EDA 505  INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION

An overview of administrative and organizational theory applied to the educational environment. Provides students with a theoretical and historical understanding of educational goals, structures, politics, governance, financing, and relations with internal and external constituencies. Emphasis is placed on admistrative competencies and planning for effective change within a complex environment.

 

EDA 590  SEMINAR: CRITICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION

Discussion of current problems and issues in educational leadership and administration. Topics may include teachers’, pupils’ and parents’ legal rights and responsibilities, school restructuring, professional development and evaluation, school climate, crisis management, financial reform, and others of interest to students and instructors. Includes a weekend in Albany.

 

EDA 503  LEADERSHIP IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND REVISION

A course which considers the sources of curriculum decisions and the tasks of curriculum leaders; including the social, philosophical and psychological principles relevant in articulating curriculum; stresses the developmental processes which affect curriculum planning and revision; and addresses the roles of curriculum developers.

 

EDA 510  SUPERVISION

A study of the supervisory relationship with emphasis on competencies on clinical supervision and teacher development. Professional development, formative and summative evaluation, team-building and participatory decision-making are considered. A broad view of schools with an emphasis on different school cultures and underserved populations are also discussed. Students are expected to work at school sites they select to practice the techniques of clinical supervision.

 

EDA 550  SCHOOL FINANCE

A study of the historical development and current system of public school finance in New York; theoretical issues and policy choices facing educators everywhere will be related to actual questions of school finance; a central theme will be the possibility of equity for both students and taxpayers in a period of declining resources.  Includes a weekend in Albany.

 

EDA 540  EDUCATION LAW

A study of the legal areas that administrators encounter; the legal system and its relationship with the educational system; types of school organizations in New York State and their structure and functions; employer/employee relationships and their legal ramifications; student rights and student discipline; due process, including general principles and applicability of the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment and procedural and substantive due process.

 

EDA 546 INTERNSHIP IN ADMINISTRATION Administration and Supervision (Part I)

An individually arranged experience in selected schools or educational organizations under the supervision of an experienced administrator and/or supervisor; experiences will include but not be limited to: planning, implementing and evaluating in the areas of curriculum, supervision of instruction, staff development, personnel, community relations, management, legal issues, finance and personal/professional development. Interns regularly participate in a seminar which provides in-depth discussion and integration of supervisory issues and concerns for students actively involved in an internship experience. In addition to formal input from the instructor, students are allowed the opportunity for the regular exchange of ideas and experiences. Students may begin their internship immediately following completion of their 4th course and gaining approval of their internship proposal. The soonest point credit for meeting the EDA 546, Part 1, 300 hours will be awarded is in the semester immediately following the completion of the 4th course. The soonest point credit for meeting the EDA 547, Part 2, 300 hours can be awarded is the semester following completion of Part 1. Summer semester (6/1-8/31) internship hours must be approved in advance by the internship supervisor from the CITE office. The internship is completed, beyond that specified, when all standards of the program have been satisfactorily met based on the internship supervisor’s assessment.

 

EDA 547 INTERNSHIP IN ADMINISTRATION Administration and Supervision (Part II)

Continuation of internship experience.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERSHIP AND MASTER’S COURSES

 

EDA 601 DISTRICT LEVEL LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

The emphasis of the course is on leadership and management of a school district. Upon completion, students will acquire the knowledge, dispositions and skills necessary to perform the functions of the chief executive officer and instructional leader of a school district. Case studies covering the full spectrum of challenges faced by school district leaders, with special emphasis on issues of diversity, community/parent relations, communications and team building, and school district culture and climate, will be an integral part of the course. There will be a special focus on the creation and implementation of vision/mission, cultural identity and organizational change through leadership skills and practices and motivational strategies. Required for School District Leadership certificate program.

 

EDA 602 SCHOOL DISTRICT/COMMUNITY POLICY AND POLITICS

A continuation of the work done in EDA 601, the emphasis will be on interacting effectively with school board members, community and parent groups, underserved and unserved constituencies, teacher and administrator organizations at all levels, and political leaders having an impact on the resources and/or the mission of the school district. There will be an emphasis placed on honing administrative skills in communications and group facilitation, and on assessing how professionals can most effectively interact with others, especially in diverse groups. Required for School District Leadership certificate program. Includes a weekend in Albany.

 

EDA 500 RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

An introductory course that prepares students to be consumers and designers of educational research. Discussion includes research designs (qualitative and quantitative approaches), problem selection, review of the literature, measurement issues, proposal writing and critical evaluation. Library use, descriptive statistics and a cursory discussion of inferential statistics are also included. Required for M.S. degree. Includes a weekend in Albany.

 

EDA 595 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATION

An introductory course that prepares students to be consumers and designers of educational research. Discussion includes research designs (qualitative and quantitative approaches), problem selection, review of the literature, measurement issues, proposal writing and critical evaluation. Library use, descriptive statistics and a cursory discussion of inferential statistics are also included. Required for M.S. degree.

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