The MS in Educational Administration degree program consists of a Research Course Requirement (3 credits), Foundation Course Requirements (12 credits), and Educational Administration Requirements (24 credits).
A course designed to introduce students to specific research. Includes basic statistical techniques, such as correlation, t-test and Chi-square; quantitative research designs; ethnographic research; and meta-analysis. Emphasis will be placed on hypothesis testing. Students will be required to complete a scientific research project.
This course is designed to take the educator beyond familiarity with basic psychological theories and principles to a level in which they can apply and use these theories to inform and improve their classroom performance.
This course is intended to present the foundations of education in an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. It will trace the development of education as an institution and in terms of the ideas that have shaped that institution. The goal is a thorough perspective on education as it is today.
Principles and curriculum construction that underlie the reorganization of the program of studies for elementary and secondary schools, sources of the curriculum, methods of organization, structure of the knowledge and curriculum planning and development.
Students will examine trends affecting the environment of basic education and their impact on the classroom. Special emphasis will be placed on strategies, methods and models of instruction that address the trends studied.
A foundations course in general school administration, involving philosophical bases, organization in democratic society, administration of instruction and personnel. Required of all students beginning a major in educational administration and a prerequisite for other courses in educational administration.
A seminar for the student seeking certification in elementary or secondary school administration or in supervision. Emphasis on in-depth examination of a selected problem or issue in administration or supervision. Admission with approval of the instructor.
An introduction to public school finance. Emphasis on responsibility in handling student funds, district budgeting and accounting, and modern planning-programming-budgetary systems. Admission with the consent of instructor.
A study of common law legislative enactments and directives of the Department of Education as they pertain to school systems.
A technical course emphasizing the administration duties and responsibilities of the K-12 school principal. Attention is focused on types of organization, program of studies, pupil personnel, teaching staff, plant equipment and community relations.
A description of a philosophy of supervision, principles of supervision, the role of the supervisor, planning a supervisory program, techniques of supervision, evaluation, coordinating the instructional program, and trends in supervision.
The purpose of this course is to give the student practical experience in elementary administrative work. A minimum of 150 clock hours in one semester must be spent on this work. Work is done under supervision in a local school system according to a definite schedule approved by the instructor and the administrator of the school system involved. Admission by special arrangement.
The purpose of this course is to give the student practical experience in secondary administrative work. A minimum of 150 clock hours in one semester must be spent on this work. Work is done under supervision in a local school system according to a definite schedule approved by the instructor and the administrator of the school system involved. Admission by special arrangement.
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