K-12 Administration and Supervision

LEADERSHIP courses (LEAD)

Please be aware that course offerings are subject to change in accordance with student enrollment and availability; some courses may be offered on alternating schedules in accordance with the demands of multiple curricula within the Department.

In addition to the courses listed below, the Department may offer the following Special Topics courses:

LEAD 7050-59–8050-59. Special Topics in Leadership. (1-3)

(EDAS 7712-22-8712-22). In-depth study of selected topics in educational leadership. May be repeated with change in topic. 

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LEAD 6000 - Educ/Schl/Am Society (3)
(EDFD 7003-8003). Interdisciplinary study of educational policies and practices in American society; role and function of the school and the teacher; analysis of major problems and issues facing contemporary public education. Five hours of school visitation required. (Fulfills foundations requirement for graduate students seeking teacher licensure.)

LEAD 6044 - SPED Law For Educators (3)
Study of legal foundations of special education, dealing extensively with federal/state laws and regulations and with administrative and civil court actions in determining status of services to children with special needs. PREREQUISITE: LEAD 2010 or SPED 2000, or knowledge of the characteristics of special needs children and programs that serve them.

LEAD 7000 - Intro To Educ Ldrshp (3)
(EDAS 7100). Theory and practice of educational leadership; scope, task, areas, processes and procedures, organization structure, problems and issues, and types of personnel needed in the United States. Restricted to students enrolled in HIAD, LDPS, and CCTL programs or by permission of instructor.

LEAD 7004 - Instructional Leadership (3)
This is a capstone course in which candidates have opportunities to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge of theories, practices, and methodology used by effective instructional leaders to create a school culture that fosters high expectations and continuous growth in the academic achievement of all students.

LEAD 7006 - Hist Am Ed Prek-12 (3)
Includes study of external historical influences, emphasizing theoretical interpretations, sources of policy, current issues of historical importance, and future expectations.

LEAD 7061 - Practicum In Ldrship (1-3)
(EDAS 7170-8170). Practical short-term work experiences in various settings appropriate to student's career needs. May be repeated for maximum of 9 credit hours. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7070 - Culminating Experience (1-6)
(EDAS 7996). Capstone course using a problem-based, case-study approach. PREREQUISITE: Must be taken in last semester or by permission of department chair. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7080 - Rdgs/Res Phil of Educ (1-3)
Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7081 - Rdng/Rsrch High/Adlt Ed (1-3)
(EDAS 7790-8790). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7082 - Rdng/Rsrch Ed Ldrship (1-3)
(EDAS 7710-8710). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7083 - Rdgs/Rsrch Educ Plcy (1-3)
(EDFD 7008-8008). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7084 - Rdng/Rsrch Scl/Com Rel (1-3)
(EDAS 7700-8700). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7085 - Rdng/Rsrch Ed Supv (1-3)
(EDAS 7750-8750). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7086 - Rdng/Rsrch Fin/Bus Mgmt (1-3)
(EDAS 7730-8730). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7087 - Rdng/Rsrch Prsnl Negtn (1-3)
(EDAS 7760-8760). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7088 - Rdng/Rsrch Educ Law (1-3)
(EDAS 7780-8780). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7089 - Rdng/Rsrch Plnt/Trnsptn (1-3)
(EDAS 7740-8740). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7090 - Rdgs/Res Hist of Educ (1-3)
Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7100 - Education & Community (3)
(EDAS 7000). Educational processes and policies in formal and non-formal community settings; inter-relationships among such settings; field-based, students will assess particular educational policy and its implications within the community. Restricted to students enrolled in HIAD, LDPS, and CCTL programs or by permission of instructor.

LEAD 7210 - Field Experiences (1-9)
(EDAS 7171-8171). Internship work experiences under supervision of practicing K-12 professional. May be repeated for maximum of 12 credits. Prospective enrollees must meet departmental deadlines for application. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEAD 7500 - Adult Lrng/Leadership (3)
(HIAD 7255-8255). Characteristics of adult learners; factors that affect learning, achievement, and motivation throughout the adult life-cycle; implications for educational leaders and human resource development. Restricted to students enrolled in HIAD, LDPS, and CCTL programs or by permission of instructor.

LEAD 7600 - Adult Experiential Learning (1-15)
The course focuses on experiential learning that is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting

LEAD 7996 - Thesis (1-6)
Prospectus must be approved by the faculty committee directing this research study. Application for writing thesis must be filed with the Director of Graduate Studies. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8000 - Specialist Culmn Exp (1-6)
Thesis, internship, field of study, or special project designed under direction of student's committee; capstone experience in Education Specialist program. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8001 - Educ Ldrship In Orgntns (3)
(EDAS 8800). Basic theories of organization and administration; historical and contemporary foundations of theories; implications of current theories and practices for organizational and human resource development. Restricted to students enrolled in HIAD, LDPS, and CCTL programs or by permission of instructor.

LEAD 8002 - Am Society & Ed Policy (3)
(EDFD 7001-8001). Historical evolution of major social issues and resulting educational policies; normative and empirical bases of educational principles and practices; sociocultural contexts of contemporary problems and issues.

LEAD 8003 - Policy-Oriented Rsrch (3)
Inquiry methods appropriate to educational policy research; empirico-inductive (grounded) and constructivist inquiry strategies emphasized. PREREQUISITES: LEAD 8001 and 8002, EDPR 8541 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Restricted to students enrolled in HIAD, LDPS, and CCTL programs or by permission of instructor.

LEAD 8004 - Instructional Leadership (3)
This is a capstone course in which candidates have opportunities to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge of theories, practices, and methodology used by effective instructional leaders to create a school culture which fosters high expectations and continuous growth in the academic achievement of all students.

LEAD 8006 - Hist Am Ed Prek-12 (3)
Includes study of external historical influences, emphasizing theoretical interpretations, sources of policy, current issues of historical importance, and future expectations.

LEAD 8061 - Practicum In Ldrship (1-3)
(EDAS 7170-8170). Practical short-term work experiences in various settings appropriate to student's career needs. May be repeated for maximum of 9 credit hours. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8070 - Culminating Experience (1-6)
(EDAS 7996). Capstone course using a problem-based, case-study approach. PREREQUISITE: Must be taken in last semester or by permission of department chair. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8080 - Rdgs/Res Phil of Educ (1-3)
Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8081 - Rdng/Rsrch High/Adlt Ed (1-3)
(EDAS 7790-8790). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given. Restricted to students enrolled in HIAD, LDPS, and CCTL programs or by permission of instructor.

LEAD 8082 - Rdng/Rsrch Ed Ldrship (1-3)
(EDAS 7710-8710). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8083 - Rdgs/Rsrch Educ Plcy (1-3)
(EDFD 7008-8008). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8084 - Rdng/Rsrch Scl/Com Rel (1-3)
(EDAS 7700-8700). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8085 - Rdng/Rsrch Ed Supv (1-3)
(EDAS 7750-8750). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8086 - Rdng/Rsrch Fin/Bus Mgmt (1-3)
(EDAS 7730-8730). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8087 - Rdng/Rsrch Prsnl Negtn (1-3)
(EDAS 7760-8760). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8088 - Rdng/Rsrch Educ Law (1-3)
(EDAS 7780-8780). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8089 - Rdng/Rsrch Plnt/Trnsptn (1-3)
(EDAS 7740-8740). Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8090 - Rdgs/Res Hist of Educ (1-3)
Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8140 - Planning Ed Change (3)
Characteristics of change in a variety of educational settings, emphasizing planning theory, implementing and managing change processes; specific variables that impact change efforts; analysis of planning and analysis tools; computer simulations and case studies.

LEAD 8210 - Field Experiences (1-9)
(EDAS 7171-8171). Internship work experiences under supervision of practicing K-12 professional. May be repeated for maximum of 12 credits. Prospective enrollees must meet departmental deadlines for application. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEAD 8500 - Adult Lrng/Leadership (3)
(HIAD 7255-8255). Characteristics of adult learners; factors that affect learning, achievement, and motivation throughout the adult life-cycle; implications for educational leaders and human resource development. Restricted to students enrolled in HIAD, LDPS, and CCTL programs or by permission of instructor.

LEAD 8600 - Adult Experiential Learning (1-15)
The course focuses on experiential learning that is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting

LEAD 9000 - Dissertation (1-9)
(EDAS 9000). Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

LEADERSHIP AND POLICY STUDIES (LDPS)

LDPS 7110 - Leadership Explr Sem (3)
(EDAS 7400). Study of theories informing organization behavior, structure, problems, and issues occurring in organizations; discussion of processes used by organizational leaders; students will explore personal beliefs and values, comparing them to theories and best practices to develop in depth understanding of self and personal perspective as educational leader.

LDPS 7112 - Mgmt Ed Grant/Project (3)
Planning and management of field-based educational projects, grants, and consulting services. Emphasis on team and group efforts; computer applications in project management.

LDPS 7120 - Supervisory Process (1-6)
(EDAS 7050). Theory and methodology of educational supervision, with emphasis on instructional leadership; differences in roles for various supervisory personnel; project based.

LDPS 7121 - Personnel Admin (3)
(EDAS 7160-8160). Educational personnel administration and policy including: human resource management, staffing goals, policies, recruitment, induction, roles, and professional development.

LDPS 7131 - School Business Mgmt (1-3)
(EDAS 7130-8130). Business affairs of schools in accordance with laws and policies of local, state, and federal agencies; overview of legal and ethical standards; site budgeting and project management.

LDPS 7132 - School Finance (3)
Funding of public schools in the United States and other developed nations; analysis of various school funding models and related equity issues.

LDPS 7140 - Ldrshp Instructionl Improvmnt (3)
Theory, research, policy, and practice in educational restructuring and participatory governance; develops skills required to systematically analyze and plan by making data-driven decisions to foster instructional improvement and organizational change necessary to support instruction.

LDPS 7141 - The Principalship (3)
(EDAS 7111-8111 & 7311-8311). Role of the principal in school site leadership focusing on instructional leadership and organization and administration of the school's resources; projects for elementary, middle, junior, and secondary principalship.

LDPS 7150 - Educational Law (3)
(EDAS 7180-8180). Federal and state statutes and local regulations applicable to education; legal requirements and their implications for educational operation; legal research methods and case law.

LDPS 7180 - Pltcs & Pwr Ed Ldrshp (3)
(EDAS 7810-8810). Field study of techniques and strategies for leaders in education to discover sources of community power influencing education policy; emphasis on superintendent, school board, and central office leaders.

LDPS 7181 - Plcy Implmntn Ed Ldrshp (3)
(EDAS 7811-8811). Development and implementation of administrative policy at the local, state, and national levels in relation to forces that shape thinking of policy-making bodies.

LDPS 7305 - Issues In Educ Policy (3)
Special issues of current interest related to American educational policies and practices.

LDPS 7311 - Issues Phil Educ (3)
(EDFD 7021-8021). Critical examination of issues in the philosophy of education; history of issues and their effect on modern public schools.

LDPS 7320 - Urb Ed: Hst Cntmp Persp (3)
Sociological and cultural dimensions of urban society and education with emphasis on contemporary issues and recent policy developments.

LDPS 7330 - Race/Ethn/Gndr/Amer Ed (3)
Historical and contemporary study of educational practices and policies related to various ethnic and racial groups, as well as women in the United States; various models of institutional and community forms of multicultural education.

LDPS 7350 - Policies/Politics Educ (3)
(EDFD 7033-8033). Conceptual and empirical analyses of political and social issues related to US education.

LDPS 8111 - Ed Admin Perform Lab (1-6)
(EDAS 7370-8370). Laboratory experiences including gaming and simulation to illustrate complex organizations, information systems, network planning and projection systems, and leadership assessment.

LDPS 8112 - Mgmt Ed Grant/Project (3)
Planning and management of field-based educational projects, grants, and consulting services. Emphasis on team and group efforts; computer applications in project management.

LDPS 8115 - Educ Ldrshp Sem (3)
(EDAS 7510-8510). Problems and issues derived from trends in contemporary culture that impact on educational leadership; emphasis on instructional leadership.

LDPS 8121 - Personnel Admin (3)
(EDAS 7160-8160). Educational personnel administration and policy including: human resource management, staffing goals, policies, recruitment, induction, roles, and professional development.

LDPS 8132 - School Finance (3)
Funding of public schools in the United States and other developed nations; analysis of various school funding models and related equity issues.

LDPS 8133 - Econ Of Education (3)
(EDAS 8220). Economic aspects of education in the United States and other developed nations.

LDPS 8140 - Ldrshp Instructionl Improvmnt (3)
Theory, research, policy, and practice in educational restructuring and participatory governance; develops skills required to systematically analyze and plan by making data-driven decisions to foster instructional improvement and organizational change necessary to support instruction.

LDPS 8155 - Seminar In Ed Law (3)
Analysis of current legislation and case law and its impact on education. PREREQUISITE: LDPS 7150 or permission of instructor.

LDPS 8180 - Pltcs & Pwr Ed Ldrshp (3)
(EDAS 7810-8810). Field study of techniques and strategies for leaders in education to discover sources of community power influencing education policy; emphasis on superintendent, school board, and central office leaders.

LDPS 8181 - Plcy Implmntn Ed Ldrshp (3)
(EDAS 7811-8811). Development and implementation of administrative policy at the local, state, and national levels in relation to forces that shape thinking of policy-making bodies.

LDPS 8305 - Issues In Educ Policy (3)
Special issues of current interest related to American educational policies and practices.

LDPS 8310 - Phil Anly & Educ Plcy (3)
(EDFD 7022-8022). Exploration and use of philosophical analytical skills for assessing educational policies and practices.

LDPS 8311 - Issues Phil Educ (3)
(EDFD 7021-8021). Critical examination of issues in the philosophy of education; history of issues and their effect on modern public schools.

LDPS 8320 - Urb Ed: Hst Cntmp Persp (3)
Sociological and cultural dimensions of urban society and education with emphasis on contemporary issues and recent policy developments.

LDPS 8330 - Race/Ethn/Gndr/Amer Ed (3)
Historical and contemporary study of educational practices and policies related to various ethnic and racial groups, as well as women in the United States; various models of institutional and community forms of multicultural education.

LDPS 8350 - Policies/Politics Educ (3)
(EDFD 7033-8033). Conceptual and empirical analyses of political and social issues related to US education.