EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (EDAD)
500-3 INTRODUCTION TO SCHOOL LEADERSHIP. Preparation of professional portfolio and participation in seminars on leadership and school improvement. Prerequisite for program admission.
505-3 COMMUNICATION AND HUMAN RELATIONS. Skills and practices needed by school administrators in working with various constituencies in school environment. Emphasis on communication, listening, assertion, conflict resolution, collaborative decision-making, team building, and reaching consensus. Prerequisite: EDAD 500.
510-3 SCHOOL FINANCE. Structure and financing of public education. Federal, state, and local fiscal policies and principles. Fiscal analysis and management. Lab included. Prerequisite: EDAD 500.
520-3 SCHOOL LAW. Analysis of state and federal statutes and case law, emphasizing needs of English language learners and students with disabilities. Prerequisite: EDAD 500 and program admission.
525(a)-3 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP & SUPERVISON: THEORY & RESEARCH. Research and theory related to the principal’s supervisory role. Emphasis on hiring, evaluation, and professional development of teachers. Prerequisites: EDAD 500 and program admission.
525(b)-3 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP & SUPERVISION: FIELD EXPERIENCE. A field-based internship. Prerequisites: EDAD 500, EDAD 525(a) can be concurrent with EDAD 525(a) and program admission.
530(a)-3 DATA DRIVEN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY: THEORY AND RESEARCH. Principles and procedures of educational program evaluation. Data-driven school improvement processes. Prerequisites: EDAD 500 and program admission; EPFR 501.
530(b)-3 DATA DRIVEN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY: FIELD EXPERIENCE. A field-based internship. Prerequisites: EDAD 500, EDAD 530(a) (can be concurrent with EDAD 530(a) and program admission.
535(a)-3 CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP: THEORY AND RESEARCH. Curriculum leadership for the school principal to enhance learning of all students. Prerequisites: EDAD 500 and program admission.
535(b)-3 CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP: FIELD EXPERIENCE. A field-based internship. Prerequisites: EDAD 500, EDAD 535(a) can be concurrent with EDAD 535(a) and program admission.
545(a)-3 THE PRINCIPALSHIP: THEORY AND RESEARCH. Theory and research related to leadership role of building principal. Prerequisites: EDAD 500 and program admission.
545(b)-3 THE PRINCIPALSHIP: FIELD EXPERIENCE. A field-based internship. Prerequisites: EDAD 500, EDAD 545(a) can be concurrent with EDAD 545(a) and program admission.
550-3 APPLIED ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES. Emphasis on a Comprehensive Internship supervised by a school administrator and program faculty member. This course must be taken in the last semester of the program. Prerequisites: EDAD 500.
555-3 SUPERINTENDENCY AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION. Role and responsibilities of district superintendent and central office personnel in organization; administration of district educational processes.
557-3 ETHICS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION. Ethical dilemmas in educational administration. Consideration of greater public good and rights of individuals as grounds for ethical reasoning and decision-making.
560-3 EDUCATIONAL POLICY MAKING AND GOVERNANCE. Policy formulation at local, state, and federal levels. Analysis at state level is central theme around which local and federal policy formation is analyzed.
563-3 SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS. On communication in educational leadership; study of factors involved in development and maintenance of positive school-community relations programs.
565-3 SCHOOL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION. Theories and practices related to public school personnel planning, selection, evaluation, and dismissal. Principles of human motivation and development. Lab included. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
567-3 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN EDUCATION. Labor relations in education, Educational Labor Relations Act and Illinois Labor Relations Board, common law and statutory law governing public school labor relations, negotiating with employee unions.
570-3 LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE. Nature of leadership including alternative leadership theories within and outside education. Behavior, functions, styles, relations as they affect planned change in education organizations. Prerequisites: EDAD 555; consent of instructor.
573-3 EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT. Examines the planning, financing, constructing, renovating, and management of school facilities. Enrollment forecasting, passing bond referenda, and working with architects/construction managers are addressed. Prerequisite: admission to Superintendents’ program.
575-3 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT. Creating and implementing a collective vision through strategic planning and situational decision-making.
577-3 COMPARATIVE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION, AND CONTROL. Education systems of nations throughout the world. Types of control and countries studied are those that exemplify each type of control.
580-3 DISTRICT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. This course provides an in-depth study of the change process as it relates to program/curriculum development, organization, implementation, and evaluation from the superintendent’s perspective.
582-3 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF MIDDLE SCHOOLS. Philosophy, organization, and administration of middle schools. Trends and issues related to middle grades education and administration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
583-3 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Community College and four-year public university and college systems, governance, and programs. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
585-3 SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. Theory and practice related to principles of purchasing and supply, budgeting and accounting, pupil transportation, food service, and risk management. Lab included. Prerequisite: EDAD 510.
587-3 SCHOOL BUDGETING AND ACCOUNTING. Principles and procedures of school district budgeting and accounting. Lab included. Prerequisite: EDAD 585.
589-3 SCHOOL FISCAL ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING. Conducting analyses of school district receipts and expenditures. Production and use of receipt and expenditure forecasts. Lab included. Prerequisite: EDAD 587.
590-3 INTERNSHIP PRACTICUM/PRINCIPALSHIP. Conducted in clinical setting under direction and supervision of school administrator and department faculty member. Comprehensive field experience designed to relate theory to practice for those preparing for building-level administration. Emphasis on building-level leadership, management, and school improvement. Prerequisite: consent of adviser.
591-3 INTERNSHIP PRACTICUM/SUPERINTENDENCY. Conducted in clinical setting under direction and supervision of school administrator and department faculty member. Comprehensive field experience designed to relate theory to practice for those preparing for district-level administration. Emphasis on district-level leadership, management, and school improvement. Prerequisite: consent of adviser.
595-3 to 6 FIELD STUDY. Required of candidates for specialist's degree. Report reflects special projects, research, or problems investigated during field experience. Prerequisite: consent of adviser.
597a-i-1 to 3 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH. Writing of research assignment in one of the following areas: (a) Curriculum; (b) Supervision; (c) Buildings; (d) Finance; (e) School Law; (f) Administration; (g) Elementary Education; (h) School Business Management; (i) Managerial Accounting. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of adviser and instructor.
598-3 SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION. Current trends and issues related to educational research and practice having immediate implications for practitioners. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated.
599-3 to 6 THESIS. Minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 hours to be counted toward the Master's degree. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.