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Educational Administration (EDAD)

EDAD 583    Accounting for Pupil Personnel    3 Hours

Emphasizes the responsibilities of directors of pupil personnel, problems of personnel accounting, and records and reports related to the Minimum Foundation Program.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017; summer 2018

EDAD 585    Fundamentals of School Administration    3 Hours

Organization and administration of American schools. Principles of effective leadership and the roles and responsibilities of administrative supervisory positions.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 588    Allocation and Use of Resources    3 Hours

Effective operation of the fiscal and business aspects of school administration in the educational program.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; summer 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 590    Administration of School Personnel    3 Hours

Allocation of human resources to accomplish the purposes of the school organization.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 594    Seminar on Leadership: Auxiliary Programs in Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Principles and practices of leadership in the development and operation of auxiliary educational programs including special education, counseling, extracurricular programs and vocational education.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; winter 2017; spring 2018

EDAD 596    Readings in Education Administration    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Reading and research in an area of individual interest. Supervised by the major professor.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

EDAD 597    Problems in Educational Administration and Supervision    3 Hours

Individual problems and self-assessments in educational administration and supervision.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Corequisite(s): EDAD 585

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 598    Field-Based Experience in Educational Administration    3-6 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Clinical experiences with practitioners in the field to acquaint the prospective administrator/supervisor with the realities of educational organizations.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017; fall 2018

EDAD 620    Seminar in Administration of Special Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Current trends and issues in the administration and supervision of special education programs, including personnel issues, student identification issues, program assimilation and human relationships.

Equivalent(s): SPED 620

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017; fall 2018

EDAD 625    Practicum in the Administration of Special Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Supervised practice in educational organizations for persons preparing to become a Director of Special Education.

Equivalent(s): SPED 625

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 630    Special Education Law and Finance    3 Hours

Clinical study of federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, and administrative decisions reviewing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 639    The Superintendency    3 Hours

Function, role, and responsibilities of the school superintendent. Topics include politics and education; superintendent's relationships with the school board, central office staff, and with the state department of education; the budget process; strategic planning; and curriculum leadership. Note: Two years of school administrative experience required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017; fall 2018

EDAD 640    Introduction to School Leadership    3 Hours

Survey course designed to provide a foundation in the concepts of school leadership, as they relate to the role of the school principal. Field work consistent with the role of the school principal is required.

Corequisite(s): EDAD 641

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Principal Level 1 (KP1) or Principal Level 2 (KP2)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 641    Building Culture and Community    3 Hours

Practical application of established tools for assessing and improving a school's culture and community with an emphasis on ethical leader behaviors. Field work consistent with the role of the school principal is required.

Corequisite(s): EDAD 640

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 642    Leveraging Community Systems and Resources    3 Hours

Organizational leadership, procedures, and structures for P-12 school improvement. Field work consistent with the role of the school principal is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDAD 641

Corequisite(s): EDAD 643

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 643    Securing and Developing Staff    3 Hours

Human resources leadership for P-12 schools. Emphasizes processes and procedures in the management of educational systems, including personnel development. Field work consistent with the role of the school principal is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDAD 640 and EDAD 641

Corequisite(s): EDAD 642

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 644    Creating Organizational Structures and Operations    3 Hours

Organizational leadership, procedures, and structures for P-12 school improvement. Field work consistent with the role of the school principal is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDAD 642 and EDAD 643

Corequisite(s): EDAD 645

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 645    Practicing the Principalship    3 Hours

Capstone course emphasizing leading change, reflective practice, and transitioning into the principalship. Field work consistent with the role of the principal is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDAD 642 and EDAD 643

Corequisite(s): EDAD 644

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 649    School System Administration    3 Hours

School system operations including finances, auxiliary services, human resources, federal and state programs, facilities, and curriculum and instruction.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

EDAD 659    Strategic Planning in Education    3 Hours

Examination of planning processes used by leaders to direct educational change and improvement. Includes strategic planning approaches designed to address macro and micro organizational goals.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017; summer 2018

EDAD 677    Legal Issues for Professional Educators    3 Hours

Clinical study of U.S. Constitutional, federal and state case, statutory and regulatory law, and their effects on social and political systems on the state and national level.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018

EDAD 682    School-Community Relations    3 Hours

Background, need, and techniques for establishing a wholesome working relationship with school-community stakeholders, with an emphasis on their involvement in school programs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 683    Leading Teaching and Learning    3 Hours

Application of educational curriculum foundations for school administration.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 684    Instructional Leadership    3 Hours

Identification of practices and characteristics of supervisors and administrators, relative to curriculum and instruction, that have been shown to significantly improve student achievement.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; winter 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 686    Principles of Supervision    3 Hours

The instructional aspect of school administration; organization, problems, principles, and techniques of improving in-service training for teachers.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017; summer 2018

EDAD 690    The Principalship    3 Hours

Identification and development of essential leadership practices associated with the role of principal in the contemporary school system.

Prerequisite(s): EDAD 594 and EDAD 585

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 694    Seminar in Educational Administration    3,6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Examination of current leadership practices with emphasis on the changing role of the educational administrator.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

EDAD 696    Advanced Organizational Theory    3 Hours

A study of historical and contemporary theory in educational administration and leadership.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 697    Independent Research/Education Ad/Sup    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Special projects in administration and supervision.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 699    Independent Specialist Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specialist project research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; fall 2018

EDAD 700    Maintaining Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for specialist project completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

EDAD 706    Educational Leadership and Reform    3 Hours

Leadership for school reform and organizational development. Study of the challenges, strategies, and application of organizational theory for P-12 executive leadership in leading systemic change initiatives.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educational Leadership (0010)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 707    Educational Leadership Policies and Politics    3 Hours

Designed to equip students with analytical skills for confronting leadership issues that require the application or creation of policy in diverse settings. Examines the exercise of political power in education and the impact of politics on managing and leading educational institutions.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educational Leadership (0010)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

EDAD 708    Administration of Fiscal Resources in Districts and Systems    3 Hours

Ethical concepts of school finance, school business administration, fiscal management, contemporary economic theories, and related procedures, and practices in educational institutions at the district or system levels.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educational Leadership (0010)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 710    School Leadership and Technology Planning for School Improvement    3 Hours

Use of modern technological tools in instructional and administrative processes; evaluation of hardware and software for both instructional uses and as administrative tools.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educational Leadership (0010)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDAD 734    School Accountability and Teacher Evaluation    3 Hours

A critical examination of K-12 school and teacher accountability models in Kentucky, the United States, and worldwide, including an introduction to statistical approaches used to link student outcomes to school and teacher quality.

Corequisite(s): EDLD 722

Recent Term(s) Offered: None