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GRADUATE COURSES - EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

EDAD 525 HUMAN RELATIONS IN EDUCATION3
Interpersonal communications and group dynamics for the educational leader. Also considers the role of communication and positive relationships in personnel functions and the collective bargaining process. Offered odd summers.
EDAD 526 SCHOOL FINANCE3
Analysis of economic and financial issues affecting the operation of schools and school systems. Topics include cost analysis, sources of revenue, budgeting, and the day-to-day management of fiscal resources. Offered even summers.
EDAD 527 SCHOOL FACILITIES AND SERVICES3
Analysis, coordination, and management of the facilities and services found in a typical school. Trends in building design and maintenance with an eye toward efficient and effective use. Examination of co-curricular and non-curricular activities and their importance to the overall operation of the school. Offered odd summers.
EDAD 539 SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION, K-12    4
For superintendents, principals, supervisors, and teachers concerned with instructional improvement through professional supervision. Study of the role, aims, principles, and techniques of instructional supervision. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in a K-12 setting or permission of the instructor. Offered odd summers.
EDAD 545 PRINCIPALSHIP, K-12 4
The role of the principal; administration of the curriculum; organization of the schedule, calendar, and catalog; staff organization and utilization; attendance and discipline programs; responsibilities for office management and auxiliary services. Prerequisite: three years teaching experience or permission of instructor. Offered even summers.
EDAD 547 EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS3
Examines the effective schools research, definitions of and trends in quality education, alternative approaches to providing public and private education, and the public’s perceptions and preferences regarding schools. Offered odd summers.
EDAD 550 SCHOOL LAW4
The legal basis for public and parochial school operation in the United States. Considers such issues as governmental relations, separation of church and state, board operations and procedures, contractual obligations, student control, and tort liability. Offered odd summers.
EDAD 565 PRACTICUM IN ADMINISTRATION  4,4,4
Internship with a certificated practitioner of P-12 school administration in which the candidate performs in the role for which the endorsement is sought. Candidate will enhance and demonstrate specific leadership and administrative skills identified in the pre-internship evaluation. Prerequisite: 540 days of full-time or more teaching in a public or private school system and permission of the School of Education & Psychology. Graded S or NC.
EDAD 575 READINGS: (Specific Topic) 2-4
Advanced study confined to topic areas where the student can demonstrate prior knowledge and skills. Conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Written and/or oral reports are required. Prerequisite: Permission of the student’s adviser.
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