Educational Administration (EDAD) Graduate Course Descriptions
EDAD 502. Overview to Community Education.
Overview to Community Education is a graduate class designed to teach students how to establish, operate and maintain, and evaluate a community education program. The goal of the course is to leave the student with a clear understanding of what contemporary community education is, and how it can be implemented. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 507. Field Experience Community Education
Application of understandings and knowledge through on-site school activities. Planned and supervised cooperatively by school district personnel and university professors in compliance with Minnesota licensure requirements. Minimum of 320 clock hours. Prereq.: 502, 602, 640. 4 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 509. Situational Leadership.
Student development of portfolio material to develop competency in each of the areas specified in the licensure rule. Materials would be reviewed by a SCSU/Community Education Director team of three people. The team will document competency achievement and final oral examination in the field of community education. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 598. Seminar in School Administration (Topical).
Problems in organization and administration of schools. Areas of study determined by needs. Open only to experienced teachers and administrators. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. 1-4 credits DEMAND.
Educational Administration (EDAD) Courses for Graduate Students Only
EDAD 601. Introduction to Educational Administration.
Pre-assessment of skills for K-12 principal, superintendent, director of special education, or director of community education. Overview of all EDAD programs. 1 credit F, S.
EDAD 603. Organizational Theory.
To enhance the aspiring administrators understanding of human behavior within the organization in order to promote and develop skills to effectively govern today's schools. Prereq.: Master's degree. 3 credits F, S, ALT.
EDAD 605. K-12 Principalship.
Synthesis and application of skills and knowledge acquired in the administration core courses. The leading role of the K-12 principal and the tasks, duties, and functions inherent in the principalship are examined. Twenty-one performance proficiencies are studied. Prereq.: Master Degree. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 608. School Superintendency.
To prepare aspiring school administrators with competencies required for successful leadership by providing knowledge of the competencies and examples of practices which demonstrate the application of the stated competencies. Major competencies will include the following; leadership skills, strategic planning, communication, ethics, superintendent-board relationships, and school governance. Prereq.: Master's degree. 3 credits F.
EDAD 609. Supervision of Special Education.
Review of approaches, models and practices required for effective supervision of special education and related personnel and programs. Primary emphasis on developing and maintaining effective working relationships with subordinates and others in the school organization. 3 credits F.
EDAD 610. Administrative Leadership.
Survey of theories, models, and dimensions of leadership; introduction to leadership behavior in organizations, planning, decision-making, and assessment. 3 credits F.
EDAD 611. Portfolio Review.
To qualify for a K-12 and/or superintendent license, students must submit a completed set of competencies for review. The final review will be directed by an educational administration professor and practicing school administrator. 1 credit F, S.
EDAD 612. Program and Assessment/Evaluation Technique.
Becoming a data based decision maker is an important skill for educational leaders. Techniques for determining what type of assessment and evaluation is required and the techniques for gathering data, facts, and impressions from multiple sources regarding all aspects of the educational program to be explored. Students will acquire the skills necessary to effectively plan, evaluate, and manage curriculum programs in elementary, middle-level and high schools. 3 credits F, S, SUM, ALT.
EDAD 613. Administration of Special Education.
Review of approaches, models and practices required for effective administration of a special education organization. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding organizational structure considerations, critical management functions, and the management of structured organizational change. 3 credits S.
EDAD 616. Special Education Program Development for Administrators
Overview and analysis of models, process requirements and indicators of quality for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of special education programs. Special focus placed on review of the universe of generic program development components necessary to define a quality special education program. 3 credits F, SUM.
EDAD 619. Legal and Financial Aspects of Special Education for Administrators.
Overviews of case law, legal standards, financial models, and budgeting practices applicable to the supervisors and administrators of special education programs. 3 credits S.
EDAD 620. Introduction to School Law.
An exploration of the relationship between public education and the legal system in the U.S. Particular attention is directed to the roles of the federal, state, and local governments in American schools as well as issues of students rights, curriculum, teacher freedoms, and other areas of crucial concern to school teachers and administrators. 3 credits F.
EDAD 622. Legal Aspects of Educational Administration.
Focuses upon legal risk management in two major areas-the administration of the teacher contract and tort liability. Emphasizes knowledge which will empower administrators to assess the legal risks faced by their districts. Prereq.: 620. 3 credits SUM.
EDAD 630. Introduction to Personnel Administration.
An overview of the personnel functions of school administrators. Particular attention is directed to personnel policies and procedures; the selection, induction, and continuing professional development of faculty; and employee management relations. 3 credits F, S, ALT.
EDAD 631. Advanced Supervision Techniques.
This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively maintain instructional supervision and leadership in school settings. 3 credits F, S, ALT.
EDAD 632. Assessment for School Leaders
Applied K-12 assessment development process including implementation and evaluation procedures, data-driven decision-making, and information management. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 633. Curriculum Development for School Leaders.
Applied K-12 curriculum development process including implementation and evaluation procedures, school improvement issues, and the change process emphasizing student achievement. 3 credits S.
EDAD 640. Introduction to School Finance.
General introduction to funding of public education in the U.S.; review of the history, development, and theoretical foundations of education finance; local state, and federal programs of school finance; alternative structures for education finance; school finance case law; implications for educational programming and management. 3 credits F, S, ALT.
EDAD 646. Auxiliary Functions for School Administrators.
School operations for the building and district administrator. Topics include: classified and support personnel, transportation, food service, buildings and grounds, maintenance, health and safety, facility and referenda, planning, use of facilities, and collaborative partnerships. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 650. Introduction to School-Community Relations.
Developing understanding of communication structures in the community; processes and procedures for working with various publics including parents, community agencies, special interest groups, media, business and industry; dissemination processes to the various publics. 3 credits F, S, ALT.
EDAD 652. Community Relations in School Administration.
Skills in promoting effective cooperation between the community and the school district. Focus on communication strategies, team building, and meeting constituent needs from a school district perspective. Emphasis on relations with specialized constituencies, projects, and campaign management. Prereq.: Master's degree. 3 credits S.
EDAD 655. Technical Application in Educational Administration.
Study of interrelationship of current and emerging technologies and the administration of K-12 schools. Provides a survey of theory and philosophy of technologies in the educational environment. Emphasis on problem analysis in the application of technology to educational management. Students must register concurrently for IM 655. 3 credits F, S, ALT.
EDAD 657. Education Policy.
Theory, sources, processes, and structures of education policy. Provides knowledge, understanding, and experience with which to effectively comprehend and manage education policy. Emphasis on identification and understanding of values of a diverse society and their relationship to education policy and schooling. Prereq.: Master's degree. 3 credits F, S, ALT.
EDAD 658. Leadership in Rural Schools.
Various aspects of educational leadership in rural settings. Geographic, economic, political, and social contexts in which rural education occurs are considered. Emphasis placed on understanding strengths and limitations of rural schools and the development of skills and attitudes necessary for successful leadership of rural schools. Prereq.: Master's Degree. 3 credits F, S, ALT.
EDAD 670. Practicum in Educational Administration.
A culminating, year-long experience of structured and supervised administrative projects and activities at a cooperatively selected site. Class sessions each quarter are conducted on campus with opportunities to share and analyze experiences, reflect on development of administrative skills, and learn from guest speakers. Completion is required within one academic year. S/U grading. Prereq.: permission of DEAL program adviser. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 674. Field Experience: Principal K-12.
Students apply acquired understandings and knowledge in on-site school activities. Experience is planned and supervised cooperatively by school district personnel and university professors in compliance with Minnesota licensure requirements of a minimum of 320 clock hours. Prereq.: 605, 642 and Masters degree. Application must be made at least one semester in advance. 4 credits F, S.
EDAD 676. Field Experience: Director of Special Education.
Application of understandings and knowledge through on-site school activities. Planned. 3 credits
EDAD 678. Field Experience: Superintendency.
Students acquire their understandings and knowledge in on-site district activities. Experience is planned and supervised cooperatively by school district personnel and university professors in compliance with MN licensure requirements of 320 clock hours. Prereq.: 608, 645 and Masters degree. Application must be made one semester in advance. 4 credits F, S.
EDAD 680. Introduction to Research Development.
Developing understanding of types of research and appropriate applications to educational management and leadership; locating, interpreting, and applying research to problems in school administration; identification, evaluation and use of data sources; application of administrative research design to educational management problems. 3 credits F.
EDAD 682. Research Design in Educational Administration.
An intensive experience in which the student identifies an individual research problem in educational administration and develops a complete background of and plan for investigating the problem. Through this course, masters degree students in educational administration will fulfill the Plan A requirement for initiating a thesis. Prereq.: CEEP 678. 3 credits S.
EDAD 686. Field Study Design.
A highly structured and individualized process through which the student identifies a theoretical or applied problem in educational administration, develops a research proposal for examination of the problem, and presents and defends the proposal before his/her field study committee. Requires student to demonstrate advanced knowledge of research design, instrumentation, data analysis, and reporting techniques. Effective written communication skills essential. Credit awarded upon acceptance of proposal by student's committee. Prereq.: Master's degree, CEEP 678. 3 credits S.
EDAD 694. Field Study in Educational Administration.
For the Specialist Degree only. The theory, techniques, procedures, and results of school surveys and field studies. Written field study report required. Arranged. Registration required in the next semester after completing EDAD 682, CEEP 678. Prereq.: Masterís degree, EDAD 682, CEEP 678. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 697. Current Problems and Issues in School Administration.
Content: a different administrative problem or issue each time offered. May be repeated with a different topic to a maximum of six credits. 1-3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 699. Thesis.
1-6 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 803. Leader and Program Development.
Overview of leadership and doctoral level program expectations. 3 credits
EDAD 804. Visioning and the Change Process
Change theory and organizational improvement, the role of the educational leader as the agent of change, how visioning is an essential component of school improvement. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 806. Human Resource Development
Educational leadership in personnel management, staff selection, evaluation, and professional development. Adult learning theory, goal setting and development of school climate are some of topics covered. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 807. Collaborative Partnerships
Facilitating the development of collaborative relationships leading to effective partnership actions influencing organization development. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 814. Educational Policy and Governance
Models, practices, and influences in educational governance. Developing an understanding of forces and strategies used to shape policy and the system. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 815. Legal, Political Issues
Political and legal issues in education affecting distribution of resources, quality of the learning environment, and leadership strategies. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 817. Communication Strategies for Educational Leadership
Strategies for communicating with all audiences in the educational community; promotion of educational understanding, excellence, and a positive educational environment for all students. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 818. Educational Diplomacy
Strategies of crisis management, conflict resolution, and de-escalation theory. Political diplomacy is contrasted with school governance. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 821. Educational Achievement, Student Learning and Program Development
Program coherence; development of assessments, teaching and learning, planning and collaborative strategies to improve teacher effectiveness and student learning. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 823. Twenty-first Century Leadership, Global Understanding
Develop an understanding of how global influences affect leadership, educational organizations, and student learning now and in the future. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 824. Seminar in Ethical Leadership
Major theories in ethics and the application of ethical behaviors to school leadership, governance, and school improvement. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 825. Seminar in Organizational Structures
Historical and contemporary theories of organizational structure and application to educational systems in the 21st century. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 826. Seminar in Leadership Theory and Research
Theories and models of leadership and how leadership affects the purpose and success of organizations. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 827. Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Research methodology in educational administration with a focus on determining the most appropriate method of inquiry for the proposed investigation. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 828. Assessment and Information Management for Data Driven Leadership
Capabilities and resources needed by organizational leaders to access, evaluate, and use information to make informed decisions. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 829. Doctoral Research Design and Methodology
Identify research topics, review related literature, and design a methodology appropriate for further investigation of the issue. 3 credits DEMAND.
EDAD 899. Doctoral Field Project
Field project. 12 credits DEMAND.