Educational Administration (ADMN)
ADMN 5003 Theoretical Foundations of EC-12 School Administration: 3 semester hours.
A study of educational administration, basic concepts of administrative theory and practice, and the relationship of administrative practice to school organization and control.
ADMN 5013 Educational Administration: Theory, Practice and Research: 3 semester hours.
The analysis and study of theory, practice, and research as they relate and interrelate to effective educational management. This course includes an in-depth study of contemporary research and practice in educational administration.
ADMN 5023 Public School Law and Human Resource Management: 3 semester hours.
An examination and study of legal and policy principles as they apply to public education.
Prerequisites: ADMN 5103.
ADMN 5033 School Business Management: 3 semester hours.
Management techniques for the school administrator in the areas of preparing and managing the school budget, in-school accounts, and the financial auditing process.
ADMN 5043 The Role of the Principal: 3 semester hours.
Problems in elementary and secondary school administration with emphasis on the organization, administration, and supervision of curricular and extra- curricular programs, and the management of school personnel and students.
Prerequisites: ADMN 5003.
ADMN 5053 Management of Special Programs: 3 semester hours.
Administrative and management techniques for implementing special school programs in the areas of special education, reading, career education, vocational-technical education and pupil services.
ADMN 5073 School Curriculum and Instructional Leadership: 3 semester hours.
An examination of educational leadership as it relates to curriculum development and improvement. Consideration is given to the administrator's role in identifying and implementing innovations in curriculum construction at all levels; furnishing leadership in coordinating educational offerings in elementary and secondary schools; diagnosing and prescribing learning activities for all students' needs; planning and evaluating curriculum content and changes; and designating personalized programs in specific skill areas such as reading, math, etc.
ADMN 5083 Special Topics in Educational Administration: 3 semester hours.
The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to research selected topics in an identified area of educational administration.
ADMN 5093 Educational Statistics: 3 semester hours.
Basic educational statistics course for master's degree candidates in administration. Includes concepts and operations as applied to frequency distributions, graphing techniques, measurement of central tendency and variability, normal distribution curves, sampling theory and tests of significant differences between related and independent samples. Computer application packages and their utilization in classrooms and social agencies are also introduced.
ADMN 5103 Human Resource Management: 3 semester hours.
This course is designed to expand students; knowledge of human resources management and related issues within the framework of educational leadership. In this course, students will engage in discussions based on relevant projects, field experiences, and a variety of activities designed to stimulate and improve understanding and application in the area of human resources management. Additionally, students will analyze and synthesize documents and data used in the management of human resources as it relates to school and/or organization issues.
ADMN 5113 Planning and Managing Educational Facilities: 3 semester hours.
Educational facilities planning with emphasis on design, financing, and management.
ADMN 5133 School-Community Relations: 3 semester hours.
A study of the relationships between the school and other elements of the community. Insight into the development of a comprehensive school-community relations program.
ADMN 5163 Research and Evaluation in Schools: 3 semester hours.
General orientation research course for master's degree candidates in administration. The course considers the nature of research problems and techniques used by investigators in solving those problems. Study is made of types and methods of educational research, the collecting of data, analyzing and sharing of data with public. The student is expected to complete a research project or field study utilizing appropriate methods of educational research.
Prerequisites: ADMN 5093 or CNSL 5093.
ADMN 5173 Educational Technology for Administrators: 3 semester hours.
This course provides models of exemplary use and the latest research in educational technology for leaders to develop skill in transformational power of emerging technologies to improved student learning and explore how leaders can bring about technology integration. The course is organized according to the impact of new technologies on learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity. The course will also provide an overview of topics, issues, and strategies expected of effective leaders, i.e., critical analysis of today's emerging technology, while also addressing the need for collaboration efforts of parents, community, and students.
ADMN 5203 Leadership in a Multicultural Society: 3 semester hours.
Leadership in a Multicultural Society addresses theories, research and practices for achieving and sustaining excellence in schools through leasdership actions built around the participation of diverse communities and cultures. Emphasis is on how leadership intersects with socio-historical and socio-cultural theories that suggest the organization of schools and instruction is critical to student inclusion and outcomes. The course is based on the basic premise that a socially-just learning theory begins with using all of the resources and knowledge of families, communities, and cultures in formaulating policy and practice.
ADMN 5503 Clinical Principal Internship: 3 semester hours.
Field-based and seminar experiences designed to provide on-site school-related activities, and the analysis of actual administrative situations and problems. Prerequisites: 18 semester hours of ADMN course work.
Prerequisites: (ADMN 5163 or CNSL 5163) and (ADMN 5093 or CNSL 5093) and CNSL 5153 and ADMN 5003 and ADMN 5023 and ADMN 5033 and ADMN 5043 and ADMN 5073 and ADMN 5083 and SUPV 5113 and ADMN 5013 and ADMN 5533 and ADMN 5053 and ADMN 5103 and ADMN 5173.
ADMN 5533 Data Driven Decision Making for Leaders: 3 semester hours.
This course also examines the role of data in making effective instructional, financial, and administrative decisions in educational organizations. This is a significant issue in Educational Administration; specifically, in today's standards-based testing environment in K-16 education. This course will cover concepts, theories, models and foundations of data driven decisions making, along with understanding basic applications, and basic statistical concepts for educational organizations.
ADMN 5993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.
Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics. Prerequisite: consent of advisor.