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General Bulletin 2006-2008

Courses of Instruction

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (EDL-Education and Allied Professions)

100 Career Development for College Students (2)

Small group interaction and use of tests and inventories to provide opportunities for self exploration and clarification of personal and career goals. Examination of occupational information and trends. Practical experience with resume development and employment interviewing.

110 The University and the Student (1)

Helps students understand how the university operates and how its resources can be used to develop their educational goals. Taught in residence halls in seminar style; designed to help develop personal relationships among students and instructor. For freshmen only. Credit/no-credit only.

MPF, MPT 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3)

Introduction to the field of social foundation of education using a cultural studies approach to investigate selected educational topics. IIB.

MPT 282 Cultural Studies, Power, and Education (3)

Introduces the basic concepts used in cultural studies by studying the locations and uses of power in the education of the American public.

301 Student Development in Residence Halls (1)

Practical study of theories and techniques used in creating and maintaining learning environments that foster student growth and development in college residence halls. Includes student development theories, community development techniques, personal and environmental assessment, and strategies for influencing group living and behavior. Prerequisite: current resident assistant or permission of instructor.

310 Career Counseling (2)

Practical study of career development and counseling; includes theories, techniques, and interventions. Use of career assessment inventories, computerized guidance programs, and written resources required. Consideration of student development theory leading to practice of basic counseling skills emphasized. Prerequisite: selected as career assistant in Student Counseling Service.

318 Teacher Leadership and School Organization (3)

This course is designed to challenge and shape students’ conceptions of educational organizations and cultures; their professional development as teachers and/or educational staff members; as well as the acts of teaching, curriculum development, teaming and leadership. The course encourages the development of personal and professional theoretical frameworks and practical tools for enhancing awareness of and action in educational roles as decision-maker, curriculum-creator, inquirer, community member/builder, democratic citizen, team member, teacher and leader.

MPT 334 Youth Subcultures, Popular Culture, and the Non-Formal Education (3)

Using contemporary social and educational theory, this course covers recent development in understanding youth cultures including work from England, the United States, and other countries. Focuses on youth subcultures and popular culture in the United States.

MPC 401 Cultural Studies and the Complexity of Empowerment (3)

Through field experience and related readings in the field of cultural studies, students consider political and ethical considerations involved in helping relationships. Community service (4 hours per week minimum) is a central component. Journals, class discussions, and readings integrate experience with theoretical understandings of power as it relates to race, class, gender, and other social categories. Students design, create, and present a project focusing on a particular problem that relates to issues encountered in the field placement and readings. Prerequisite: EDL 282 or permission of instructor.

450/550 Special Problems (1-3; maximum 9)

Individual research projects of varying length and complexity in school organization and education administration. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of department chair.

600 Independent Reading (1-3; maximum 9)

Planned reading in a field of educational leadership with guidance of a department member. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department chair.

601 Educational Leadership Theory (3)

Study of theory and practice of educational leadership. Instructional strategies include case study, simulations, and tutorials. Integrates theory with issues of field-based practice. First in a series of four required courses. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor.

602 The Principalship and Change (3)

Advanced study of the theory and practice of educational leadership and change. Instructional strategies include field-based problem-solving, case studies, simulations, and lectures. Second in a series of four required educational leadership courses. Prerequisite: successful completion of EDL 601 or permission of instructor.

603 Organizational Change (3)

Advanced course in educational leadership that is field-based. Students are actively involved with practitioners. Mentor relationships are established between students and field-based education leaders. Instructional strategies are tutorials and field experience problem-solving.

607 School Law (3)

General study of public education law with particular emphasis on school law in Ohio. Major attention given to landmark cases and their effects upon public education.

608 Contemporary Research in Educational Administration (3)

Acquaints student with fundamental language of contemporary research in educational administration. Students compare and contrast popular administration research paradigms within context of this research language. Successful student will: (a) identify contemporary research variables; (b) identify contemporary research problems; (c) critically analyze logical methodology used by applied researchers; (d) summarize reported results and conclusions of applied researchers. Summer only.

609 Politics In Education (3)

Provides broad understanding of the political nature of educational governance and opportunities to explore specific political dynamics of the Ohio context.

614 Collaborative Services and Supports for Children, Youth, and Families (3)

Analysis of school-linked and community-based interprofessional partnerships aimed at enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and families. Identifiable models and choices are analyzed, along with necessary conditions for change, their relationship to appropriate outcome measures, and data-based decision-making. Family-centered, culturally-responsive practice principles and empowerment strategies are emphasized.

618 Teacher Leadership (3)

This course centers on the development of personal and professional theoretical frameworks and practical tools to help school support personnel become school leaders.

620 Research Projects (2-4)

Conference course. Individual research to satisfy a credit-hour research study for graduate credit. Offered infrequently.

621 Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education (3)

Using interdisciplinary approach, course investigates what multicultural education is and why and how it has become an integral part of public school education.

623 Philosophy of Education (3)

Functions of education in American society. Survey of philosophical positions regarding education. Applications of analysis to education problems. Educational objectives and how they are determined.

625 Social Foundations of Education (3)

Relationship between education and social trends and intellectual developments that have influenced our civilization. Prerequisite: graduate standing in education or permission of instructor.

626 Developmental and Organizational Analyses of Women as Educational Leaders (3)

Examines concept of role expectations as they relate to women in leadership positions in education and those explicit and implicit measures associated with role adjustment and success. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Offered infrequently.

629 History of Education in America (3)

Origin and development of educational thought and institutions in the United States. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered infrequently.

630 Applied Studies in Educational Administration (1-3; maximum 9 toward any degree; maximum 15)

Practicum focusing upon administrative and organizational problems of one or more schools, educational institutions, or agencies. Offered upon request by arrangement with a school district. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

639 Curriculum Theory and Program Development (3)

General principles and practices of curriculum development and change; organizational patterns for developing curriculum and implementing curricular change. Prerequisite: graduate standing, 15 hours in education, or permission of instructor.

640 Applied Studies in Curriculum Improvement (3; maximum 10 toward any degree; maximum 18)

Practicum providing professional leadership for teachers, principals, and supervisors in school districts for study of curriculum problems. Designed to meet in-service needs; involves evaluation and improvement of the total curriculum approach. Emphasis upon modern theories of curriculum development as they apply to in-service growth and program improvement. Prerequisite: graduate standing or 15 hours in education or permission of instructor. Summer only.

645 Supervision of Teaching (3)

Principles, methods, techniques, and problems of leadership in improving programs in elementary and secondary schools. Prerequisite: graduate standing; elementary, middle, or secondary curriculum course; or permission of instructor.

646 Curriculum Development for Instruction (3)

Curriculum organization procedures, evaluation and theory in preparation of educational leaders. A course blending theory and field experiences.

647 Current Issues and Problems in Education (3)

Issues and problems in elementary and secondary education with special emphasis on changing needs, instructional patterns, and curricular organizations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or 15 hours in education and permission of instructor.

649 Innovative Practices in Instruction (3)

Current developments in individualizing learning for classrooms, faculty, and administrator staff development. Prerequisite: graduate standing, 15 hours in education, or permission of instructor. Offered infrequently.

656 Practicum in Personnel Services (2-4)

Supervised practice in college student personnel. Prerequisite: CSP program admission and permission of instructor.

660 Seminar in Student Personnel Work (1 to 3)

Focuses on specialized topics in student personnel work, e.g. management of student personnel services, staff development, student government, discipline, student rights and responsibilities, case studies in counseling, program development, etc.

661 College Student Development: Inquiry and Assessment (3)

Conceptual course addressing study of CSP research design and application in the context of college student development. Qualitative and quantitative design included. Prerequisite: CSP program admission and EDL 677 or concurrent registration, or permission of instructor.

666 Student Cultures in the College Environment (3)

Overview of studies conducted on the formation and development of college student cultures. Particular emphasis upon understanding student cultures and their relationship to the delivery of student personnel services. Prerequisite: EDL 676

676 Introduction to College Student Personnel (3)

Focuses on the historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations of college student personnel. Prerequisite: CSP program admission or permission of instructor.

677 Student Development Theory I (3)

Study of basic theoretical perspectives underlying college student development, assessment of development, and application of theory to the practice of college student personnel. Prerequisite: CSP major or permission of instructor.

678 Student Development Theory II (3)

In-depth study and critique of selected student and adult development theories, assessment of students’ development of those theories, and application to the practice of college student personnel. Prerequisite: EDL 677.

679 Higher Education in the United States (3)

Past and present issues and events that shaped the purpose, scope, and diversification of higher education in the United States. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

681 College Student Personnel Administration (3)

Experiential approach to the study of administration in student affairs organizations. Case studies, workshops, and small group assignments used to develop skills in leadership, staff evaluation, supervision, and planning and management of change. Prerequisite: CSP program admission or permission of instructor.

683 Fieldwork Inquiry in College Student Cultures (3)

Examines theoretical perspectives underlying a particular kind of qualitative research— fieldwork—using qualitative research exemplars drawn from higher education and Student Affairs. Assists students to become informed consumers of Student Affairs research. Prerequisite: CSP program admission or permission of instructor.

684 Program Evaluation and Assessment in Higher Education (3)

Study of basic theoretical perspectives underlying program evaluation and assessment in the context of Student Affairs. Addresses critique of current practices and development of appropriate methods for planning and implementing program evaluations and student assessments. Prerequisite: CSP program admission or permission of instructor.

700 Thesis (1-10; 6 required, maximum 10)

Available for M.A. program in educational leadership. Conference course with departmental adviser. Prerequisite: plan of work approved by adviser and department chair.

701 Theory and Philosophy of Educational Administration (3)

Basic post-master’s course. Philosophical bases and theoretical constructs in educational administration. Relationships between theory and different organizational patterns and administrative practices. Prerequisite: advanced standing (15 semester hours in educational leadership including EDL 601) plus a plan of work approved by your adviser and department chair.

706 Educational Leadership and Organizational Development (3)

Study of concepts, literature, and research in leadership and its relationship to the development and maintenance of the organization.

710 Internship in Educational Leadership II (1-3)

Planned program of leadership responsibilities in an educational institution or agency with major emphasis on participation in practical applications of roles associated with school administration. Enrollment only after contact with the internship director. Summer only.

711 Internship in Curriculum Planning and Supervision (1-3)

Planned program of experiences in curriculum development with emphasis on practical application of roles. Prerequisite: EDL 639, 645. Offered each semester and during the first scheduled summer term. Enrollment may be made only after contact with internship director.

721 Pupil Personnel Services (3)

Organization and analysis of pupil services offered to a school district. Current issues, especially legal and ethical, are examined. Summer only.

723 Public School Finance (3)

Local, state, and federal systems of financial support for education. Addresses basic revenue and allocation issues from a national and an Ohio perspective. Summer only.

725 School Staff Personnel Administration (3)

Basic course in school personnel sequence; emphasis on licensed staff; recruitment, supervision, evaluation, staff development, collective bargaining, and employer-employee relationships.

727 School Business Affairs and Physical Resources (3)

Basic principles and procedures of business management as they relate to educational institutions and agencies, including budgeting, purchasing, maintenance, management of school facilities, educational specifications, enrollment projections, capacity and utilization, and auxiliary services.

729 Board-Superintendent-Staff Relationships (3)

Case study and simulation approach to the identification and analysis of interrelationships, conflicts, and effects of employee organizations and pressure groups on educational decision making and policy formulation. Prerequisite: EDL 607 and 725.

730 School Surveys Practicum (3)

Action research with field orientation to in-service activities of class members; survey research methods applied to practical problems. Required for students minoring in educational research; may be included in plan of work for post-master’s degrees. Schedule of activities arranged. Prerequisite: permission of instructor or graduate standing in educational leadership. Offered infrequently; summer only.

750 Advanced Independent Reading (1-3; maximum 9)

Independent readings appropriate for advanced graduate students. Cannot earn more than nine hours credit toward minimum requirements for any one degree with combination of EDL 600 and EDL 750 (see EDL 600). Prerequisite: post-master’s standing.

761 Introduction to Doctoral Study in Educational Leadership (3)

An orientation to doctoral study in educational leadership, emphasizing goal setting, research skills, and studying in a diverse community.

771 Educational Policy Analysis (3)

Provides broad understanding of cybernetic, analytic, and cognitive theory paradigms as applied to educational policy considerations of formulation and implementation of decisions. Conceptual and methodological conclusions about the complex nature of educational governance and organizational analysis specified. Prerequisite: EDL 627.

772/773 Advanced Research Design (3, 3) ( EDL 773 offered infrequently.)

Students identify a research problem and apply analytic and design skills necessary to develop a dissertation proposal. Research sequence to be taken after completion of comprehensive exams. Required of all doctoral students in educational leadership.

775 Theoretical Foundations of Educational Inquiry (3)

Seminar to explore major theoretical foundations used in educational research. Examines different educational researchers conceive of the concepts of knowledge and social reality and how those concepts affect educational research.

780 Advanced Seminar in Educational Administration (1-5; maximum 15)

Various topics of current interest. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

796 Practicum in Curriculum and Supervision (4)

A semester of field laboratory in a public school system to apply supervisory and curriculum leadership skills. For practicing and prospective supervisors and curriculum leaders at doctoral level, focusing on solving practical problems involving group leadership skills and principles of curriculum development. Seminar sessions follow practical application experience. Prerequisite: EDL 639, 641, or 643, and 645, or permission of instructor.

850 Doctoral Dissertation (1-16 required; maximum 60 depending on department requirements)

Prerequisite: doctoral admission by department and permission of adviser.

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