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 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

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 2015; fall 2015; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

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 2015; summer 2016; winter 2017

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 major professor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016

EDAD 597   Problems in Educational Administration and Supervision    3 Hours

Individual problems and self-assessments in educational administration and supervision. To be taken concurrently with EDAD 585
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
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 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

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.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

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.
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.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and two years of school administrative experience.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

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 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of a master's degree in education-related area and admission to the Planned Sixth Year/Rank I Instructional Leadership-School Principal, All Grades Program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

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 or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

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.
Corequisite(s): EDAD 643 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite(s): EDAD 641.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

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.
Corequisite(s): EDAD 642 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite(s): EDAD 640, EDAD 641.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

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.
Corequisite(s): EDAD 645 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite(s): EDAD 642 and EDAD 643.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017

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.
Corequisite(s): EDAD 644 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite(s): EDAD 642, EDAD 643.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017

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): Instructor permission required.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

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): Instructor permission required.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

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 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

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: fall 2015

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: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

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 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

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 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

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.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

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

Continued enrollment for specialist project completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
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.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
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.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; 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.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
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.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Program or permission of instructor.
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): EDFN 722 or Permission of Instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None