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[1] Graduate Courses in Educational Leadership (EDLP)

6324 FACILITIES PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION A study of the school plant planning process and organization and administrative procedures for plant management. The course will be offered one time every two years.

6325 SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS Identification, study and analysis of concepts and procedures to develop better communication cooperative partnerships between the school and the community; A study of the interaction of school boards and superintendents. The course will be offered one time every two years.

7101 LANDSCAPE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY An overview of the school superintendency as a professional career choice. The course will be offered one time per year. Elective

7300 SCHOOL FINANCE A study of sources for school funding, legal basis for funding and expenditures, views and policies of equity in school finance, principles of budgeting, and cost accounting. The course will be offered one time every two years.

7301 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION A study of the theory of program evaluation, techniques used in program evaluation, and the standards of quality for professional evaluation practice. The course will be offered one time every two years.

7115, 7215, 7315 DIRECTED SPECIALIST'S PROJECT A culminating activity for the Educational Specialist's degree. Selection of a practical educational problem for solution using research and professional knowledge. A scholarly report is required in which the student is expected to demonstrate competence in research and writing skills.  Elective

7324 SCHOOL BOARD RELATIONS The relations between the superintendent and the local school board of education will be examined with reference to role and responsibilities for the local school board and the superintendent and the knowledge, dispositions, and skills that are required to build effective superintendent-school board relations.

7363 HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION Major dimensions of personnel management are addressed and include the processes, procedures, and techniques essential to the function of personnel administration in the pre-K-12 school organization. The course will be offered one time every two years.

7387 ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT A study of various behavioral concepts found in organizational settings that have implications for leadership and management. The course will be offered one time every two years.

7391 SUPERINTENDENT AS INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER A study of the concepts, theories, and practices associated with instructional leadership provided by the school district superintendent. The course will be offered one time every two years.  Elective

7130, 7230, 7330 INTERNSHIP DISTRICT LEADERSHIP Supervised activities working with district level leaders accompanied by focused seminars.  Experiences are jointly planned and supervised by university and district level personnel.  Candidates are expected to document experiences.  A total of three semester credit hours are required for completion of the degree.