EDL

Educational Leadership

  • EDL 7100 Teacher Leader Master's Seminar: Entry

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examining belief systems, teaching styles, teachers as learners; intra- and interpersonal communication skills needed in leadership roles; and functioning in a multicultural/pluralistic society.

  • EDL 7110 Teacher Leader Masters Seminar: Midpoint

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Developing leadership skills and abilities; and, investigating the dynamics of team functioning, including decision-making models and processes, problem-solving techniques, communication skills, conflict management, and self-improvement.

  • EDL 7120 Philosophical and Curricular Foundations

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of past, present, and emerging curriculum trends. Examination of educational and curricular philosophy and how philosophy impacts school programs.

  • EDL 7130 Applied Psychology Learning Theory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Selected theories of learning and their value to instructional practices. Emphasis on the relationships among learning theories, learner characteristics, motivational theories, and instructional practices.

  • EDL 7140 Context of Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Emphasizes the evolution of theories and the laws that underlie the free compulsory educational system as well as the organization, control, and support by the public of the educational system.

  • EDL 7200 Analysis of Teaching

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analytic and practical approach to teaching methods and skills for inducing learning with attention to interaction analysis and cognitive science.

  • EDL 7210 Curriculum Designing for the Teacher

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Management and leadership skills as related to developing and organizing curriculum and materials relating to implementing the learning program with students.

  • EDL 7220 Instructional Management and Evaluation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Strategies for developing and maintaining continual improvement processes using systems planning, instructional data. Includes evaluation of improvement plans and communication of planning and improvement with all stakeholders.

  • EDL 7300 Research Design Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Research method design for personal or professional goals; culminates in the analysis of existing research data.

  • EDL 7320 Research Implementation and Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Implement and analyze a research project.

  • EDL 7330 Teacher Leadership

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Review of published literature about classroom teachers as leaders. Critical and current issues relevant to the development of classroom teachers as leaders within the context of their roles.

  • EDL 7400 Legal and Professional Issues

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The legal framework of compulsion in education, the civil liberties of teachers curriculum content, and academic freedom. Teachers rights, duties, and responsibilities to the education profession.

  • EDL 7410 Instructional Design

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Designing, organizing, managing, and evaluating learning experiences in physical and virtual environments.

  • EDL 7510 Statistics and Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to basic statistical methods and data analysis for research and evaluation.

  • EDL 7550 Research Projects

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Individual research to satisfy requirements of a program's research study.

  • EDL 7570 Student Assessment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of formative and summative methods used by teachers to assess student performance and modify or differentiate instruction to meet student needs.

  • EDL 7700 Educational Leadership for School Counselors

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Provides foundational understandings of education in the United States from the historical, national, state, and local perspectives covering a variety of educational topics necessary for counselor leadership in today's schools.

  • EDL 7710 Leadership for School Improvement

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Developing a strong base of understanding in organizational structure for skill building in leadership, communication, decision-making, and problem-solving. Educational renewal, political considerations, ethical behavior, professional development, and change processes are also included.

  • EDL 7711 Leadership for School Improvement: STEM

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Develops strong base of understanding in organizational structure for skill building in leadership, communication, decision-making, and problem-solving.

  • EDL 7720 Educational Administrative Behavior

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Develops an understanding of the principles of educational administrative processes, formal school structures and organization, and an introduction to school administrative task areas.

  • EDL 7730 Curriculum Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Improve the school leader's ability to manage and lead the development and organization of curriculum, course planning, and materials.

  • EDL 7740 Analysis of Teaching

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Opportunities for analysis of teaching through the exploration of instructional methodologies, critical theory related to teaching, and strategies for continual improvement.

  • EDL 7750 Instructional Leadership and Change

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Strategies for developing, maintaining continual improvement processes using systems planning, instructional data, evaluation of improvement plans and communication of planning and improvement with all stakeholders.

  • EDL 7751 Instructional Leadership and Change: STEM

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Strategies for developing and maintaining continual improvement processes using systems planning and instructional data; evaluation of improvement plans; and, communicating planning and improvement with all stakeholders within various organizational contexts.

  • EDL 7760 Supervision of Instruction & Personnel

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Focus is on the supervision of curriculum and instruction. A systems approach to formative and summative assessment of instruction. The evaluation of curriculum and program effectiveness will be emphasized.

  • EDL 7770 Educational Leadership Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Focusing on the roles performed by practicing educational leaders. Students will observe, interact and draw conclusions from field experience by integrating the field experience with knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained in previous coursework.

  • EDL 7800 Ethics and Politics in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Developing an understanding of potential structures and effective principles of school/community relations. Concepts of power, pressure groups, lobbying, potential networks, and public ethics are examined.

  • EDL 7810 School Finance and Economics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The financing of public education and the economics of education. Guiding principles for developing financial programs and management procedures.

  • EDL 7820 School Law

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the legal framework that all school personnel must function in. Emphasis on both legal precedents and statutory provisions.

  • EDL 7900 Instructional Leadership Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Focusing on the roles performed by practicing instructional leaders. Candidates observe, interact and draw conclusions from field experience by integrating the field experience with knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained in previous coursework.

  • EDL 7910 Curriculum Design & Evaluation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides curriculum and supervision students with knowledge and skills necessary to perform curriculum and instruction design and evaluation functions.

  • EDL 7920 Teacher Leader Masters Seminar: Exit

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Focusing on understanding current teacher leadership within the context of the school organization.

  • EDL 7960 Organization and Administration of Public Schools

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles of democratic school administration; management of teaching and nonteaching personnel; role of administration in facilitating teaching and learning; and school/community relations.

  • EDL 8300 Research on Teaching

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Research method design and analysis for the classroom; culminates in the analysis of collected research data.

  • EDL 8320 Action Research Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Implement and analyze an action research project.

  • EDL 8330 Teacher Leader Seminar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Critical and current issues relevant to the development of classroom teachers as school leaders.

  • EDL 8340 Coaching and Mentoring

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Developing knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for school leaders to provide effective coaching and mentoring focused on improving teaching and learning for all students.

  • EDL 8350 Data Driven Decision Making

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Exploring the use of appropriate, meaningful data for making instructional, curricular, and assessment decisions as a normative professional standard.

  • EDL 8510 Advanced Seminar in Educational Research, Design and Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Individual and group study of ongoing applied educational research. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EDL 8520 Minimum Grade of D

  • EDL 8520 Statistical Analysis and Research Design

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Developing research techniques in basic and inferential statistics using statistical computing software and critical interpretation of educational research design and statistical analysis results.

  • EDL 8530 Advanced Educational Statistics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Multivariate analysis including analysis of variance-factorial designs, repeated measures, analysis of covariance, multiple analysis of variance, multiple regression, and nonparametric techniques. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EDL 7510 Minimum Grade of D and Graduate level

  • EDL 8580 Advanced Educational Measurement

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    School district level interpretation of assessments, evaluation, accountability measures, standardization, validation, reliability, item analysis, norm setting, criterion referencing, standardized tests, and the development of district level long-range improvement and accountability systems.

  • EDL 8610 Principal Program Seminar: Entry

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Candidates investigate various contemporary educational leadership topics and issues: content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, diversity, technology, professionalism, emotional intelligence, and/or others.

  • EDL 8620 Principal Program Seminar: Midpoint

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Candidates explore various educational leadership topics/issues and their relationship to praxis.

  • EDL 8630 Principal Program Seminar: Exit

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Focusing on understanding current building-level leadership concepts, topics, and issues within the context of the school organization.

  • EDL 8700 Practicum I: Principal

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Provides experience in school administration. Candidates perform administrative tasks under the supervision of a licensed school administrator.

  • EDL 8710 Management of the School

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on the day-to-day operation of a school building and a school system. State requirements are emphasized in relation to operational procedures in all aspects of managing a school and a school system.

  • EDL 8720 Building-Level Leadership

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Developing procedures of administering staff personnel aspects of school operation. Areas of recruitment, selection, induction, appraisal, development, compensation, and motivation are covered.

  • EDL 8730 Building-Level Budgeting, Management, & Student Services

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Leading the pupil personnel service aspects of school operation, including ethical considerations, special education requirements, student attendance and accounting, guidance, counseling, health and wellness, discipline, and extracurricular/co-curricular activities.

  • EDL 8740 School Finance & Business Mgt

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Guiding principles for developing adequate financial programs; detailed studies of sources of local, state, and federal revenue; and procedures for management of school funds with reference to budgeting, accounting, and auditing.

  • EDL 8760 Supervising Instruction and Personnel

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    The course content focuses on supervising and assessing curriculum, instruction, and personnel.

  • EDL 8900 Practicum II: Principal

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Provides experience in school administration. Candidates perform administrative tasks under the supervision of a licensed school administrator.

  • EDL 8950 Principal Capstone Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Provides experience in school leadership and administration at the building level. Candidates perform administrative tasks under the supervision of a licensed school building administrator.

  • EDL 9130 Advanced Teacher Leader Seminar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Advanced studies regarding critical topics and current issues relevant to the development of classroom teachers as school leaders.

  • EDL 9140 Advanced Coaching and Mentoring

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Advanced studies in developing school leaders' essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions for effective coaching and mentoring focused on improving teaching and learning.

  • EDL 9150 Advanced Data Driven Decision Making

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Advanced studies exploring the use of appropriate, meaningful data for making instructional, curricular, and assessment decisions as a normative professional standard.

  • EDL 9300 Practicum I: CIPD

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    The practicum provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills identified in the district-level standards through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings.

  • EDL 9330 Instructional Leadership

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides opportunities to explore the topic of instruction in depth and to apply knowledge and strategies to the process of instructional improvement.

  • EDL 9410 Planning Educational Futures

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on adaptation to social, political, and educational change in the future of education. Strategic planning, systems theory, change theory and processes are explored in connection to forecasting potential economic, enrollment, and demographic futures.

  • EDL 9450 Advanced Curriculum Theory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Studying curriculum theories from original sources and relating those theories to philosophical presuppositions and social-cultural foundations. The course also focuses on the critical evaluation of curriculum theories and models.

  • EDL 9500 Practicum II: CIPD

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    The practicum provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills identified in the district-level standards through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings.

  • EDL 9555 CIPD Capstone Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Provides experience in school leadership and administration at the district level. Candidates perform administrative tasks under the supervision of a licensed school district administrator.

  • EDL 9600 Political and Social Contexts of Schools

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    The course is designed for current and aspiring district-level administrators exploring the political and social forces shaping educational policy, instructional leadership, and classroom practice.

  • EDL 9610 Curricular and Instructional Leadership

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Emphasizes the roles of the curriculum, instructional, and professional development leader. Focuses on developing a strong base of understanding organizational structure and skill building in leadership, communication, decision-making, and problem solving.

  • EDL 9620 Leadership for Individual and Collective Change

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Exploring theory, research, and practice related to leading and managing organizational environments requiring creating and sustaining personal, professional, and organizational change and adaptation.

  • EDL 9630 Advanced Curriculum Analysis and Accountability

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Exploring curriculum development from a district-level perspective.

  • EDL 9700 Practicum I: Superintendent

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    The practicum provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills identified in the district-level standards through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings.

  • EDL 9710 School District Leadership

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Superintendent, staff, school board, unions, and community strategic roles, limits, and responsibilities in light of local, state, and federal regulations and political pressures.

  • EDL 9720 Ideas in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Draws on original sources and examines the impact of both professional and non-professional educational thinkers on American education. The impact of social trends on education will also be examined.

  • EDL 9730 Perspectives on Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Examines leadership, curriculum, and instruction in a rapidly evolving global and technological world from a district level perspective.

  • EDL 9740 The Leader, Law, & Special Populations

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Emphasis will be on legal issues for special populations, including emerging trends on policies and procedures for exceptional learners. Laws that affect program administration will be addressed.

  • EDL 9750 Directed Study

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Designed for students enrolled in a program requiring a research study. Students and their assigned program advisors collaboratively determine the course requirements.

  • EDL 9800 Community Relations and Processes

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    The course examines relationships between schools and communities from demographic, political and marketing perspectives. The course focuses on school and community roles in delivering educational programs and services responsive to local needs.

  • EDL 9850 Organizational Dynamics: The Individual and the Organization

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on the individual and the organization. The respective needs and expectations of each are investigated. Emphasis is on interpersonal and organizational communication, group processes, conflict resolution, and collaboration for school improvement.

  • EDL 9860 Organizational Behavior in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analyzing organizations and educational institutions in particular through a social systems orientation. Role theory, leadership theory and styles, ethical behavior, and decision-making theory and practice are addressed from an organizational perspective.

  • EDL 9870 Administrative Leadership in Communication

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on the development of leadership skills in relationship to individual and organizational communications, group processes, conflict management, decision making, and problem solving. Participants study and practice the principles of change.

  • EDL 9880 Research and the Educational Leader

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Practical applications and issues in research; research design and methodology, sampling techniques, instrument development, proposal writing, and the application of skills through a research project.

  • EDL 9900 Practicum II: Superintendent

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    The practicum provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills identified in the district-level standards through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings.

  • EDL 9910 District Level Licensure Program Seminar: Entry

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Candidates investigate various contemporary educational leadership topics and issues: content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, diversity, technology, professionalism, emotional intelligence, and/or others.

  • EDL 9920 School Culture and Professional Growth

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Exploring the relationships between organizational change, professional growth, and leadership. Candidates engage in theoretical and research-based readings, discussions and activities regarding change, innovation, leadership, organizational culture, and professional development.

  • EDL 9930 School District Finance and Business Management

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Guiding principles for developing adequate district fiscal programs; study of local, state, and federal revenue sources; and, procedures in management of district funds.

  • EDL 9940 Adv Sem for Ed Leaders

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    A synthesizing course reviewing the concepts, skills, emerging trends, and best practices relating to the field of educational leadership.

  • EDL 9950 District Level Licensure Program Seminar: Midpoint

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Candidates explore various educational leadership topics/issues and their relationship to praxis.

  • EDL 9955 Superintendent Capstone Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Provides experience in school leadership and administration at the district level. Candidates perform administrative tasks under the supervision of a licensed school district administrator.

  • EDL 9970 District Level Licensure Program Seminar: Exit

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Focusing on understanding current district-level leadership concepts, topics, and issues within the context of the school organization.

  • EDL 9990 Thesis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 9
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research for thesis in Educational Specialist Program.