Nov 30, 2021  
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Early Childhood

  
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    ECED 3241 - Early Childhood Social Studies Education (K-5)



    This course is designed for students to develop an understanding of the disciplines in Social Studies with an emphasis on history, civics and government, geography, and economics concepts appropriate for the elementary grades. Emphasis will be placed on active learning, critical thinking, and developmentally appropriate practices.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECED3161 >= C and ECED3151 >= C and ECED3252 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECED 3252 - Language Arts Curriculum



    The development of listening, speaking, and writing skills of children along with effective uses of language in oral/written communication are stressed. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECED 3271 - Using Children’s Literature to Teach Reading



    The theoretical and practical aspects of literacy will be presented with particular emphasis on teaching literacy to diverse populations. In addition, the role of family and community involvement and the use of technology for literacy development will be stressed. Instructional approaches and materials for teaching literacy will be an integral component of the class. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1BSED-EARLY-BSED-Early Childhood Education


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    ECED 4313 - Literacy II: Advanced Literacy Instruction for Early Childhood Education



    This course will examine reading and writing difficulties encountered in the classroom. It will emphasize diagnostic/prescriptive teaching through experience with informal diagnostic assessment tools. Students will then use results of these assessments to design and implement tutoring for children experiencing difficulties. Prerequisite(s): Courses in Block I and II.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECED3231 >= C and ECED3241 >= C and ECED3212 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECED 4322 - Early Childhood Mathematics Education



    This course will focus on mathematics as a conceptual approach enabling children to acquire clear and stable concepts by constructing meanings in the context of physical situations and allows mathematical abstractions to emerge from empirical experiences. The students will be expected to integrate knowledge of mathematics, learning, pedagogy, students and assessment, and apply that knowledge to teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K through 5 in the context of the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECED Program; successful completion of Block I and II courses.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECED3231 >= C and ECED3241 >= C and ECED3212 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECED 4342 - Early Childhood Social Studies Education II (K-5)



    This course will develop an understanding of the national social studies standards. Special emphasis will be placed on instructional approaches that actively engage young learners in concept formulation, skill introduction and development, performance assessment. Prerequisite(s): Courses in Blocks I and II.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECED3231 >= C and ECED3241 >= C and ECED3212 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECED 4352 - Educational Assessment for Learning



    This course prepares the Early Childhood Educator to develop appropriate assessments for students in grades Pre-K through 5. Topics include but are not limited to formative and summative assessment strategies, assessment of learning vs. assessment for learning, interpreting and using standardized test results, and choosing appropriate assessment tools. Particular focus will be upon assesment results to make instructional decisions. Candidates will also practice communication of assessment results to students, parents, and other educators. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1BSED-EARLY-BSED-Early Childhood Education, BSED-EARLYED-BSED-Early Childhood Education


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    ECED 4381 - The Creative Arts



    Designed to meet the unique needs of the early childhood regular classroom teacher; this course, based on the arts infusion model, will emphasize aesthetic perception, creative expression, cultural heritage, and aesthetic valuing as reflected in the content areas of music, creative dramatics, movement and the visual arts. Prerequisite(s): Courses in Blocks 1 and 2.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECED 4491 - Early Childhood Student Teaching



    Students are placed with selected master teachers for an entire semester during which they teach in the curriculum areas for which they are seeking certification. During the semester the apprentice teacher, under the supervision of the master teacher, assumes the responsibilities of professional teaching practice. Students reflect on and synthesize the conceptual and theoretical constructs of pedagogy with the complexity of practice. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all components of early childhood sequence.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECED4313 >= C and ECED4342 >= C and ECED4381 >= C

    Credit Hours: 15
    Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 30

    Repeat Status: No

    Fee Detail Code Description
    STTF
    Fee Amount
    200
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    ECED 6343 - K-5 Math Endorsement: Capstone



    This is a capstone course intended for teachers who are pursuing the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement. It is designed to provide opportunities for teachers to implement, document, and reflect upon the implementation of their content and pedagogical knowledge. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MATH 6341.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: MATH6341 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Degree Restrictions: Specialist in Education, Master of Education


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Economics

  
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    ECON 1810 - Introduction to Economics



    A survey course for non-business majors. It covers both macro and micro-economics and is aimed at developing an understanding of economic policies and problems.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 2105 - Macroeconomics



    This introductory course explains the nature of the economic problems which any society must solve and how a mixed economy solves these problems. Topics covered include supply and demand, income and employment, money and banking, and fiscal policy.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: MATH1101 >= C or MATH1111 >= C or MATH1113 >= D or MATH1220 >= D

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 2106 - Microeconomics



    The determination of prices and output levels and the explanation of economic equilibrium of individual economic units–the consumer, the firm, and the industry.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: MATH1101 >= C or MATH1111 >= C or MATH1113 >= D or MATH1220 >= D or MATH1001 >= C or MATH1001 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 3105 - Intermediate Macroeconomics



    This course will explain, at an intermediate level, the major controversies and theories that have shaped macroeconomics. Students will learn to apply these theories in order to understand current international and national news.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECON2105 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 3106 - Intermediate Microeconomics



    This course develops modern microeconomic theory at an intermediate level and applies it to a large number of personal, business, and global public policy cases.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECON2106 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 4420 - Financial Markets and Institutions



    This course explores the role of financial markets and institutions in the economy. Topics include money and capital markets, the role of the Federal Reserve and the function and operating characteristics of financial institutions.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 4810 - Economic Development of the US



    Traces development of economic institutions and policies, especially since 1860; deals with agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, transportation, money and banking, and the repercussions of periods of prosperity and depression.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECON1810 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 4820 - International Economics and Finance



    The theory of international trade, balance of payments, exchange rates, monetary movements, capital markets, and commercial policy. Implications of international financial reforms and international economic integration.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: (ECON2106 >= C or ECN102 >= C or ECN251 >= C) and (ECON2105 >= C or ECN252 >= C or ECN101 >= C)

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 4830 - Public Sector Economics and Policy



    This seminar-style course uses intermediate-level microeconomic theory to examine taxation and public expenditure and analyzes global public policy (e.g., climate change, communicable diseases, and transnational terrorism).

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: ECON3106 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 4950 - Selected Topics in Contemporary Economics



    A course and/or directed study of a major issue, practice, or problem in the area of economics. Content to be decided based on needs and professional objectives of students and the experience and availability of faculty.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99


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    ECON 4999 - Economic Concepts



    This course is designed to cover the subject of introductory micro and macro economics. It includes selected topics of intermediate micro and macro theory.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No


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    ECON 6800 - National and International Economics for Management



    This course demonstrates how economic theory is applied to national and international managerial decision-making.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: MBA Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    ECON 6950 - Current Issues in Economics



    A variable content course individually designed to meet the needs, interests, and professional objectives in business administration.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99

    Major Restrictions: MBA Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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Education

  
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    EDUC 2110 - Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education



    The course is designed to engage students in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary issues in education. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of education settings in Georgia and the United States. Students will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple perspectives both within and outside the school. Students will also interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture along with the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. There will be a 20-hour field component to this course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    EDUC 2120 - Exploring Social-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity



    The course is designed to provide future educators with the fundamental knowledge of understanding cultures and teaching children from diverse backgrounds, Specifically, this course is designed to examine 1) the nature and function of culture; 2) the development of individual and group cultural identity; 3) definitions and implications of diversity; and, 4) the influences of culture on learning, development and pedagogy. There will be a 20-hour field component to this course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    EDUC 2130 - Exploring Learning and Teaching



    The course is designed to explore some of the major theories of learning and teaching. Students will examine their own learning processes and use them as a basis for exploring the learning processes of others. This course will also serve as a foundation for better understanding how to enhance the learning of all students across a variety of educational settings and contexts. There will be a 20-hour field component to this course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No


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    EDUC 2900 - Literacy Tutoring and Mentoring Leadership



    This course introduces university students to literacy training in mentoring and tutoring.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
    Lab Hours: 1 TO 3

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99


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    EDUC 5020 - Theories of Learning



    This course is designed to explore some of the major theories of learning and teaching, as well as theories of child development. Students will examine their own learning processes and use it as a basis for exploring the learning processes of others. This course will seve as a foundation to enhance the learning of all students across a variety of educational settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: College of Education Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Master of Arts in Teaching


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    EDUC 6020 - Foundations of Education



    This course is designed to help advanced students develop a connected array of perspectives on the development of educational thought including philosophical and historical perspectives; society’s great expectations of the school; contemporary schooling patterns and the foundations of curriculum; pressing issues of finance, cultural diversity, accountability, and control of the schools; and a look at the future of American Education.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 6021 - Introduction to Educational Research



    Through this core research course students should understand basic concepts of educational research, including research design options. Students should understand data analysis protocols and should be able to perform various data analyses. Students will be able to interpret and evaluate published research. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Program in Education.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 6030 - Qualitative Research in Education



    The course will include an overview of the qualitative research process, its methods, goals and foundations. Students will then employ several of the strategies in a mini-action research project aimed at improved practice within their classrooms/schools.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 6040 - Tests and Measurement



    This course is concerned with practical methods and procedures involved in the construction and evaluation of teacher-made tests and the interpretation of test scores, as well as with the considerations involved in the selection and use of standardized tests.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 6140 - Advanced Educational Psychology



    This course involves the application of psychological theories of learning and scientific findings to learning activities of the classroom as well as to the more complex problems of the educational process. The main focuses are on the learner, the learning process, and the learning condition. In addition to examining the science of learning, the art of teaching will also be discussed.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 6271 - Identifying Outstanding Talents and Potentials



    An examination of the nature of children and youth having high potential in multiple areas. Includes consideration of definitions, characteristics, and identification of the gifted and talented as reflected in historical and contemporary theory and research. Prerequisite(s): none.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 6272 - Developing Outstanding Talents and Potentials



    An opportunity to develop and implement appropriately challenging instructional strategies and materials, and to examine and critique teaching models for meeting the unique educational needs of the bright learner in the classroom. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 6040 Tests and Measurement for Educational Leaders.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 6273 - Curriculum and Program Design for Developing Talents



    An investigation of administrative designs, conceptual programs, and approaches to provide qualitatively differentiated curriculum for the bright learner. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 6272.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 6950 - Selected Topics



    This course examines problems in the light of recent knowledge and research in foundational education. The focus is on specifically designated areas of foundational education.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
    Lecture Hours: 1 TO 3

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 7001 - Education Specialist Seminar



    The course involves developing skills of self-analysis, goal setting and building fundamental communication and leadership qualities. A personal/ interpersonal approach will be used to examine themes related to developing leadership/change agent skills. Themes addressed include the change process, leadership, collaboration, and context issues.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Specialist in Education


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    EDUC 7002 - Education Specialist Seminar II



    School will be examined as a political institution within various contexts and constraints which affect leaders in the school community. Themes will include the change process, leadership, collaboration, context and policy issues. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 7001.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Specialist in Education


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    EDUC 7003 - Education Specialist Seminar III



    Students will work with their “mentor leader” to apply knowledge and skills gained within their own role and workplace. These experiences will allow students to further develop, directly apply, and demonstrate their knowledge and skills related to leadership. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 7001 and EDUC 7002.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Specialist in Education


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    EDUC 7004 - Philosophy of Education



    The content of this course includes descriptions of the following branches of philosophy: epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. The focus is on philosophical concepts and questions which have special relevance to education in the 21st century. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 7005 - History of American Education



    The course is intended for graduate level students interested in the area of historical foundations of education in the M.Ed. and Ed.S. programs. The intellectual examination of the content is education specific history. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 7006 - Comparative Education



    This course is an in-depth study of representative school systems in the world. Particular attention is given to the role of education in economic development; governance and structure. Additional issues will include race, gender, and ethnicity. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 7007 - Critical Cultural Studies In Education



    To enhance their ability to meet the needs of diverse students, this course introduces the historical and sociocultural forces that shape contemporary education in the United States. Situated within the context of the U.S.’s increasingly globalized political and economic systems, the course facilitates students’ analysis of the changing social contexts within which educational policy and practice operate by exploring theories, empirical research, and policies most relevant to educators, students, and families.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 7021 - Conducting Educational Research



    This course prepares students in the application of descriptive and inferential statistics for planning and conducting qyantitative research in education. Data analysis include: central tendency, variability, correlations, hypothesis testing, group comparison methods, simple and multiple linear regression, and chi-square analysis. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a graduate program. EDUC 6021 or equivalent.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDUC6021 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDUC 7031 - Educational Program Evaluation



    Candidates explore theories, concepts, practices and processes in educational program evaluation, effectiveness measures, and alignment to vision, mission, and stated educational goals. Skills in conducting, using, and communicating evaluation findings are an integral part of this course. Performance-based experiences constitute substantial parts of this course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDUC7021 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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Educational Innovation

  
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    EDEI 8000 - Introduction to Scholarly Practitioner Learning Communities



    This introduction to the Ed.D. in Educational Innovation orients students to the necessary resources for sucessful completion of the degree.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8001 - Equity and Social Justice



    In the context of teaching and learning for life, this course explores the psychological, affective, cognitive, and environmental growth of students from mardinalized groups. Students examine social justice and the variety of perspectives that construct situations and circumstances for these students in a democratic society and the impact on educational practice and innovation.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8020 - Design and Analysis in Educational Research



    This course addresses processes of qualitative and quantitative research in educational contexts and diverse methodologies employed in these contexts (e.g. narrative, ethnographic, case study, ex post facto, correlational, experimental, and quasi-experimental). Elements of ethics, design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of educational research are addressed.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8021 - Advanced Practice in Applied Quantitative Research



    This course focuses on advanced quantitative analytical methods relevant to educational data including ANOVA, MANOVA, linear regression, and logistic regression models. Special attention is given to multivariate data analysis techniques.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: (EDUC7021 or EDEI8020)

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8022 - Advanced Practice in Applied Qualitative Research



    This course addresses basic assumptions and designs of qualitative studies including narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case studies. Included in the course are discussions on the philosophical framework for qualitative research and elements such as reliability, validity, and generalizability as they relate to qualitative inquiry.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDEI8020 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8025 - Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis in Education



    This course focuses on advanced quantitative analytical methods relevant to educational data. Special focus will be on advanced correlation methods including structural equation modeling and hierarchical linear modeling.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDEI8021

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8026 - Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis in Education



    This course focuses on advanced qualitative data collection techniques and analysis. Techniques include the collection of interview, observation, and survey data in both formal and informal educational settings. Intra-case and cross-case analysis using various data reduction techniques including grounded theory are emphasized.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDEI8022

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8160 - Curriculum Theory



    This course examines the various philiosophical and theoretical traditions in Curriculum Theory to support educational innovation in various settings. The class addresses theoretical framework used to investigate, analyse, and critique theories, policies, and practices associated with curriculum.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8162 - Advanced Principles of Pedagogy and Learning



    This course addresses researched-based pedagogical models and instruction techniques using current research in learning theory to inform and guide innovation in different educational settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8163 - Seminar in Place-Based Education



    This course addresses the theory and practice of place-based education to support educational innovation.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8165 - Curriculum Inquiry



    This course addresses the skills and knowledge of curriculum research methodologies. Through investigation of methodologies used in curriculum research, students develop the ability to analyze, conceptualize, and effectively research issues in curriculum for educational innovation.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8166 - Alternative Curriculum Models



    This course addresses a variety of curricular models in education, engaging students in the analysis and potential viability of curricula in diverse educatinal settings. Focusing on alternative methods of designing curriculum, schooling, and instruction, students will investigate the application of alternative models as drivers of innovation in current educational systems.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: (EDEI8160 and EDEI8165)

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8167 - Educational Technology to Transform Practice



    This course addresses the design, implementation, and evalutaion of educational technology to affect innovation in professional learning programs. Topics include assessing technology needs, designing effective learning and reflection using innovative technology, and evaluating technology tools for curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8420 - Economics of Public Education



    The course is designed to create an understanding of economic principles so that the candidate becomes aware of how changes in the macro economy can have an influence on public institutions. Emphasis will be placed in the analysis of policy issues and economic trends that influence innovation in educational settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8430 - Philanthropic Development for Leading Innovation



    The course encompasses an ethical framework for addressing the roles of educational leaders in regards to leading, managing, and overseeing philanthropic development and fundraising activities that support educational innovation.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8450 - Leading Innovations in Teaching and Learning



    This course explores evolving trends in instructional leadership practices for aligning curriculum with instruction and the effective assessment of teaching and learning processes. Approaches to innovation measures of effectiveness in the evaluation of teaching and learning are also examined.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8460 - Leadership and Interpersonal Dynamics



    This course explores leadership in relation to work groups and teams in organizational settings. Group and team dynamics, facilitation skills, and leader behaviors necessary for leading innovation are addressed.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8461 - Educational Change



    This course addresses change theories, how they apply to reform measures in schools, and the impact of change on teaching and learning. Candidates apply strategies for leading and managing change in schools.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8998 - Educational Innovation Dissertation in Practice Preparation



    The Educational Innovation Dissertation in Practice is required of all Ed.D. candidates. Candidates demonstrate the capability to conduct and apply research outcomes to make strategic decisions and affect educational innovation. This course addresses preparation and defense of a formal Dissertation in Practice research proposal.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDEI 8999 - Educational Innovation Dissertation in Practice



    Dissertation in Practice for Ed.D. candidates enrolled in this course implement, report, and defend approved Educational Innovation Dissertation in Practice research.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDEI8998

    Credit Hours: 6
    Other Contact Hours: 6

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99

    Program Restrictions: 1EDD-EDEI-EDD-Educational Innovation Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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Educational Leadership

  
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    EDLR 2900 - Literacy Tutoring and Mentoring Leadership



    This course introduces university students to literacy training in mentoring and tutoring.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
    Lab Hours: 1 TO 3

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99


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    EDLR 6205 - Capstone in Leadership



    A cultimating leadership project and a personal portfolio prepared by the candidate (electronic and/or hard copy) to synthesize the concepts and content learned in the leadership program. The project and portfolio will be presented in a public forum.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6400 - Fundamentals of Leadership and Administration



    This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of leadership and administration. Major concepts such as change, conflict management, communication, decision-making, and organizational culture are addressed. School/District/Workplace-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6430 - School Law



    This course examines the legal and fiduciary roles and responsibilities of the school leaders in a performance-based school leadership context. Candidates will examine and demonstrate an understanding of federal, state, and local laws necessary to create a supportive learning environment focused on success for all learners. Ethical and legal issues in communication and relationship-building are integral parts of the course. School/District-level performance-based field exercises are required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6440 - Developing Professional Learning Communities



    This course prepares teacher leader candidates to develop and implement professional learning communities in their schools. School/District-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Leadership Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6550 - Instructional Supervision for Improving P-12 Learning



    This course is designed to introduce students to an understanding of their supervisory role to all personnel in the school/district setting. Students will develop the awareness, understanding, and capability related to the concepts of supervisory leadership, employ adult learning theory, encourage human relations, provide staff development, apply administrative functions, and organize for change in a collaborative mode with the administrator, teaching staff, adjunct faculty, non-contractual school personnel and community. School/District-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6610 - The Principalship



    This course addresses the roles and responsibilities of the school principal in a performance-based leadership context. Candidates will examine the knowledge, dispositions, and skills required to lead and manage an effective school, focused on success for all students. School/District-level performance-based field exercises are required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6620 - Human Resources and Group/Community Dynamics



    This course addresses leadership knowledge, performance, and attitudinal competencies as they relate to the principles of human relations, group dynamics, and community relations. Topics include communication, motivation, attitudes, conflict resolution, positive energy, and group leadership. School/District/Workplace-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6630 - Leading Literacy Programs P-12



    This course addresses theories and practices relevant for creating and supervising literacy programs. School/District/Workplace-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6640 - Developing Tends in Educational Leadership



    This course provides opportunities for educational leadership candidates to explore and synthesize developing trends and issues in school leadership practices through a variety of sources and resources. Performance-based field/clinical exercises are required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6650 - Grants Writing: Resources for P-12 Learning



    This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to learn methods/processes of grants writing, i.e., project development, funding source development, and proposal writing. School/District-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6720 - Leading School Operations and Resources



    Topics covered in the course include physical plant operations, school budget development, operating within legal mandates, recruiting and evaluating personnel, working with administrative staff, and development of oeffective individual and group communication. Performance-based field activities are required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99


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    EDLR 6730 - Leading Culture and Diversity in Schools



    This course addresses the role of the school leader in improving the effectiveness of schools by leading and supporting diverse families and multi-cultural communities in proven efforts that impact overall student achievement. Performance-based field activities are required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99


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    EDLR 6740 - Leading the Learning Environment



    This course introduces educational leadership candidates to the beginning knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to lead a productive teaching and learning environment. Candidates will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead effective practices for instructional efficacy and buffering of the learning environment from disruptive and distrative forces. Performance-based field clinical exercises and experiences are required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99


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    EDLR 6900 - Tier One Certification Clinical Residency I



    This course is designed to provide students with leadership opportunities in the solution of an administrative or leadership problem at the school site. In collaboration with the building level coach, performance based, building level projects will be identified, planned, designed, implemented, and evaluated. Prerequisite(s): none.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 6901 - Tier One Certification Clinical Residency II



    This course is designed to provide students with leadership opportunities in the solution of an administrative or leadership problem at the school site. In collaboration with the building level coach, performance based, building level projects will be identified, planned, designed, implemented, and evaluated. Prerequisite(s): EDLR 6900.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDLR6900 >= C

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 6902 - Tier One Certification Clinical Residency III



    This course is designed to provide students with leadership opportunities in the solution of an administrative or leadership problem at the school site. In collaboration with the building level coach, performance based, building level projects will be identified, planned, designed, implemented, and evaluated. Prerequisite(s): EDLR 6900 and EDLR 6901.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDLR6900 >= C and EDLR6901 >= C

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 6950 - Selected Topics in Leadership



    This course examines leadership trends, issues, and problems in the light of recent knowledge and research. This is a variable content course intended to meet the needs and interests of graduate students in selected areas of leadership. School/District/Workplace-level performance-based field/lab exericses required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
    Lecture Hours: 0 TO 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 6990 - Practices in Teacher Leadership I



    This course examines the role of teacher leaders in guiding and supporting instructional planning to improve academic achievement for all students. The course emphasizes field-based coaching and mentoring experiences that allow the teacher leader to demonstrate the content expertise, pedagogical knowledge, interpersonal skills, planning skills, and supervision skills needed to successfully guide the process of effective teaching and learning in a school setting.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Leadership Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 6991 - Practices in Teacher Leadership II



    This course is the second residency in which teacher leaders synthesize and apply the knowledge, skills, and practices identified in Teacher Leadership standards. The course requires advanced field-based coaching and mentoring experiences. Candidates guide and support school improvement plans to improve academic achievement for all students. The course requires knowlege, skills, and dispositions for facilitating collaboration and leading specific components of school improvement plans. Field hours must be completed in multiple settings: P-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Candidates continue to work on Individualized Growth Plan. An e-portfolio is presented at the conclusion of the residency.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDLR6990 >= S

    Credit Hours: 2
    Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Class Restrictions: Graduate-Semester Degree Restrictions: MED in Teacher Leadership

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 6992 - Practices in Teacher Leadership III



    This course examines the role of teacher leaders in guiding and supporting instructional planning to improve academic achievement for all students. The course emphasizes field-based coaching and mentoring experiences that allow the teacher leader to demonstrate the content expertise, pedagogical knowledge, interpersonal skills, planning skills, and supervision skills needed to successfully guide the process of effective teaching and learning in a school setting.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDLR6990 >= S and EDLR6991 >= S

    Credit Hours: 2
    Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: College of Education Program Restrictions: 1MED-LEADER-MED-Educational Leadership Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Class Restrictions: Graduate-Semester

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 7000 - Special Topics in Educational Leadership



    This course examines problems in the light of recent knowledge and research in educational leadership. Focus is on specifically designated areas of educational leadership. School/District-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 99

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 7110 - Supervision for Teacher Support Specialists



    This course is designed to introduce educators to the theories and practices involved in supporting and supervising apprentice student teachers, interns, other field experience students, new teachers, school volunteers, substitute teachers, etc. It will provide opportunities for the participants to develop cognitive and affective skills necessary for guiding their protégés, etc. in planning, implementing, and evaluating classroom instruction and class room management. This is the first of two courses required for teacher support specialist endorsement. School/District-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 7120 - Internship for Teacher Support Specialists



    This is the second course in a two course series for the teacher support specialist endorsement. This internship is designed to allow the support educator to demonstrate and apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes of supportive supervision in a clinical setting. Emphasis will be placed on the demonstration of specific support skills as required to supervise field experience students, student teachers, beginning teachers, veteran teachers, substitute teachers, school volunteers and others. School/Central Office improvement projects required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 7351 - Tier II Clinical Residency for Educational Leaders - I



    This is the first of the consecutive three-series residency courses designed to provide Tier-II leadership candidates with increasing and evolving leadership opportunities and responsibilities at the school/district levels. In collaboration with a field coach/mentor and supervising instructor, performance-based assignments, activities, and projects are identified, planned, designed, implemented, evaluated, and reported for the purposes of improving school/district and student performance. The course final grade U or S.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 0 Other Contact Hours: 12

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 7352 - Tier II Clinical Residency for Educational Leaders - II



    This is the second of the consecutive three-series residency courses designed to provide Tier-II leadership candidates with increasing and evolving leadership opportunities and responsibilities at the school/district levels. In collaboration with a field coach/mentor and supervising instructor, performance-based assignments, activities, and projects are identified, planned, designed, implemented, evaluated, and reported for the purposes of improving school/district and student performance. The course final grade U or S.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDLR7351 >= C

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 0 Other Contact Hours: 12

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 7353 - Tier II Clinical Residency for Educational Leaders - III



    This is the third of the consecutive three-series residency courses designed to provide Tier-II leadership candidates with increasing and evolving leadership opportunities and responsibilities at the school/district levels. In collaboration with a field coach/mentor and supervising instructor, performance-based assignments, activities, and projects are identified, planned, designed, implemented, evaluated, and reported for the purposes of improving school/district and student performance. The course final grade U or S.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: EDLR7351 >= C and EDLR7352 >= C

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 0 Other Contact Hours: 12

    Repeat Status: No

    Fee Detail Code Description
    EDCF
    Fee Amount
    35
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    EDLR 7430 - Improving Instructional Capacity Through Change



    This course provides opportunity for educational leadership candidates to explore perspectives on managing change and building instructional capacity in schools. The course examines critical factors that drive change in schools and the types of changes schools face in contemporary times. Domains of school and instructional performance, in change contexts, are examined and used to inform instructional capacity building. Performance-based field clinical exercises, assessments, and experiences constitute substantial parts of this course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    EDLR 7450 - Public School Finance



    The course will examine the equity and efficiency of tax supported public education, current trends in funding of public education and administrative tasks of the budget process such as determining needs, establishing cost, compensating personnel, purchasing, accounting, auditing, inventorying, warehousing, and paying the bills will be studied. School/Districtlevel performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 7460 - Leadership Styles



    This course provides the opportunity for students to study leadership theory and effective management practices in American and International organizations. School/District-level performance-based field/lab exercises required.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 7470 - Mananging Educational Operations to Support Teaching and Learning



    This course is designed to introduce candidates to effective practices in sourcing, allocating and utilizing educational resources and facilities to effectively support the teaching/learning process and meet the needs of all students from diverse backgrounds. Performance-based field clinical exercises, assessments, and experiences constitute substantial parts of this course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 7500 - Organizational Development in Education



    This course will introduce the student to the unique organizational behaviors of educational institutions. The processes of leadership, organization, development, theory, decision-making, and administrative processes will be studied. The overreaching goal will be to develop leadership traits that will directly facilitate and impact levels of teaching and learning. School/District-level performance-based field/lab exercises required. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Ed.S. program in Educational Leadership.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    EDLR 7570 - Policy and Issues in Educational Leadership



    Candidates will examine current and emerging federal, state, and local educational issues and polices affecting governance. Policy evaluation, issue advocacy and policy articulation related to promoting school improvement are integral parts of this course. Performance-based field clinical exercises, assessments, and experiences constitute substantial parts of this course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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