2017-18 Catalog

Education Administration

Courses

EDAD 5088. Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisites: completion of all other coursework required for the degree and consent of the major professor or approval of the department head.

EDAD 5300. Foundations in Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

The study of the foundations of educational leadership emphasizes an overview of the role of school administrators in today's public schools. Included are an assessment of the knowledge and skills as identified by the State Board for Educator Certification and the development of a professional growth plan. Students must also enroll in the EDAD 5300 laboratory section. Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Administration program.

EDAD 5301. Research in Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of the fundamentals of research emphasizes research terminology, principal research designs, data collection methodology, psychometric qualities of measurement, research ethics, program evaluation, and distinguishing features of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. The course focuses on the development and use of the research and evaluation skills necessary to become critical consumers and producers of research. Prerequisite: Completion of EDAD 5300 or approval of department head.

EDAD 5307. Leadership of Programs and Procedures in Supervision. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of programs and procedures in supervision emphasizes the application of appropriate supervisory practices in working with teachers. Educational leaders develop an understanding of clinical and developmental supervision, teacher evaluation, and the evolving concepts of supervisory practice. Prerequisite: Completion of EDAD 5300 or approval of department head.

EDAD 5309. Legal Issues in School Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of legal issues emphasizes the relevant legal principles that affect the operation, organization, and administration of public schools. This course focuses on ethical application of constitutional, statutory, administrative, and case law. Prerequisite: Completion of EDAD 5300 or approval of the department head.

EDAD 5310. Special Education Law. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Legal framework for special education in the United States; consideration of federal constitutional provisions, federal and state statutes, federal and state judicial decisions and rules and regulations for the various federal and state agencies which affect special education.

EDAD 5316. Instructional Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of instructional leadership emphasizes the appropriate use of instructional practices within the framework of theory and research to enhance organizational effectiveness and improve school culture. The content of instructional leadership development training is supported by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as an integral part of administrator preparation and certification. An additional state determined fee is required for students to obtain the Instructional Leadership Development certificate after completion of the course. Prerequisite: Completion of EDAD 5300 or approval of department head.

EDAD 5317. Public School Fin Fiscal Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The principles of school finance, budgeting, and accounting procedures. Prerequisite: Mid-Management Certification or approval of department head.

EDAD 5318. Adm Law and Personnel Administration. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A comprehensive study of public school law as it relates to contractual and at-will personnel. Emphasis is placed on advertising, interviewing, selecting, and evaluating personnel. Special attention is given to Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines, Federal Right to Privacy Act, employee contracts, and records. Additional attention is given to employee induction and student records. Prerequisite: Mid-Management Certification or approval of department head.

EDAD 5319. The School Superintendency. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A detailed study of the multiple roles and responsibilities of the chief school administration, including the leadership role with the community, school board, professional staff, and students. Some observations and activities in the public schools and community will be required. Prerequisite: Mid-Management Certification or approval of department head.

EDAD 5335. Edu Plan and Facility Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of present and future building and equipment needs of public school systems, including operations, maintenance, and planning for new facilities. Field work will be included in this course relating to various phases of planning and designing educational facilities. Prerequisite: Mid-Management Certification or approval of department head.

EDAD 5336. Instructional Development and School Improvement. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of research and state policy affecting instructional improvement on public school campuses. Special emphasis on results-based accountability systems, including curriculum planning and evaluation, professional development, student assessment, and analyzing student performance data at the campus level.

EDAD 5339. Processes of Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of processes of educational leadership emphasizes communication, culture and development and sustainability of learning communities and the function of learning communities in addressing issues of school improvement. Prerequisites: Completion of EDAD 5300 or approval of department head.

EDAD 5340. School-Community Relationships. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Systems of interpretation of schools to community publics. Promotion of effective school-community relations through media of communication.

EDAD 5342. Leaderships of Campus Resources. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of elementary and secondary school resources emphasizes allocation and reallocation of fiscal, physical, and human resources to address the problems of campus improvement. Prerequisites: Completion of EDAD 5300 or approval of department head.

EDAD 5345. Leadership of Curriculum Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of the leadership of curriculum systems emphasizes selection, implementation, alignment, and evaluation of curriculum at the campus level. Principals must focus on curriculum development, best practices in curriculum, evaluation of curriculum processes, and support of teachers in the curriculum implementation processes. Prerequisites: Completion of EDAD 5300 or approval of department head.

EDAD 5355. Leadership of Diverse Learning Communities. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of the leadership of diverse learning communities emphasizes procedures and techniques for identifying and ameliorating educational problems associated with demographic and cultural differences. The course focuses on ethical issues dealing with leadership, governance, and policy development in educational settings/ institutions and the delivery of programs to address the needs of special student populations served by the learning community. Prerequisite: Completion of EDAD 5300 or approval of department head.

EDAD 5360. Educational Leadership Applications. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The capstone study of leadership theory in elementary and secondary schools emphasizes the application of theory to administrative practice at the campus level. Critical issues and problems are examined and analyzed through the use of case studies, problem-based learning projects, and assessment-related activities. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 27 semester credits of EDAD coursework or approval of department head.

EDAD 5386. Special Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently. Problems are chosen by the student and approved in advance by the instructor. Prerequisite: Full admission into the College of Graduate Studies and a graduate degree or certification program.

EDAD 5390. Selected Topics in Educational Administration. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of different topics each semester with a focus on contemporary issues in Educational Administration and leadership. This course may be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

EDAD 5397. Internship for the Superintendent. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 7 Hours).

Supervised professional activities in the area of the public school superintendency. Intern will be required to demonstrate competencies in the performance of appropriate professional duties as culminating experiences in the Superintendency Program. Prerequisite: Completion of the professional courses in the Superintendency Preparation program or approval of department head. Field experience fee $50.

EDAD 5399. Principal Practicum. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised professional activities in the area of the public school principal, including elementary and secondary principalships and the central office administrator. Intern will be required to demonstrate competence in the performance of appropriate professional duties as the culminating experience in the principal certification program. Students must complete the educational administration core prior to enrolling in the internship. The internship course is typically a one-semester course; however, this course may be repeated so that the student can satisfactorily complete internship requirements. No more than 3 semester hours of internship course work can be used to satisfy certification plan requirements. Prerequisite: Completion of the educational administration core or approval of department head.

EDAD 6111. Critical issues in Educational Leadership. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is to provide an opportunity to study a current and identified administrative problem in a specific school district or combination of districts. Topics include, but are not limited to, future studies, brain-based learning, and strategic visioning and planning. With departmental approval this course may be repeated when the problems or topics differ. Must be taken three times concurrently with residency. Prerequisites: Doctoral Standing.

EDAD 6310. Historical and Educational Foundations of Educatonal Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will provide students an opportunity to study the philosophical, psychological, and sociological dimensions of educational administration in a historical, as well as, contemporary context. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing.

EDAD 6312. Methods of Educational Research. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is to provide an opportunity to study a current and identified administrative problem in a specific school district or combination of districts. Topics include, but are not limited to, future studies, brain-based learning, and strategic visioning and planning. With departmental approval this course may be repeated when the problems or topics differ. Must be taken three times concurrently with residency. Prerequisites: Doctoral Standing.

EDAD 6313. Statistical Methods in Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to descriptive statistics with an emphasis on inferential statistics. Includes correlation, one way and two way analysis of variance, and experimental design. Requires the use of a hand held calculator, computer, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), and other statistical software. Prerequisite: EDAD 6312 C or better.

EDAD 6314. Philosophy and Ethics in Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will provide students an opportunity to apply the concepts of ethics and philosophy to the personal and professional aspects of school organization, operation, and leadership. Students will apply these concepts in fashioning reasoned decisions, thoughtful analyses, and in problem solving events. Prerequisites: Doctoral Standing.

EDAD 6321. Education Law and Policy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A thorough investigation of policy making processes and the interrelationship between legal and policy making processes at the national, state, and local levels. An in-depth examination of legal principles and laws affecting the administration and management of educational organizations. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing.

EDAD 6322. Data Analysis and School Improvement. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Emphasis on the fundamentals of inferential data analysis with computer applications, which will enhance abilities in the classroom and in administrative responsibilities. This course will provide information, guidance, and models that will enable professional educators to develop effective evaluation and appraisal systems appropriate to their needs. Interpretation and application of assessment procedures and statistical concepts are emphasized in order for educators to facilitate decision-making and disseminate test results and educational evaluations to the community. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing.

EDAD 6323. Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The application of theories of organizational behavior to the problems of educational institutions. Through the examination and applications of theories, including but not limited to leadership, decision-making, communication, motivation, power and influence, group dynamics, and change, this course is designed to develop diagnostic and problem-solving skills necessary for successful leadership of educational organizations. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing.

EDAD 6324. Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Exploration of a critical issue in the field of education from an interdisciplinary perspective; skills developed in analyzing an issue, exploring its impact upon diverse educational settings, formulating positions and seeking alternative solutions. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing.

EDAD 6325. Methods of Inquiry I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of scientific inquiry defined by the Tarleton State University doctoral conceptual framework for investigating organizational behavior. Integrated research methodology, univariate/bivariate statistical designs, and program evaluation procedures represent both positivistic and post positivistic scientific reasoning. Psychometric properties of measurement will be included. Prerequisite: EDAD 6313 C or better.

EDAD 6330. Educational Governance and Politics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An exploration of the impact of political processes on the development of educational policy, with an emphasis on federal and state policy development. A required oneweek trip at the student's expense to Washington, D.C. will be one of the requirements necessary to meet the course objectives. Students will be responsible for student travel expenses determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing or approval of the department head.

EDAD 6331. Methods of Inquiry II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A continuation of inquiry as represented by the doctoral program conceptual framework with emphasis on individualized application. The course will emphasize integrated multivariate and advanced statistical design, and research paradigms. Participants will be expected to focus investigative methods to their major areas of interest in preparation for a doctoral dissertation proposal. Prerequisite: EDAD 6325 C or better.

EDAD 6335. Qualitative Research. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to qualitative research designs and their philosophical assumptions, and how these influence the research questions, data collection, data analysis, verification, and use of theory and literature. Students will be introduced to five approaches within the qualitative framework: narrative, case study, ethnography, grounded theory, and phenomenology. The course will also address ethical issues in qualitative research and strategies for reporting qualitative data. Prerequisite: Admission to the ELPS Doctoral Program.

EDAD 6340. Foundations of Higher Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of Foundations of Higher Education emphasizes the origins and specialized purposes of colleges and universities. The organizational structure, governance and administrative functions of higher education are reviewed, compared, and critiqued. With its roots embedded in religion and, more recently in the European university model, American higher education institutions will be studied from an historical perspective. The course will also cover selected contemporary issues facing today's universities, both public and private, with a link to historical, sociological and theoretical underpinnings.

EDAD 6341. Administrative Leadership in Higher Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of Administrative Leadership in Higher Education emphasizes a thorough investigation of higher education administration theory applied to the practice of performing academic duties combined with an in-depth examination of organizational influences that form the academic, political, legal, governmental, financial, and local framework involved in the administration and management of educational organizations.

EDAD 6342. Fin and Resource Management in Higher Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of Finance and Resource Management in Higher Education emphasizes higher education's resource acquisition, allocation and management practices. A comprehensive examination is made of the financing of higher education with significant attention given to resource acquisition, allocation, budgeting processes, and reporting standards. Business management functions in higher education such as audits, salary administration, risk management, campus security, informational resources, and human resources are discussed and analyzed.

EDAD 6343. Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education emphasizes the exploration of basic organization, structure, development and delivery of college curriculums. The process of teaching and learning through the development and evaluation of student learning and instructional outcomes is investigated. The relationship between the curriculum and basic model of teaching, research and service are introduced with a culminating review of the academic accreditation and institutional benchmarking process and procedures.

EDAD 6344. Student Service in Higher Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of Student Services in Higher Education emphasizes the exploration of basic organization, structure, and delivery of campus support services for students in higher education. Student populations in colleges and universities will be explored. Student campus life will be studied including but not limited to such topics as housing, student rights, student governance, student health services, food services, campus safety and security, student organizations, and student programming.

EDAD 6345. Comparative Higher Education Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of Comparative Higher Education Systems emphasizes post-secondary educational systems, structures, and organizational issues in tertiary educational systems outside the United States. The course will address topics such as internal and external governance of post-secondary institutions, access to higher education, student affairs, academic personnel, curriculum, instruction, and educational reform in higher education systems in selected countries. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing or approval of department head.

EDAD 6347. Trends and Issues in Higher Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of Trends & Issues in Higher Education emphasizes the critical examination of emerging and timely topics and trends that are important to the operation and development of higher education. Using a variety of survey research methods and literature reviews, new and current environmental challenges encountered by institutions of higher education are investigated. Strategies of how to identify and monitor trends and issues are studied. The impact and interaction of external and internal trends and issues on higher education are examined.

EDAD 6380. Superintendent Leadership and Communication. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to give students a comprehensive view of communication while leading a learning organization at the district level. Emphasis will be placed on the scope and importance of effective communication in education, and the role of communication in establishing favorable workplace outcomes. This course offers an opportunity to learn and apply practical principles of interpersonal communication. The course will examine basic communication concepts, theories, and practices relevant to transferring meaning between two or more people. A field experience will be required as part of the course. Prerequisite: Principal or Mid-management certification or approval of department head.

EDAD 6381. Superintendent Leadership and Human Resources. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to assist with the recruitment, hiring, dismissal, and supervision of Texas public school employees. State laws regarding hiring and dismissal will be covered A comprehensive study of public school law as well as performance management and interpersonal conflict of employees as it relates to contractual and at-will personnel. Emphasis is placed on advertising, interviewing, selecting, and evaluating personnel. Special attention is given to Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines, Federal Right to Privacy Act, employee contracts, and records.Additional attention is given to employee induction and student record. A field experience will be required as part of the course. Prerequisite: Principal or Mid-management certification or approval of department head.

EDAD 6382. Superintendent Leadership and Resource Allocation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course requires participants to describe and synthesize federal, state, and local revenues as they relate to school district budgeting and finance through empirically based research and direct resources based upon needs assessment from the district improvement plan (DIP) to support goals and objectives identified from the DIP. A detailed study of the multiple roles and responsibilities of the chief school administration, including the leadership role with the community, school board, professional staff, and students. Some observations and activities in the public schools and community will be required. A field experience will be required as part of the course. Prerequisite: Principal or Mid-management certification or approval of department head.

EDAD 6383. Superintendent Leadership and Accountability. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to assist educational leaders in developing and applying leadership accountability skills in public school organizations. The focus of this course is on the appropriate use of leadership accountability skills within the framework of theory and research to enhance the organizational effectiveness and improve organizational culture. Emphasis is placed on the identification and use of accountability skills supported by the Texas Education Agency as an integral part of Texas superintendent certification preparation program. Accountability leadership is one of the essential administrative functions for the operation of effective learning organizations. In this course, students will have the opportunity to view the accountability process as it pertains to improving student performance. A study of research and state policy affecting instructional improvement in public school systems.Special emphasis on result-based accountability systems, including curriculum planning and evaluation, professional development, and student assessment processes.A field experience will be required as part of the course.

EDAD 6384. Superintendent Leadership Practicum. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course involves superintendent certification program students participating in supervised professional activities in the area of district-level public school superintendent and central office administrator practices. The practicum is required to demonstrate competence in the performance of appropriate professional duties while in a district-level leadership position. No more than 3 semester hours of internship course work can be used to satisfy certification plan requirements.

EDAD 6385. Advanced Seminar in Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Design of research and inquiry in various areas of educational administration; application of models and research procedures from the social and managerial sciences to policy issues in educational organizations. Prerequisite: EDAD 6331 C or better.

EDAD 6386. Problems in Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Open to doctoral students who wish to collaboratively develop a problem with a doctoral faculty member. Culminating project will be disseminated as a presentation, publication, or in another appropriate scholarly venue/format as determined by the doctoral faculty member. Prerequisite: Full admission into the doctoral program and approval of advisor.

EDAD 6390. Selected Topics in Educational Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of different topics each semester with a focus on contemporary issues in educational leadership. This course may be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite Course(s): Admission to the doctoral program in Educational Leadership.

EDAD 6399. Extended Internship in Educ. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised activities in a governmental, organizational, or higher education setting. During the extended internship, the student will be required to demonstrate competencies appropriate to the professional setting of the internship. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing. Field experience fee $50.

EDAD 7088. Dissertation. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thorough and scholarly investigation of a topic acceptable to the dissertation committee. To be acceptable, the dissertation must give evidence that the candidate has pursued a program of research, the results of which reveal superior academic competence and a significant contribution to the field. Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing and successful completion of the doctoral qualifying examination.