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Lectures in Education

EDLR 5001 - Lectures in Education

A course in which staff members and authorities in education and related fields discuss selected problems.

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EDLR 5002 - Workshop in Education

Professional personnel to work cooperatively on problems arising out of actual school situations.

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EDLR 5015 - Teacher Leadership and Organizations

Teachers’ role in providing leadership that extends beyond the walls of the individual classroom and includes collaboration with other adults.

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EDLR 5085 - Capstone Project in Sport Management

This course will require students to develop and present a semester-long research project in an area of sport management.

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EDLR 5091 - Internship

The application and implementation in a work situation of theories and practices related to the student’s area of specialization.

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EDLR 5092 - Practicum: Administrative Field Experience

This course will provide an opportunity for educators who wish to become administrators of educational organizations to become familiar with the functions and tasks that certified administrators perform. It is intended primarily for Sixth-Year students.

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EDLR 5094 - Seminar

Analysis of the issues and research in the field of education. Open primarily to Master’s and Sixth-Year students.

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EDLR 5099 - Independent Study in Education

Students requesting this course should have a significant background in education and should present to the instructor problems, well-defined and well laid out for investigation, which hold special interest for them and which will be pursued on the plan of advanced study.

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EDLR 5102 - Assessment, Evaluation, and Research in Student Affairs I

The role of assessment and evaluation to address current student affairs issues in higher education settings. Focus on skill development in problem identification, research question formulation, qualitative design, interview protocol development, and critique and applications of professional literature.

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EDLR 5103 - Assessment, Evaluation, and Research in Student Affairs II

Application of assessment and evaluation research methodologies to address genuine problems in student affairs contexts. Focus on development of theoretical framework, quantitative methods, reporting results, and formulating recommendations for improving practice and policy.

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EDLR 5105 - Structured Group Dialogue in Student Affairs

Explore basic approaches to structured intergroup and intragroup dynamics and implications for personal and educational development of students and student affairs professionals.

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EDLR 5107 - Resource Management in Student Affairs Administration

Analysis of higher education resource development and management with an emphasis on issues in student affairs administration; including, financial management and analysis, human resource management, and management of information technology resources.

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EDLR 5108 - Leadership Challenges in Higher Education

Application of leadership theory to challenges faced by higher education professionals. By developing critical thinking and problem solving skills, students will learn to identify a crisis, provide leadership for crisis management, and utilize methods of managing communication regarding incidents.

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EDLR 5112 - Alcohol and Other Drugs and their Influence on Higher Educatoin

Examination of alcohol and other drug issues in higher education, substance abuse, and modalities of intervention for individual students. Includes current research on the complexity of environmental, cultural, and political issues of alcohol and other drug uses on college campuses.

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EDLR 5113 - College and University Environments

Seminar designed to explore various institutional types, missions, and cultures including private liberal arts colleges, community colleges, comprehensive, research-extensive and special purpose universities. Primary emphasis is on the effect of institutional structure on higher education and student affairs administration.

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EDLR 5114 - Access to Higher Education

This seminar provides students with an opportunity to examine and discuss research on individual, institutional, and political factors that are known to impact participation in higher education. Particular attention is given to stratification in higher education including but not limited to the historical and legal context of access; points of access; pathways to higher education; state and federal policies; and college affordability. In addition to learning and discussing various topics related to college access, students in the course will engage in indirect or direct service around college access in the local community.

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EDLR 5117 - The College Student

Characteristics of today’s college students. Student behavior theory. Impact of college on students.

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EDLR 5118 - Seminar in Higher Education

Seminar designed to promote the integration of the core curriculum and practitioner experiences of the Master’s degree program in Higher Education and Student Affairs and to prepare students for their transitions to a professional position within student affairs upon graduation.

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EDLR 5119 - The Law, Ethics, and Decision-making in Student Affairs

Survey of case law and statutory provisions related to higher education with a focus on student affairs administration. Students will develop an understanding of ethical decision making and its application to relevant student affairs scenarios.

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EDLR 5121 - Introduction to Student Services in Higher Education

A survey of student services and personnel functions in higher education, including an examination of philosophies, goals, objectives and procedures.

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EDLR 5122 - College Student Development: Programs and Services

History and philosophy of student personnel work related to contemporary and projected student developmental programs and services. Rights, freedoms and responsibilities of students in relation to the college.

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EDLR 5123 - Administration of Student Affairs in Higher Education

Administration of student affairs and services and applications of student development theory in the college community.

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EDLR 5124 - Higher Education in Film

An exploration of the portrayals of higher education in film, this course will establish a theoretical base for evaluating film and apply the constructs as a means for understanding the college experience. Focus on applications of film as a tool for student learning and programming.

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EDLR 5125 - Issues in Student Affairs Administration

An examination of issues which affect the new student affairs administrator. Topics vary per semester.

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EDLR 5126 - Leading Toward a Multicultural Educational Environment

American higher education continually struggles with issues of difference, particularly racial, ethnic, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, and other cultural differences. Course participants are challenged to reflect on their personal experiences and examine their values, beliefs, and attitudes with regard to multicultural difference as a means to deepen a critical understanding of multicultural issues in higher education.

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EDLR 5201 - Influences on Adult Learning

Interaction of person and environment. Culture. Role of environment. Situational barriers. Motivation. Self-regulation. Personality. Gender. Life transitions. Self-directed learning.

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EDLR 5202 - Workplace Learning

Trends in workplace learning and workforce development. Conceptual models of performance improvement and transfer of training. Focus on individual, work team, and organizational variables related to learning, performance, and transfer of training.

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EDLR 5203 - The Brain, Experience, and Adult Learning

Four learning systems within the brain. Role of experience in learning. Implications for adult learning and professional development programs.

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EDLR 5204 - Organizational Learning

Group and collective learning in organizational settings, with an emphasis on adaptive and generative learning processes.

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EDLR 5205 - Professional Development

Using research on how adults learn best and principles of human resource development to implement effective, job-imbedded professional development programs. Using professional development to advance organizational goals. Examination of best practices.

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EDLR 5206 - Development of Programs for Adult and Human Resource Education

Program development for adult learners; emphasis on collaborative planning, needs assessment, effective learning strategies, transfer of training, evaluation, principles of good practice.

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EDLR 5207 - Methods for Facilitating Adult Learning

Recommended preparation: EDLR 5201. Focuses on principles and practices of adult learning facilitation, including situational and methodological factors that impact how adults learn in conventional and multimedia contexts.

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EDLR 5300 - Management of Sport Services

Management processes and practices involved in operating sport organizations.

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EDLR 5301 - The School Principalship (K-12)

Roles and functions of the principal, problem solving, decision-making, school culture, curriculum leadership.

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EDLR 5302 - Program Evaluation for School Improvement

Program evaluation issues critical to effective school leadership.

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EDLR 5303 - Supervision of Educational Organizations

Supervision models; teacher selection and induction; teacher evaluation; staff development and organizational change.

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EDLR 5304 - Curriculum Laboratory

Open to teachers and administrators seeking practical solutions to curriculum problems in elementary and secondary schools. Reorganization of courses, reorientation of the program of studies, articulation of administrative units, and development of new materials are considered in relation to the local situation. Students make individual studies of their specific problems, and group studies of related problems.

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EDLR 5305 - Legal Aspects of Education

Legal status of public schools; legal rights and responsibilities of administrators, parents, students, school board members, and teachers.

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EDLR 5306 - School Leadership and Administration of Educational Organizations

This course will introduce students to concepts and skills which are fundamental to the successful administration of educational organizations. The overarching goal of the course is to provide pragmatic knowledge which will give students an understanding and appreciation of the complexity of educational organizations. The course will use Bolman and Deal’s conceptual framework (multi-frame thinking) which borrows ideas from sociology, management science, psychology, political science as well as social and cultural anthropology.

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EDLR 5307 - Contemporary Educational Policy Issues

Study of current educational policy issues.

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EDLR 5308 - Psychological Foundations of Education

Learning and related psychological theories and their implications for curriculum, teaching methods, and other aspects of educational practices.

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EDLR 5310 - Creating and Sustaining a Positive School Climate

The purpose of this course is to give aspiring school administrators practices and processes for establishing and sustaining a positive school climate for the purpose of improving student achievement. The aspiring school administrator will recognize the necessity of developing a clear vision for education and applying it when building a positive school culture.

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EDLR 5315 - Sport in Society

The structure and function of sport as an institution, including issues and controversies involving gender, race, and intercollegiate, professional, and children’s sports.

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EDLR 5325 - Legal Aspects of Sport

Tort law principles specific to sport, fitness and recreational activities.

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EDLR 5340 - Educational Planning

An overview of the educational planning process and its relationship to the concepts of systems and futurism. Attention will be given to specific planning models and techniques such as needs assessment, PERT, PPBS, MBO, delphi, ZBB, and cost benefit analysis.

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EDLR 5342 - Effective Departmental Leadership

Concepts and practices required of departmental leaders in today’s secondary schools.

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EDLR 5343 - Women, Education and Social Change

Examination of the lives of girls and women as students, teachers and academics. Emergence of teaching as a hierarchically sex-segregated profession. Effect of gender on the status and organization of the profession. Changing women’s roles and social ideologies as related to women’s educational aspirations, career achievement and leadership.

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EDLR 5344 - Time Management and Personal Organization

Principles and practices of time management. Including interdisciplinary studies relating time usage to organizational behavior and personal effectiveness.

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EDLR 5346 - Personnel Evaluation

Issues critical to the design and implementation of effective personnel evaluation programs.

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EDLR 5347 - Improving Teacher Evaluation Practice

Improving the teacher evaluation skills of principals and department heads through guided practice experiences that allow them to reflect on what they are doing now in light of promising alternatives.

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EDLR 5349 - Issues in Teacher Assessment and Evaluation

Critical review and analysis of current issues and emerging methodologies in teacher assessment and evaluation.

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EDLR 5351 - Budgeting and Resource Management

Analysis of educational budget formats: program, capital, function, objective and zero based; budget planning, procedures, forms, documents, codes; political-economic issues in educational budgeting; case studies of program budgeting and site-based budgeting in education; cost reduction and analysis; resource management research.

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EDLR 5354 - Human Resources Administration

Study of personnel management in education, including current laws, policies, practices and problems such as recruitment, tenure, promotion, retirement; performance evaluation; motivation; salary, benefits, welfare; staff development; data collection; layoff procedures; grievances; contract administration.

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EDLR 5355 - Seminar in Change and Innovation in Education

Innovation has been widely acknowledged as a driving force in all areas of human activity. The need for innovation in business receives much of this attention, but the need for creative solutions to vexing problems has also been noted in human services, such as education, social welfare, etc. The purpose of this course is to introduce current and future educational leaders to the ways in which creativity and change leadership can help them promote real, lasting change in their work.

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EDLR 5360 - Leadership in Sport Organizations

This course examines multiple perspectives of leadership, from original theories of leadership through to the most contemporary forms of collaborative and team-based leadership. This course will examine the personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills that are required in leadership roles. In addition, course content will include exploring the practice of effective leadership, understanding how leadership roles require different skills during times of change or crisis, and in different contexts (intercollegiate, professional, sport for development, etc.).

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EDLR 5365 - Managing Diversity in Sport Organizations

Managing Diversity in Sport Organizations focuses on managing sport as a social and cultural phenomenon. It uses management theories, sociological concepts and critical thinking to investigate such issues as: how sport impacts our ideas about masculinity, femininity, sexual orientation, class inequality, race and ethnicity, dis/ability, achievement, competition, and individualism; how the organization and management of sport is connected with social relations in groups and societies; and how sport extends beyond competitive outcomes and deals with issues of power and power relations in society.

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EDLR 5370 - Ethical Leadership in Sport Organizations

This course will provide a broad understanding of ethics, ethical theory development and the importance and relevance of ethics to the sport management profession. Students will examine ethical frameworks as they relate to the sport industry, the environment, and the individual within a sport organization. Students will work to develop personal and professional codes of ethics and ethical leadership based on sound ethical theory, and apply critical thinking and ethical decision making skills to contemporary ethical and legal issues within the sport context.

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EDLR 5375 - Strategic Human Resource Management in Sport Organizations

Sport management is the coordination of several factors and the most significant of those factors is human resources. Through this course, students will understand that managing human resources requires more knowledge, time, and patience than managing any other resource. The course will examine both the technical and the legal aspects of human resource management from a strategic sport business perspective. They will learn from faculty and industry professionals how to direct a sport organization through decisions on staffing patterns and responsibilities, evaluation of and rewards for performance, and establishing a fair and just work environment. Emphasis in this course will be how to integrate human resource management into overall strategy in a sport organization.

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EDLR 5380 - Sport Marketing

This course examines the application of marketing principles to collegiate and professional sport, event promotions, and commercial and public organizations.

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EDLR 5385 - Sport Facility and Event Management

This course will examine all aspects of the management of sport facilities and events, including development, planning, staffing, operations, and evaluation.

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EDLR 5518 - Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development

This is a service learning course that requires both classroom participation and community involvement.

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EDLR 6001 - Legal Issues in Student and Parent Rights

This course examines the legal issues that arise with respect to student and parent rights, such as search and seizure, student discipline, speech and religion, and homeless children.

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EDLR 6002 - Legal Issues in School Employment

This course examines the legal issues that arise with regards to employment in K-12 education, such as tenure, employment discrimination, due process, and collective bargaining.

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EDLR 6004 - Legal Issues in Educational Technology

This course examines the legal issues that arise with respect to special education in K-12 education, such as intellectual property, social media, cyberbullying, sexting and virtual schools.

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EDLR 6050 - Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus Development I

Open to students enrolled in doctoral programs. Systematic development of dissertation proposal components, including Introduction, Problem Statement, Conceptual Framework and/or Review of Literature, and Research Questions.

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EDLR 6051 - Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus Development II

Open to students enrolled in doctoral programs. Systematic development of dissertation proposal components, including Methodology, Methods, Procedures, Limitations, all related appendices, IRB application, and proposal defense.

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EDLR 6052 - Qualitative Methods of Educational Research II

This course is a companion to EDCI 6000, Qualitative Methods of Educational Research. It provides the opportunity for students to more closely examine qualitative methodology and methods to ensure that students are able to synthesize an analysis of qualitative data. Specifically, students will generate credible units from narrative and visual data and develop categories from the units through comparing, contrasting, aggregating, and ordering data. Students will present findings in a chronological or thematic case example or case history, in an essay formulated around topics or theses, or in an alternative format appropriate to the analysis.

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EDLR 6054 - Inquiry and Research in Educational Leadership I: Foundations, Design, and Use

Explicates knowledge production through systematic inquiry in education, including processes, questions, and strategies used to conduct meaningful research in schools. Explores the intersection of theory and practice with emphasis placed on the critical analysis and interpretation of the research literature to the practice of school leadership.

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EDLR 6055 - Inquiry and Research in Educational Leadership I: Implementation, Analysis, and Discovery

A continuation of Understanding, Inquiry and Research in Educational Leadership I. Elaborates the strategies and tools used to conduct meaningful research in schools with emphasis in the actual conduct of research in school settings. Explores the link between research findings and the improvement of practice.

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EDLR 6092 - Practicum

The implementation and application of theory in the student’s area of specialization.

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EDLR 6094 - Seminar

Cooperative study of developments and problems in the student’s area of specialization.

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EDLR 6201 - Strategic Applications of Adult Learning

Case study analysis and live case study consultation to develop innovative approaches to adult learning to address the challenges of employee development in corporate, education, public sector, and private sector settings

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EDLR 6202 - Research Seminar in Adult and Vocational Education

Advanced research issues in adult learning.

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EDLR 6300 - Organizational Theory in Sport

This course will expose students to some critical areas of management and the theories associated with these areas. Open only to doctoral students.

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EDLR 6301 - School District Executive Leadership

Seminar and practicum experiences focusing on leadership and policy issues facing school superintendents, central office administrators,and senior state education agency officials.

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EDLR 6302 - School District Policy, Politics, and Governance

Study of educational policy and school governance; the politics of educational administration; reform; finance; and the processes of district policy formulation, implementation, and analysis. Specific school district policy and governance issues are examined.

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EDLR 6303 - Data-Driven Decision Making for School Improvement and Policy Development

The purpose of this course is to provide school leaders with the knowledge necessary to improve instructional programs and improve policy by relying on data-driven strategies and tools. The course meets in seminar/lab format with students working on data-driven problems, analyses and developing action plans as a result. Students work on several case studies and a major project of personal, professional significance.

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EDLR 6304 - Financial and Human Resources Management in Education

Study of human resources development practices in school systems, with emphases on central office and school unit responsibilities for attracting, selecting, developing, evaluating, and retaining competent faculty and staff. This course also includes the study of concepts in school finance and school business management. Attention is given to national, state, and local issues. Emphasis is also given to school support services including transportation, faculty planning and maintenance, food service, and risk management.

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EDLR 6310 - Organizational Behavior in Sport

The course is a discourse on theories related to behavior of individuals and groups in sport and exercise organizations. Open only to doctoral students.

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EDLR 6311 - Organizational Behavior in Educational Administration

Advanced course focusing on interdisciplinary research about organizations, leadership behavior, and management processes.

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EDLR 6312 - Leadership for Teaching and Learning: The Role of the Leader in School Improvement

Explores leadership skills required to imrpove instruction and student learning in the school and district. Students develop and apply models to address an instruction/achievement issue in practice.

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EDLR 6313 - Educational Policy and Politics

Study of educational policy; the politics of educational administration; and the processes of policy formulation, implementation and analysis. Specific educational policy areas are examined.

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EDLR 6314 - Legal Issues in Organizational Management

The legal process and understanding of legal issues in education involving students, teachers, and boards of education.

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EDLR 6315 - Current Research in Sport Management

This course is focused on research in the field of sport management. Each week one or more researchers will present their completed work, studies in progress, or proposed research. Open only to doctoral students.

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EDLR 6320 - Micro Theories for Policy Research

Theoretical perspectives on policy formulation and implementation. Case examples illuminate the origin, development, and interpretation of policies by various policy actors across a range of contexts.

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EDLR 6321 - Evaluation Theory

Addresses conceptual underpinnings of contemporary approaches to evaluation. Major theories of evaluation in education policy are examined through a case study approach.

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EDLR 6322 - Economics of Education Reform

This course examines a number of prominent education reform strategies, using economics as a lens through which to understand the motivations for and potential impacts of each. Economics enables us to focus on the incentives created by these policies, allowing us to predict their intended and unintended consequences. We will utilize this framework throughout the course as we read about and evaluate the effectiveness of various educational interventions and policy reforms. Topics include (among others): class size reduction, teacher quality and teacher certification, merit pay, school accountability, school choice, school finance reform, early childhood education, and topics in higher education.

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EDLR 6323 - Seminar in the History of K-12 Education Reforms, 1890-present

Seminar examining the history of K-12 education reforms from the 1890s to the present day.

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EDLR 6460 - Collective Bargaining in Education

This course concerns resolving conflict through self-help, negotiations and arbitration, understanding the Teacher Negotiations Law and methods of dealing with impasses under the law. The course also deals with preparing for negotiations by teacher unions and boards of education.

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EDLR 6461 - Resources Management II

Students will apply the principles of financial and human resources management to advanced educational leadership positions.

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EDLR 6462 - Legal Issues in Human Resources Administration for School Leaders

Provides legal bases for human resources decision-making through reading of primary source materials (statutes, administrative decisions, judicial decisions) and related materials, and related class discussion. Provides students with practical experience in analysis and advoccy in human resource disputes, through mock negotiations, writing model briefs and conducting mock hearings.

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EDLR 6464 - Seminar: Leadership and School Organizations

Study of organizations and leadership from the perspective of the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences.

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EDLR 6465 - Educational Administration Issues and Research

Designing educational research studies; current topics in school administration. This course ordinarily meets for ten full days for special research activities.

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EDLR 6466 - Policies for Improvement: Mobilizing School and Community

Advanced seminar explores perspectives on the policy environment for school improvement. Students identify policy issues, collect data, conduct analyses, and propose actions.

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EDLR 6467 - Social Justice Leadership, Equity and School Change

Exploration of various tenets, theoretical tensions, and transformative applications of social justice leadership in American education.

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