Educational Foundations (EDFN)

EDFN 500   Research Methods    3 Hours

Introduction to research methods in education, information retrieval systems, basic types of research, research procedures, research designs, and discussion of methods of data analysis to facilitate the understanding of research journals in the student's field of study.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

EDFN 501   Educational Statistics    3 Hours

Statistical methods including descriptive statistics, sampling, probability, and correlation.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

EDFN 576   Issues and Trends in Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Selected issues and problems in contemporary society, their impact upon the educational system, and the possible role of the educational system in resolving such problems.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017

EDFN 603   Qualitative Research in Education    3 Hours

Qualitative research for graduate students within the educational setting. Includes the foundational theory of qualitative research, methodological designs and techniques of data collecting, analysis, and reporting.
Prerequisite(s): EDFN 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

EDFN 612   Seminar in Community College Teaching    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Study of issues and topics critical to the teaching success of potential community college faculty.
Prerequisite(s): ADED 611 or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2017

EDFN 675   Higher Education in America    3 Hours

History, purpose, philosophy, organization, curriculum, student personnel services, financial services, and trends of the American system of higher education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

EDFN 685   Issues in Higher Education    3 Hours

Major problem areas of academic administration with emphasis on issues and procedures of college and university level curricular development.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

EDFN 703   Field Methods for Qualitative Research    3 Hours

Developing and conducting qualitative research.
Prerequisite(s): EDFN 603.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

EDFN 724   Leadership in Community and Technical Colleges    3 Hours

The nature of community and technical colleges, their relationship to four-year institutions, their potential for serving work force needs, and the role of the postsecondary administrator in these settings.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDFN 726   Change Theory and Practice    3 Hours

Study of how effective change takes place in organizations as both internal and external forces influence institutions. Resistance to change and how to overcome these barriers will also be addressed, as well as how these changes affect the culture of the organization.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016

EDFN 728   Postsecondary Economics and Finance    3 Hours

Postsecondary finance issues, including sources/distribution of funding, financial aid programs, declining resources, budgeting and managing resources, and generating resources.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016

EDFN 740   Intermediate Statistics and Design    3 Hours

Content will include multiple linear regression, generalized linear models, analysis of variance, and research design.
Prerequisite(s): EDLD 722 and EDLD 732 or Permission of Instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017

EDFN 744   Seminar in Advanced Research Methods    3 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

Advanced topics in research, evaluation, statistics or measurement applied to educational or social and behavioral science problems.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017