Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Course Descriptions

Undergraduate

Career and Technical Education

  • CTE 4000 Pre-Service Workshop for CTE Teachers

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    For beginning CTE teachers with occupational experience and limited or no formal training in an education setting. Explores pedagogy, knowledge and skills required for CTE educators.

  • CTE 4100 Learning Environment

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination, discussion, application and reporting of best practices for creating an environment conducive to learning and achievement.

  • CTE 4150 Career and Technical Education Practicum

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Teaching experience integrated with academic instruction; application of concepts to situations within the candidate's teaching field. Coordinated by a university faculty member who observes the candidate in a school setting.

  • CTE 4250 Curriculum and Assessment

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Investigates ways in which schools approach curriculum, assessment and continuous improvement. Includes alignment of standards with curriculum, instruction and assessments, increased attention to student learning and increased faculty collaboration.

  • CTE 4350 Global Engagement

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Strengthening partnerships, coordinating efforts and increasing interaction within and outside the CTE community rather than learning and working in seclusion. Enhancing students' abilities to engage in job-related problem solving and decision making in diverse cultures and environments.

  • CTE 4450 Essentials of CTE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores the development of CTE, Federal legislation, legal issues, special needs, professional and student organizations, current issues, and the philosophy of CTE. Integrated writing course.

  • CTE 4800 Safe, Supportive Learning Environment

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Strategies to enhance the safety and success of students and educators. Includes classroom/lab management, conflict resolution, safe work environments for minors, and development of a safety plan.

  • CTE 4810 Teaching At-Risk Students

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    At-risk students present distinctions in interests, abilities and temperament, which have implications for teaching and learning. Includes suggestions for adjusting the educational environment and decreasing the dropout rate.

  • CTE 4820 Laws and Regulations in Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental knowledge of legislation, regulations and guidance. Includes an overview of educational acts and amendments, landmark cases, teacher responsibilities, professionalism, ethics and case studies.

  • CTE 4830 Integrating Academics with CTE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Per state requirements, CTE educators must know how to incorporate academic standards into every day lessons. Includes techniques on integrating core academics into technical programming and instruction.

  • CTE 4900 Independent Study in CTE

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

    Independent study for CTE candidates. Topics vary.

Educational Technology

Organizational Leadership

  • OL 2010 Self as Leader

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

    Introduction to leadership skills: an understanding of the personal, professional, and communication skills and dispositions necessary for effective leadership in any organizational setting.

  • OL 3020 Leading Others

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to leadership theories and styles. Skills and abilities needed for working with others in an organizational setting, and a framework for building and leading teams.

  • OL 3030 Interpersonal Skills for Leaders

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Understanding and application of emotional and social intelligence (ESI) to leading self, teams and organizations. Focus on intrapersonal, interpersonal, adaptability, stress management and general mood.

  • OL 3040 Developing Others

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Strategies for organizational assessment, tools for developing people within organizations, and techniques for developing and delivering training programs.

  • OL 3990 Special Topics in Organizational Leadership

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

    Seminar in special topics such as women in leadership, leadership in the public sector, or non-profit leadership. Topics vary.

  • OL 4010 Leading Change

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Contemporary and advanced issues in change leadership such as creating a climate for change, implementing and sustaining change, building a change vision, adaptive leadership and change readiness.

  • OL 4020 Community-Based Learning

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Investigate a community-based issue, determine actions needed, devise and execute service learning, reflect on the experience, and demonstrate learning by sharing results with the community involved.

  • OL 4025 Community-Based Internship

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    On-site experiential learning experience coupled with specific academic assignments in which the intern demonstrates his/her familiarity with a related scholarly literature base, while also identifying specific career/learning objectives joined with performance indicators.

  • OL 4940 Leadership and the Environment

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Case-based, current events seminar addresses leadership within organizations given today's global environment, varying demographics and high customer service standards. Integrated Writing course.

  • OL 4950 Leadership Skills Application

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Culminating OL experience in the major. Incorporating leadership strategies in an external organization, and assessing and assisting with a leadership challenge, problem issue, and/or need. Integrated Writing course.

  • OL 4990 OL Honors Project

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

    A theoretically based research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Examples might include: defining a specific research question and providing a comprehensive literature review; or identifying, examining, and researching a work-based problem/issue.

Graduate

Career and Technical Education

  • CTE 6000 Pre-Service Workshop for CTE Teachers

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    For beginning CTE teachers with occupational experience and limited or no formal training in an education setting. Explores teaching pedagogy, knowledge and skills required for new role as CTE educator.

  • CTE 6100 Learning Environment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination, discussion, application and reporting of best practices for creating an environment conducive to learning and achievement.

  • CTE 6150 Career & Technical Education Practicum - Grad

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Teaching experience integrated with academic instruction; application of learned concepts to practical situations within the candidate's teaching field. Coordinated by a university faculty member who observes the candidate in a school setting.

  • CTE 6250 Curriculum & Assessment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Investigates ways in which schools approach curriculum, assessment and continuous improvement. Includes alignment of standards with curriculum, instruction and assessments, increased attention to student learning and increased faculty collaboration.

  • CTE 6350 Global Engagement

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Strengthening partnerships, coordinating efforts and increasing interaction within and outside the CTE community versus learning and working in seclusion. Enhancing students' abilities to engage in job-related problem-solving and decision-making in diverse cultures and environments.

  • CTE 6450 Essentials of CTE

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores a historical timeline from vocational apprentice to CTE, federal legislation, legal issues, special needs, professional and student organizations, current issues, and the philosophy of CTE.

  • CTE 6900 Independent Study

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

    Independent study for CTE candidates. Topics vary.

  • CTE 7300 Research in CTE

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Review of current and historical research articles, research writing and APA style. Candidates will develop and complete a master's inquiry project that will impact teaching, and undergo an exit exam.

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.

Educational Technology

  • EDT 6700 Workshop in Educational Technology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Intensive, practical study in a selected area of educational or applied technology and library media. Titles vary.

  • EDT 6800 Integrating Technology in Learning

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

    Types of educational software and applications, the cost of technology, software evaluation, curriculum development, trends and affordances, global educational views and lesson plan integration of technology in learning. Topics vary.

  • EDT 7000 Entry Seminar for Educational Technology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Introductory seminar for educational technology and library media programs. Students should take this class before or concurrently with their first educational technology or library media courses.

  • EDT 7120 Gamification

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

    An introduction to gamification. Students will explore Game Theory and experience games to identify the factors and motivation in successful games. No technical knowledge is needed. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EDT 7860 Minimum Grade of D

  • EDT 7160 Issues and Responsibilities in Digital Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the issues and responsibilities of using digital technologies. Consideration of issues of intellectual property rights, ethics, managing online reputation, and professional responsibilities. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EDT 7860 Minimum Grade of D

  • EDT 7200 SLM Programs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Focuses on the administration of school library programs including policies and procedures, facilities, budgeting, personnel, program evaluation, and marketing/advocacy. Includes field experience component.

  • EDT 7210 Organizing Data & Collections

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

    Students learn to establish standards bibliographic description, access points, classification, subject description and MARC format for automated library systems. Develop strategies to efficiently locate online information.

  • EDT 7220 SLM Resources for Children

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

    Developing school library collections for children. Introduction to children's literature including major authors and illustrators. Selecting materials in different formats such as multimedia, e-books, and reference databases.

  • EDT 7230 SLM Resources for YA

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

    Developing school library collections for your adults. Introduction to young adult literature including major authors and illustrators. Selecting materials in different formats such as multimedia, e-books, and reference databases.

  • EDT 7240 Teaching 21st Century Skills

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Teaching 21st century skills, collaborating with classroom teachers, standards alignment, and evidence-based practice. Includes field experience.

  • EDT 7340 SLM Internship

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

    Supervised field experience in school library for advanced track licensure candidates - one week on-site all day.

  • EDT 7510 Media Literacy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Use of communication competencies and critical thinking skills, including the ability to access, interpret, evaluate, and communicate information delivered in formats that use images, voice and sound.

  • EDT 7800 Information and Communication Technology in Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Information and communication technology provides effective technology integration strategies to educators in the K-12 arena. Participants will be introduced to key technology skills and explore current and emerging practices in educational technologies.

  • EDT 7820 Developing Multimedia Applications

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

    Students use elements of instructional design and storyboarding techniques to translate instruction into various types of multimedia presentations.

  • EDT 7860 Educational Applications of Computers

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

    Explores types of educational software and applications, software evaluation, curriculum development, and lesson planning integrating computer courseware.

  • EDT 7900 School Library Media Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    8
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Supervised teaching experience in a school library for library media candidates pursuing an initial license.

  • EDT 7990 Exit Seminar in Library Media

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Individual and group study of problems related to educational technology. Should be taken near or at the completion of master degree program.

  • EDT 8110 Learning in a Digital World

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Instructor and course designers are introduced to the relationship between learning theory and teaching practices that incorporate digital technologies to enhance students' learning. This course provides an introduction to the research and science of learning.

  • EDT 8120 Instructional Design for Digital Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Participants will learn the basic concepts and elements of an instructional design model. The course teaches the "backward design" approach and "alignment" to ensure that courses design focus on the "big ideas."

  • EDT 8130 Making Online Courses Interactive

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the theory and practices of using educational technologies to ensure online courses include ample interaction. Class will include the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize some of these educational technologies.

  • EDT 8140 Learning Management Systems & Evaluation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines integrating curriculum with educational technologies such as learning management systems and the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the quality of online courses.

  • EDT 8150 Digital Professional Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will use elements of instructional design and storyboarding techniques to translate instruction into various types of multimedia professional development workshops.

  • EDT 8210 Applied Psychology Learning Theory for Digital Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to multimedia learning theory and how theory can be integrated into instructional design.

  • EDT 8220 Instructional Design Concepts and Theories

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will explore a variety of instructional design concepts and theories, software applications, and how instructional design theory can be applied to practice.

  • EDT 8230 Digital Scholarship of Teaching: Research Methodologies

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will conceptually explore different research methodologies in relation to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques will be discussed.

  • EDT 8240 Digital Scholarship of Teaching: Literature Review

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students will explore techniques used for constructing a research-based literature review in the field of instructional technology.

  • EDT 8250 Digital Citizenship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the issues and responsibilities of using digital technologies. Consideration of issues of intellectual property rights, ethics, managing online reputation, and professional responsibilities.

  • EDT 8390 Instructional Design & Online Learning

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

    Use learning theory and instructional design principals develop high quality, engaging online instruction

  • EDT 8490 Making Online Courses Interactive

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the theory and practices of using educational technologies to ensure online courses include ample interaction. Class will include the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize some of these educational technologies.

  • EDT 8590 Learning Management Systems & Evaluation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the issues with integrating curriculum with educational technologies such as learning management systems and the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the quality of online courses.

  • EDT 8610 Health Professions Applications Clinical Teaching

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

    Participants are introduced to educational technologies and teaching applications that are used in the health professional environment such as simulations, standard patients, team-based training, and active-learning strategies.

  • EDT 8620 Applied Research for Health Professions Applications

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Participants research educational technologies used in the health professionals' environment. Participants evaluate how the use of the educational technology has had an impact on the health professionals' teaching environment.

  • EDT 8900 Internship

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

    Students are assigned for a maximum of 100 hours to a library, learning center, computer facility, or video operation to gain practical experience under supervised conditions.

  • EDT 8950 Administration & Supervision of Educational Technology

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

    Covers leadership theory and networking; qualifications and duties of the director; planning and administering the program; preparing the budget; buying equipment and handling materials; in-service training and evaluation of the program.

  • EDT 9990 Thesis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    The project may be a thesis or creative production and is prepared under the guidance of the student's advisory committee.