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EDAD 502. Overview to Community Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Overview to Community Education is a graduate class designed to teach students how to establish, operate and maintain, and evaluate a Community Education program. The goal of the course is to leave the student with a clear understanding of what contemporary Community Education is, and how it can be implemented.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


EDAD 507. Field Experience: Community Education

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Application of understandings and knowledge through on-site school activities. Planned and supervised cooperatively by school district personnel and university professors in compliance with Minnesota license requirements. Minimum of 320 clock hours.
Prerequisites: EDAD 502, EDAD 620, EDAD 640
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


EDAD 509. Situational Leadership

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Student development of portfolio material to develop competency in each of the areas specified in the licensure rule. Materials would be reviewed by a SCSU/Community Education Director team of three people. The team will document competency achievement and final oral examination in the field of community education.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


EDAD 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


EDAD 601. Introduction to Educational Administration

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Pre-assessment of skills for K-12 principal, superintendent, director of special education, or director of community education. Overview of all EDAD programs.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


EDAD 605. K-12 Principalship

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Synthesis and application of skills and knowledge acquired in the administration core courses. The leading role of the K-12 principal and the tasks, duties, and functions inherent in the principalship are examined. Twenty-one performance proficiencies are studied.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


EDAD 607. Secondary Principalship

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Leadership in the secondary school; student management; facilitating change; roles of local, state, and federal agencies; and likely policy directions for the future. Simulations, case studies, and research data. (Should be taken in the first 9 hours of the program in EDAD).
Semester Offered: DEMAND


EDAD 608. School Superintendency

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: To prepare aspiring school administrators with competencies required for successful leadership by providing knowledge of the competencies and examples of practices which demonstrate the application of the stated competencies. Major competencies will include the following: leadership skills, strategic planning, communication, ethics, superintendent-board relationships, and school governance.
Semester Offered: Fall


EDAD 609. Supervision of Special Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Review of approaches, models and practices required for effective supervision of special education and related personnel and programs. Primary emphasis on developing and maintaining effective working relationships with subordinates and others in the school organization.
Semester Offered: Fall


EDAD 610. Administrative Leadership

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Surveys of theories, models, and dimensions of leadership; introduction to leadership behavior in organizations, planning, decision-making, and assessment.
Semester Offered: Spring


EDAD 611. Portfolio Review

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Development of an electronic portfolio to qualify for a K-12 principal, director of special education, director of community education, or superintendent license. The portfolio will be assessed for quality and content.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


EDAD 612. Program and Assessment/Evaluation Technique

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Becoming a data based decision maker is an important skill for educational leaders. Techniques for determining what type of assessment and evaluation is required and the techniques for gathering data, facts, and impressions from multiple sources regarding all aspects of the educational program to be explored. Students will acquire the skills necessary to effectively plan, evaluate, and manage curriculum programs in elementary, middle-level and high schools.
Semester Offered: Fall


EDAD 613. Administration of Special Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Review of approaches, models and practices required for effective administration of a special education organization. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding organizational structure considerations, critical management functions, and the management of structured organizational change.
Semester Offered: Fall


EDAD 616. Special Education Program Development for Administrators

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Overview and analysis of models, process requirements and indicators or quality for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of special education programs. Special focus placed on review of the universe of generic program development components necessary to define a quality special education program.
Semester Offered: Spring| Summer


EDAD 619. Legal and Financial Aspects of Special Education for Administrators

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Overview of case law, legal standards, financial models, and budgeting practices applicable to the supervisors and administrators of special education programs.
Semester Offered: Spring


EDAD 620. Introduction to School Law

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Exploration of the relationship between public education and the legal system in the U.S. Particular attention is directed to the roles of the federal, state, and local governments in American schools as well as issues of students rights, curriculum, teacher freedoms, and other areas of crucial concern to school teachers and administrators.
Semester Offered: Fall


EDAD 622. Legal Aspects of Educational Administration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Focuses upon legal risk management in two major areas--the administration of the teacher contract and tort liability. Emphasizes knowledge which will empower administrators to assess the legal risks faced by their districts.
Prerequisites: EDAD 620
Semester Offered: Summer


EDAD 630. Introduction to Personnel Administration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: An overview of the personnel functions of school administrators. Particular attention is directed to personnel policies and procedures; the selection, induction, and continuing professional development of faculty; and employee management relations.
Semester Offered: Spring


EDAD 631. Advanced Supervision Techniques

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively maintain instructional supervision and leadership in school settings.
Semester Offered: Fall| Summer


EDAD 632. Assessment for School Leaders

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Applied K-12 assessment development process including implementation and evaluation procedures, data-driven decision making, and information management.
Semester Offered: Summer


EDAD 633. Curriculum Development for School Leaders

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Applied K-12 curriculum development process including implementation and evaluation procedures, school improvement issues, and the change process emphasizing student achievement.
Semester Offered: Spring| Summer


EDAD 640. Introduction to School Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: General introduction to fnding of public education in the U.S.; review of the history, development, and theoretical foundations of education finance; local, state, and federal programs of school finance; alternative structures for education finance; school finance case law; implications for educational programming and management.
Semester Offered: Fall


EDAD 646. Auxiliary Functions for School Administrators

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: School operations for the building and district administrator. Topics include: classified and support personnel, transportation, food service, buildings and grounds, maintenance, health and safety, facility and referenda, planning, use of facilities, and collaborative partnerships.
Semester Offered: Spring


EDAD 650. Introduction to School-Community Relations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Developing understanding of communication structures in the community; processes and procedures for working with various publics including parents, community agencies, special interest groups, media, business and industry; dissemination processes to the various publics.
Semester Offered: Spring


EDAD 652. Community Relations in School Administration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Skills in promoting effective cooperation between the community and the school district. Focus on communication strategies, team building, and meeting constituent needs from a school district perspective. Emphasis on relations with specialized constituencies, projects, and campaign management.
Semester Offered: Summer


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