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Graduate Educational Administration (EDAD)

The prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. The prerequisite for courses 70000 and higher is doctoral standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

An asterisk (*) adjacent to a course number indicates that students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned “school/agency” before the first day of the semester in which the student teaching/internship will take place.

50093/70093 Variable Title Workshop in Educational Administration (1-5)
S/U grading.

60199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible.

60299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: EDAD 60199.

65200/75200 The Development and Administration of Charter Schools (3)
Provides students with an understanding of the charter schools movement in America along with the basic skill sets required to administrate charter schools. Topics will span from the history of the charter schools movement to various administrative models in the fi eld. Prerequisite: Major in Educational Administration - K-12 Leadership (EAKL), Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration (EAHE), or Educational Administration-Higher Education (EDHE).

66492/76492 Internship in Educational Administration (3-6)*
A field-based internship requiring a separate project as designated by the program area faculty. Specific topics are outlined and shared at meetings prior to beginning internship. S/U grading; IP permissible.

66515/76515 Facilities Planning and Administration (3)
Overview of facilities planning and administration, including architectural/construction management, the educational program, restoration and maintenance.

66517/76517 Administration and Supervision of Special Education (3)
Administration of educational programs for exceptional children: improvement of teacher competencies; function of special education supervisors; and special education operations at a local, state and national level.

66518/76518 Law and Special Education (3)

Constitutional, statutory and case law involving handicapped infants and students; special education teachers, administrators and parents are studied.

66520/76520 School Law for Teachers and Principals (3)
Selected principles of constitutional, statutory, case and common law affecting the administration of schools generally and Ohio schools specifically.

66522/76522 Public School Finance and Economics (3)
Analysis of national, state and local problems of collection, custody and expenditure of public school funds. Prerequisite: EDAD 6/76526

66525/76525 The Educational Principalship (3)

Organizing and administering elementary, middle-level and secondary schools. Must register concurrently for EDAD 6/76592. Prerequisite: EDAD 6/76526 ; 16 hrs of Ed Admin.

66526/76526 Fundamentals of Educational Administration (3)

Examines theory and practice essential for administration. Skills and understanding are developed in theory, goal-setting, staff development.

66527/76527 School Finance for Building Administrators (3)
Identification of the responsibilities of the school building administrator related to all fi nancial operations in the school building; included are the budget process and development, student accounts, the purchase order process, and fundraising and school groups. Prerequisite: Major in Educational Administration - K-12 Leadership (EAKL), Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration (EAHE), or Educational Administration-Higher Education (EDHE).

66528/76528 The School Business Manager and School Treasurer (3)
Identification and description of the roles, responsibilities and activities of the school Business Manager and the school Treasurer; overview of the interface in school district operations.

6/76529 Leading for Social Justice (3)
Centers on investigating a broad research agenda on leading for social justice within educational leadership. Provides a context for candidates to establish strong connections between what it means to lead and the primary concerns for learning and equity, which are associated with increased performance and effectiveness for American education. Candidates engage in concepts such as equity audits, border culture, hegemony, moral transformation and other concepts aligned with leading 21st century schools. Such concepts encourage school leaders to reconsider the influence of wider social, political, cultural and economic contexts in creating transformative and revolutionary schools.

6/76531 Instructional Leadership (3)

Focuses on the administrative role pertaining to the leadership, management, and evaluation of quality and effective school classroom instruction. Building administrators are responsible for providing the resource for effective instruction, which result in student learning. The key to effective instruction at any level requires a solid grounding in curriculum theory and design. Designed to provide the tools that administrators need to oversee the development, production, monitoring and evaluation of instructional methods and strategies.

66533/76533 Central Office Administration (3)

Analyzes roles and responsibilities of central office personnel with an emphasis on curriculum, pupil, and support services as impacted by current educational policy, and practice and focused on impacting the achievement of all students. Prerequisite: Major in Educational Administration - K-12 Leadership (EAKL), Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration (EAHE), or Educational Administration-Higher Education (EDHE).

66534/76534 The Superintendency (3)
Focuses on major responsibilities of board of education and superintendent. Prerequisite: EDAD 6/76526.

66536/76536 The Administrator's Role in Curriculum Development (3)
Focusing on the administrative role pertaining to the development, management and evaluation of a quality and effective district/school/classroom curriculum. Prerequisites: major in Educational Administration -K-12 Leadership (EAKL), Higher Education and Student Personnel (EAHE) or Educational Administration-Higher Education (EDHE).

66537/76537 The Principal as Educational Leader (3)
Focus on the role of the principal as a leader for understanding the societal and cultural context of education; teaching and learning processes; ethical and moral issues for administrators; and stakeholder empowerment for school improvement. Prerequisite: EDAD 6/76526.

66538/76538 Administration of School Culture, Politics and Reform (3)
Focuses on administrative roles in assessing, leading, developing and reforming school culture. Centers on building and district administrators, who are responsible for providing the cultural frameworks and context of school culture through politics and reform efforts. The key to effective school reform requires a solid understanding of micropolitics as well as policy and practice at a state and national level. Designed to provide educational leaders with tools to assess school and district-wide cultural practices and norms as well as the skill sets to disrupt and change them.

66540/76540 Women in Leadership (3)
An interactive study of women’s development and its effect on their dispositions toward leadership. Provides theoretical contract to traditional management theory.

66542/76542 Principles and Techniques of Supervision (3)

Principles and techniques needed by administrative specialists and supervisors are given. Research findings include changing human relations, group processes, communications, observations and conferencing skills.

66543/76543 School Administration in Urban Settings (3)

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to discuss and investigate the unique challenges of leading inner-city schools. Issues of focus include transportation, staffing, extracurricular support for students and more.

66544/76544 Community Relations and Communication Skills (3)

Centers on encouraging school leaders to consider the way in which children’s learning is influenced by behaviors and perspectives of family members, school personnel and members of the larger community. Educators and school leaders have much to gain by deepening their understanding of how students learn from their family and cultural backgrounds, which fosters more inclusive school practices. Candidates investigate the influence of such collaborations and their role in upholding the ethical responsibility to promote children’s welfare.

66591/86591 Seminar in Educational Administration (1-4)

66595/76595 Special Topics in Educational Administration (1-3)
Specialized offerings in response to emerging or selected program needs.

66596/76596 Individual Investigation in Educational Administration (2-4)

Projects as assigned. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

66598/86598 Research in Educational Administration (2-8)
Projects as assigned. S/U grading. Prerequisite: special approval.

66602/76602 Technology Leadership in Education (3)
Prepares educational administrators to be leaders in the advancement of the appropriate integration of technology. Current and prospective administrators increase their understanding of how technology can be used as a tools for teaching, learning, assessment, management, planning and communications. The development and implementations of vision for educational technology is addressed, as well as social and ethical issues.

66747/76747 Personnel (3)
Administration of education staff at building and central office levels; scope and depth of supervisory responsibilities; and development of evaluation techniques.

76523 Advanced Education Finance (3)
Advanced study of alternative plans for financing education, study of comparative educational finance structures (national basis), equity, parity, relationship of finance of higher education and elementary/secondary education, role of the federal government and private enterprise in the financing of education. Prerequisite: EDAD 76522 or 76659.

76539 Communication Skills for Educational Administrators (3)
To increase knowledge and skill required to develop and maintain positive relationships between school and public served. Skills for effectively dealing with difficult individual conflicts are practiced.

80080 Dissertation Preparation Seminar (3)
Gain an in-depth understanding of the dissertation-writing process. Complete a dissertation proposal. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

80199 Dissertation I (15)
Doctoral dissertation for which registration in at least two semesters is required, first of which will be semester in which dissertation work is begun and continuing until the completion of 30 hours. S/U grading; IP permissible.

80299 Dissertation II (1 OR 15)
Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: EDAD 80199.

86558 Advanced Educational Leadership (3)
This advanced-leadership seminar is designed to provide the opportunity for students to gain additional knowledge and skills in educational leadership, to improve research, writing and teaching skills; to share and discuss leadership knowledge and insights with their peers and to defend their work before their peers. Prerequisite: EDAD 6/86657.

86598 Research in EDAD (2-8)
Projects as assigned. Prerequisite: special approval.