Action and Collaborative Research Seminar
Action research techniques for the classroom/educational setting. The focus of the action research is problem-driven rather than method-driven. Collaborative research efforts are encouraged.
Introduction to Educational Administration and Supervision
An overview of educational administration. A prerequisite first course for educational administration majors.
The principal's responsibilities in the organization and administration of a school.
Principles, programs, and practices for the improvement of the teaching-learning process and setting.
Principles of school district organization; administrative problems of size, structure, and staff.
Sociology of Education
Education as an institution of society and its role in social change. How schools reflect economic, political, and legal changes in society. A focus on such factors as race, class, and gender.
Philosophy of Education
Philosophical reflections on education. Application of techniques of conceptual analysis to educational concepts such as teaching and learning. Assessment of types of arguments in education: analytical, theoretical, and empirical.
Dewey on Education
Dewey's philosophy of education, with attention to the political and social issues confronted by Dewey and Progressivism.
Philosophical Issues in Higher Education
Current movements in colleges and universities in the U.S.
Economics in Education
An examination of education as a consumer and investment good, the costs and benefits of education, and the labor market for educational personnel.
Analytical Studies in Educational Administration
The purpose of the course is to provide the students with an analytical framework to critique key policy issues in educational administration. Ethics in educational administrative decision-making will also be an important component of this course.
The Two Year College
Study of administrative and organizational aspects of public and private junior and community colleges.
Gender Issues in Education
An examination of educational reform within the context of political, social, and economic factors affecting the educational enterprise.
Current Issues and Policies
A consideration of major educational issues and the development of policy on the federal, state, and local levels.
Finance and Business Management
Theories of educational finance, taxation, budgeting, accounting, purchasing, and technology.
The planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of the school plant.
Case Study Research Approaches
Case study methods for clinical investigations and field studies in school.
An introduction to school public relations, policies, and practices.
Legal principles within which public education functions. Court cases and school codes are analyzed.
Principles and practices directed toward the improvement of the relationship between the individual and the organization, and the development of a positive organizational climate.
Management of School Fiscal Affairs
Basic accounting principles, records, and reports appropriate for school fund financial management; bond accounting, cash management, and encumbrance systems.
An overview and critique of theory influencing educational administration.
The negotiations process in relation to the chief school administrator's responsibilities.
Administration of Higher Education
The development and scope and higher education, the principal organizational components of colleges, and contemporary problem areas.
Law and the Administration of Higher Education
Legal principles within which higher education functions, with emphasis on structure, personnel, programs, property, and finance.
Practical administrative experience in one's own school system.
The Simulated Principalship
Use of simulated materials in the solution of practical administrative and supervisory problems.
School Violence: Risk Prevention
Advanced Seminar I.
Intensive group work on selected administrative topics.
Advanced Seminar II.
Individual research on an administrative problem.
Seminar in Instructional leadership
Gender at the center of the discussion of education and leadership.
Internship in Administration
A field-based experience for doctoral or central office certification students. The Department provides on-the-job supervision and seminars.
Adm Research Seminar
Planning in Higher Education
The planning process in the college and university context.
Advanced topics in Educational Administration.
Conducted on an individual basis with approval of the adviser.
Doctor of Education Dissertation
Candidates who have successfully completed the preliminary examination must register continuously during the fall and spring terms until the dissertation has been accepted.