Educational Leadership Classes


All courses are a hybrid format and meet in person between 4-8 times per semester.  Assignments are regularly submitted online throughout the semester. 

EDAD 200: The School Manager

Foundational course on the historical, economic, social, and political precedents related to the U.S. educational system. Present and emerging issues in our society as they relate to schooling, including shared governance approaches for leading effective school organizations. 

EDAD 201: The School Leader

Leadership as principal and program administrator in a variety of settings. Promotion of successful learning. Instructional program administration. Personnel functions at school level. Group problem solving and decision-making.

EDAD 202: The Educator

Curriculum development and implementation. Instructional program organization and improvement. Instructional program and curriculum evaluation. Characteristics of effective schools. Curriculum balance, integration and congruence.

EDAD 203: The School Human Resources Administrator

Certificated staff supervision and staff development. Organization development, staff motivation and personnel management functions at the district level.

EDAD 204: School Fiscal and Legal Leadership

State and federal legal frameworks and landmark judicial decision in education. Application of constitutional, statutory, case and administrative law to school settings. Process of collective bargaining. Management of employee agreements. Sources of public school funding. School site budget development.

EDAD 205: The School Leader in the Community

Mobilization of community and public agency resources. Response to cultural and socio-economic diversity in the community. Communication with the community.

EDAD 206: Advocate for All Students

Administration of programs for handicapped, economically disadvantaged and other exceptional students. Needs assessment and goal setting. Preparation of proposals for competitive funding to foundations and public agencies.

EDAD 221A: Research Seminar Ed Leadership

To provide an overview of the theory, procedures, application, and use of research in educational settings. To deepen your understanding of the ways that educational research can be brought to bear on the challenges of practice.

EDAD 221B: Research Seminar Ed Leadership: Methods

To provide an overview of theory, procedures, application, and research in educational settings. To assist in the study of a specific area of applied research from the current professional literature and in the development of a specific research proposal.

EDAD 221C: Research Ed Leadership: Data Collection

To provide an overview of and support during data collection, data organization, and preliminary analyses of findings. To assist in the study of a specific area of applied research from the current professional literature to carry out a specific research project.

EDAD 242A: Fieldwork: Effective Leadership

This fieldwork course focuses on dispositions of effective educational leadership and provides for the application of administrative skills in various educational settings in instructional leadership, school management, personnel management, and business management.

EDAD 242B: Fieldwork: Instructional Leadership

This fieldwork course focuses on dispositions of effective instructional leadership and provides for the application of administrative skills in various educational settings in instructional leadership, school management, personnel management, and business management.

EDAD 242C: Fieldwork: Assessing Resources

This fieldwork course focuses on the application of administrative skills in various educational settings in instructional leadership, school management, personnel management, and business management. Leadership skills will be developed for the management of school change initiatives.

EDAD 242D: Fieldwork: Advocacy

This fieldwork course focuses on dispositions of critical leadership while advocating for all students and provides for the application of administrative skills in various educational settings in instructional leadership, school management, personnel management, and business management

EDAD 253: Seminar in Administration in Educational Settings

Analysis of practical problems in educational administration. Application of planning, evaluation and research methodologies to problems in education.