601. College Teaching. (3-0). Credit 3. Initial preparation for instruction at the college level; focuses on the basic skills, strategies and issues common to university teaching. Course is open to graduate students committed to teaching in any area at the college level.
604. The Elementary School Principalship. (3-0). Credit 3. Role of the elementary school principal in organization and administration of elementary schools; management of instruction, educational program planning, legal problems, evaluation and reading programs. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
605. The Secondary School Principalship. (3-0). Credit 3. Role of the principal in the organization of junior and senior high schools; preparation for instructional management, program planning, evaluation and scheduling. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
606. Instructional Leadership Development Training. (3-0). Credit 3. Using interactive format and data from a simulated Texas school, students will become adept in basic tenets and requirements of the principalship: 1) data-driven decision-making; 2) curriculum, instruction, and assessment; 3) supervision; 4) professional development; 5) organizational management; and 6) community partnerships and communication. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
607. Strategic Management of Technology in Educational Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. Course will provide a systemic approach to leadership in the management of technology for school districts and campuses and enable them to model effective utilization of technology. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
608. School Finance and Business Management. (3-0). Credit 3. School funds on local, state and federal level; budgeting, data processing; other systems of accounting and reporting; supply management as related to school efficiency; maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment. Prerequisite: Graduate Classification
609. Public School Laws. (3-0). Credit 3. Constitutional provisions, statutory laws, court decisions and regulations governing public schools with special reference to Texas and federal relationships.
610. Higher Education Law. (3-0). Credit 3. Legal aspects of administration in institutions of higher education; statutes and case law related to liability, due process, student rights, admission, employee relations and property use. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
611. Higher Education Business and Finance. (3-0). Credit 3. Business management and financial aspects of administration in higher education; federal and state funding, institutional planning, budgeting and controlling, sources of financial support and business operations in higher education. Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of instructor.
612. Policy Issues in the Administration of Higher Education. (3-0). Credit 3. Examination of conflicting positions on policy issues of importance in higher education and their implications for participants. Prerequisites: Graduate classification.
613. Educational Facilities Planning. (1-6). Credit 3. Present and future building and equipment needs of school units; efficiency of present plant, operation and maintenance, planning building program; field work as part of a group school plant study.
615. School Superintendency. (3-0). Credit 3. Examination of the role of the superintendent o schools as the chief educational officer of the local school district; major emphasis on the functions and relationships of the superintendent. Prerequisite: EDAD 604, 605 or approval of instructor.
616. Administration of Staff Personnel. (3-0). Credit 3. Personnel organization in school systems; relationship of individual to organization; organizational health, staffing, remuneration, appraisal, ethics, security, inservice and negotiations.
618. Educational Administration in Cross Cultural Environments. (3-0). Credit 3. Designed to provide educational administrators insights and background into the life styles, values and aspirations of minority Americans as related to the administrative process.
619. Contemporary Dimensions of Administering Urban Schools. (3-0). Credit 3. Causes and consequences of racial and socio-economic isolation, impact of school desegregation, urban school politics, alternatives for urban schools, decentralization, community control, urban population trends and housing patterns.
620. Educational Program Evaluation. (3-0). Credit 3. Theory and practice of evaluation of instructional programs including research methods and design strategies to measure program outcomes; skills to evaluate personnel and projects included as components of evaluation models and management of educational evaluation functions. Open to all graduate students in education.
621. Futurism and Global Change. (3-0). Credit 3. Intriguing ideas, concepts and challenges for the field of futurism and planning in a global setting; community and social educational planning techniques and future methodologies.
622. Designing and Managing Quality Educational Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. Fundamental theory and principles of quality in the design and management of educational systems; the role of processes in improving educational organizations and in process-based management; principles and techniques of continuous quality improvement and the use of quality tools to understand, analyze and improve educational systems and processes. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
623. Advanced Fieldwork Methods. (3-0). Credit 3. To explore by conducting exemplary field examples, qualitative method, their strengths and weaknesses; to learn how to keep and utilize ethnographic reflective journals and methodological logs; and to understand the methodological decision points which indicate one method which may be preferable to another. Prerequisite: EDAD 690 or approval of instructor.
Section 600 - Dr. Lincoln
624. Administration of Special Populations and Special Programs. (3-0). Credit 3. Administration of special educational programs for special populations of students originating at the national, state, and local levels of PreK-12 educational settings. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
625. Personnel Law. (3-0). Credit 3. Legal aspects of personnel administration, personal and academic freedoms, and administration of student discipline in public schools; statutes and case law related to due process, liability, employee rights, student rights and governance. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
626. Advanced Models for Managing High Performing Educational Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. Systems approach to designing and managing quality/high performing educational organizations with emphasis on systems theory, system dynamics and systems modeling; application of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Criteria for Performance Excellence as a systematic framework for managing change and achieving high performance in educational organizations. Prerequisite: EDAD 622.
627. Case Studies in Higher Education Administration. (3-0). Credit 3. Management of institutions of higher education through case studies, simulations, problem solving exercises, and in-basket activities; analysis, synthesis and evaluation of variables and decisions in administering the academic enterprise; understanding of process and content issues in administering higher education institutions. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
630. Site-Based Management of Schools. (3-0). Credit 3. Examination of theory and social forces leading to site-based management of schools, establishment of campus leadership teams; setting and monitoring campus goals; interaction with community and social agencies. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
631. Student Affairs Functions. (3-0). Credit 3. Introductory course in student affairs administration in higher education programs. Topics include the history of student affairs administration and the philosophical foundations of student affairs work.
635. Administration for Special Services. (3-0). Credit 3. To help administrators, counselors, supervisors and teachers develop an understanding of functions, operation and evaluation of special services which support the educational program; individual study of content and on-site evaluations of organization and administration of school services programs.
637. Administration of Change in Educational Organizations. (3-0). Credit 3. Relationships among individual and group behaviors; roles of administrators; on-site analysis of educational organizations and change principles.
638. Developing School-Community Partnerships. (3-0). Credit 3. Current educational issues affecting public education; merging and alternative models of community education.
639. Foundations of Educational Administration. (3-0). Credit 3. Selected historical, philosophical and sociological foundations and developmental dimensions of educational administration.
641. Community Education. (3-0). Credit 3. Structure, purpose and strategies of community education as they relate to public school administration.
650. Professional Development in Higher Education. (3-0). Credit 3. An introduction to organizational, faculty and instructional development in higher education; emphasis on research and theoretical foundations and major issues connected with teaching and learning in higher education. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
651. Orientation in Business Principles and Procedures. (2-2). Credit 3. Interdisciplinary survey using management science and operations research procedures from various fields of business as a means to improve decision-making and policy-planning educational organizations; emphasis on microcomputer applications; case studies; field studies.
652. Politics of Education. (3-0). Credit 3. Interdisciplinary survey course using various fields in political science, comparative government, and American and state history; interrelationships of educational administration to political organizations.
653. The Nature and Problems of Administrative Behavior. (3-0). Credit 3. Interdisciplinary survey course using case study method; designed to enhance understanding of organizational theory and the appropriate techniques in decision-making, communication and staff relations required by the educational administrator. Prerequisite: Master's degree or approval of instructor.
654. Organizational Learning. (3-0). Credit 3. Focuses on developing the abilities of professionals in educational institutions and other organizations to analyze learning as an organizational function and to develop strategies to enhance organizational learning in those organizations.
655. Administration of Higher Education. (3-0). Credit 3. Survey of management principles in higher education; functions in delegation, direction, operation, governance and financing applied to post-secondary institutions.
657. Financial Resource Development in Higher Education. (3-0). Credit 3. Complete survey of the field of fund raising in higher education in the United States; examination of approaches to annual, capital, and planned giving; the administration and public relations aspect of educational fund raising. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
658. Assessment and Intervention in Student Affairs. (3-0). Credit 3. Understanding of assessment, evaluation and research in student affairs; familiarity with existing assessment instruments for students, services, programs and facilities; understanding the importance of maintaining high standards of ethics and integrity in assessment of student affairs. Prerequisite: Graduation classification or instructor approval.
659. Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar on Leadership in Interprofessional Education. (3-0). Credit 3. Study of programs, policies and issues related to collaborative, family-centered, community-based education, health and human service systems and new Interprofessional training and research programs to support them. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
669. The College Student. (3-0). Credit 3. Nature, needs and characteristics of American college students; developmental tasks, peer group relations and impact of college environment on student development. Research from behavioral sciences.
670. Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. (3-0). Credit 3. Student affairs administration in higher education; principles, philosophy, and major theoretical issues; organization and administration theory.
671. Research in Student Affairs. (3-0). Credit 3. To be the capstone of two years of study and practice in the area of student affairs administration; to integrate the courses already taken and emphasize the role of research and evaluation in professional practice; to explore research methods, exemplary research published in journals and books. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
681. Seminar. (1-0). Credit 1. Problems pertinent to superintendent and recent developments and research in different areas.
683. Field Practicum in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. Credit l to 6. Supervised experience in professional employment settings in educational administration; practical experiences and activities in student affairs administration in higher education supervised by departmental faculty. Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor.
684. Internship. Credit 1 to 6. Designed to give the prospective educational administrator job related experience under supervision in an educational setting appropriate to the selected roles in administration indicated below. Prerequisites are determined by each specific degree, certification or program requirements. A maximum of six hours credit may be earned in each internship. Prior approval required. (a) Community Educator (b) College Administrator (c) Middle Administrator (d) School Superintendent
685. Directed Studies. Credit l to 4 each semester. Directed individual study of elected problem in field of educational administration. Prerequisite: Prior approval required.
687. Proseminar: Principles of Professional Practice in Education. (3-0). Credit 3. Exploration of major principles and hallmarks of professional practices in the field of education; foundations for effective decision making and leadership in diverse settings examined; team taught.
688. Proseminar: Analysis of Critical Issues in Education. (3-0). Credit 3. 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; team taught.
689. Special Topics in...Credit 1 to 4. Selected topics in an identified area of educational administration. May be repeated for credit.
African American School Desegregation - Chambers
Advanced Student Development Theory - Bonner
US Societal and Institutional Racism - Scheurich
690. Theory of Educational Administration Research. Credit 3 to 6. Theory and design of research and inquiry in various applications of models and research procedures including quantitative analyses, naturalistic inquiry, research design and preparation of research proposals, as they relate to the discipline of educational administration. Prerequisite: EHRD 651 or equivalent. The 690 course is offered in several areas of emphasis:
Statistics I -- Dr. Homer Tolson Statistics II -- Dr. Homer Tolson
Qualitative Research-Nat Inq--Dr. Yvonna Lincoln
EDAD 690P Proposal Preparation--Dr. Yvonna Lincoln
EDAD 690A: An Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods -- Dr. Anthony Rolle
Quantitative Research Methods II -- Dr. Roger Goddard
691. Research. Credit 1 or more each semester. Research for thesis or dissertation.
692. Professional Study. Credit 1 or more each semester. Approved professional study of project undertaken for doctor of education degree. Preparation of a record of study summarizing the rationale, procedure and results of the completed project. Prerequisite: Approval of major advisor.