero-order, part and partial correlation, two variable linear regression theory, standard error of estimate, coefficient of determination, test for linearity of regression, relation of correlation ratio to analysis of variance, multiple correlation, point-biserial correlation, phi coefficient, tetrachoric correlation, canonical correlation, rank correlation, Fisher's Z and significance test for r, and effect size. Fundamentals of multiple regression including relationship to analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance. General introduction to factor analysis models, multiple analysis of variance, multiple analysis of covariance, and meta-analysis. Applicability to K-16 studies.

 

EDAD6318 – ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

EDAD6320 – K-16 PHILOSOPHY & HISTORY POLICY RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analysis of the roles of history, philosophy, culture, and values in shaping educational policy. Topics include the Greek Academies, the Medieval Universities, Progressivism, Neo-Conservatism, and Postmodern perspectives, as necessary antecedents to the K-16 movement. Detailed analysis of the roles, history, philosophy, culture, and values for public school and policy making within institutions of higher education.

 

EDAD6325 – K-16 POLICY ANALYSIS RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A study of principles and practices involved in policy analysis research in educational settings.

 

EDAD6330 – K-16 LEGAL POLICY RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Critical analysis of the legal underpinnings of public K-16 education with particular emphasis on the United States Constitution. Attention will also be paid to varieties of statutory construction, the role of case law, and the significance of administrative decisions in the K-16 context. Legal implications of synergistic relationships spanning the K-16 context.

 

EDAD6331 – LEADERSHIP IN THE K-12 INSTRUCTIONAL SETTING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examination of current research on effective instructional organizations and classroom instruction in today's schools, on characteristics of school leadership, and on the role and function of the teacher as instructional leader. Topics include the essential components of instruction, developing instructional-management systems, evaluating student and teacher performance, assisting colleagues to monitor and improve instructional skills, school climate and leadership styles as they impact on school improvement. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6335 – K-16 ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A comprehensive course covering the research about and role of outcomes assessment in institutional accountability and accreditation. Addresses the relationship between outcomes assessment and strategic planning. Exploration of outcomes assessment in public schools and institutions of higher education.

 

EDAD6340 – K-16 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

In depth study of theories of organizing , the ways in which they are evidenced in educational organizations and the ways in which they influence leaders and learning.

 

EDAD6345 – K-16 HUMAN RESOURCES LEADERSHIP RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Human resource needs in educational settings, including faculty and staff recruitment, selection, evaluation, retention, promotion, tenure, grievances, and leadership and personnel development.

 

EDAD6350 – K-16 CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Foundations, principles, and issues of curriculum, including vertical alignment and the middle college concept. Exploration of curriculum development in both public schools and institutions of higher education. Analysis of the role of articulation agreements.

 

EDAD6351 – HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS ADMMINISTRATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The course is designed to introduce students to the organization, management, and philosophy of higher education administration and student affairs at post-secondary institutions. It explores the range of services and organizations associated with the wide-range of positions that exist in student and academic affairs and helps students gain a better understanding of the potential career opportunities that await them after graduation. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6352 – HIGHER EDUCATION LAW

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamental cases of higher education law for administrators. Topics of this course may include the legal structure of higher education, separation of church and state, religion, academic freedom, employment and tenure, due process, computer-related legal issues, copyright, students' rights of speech and expression, search and seizure, desegregation, tort liability, contracts and collective bargaining. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6353 – HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course will provide knowledge of the theoretical basis for use of tax funds for education, student fees and tuition, state methods for financing, planning, cost benefit, budgeting, federal role, capital outlay, and the relationships between educational objectives and resource allocations. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6354 – AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course will provide students with the philosophical and historical foundations of the American community college system. Students will explore current issues including, but not limited to, the evolution of the community college baccalaureate, principles of accreditation, institutional effectiveness, workforce development, and federal oversight of community colleges. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6355 – K-16 STUDENT SERVICES LEADERSHIP RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Analysis of the student services, co-curricular, extracurricular, and auxiliary enterprise functions of both public schools and institutions of higher education. Particular emphasis on the relationship with the institutions' stated curricula, purposes, and institutional missions.

 

EDAD6356 – HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, AND PHILOSOPHY OF HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course is for current and prospective faculty, administrators, and staff seeking to learn about the American higher education system. The topics addressed include the history, recent developments, and strategies for future management and administration, finance, organization, governance, and the mission and role of higher education in American society. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6357 – HIGHER EDUCATION TRENDS AND ISSUES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The course is designed to introduce students to key issues affecting higher education today. Through diverse and critical readings, the students explore issues such as access and equity, affirmative action, faculty, academic freedom, college costs, and strategic change. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6358 – AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The purpose of the course is to explore and understand the nature, culture, and development of the American College Student. The course focuses on examining a range of development theories that offer insight into the processes of student learning, growth, and development during the college years. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6359 – HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICIULUM

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of theory and research in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation in higher education settings. Emphasis will be on current trends in the content areas. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6360 – K-16 LEADERSHIP THEORY RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Organizational leader behavior in K-16 settings with reference to interpersonal relationships, hierarchy, management style, and communication. Analysis of both classical and contemporary organizational theories, and their application in K-16 settings.

 

EDAD6365 – K-16 LEADING LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Buildling on organizational and leadership theories and their use in educational organizations, this course focuses on the study of change theory and its uses in leading learning organizations in times of change.

 

EDAD6371 – PERSONNEL & SCHOOL LAW

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focuses on understanding the relationship between motivation and the management of human resources; articulate the basics of team management and group facilitation; identify proper procedures for recruiting, assignment, and inducting personnel; and recognize the legal requirement for suspension, transfer, reduction in force and dismissal of professional personnel. Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

 

EDAD6373 – THE SUPERINTENDENCY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course introduces candidates to the many facets of the superintendency with a focus on the challenges facing the superintendent today. Topics include: exercising collaborative leadership, developing a strong organizational culture, dealing with the politics of education, building strong superintendent-board relations, managing the problems of school reform, and planning. Instruction is problem-oriented and included field-based experiences.

 

EDAD6374 – ADVANCED SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Survey principles of public school finance at the local, state, and federal levels. Examines the school budgeting process, methods of school funds accounting and techniques of school business management. Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

 

EDAD6376 – EDUCATIONAL GOVERNANCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focus on the appointed and elected entities and bureaucracies that determine and implement policy in public education. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6378 – ADVANCED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focuses on the processes of implementing district-wide curriculum, programs, and other innovations in school systems. Topics include: recent research on the implementation of change in curriculum and instruction, trends in education, strategic and contextual planning, program and student assessment and accountability, and national curriculum projects. Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

 

EDAD6380 – K-16 RESEARCH PRACTICUM I

10 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An In depth research experience that provides an opportunity for participants to work with an experienced faculty researcher on cutting edge K-16-related research. The practicum experience will be personalized to best meet the individual student's needs, aptitudes, and aspirations in the context of the K-16 research arena.

 

EDAD6381 – POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF K-12 EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focus on the legal foundation of public education, political theory, and application of political skills in working with school personnel, students, parents, and community organizations. The role of the law, Ct rulings, and the politics of school governance at the federal, state, and local levels will be addressed. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6383 – THE PRINCIPALSHIP

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examination of current research on effective instructional organizations and classroom instruction in today's schools, on characteristics of school leadership, and on the role and function of the teacher as instructional leader. Topics include the essential components of instruction, developing instructional-management systems, evaluating student and teacher performance, assisting colleagues to monitor and improve instructional skills, school climate and leadership styles as they impact on school improvement. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6384 – RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN K-12 EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

School finance, as well as auxiliary areas of resource management, will be addressed. The emphasis will be on the use of technology, alternative models of financing and budgeting, and sources of revenue from the federal, state, and local levels as well as from private sources. The course is designed to assist administrators in developing an understanding of the functions, operation, and evaluation of auxiliary services which support the educational program. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6385 – K-16 RESEARCH PRACTICUM II

10 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A research experience in K-16 research that provides an opportunity for participants to experience the process research with an experienced university professional. The experience will be individualized to best meet the student's needs, aptitudes, and aspirations in the context of K-16 research.

 

EDAD6390 – SELECTED TOPICS K-16 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Topics will vary by semester, and may afford students the opportunity for choice within the cohort design. Selected topics courses will provide opportunities for faculty to teach courses in their area of expertise that meet students' needs, aptitudes, and aspirations. Examples of selected topics that may be offered in leadership research include: k-16 student judicial processes, K-16 academic program administration, and K-16 student information management systems. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

 

EDAD6391 – INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research for independent study over topic agreed upon between student and instructor. Can be repeated for credit with permission. For doctoral students only.

 

EDAD6392 – SELECTED TOPICS K-16 EDUCATION POLICY RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Topics will vary by semester, and may afford students the opportunity for choice within the cohort design. Selected topics courses will provide opportunities for faculty to teach courses in their area of expertise that meet students' needs, aptitudes, and aspirations. Examples of selected topics that may be offered in leadership research include: K-16 governance, IDEA & ADA, and K-16 articulation. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

 

EDAD6399 – DISSERTATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Prerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, and permission of major professor. Graded P/F.

 

EDAD6699 – DISSERTATION

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Prerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, and permission of major professor. Graded R/F/P/W.

 

EDAD6999 – DISSERTATION

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Prerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, and permission of major professor. Graded P/R/F.

 

EDAD7399 – DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.

 

EDADIR Courses

EDADIR5391 – INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research for thesis substitute or equivalent over topic agreed upon between student and instructor. Can be repeated for credit with permission.

 

ELED Courses

ELED5309 – TRENDS AND ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

In-depth analysis of current research on issues in Early Childhood Education. Emphasis on the evaluation and impact of historical, political, and social policy; overview of legislation and advocacy on behalf of young children.

 

ELED5312 – EC6: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN SCIENCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Study of principles of integration of content in EC-6 classrooms with focus on science concepts and cognitive development. Emphasis on developing dispositions toward scientific inquiry and the use of appropriate objects, materials, activities, and programs to assist in the learning of science concepts.

 

ELED5315 – PRACTICUM

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Practicum in student's teaching area(s). This semester-long experience will help students apply theory and research to practice.

 

ELED5317 – THEORIES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Human growth and development, including developmental anomalies, from birth through middle childhood with emphasis on cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Attention is given to current research regarding establishment of learning environments that foster development of the child's self-concept, cognitive competencies, oral language and literacy development, and positive social behaviors including appreciation of diversity among individuals and groups.

 

ELED5318 – FOUNDATIONS IN EC6 EDUCATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An overview of historical and philosophical influences and current research in early and elementary education on promoting educational environments that support development of the whole child. Attention is given to the development and implementation of appropriate EC-6 curricula and programs that extend and integrate learning experiences of children, including the home-school relationship.

 

ELED5319 – EC6 EDUCATION: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN MATHEMATICS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Study of principles of integration of content in EC-6 classrooms with focus on mathematics concepts and cognitive development. Emphasis on developing dispositions toward the use of appropriate objects, materials, activities, and programs to assist in learning of mathematics concepts.

 

ELED5320 – EC6 EDUCATION: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE CREATIVE ARTS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Study of principles of integration of content in EC-6 classrooms with focus on social studies, the creative arts, and cognitive and socio-emotional development. Emphasis on developing dispositions promoting awareness of self and others, and the study of group dynamics involved in the socialization process in a diverse community. Strategies for enhancing creativity and risk-taking characteristics in EC-6 classrooms.