Education: Administration (EDUA)

EDUA 516   Instructional and Transformational Leadership   3 Units

This course will combines the important theories of educational leadership with the theories of transformational leadership as it examines the context of change and its impacts society and its schools; determines leadership qualities and skills necessary for creating successful and enduring change in schools; explores the culture and politics of change as it relates to various members of the school community including administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community leaders; and develops effective strategies for marketing, managing, implementing, and integrating change in three essential area: teaching, learning, and leadership.

EDUA 517   Curriculum Design and Evaluation   3 Units

This course will provide students with an intensive study of pedagogical approaches and materials for teaching in schools, including state curriculum documents, the curricular recommendations of professional associates, recommendations that have emerged from recent educational research, and the recommendations of recent reform movements with emphasis on the study of alternative approaches to curriculum theory, design, practice, and evaluation.

EDUA 553   Schools as Diverse learning Organizations   3 Units

This course will connect the dynamics of strategic issues, ensuring ethical and reflective leadership; the analysis and development of public policy; management of information systems; and human and fiscal resource in the culturally diverse learning organization. Creating cultural competence is the fundamental concept necessary to foster and sustain the school culture and instructional programs that are conducive to student learning and staff professional development through the examination of the historical, legal, social, political, ethical, and economic perspectives that have impacted schools in American society.

EDUA 556   Legal and Political Aspects in Education   3 Units

This course will explore the shaping of education in America by law and the legal system as students are encouraged to become familiar with the manner in which courts operate, how they make their decisions, and the impact of their decisions on education and educational policy.

EDUA 557   Human Resources   3 Units

This course will examine the trends, issues, scope, and practices of personnel administration in schools and address issues of personnel management strategies, theories of managing school personnel, and the evaluation protocol for classified and certificated personnel.

EDUA 558   Financial Resources   3 Units

This course will examine the trends, issues, scope, and practices of school finance and address issues of financial management strategies, techniques for developing a projected budget and strategic plan, Local Control Funding Formula, and Local Control Accountability Plan.

EDUA 559   Human and Financial Resources   3 Units

This course examines the trends, issues, scope and practices of school finance and personnel administration. The course will introduce financial and personnel management strategies and techniques for developing a projected budget and strategic plan. Specifically, Administrative leaders must understand the theories of managing school personnel and addressing the evaluation protocol for classified and certificated personnel. Professional development models are presented for application to the school site. Examples of the budgeting process for school site funds and categorical programs are presented by practicing school administrators. Administrative Leadership candidates will develop a sample school budget and defend the budgeting process to colleagues during this course.

EDUA 581   Educational Research: Methods and Analysis   3 Units

This course will provide specific research guidelines for conducting research on how leadership impacts school change. Within the context of the project, the emphasis will be on how the instructional leader can develop specific skills, attitudes, and knowledge to help build the capacity for change with colleagues at the school or district level.

EDUA 590A   Administrative Practicum (A)   0 Units

The collaborative action research model supports the fieldwork requirement as the student collaborates with colleagues, site-level administrators, district-level administrators, parents, and perhaps students, where appropriate. The process becomes a local issue to improve some aspect of teaching and learning at the school site. A university-site supervisor will work in conjunction with the school site to support the administrative leadership project.

EDUA 590B   Administrative Practicum (B)   0 Units

The collaborative action research model supports the fieldwork requirement as the student collaborates with colleagues, site-level administrators, district-level administrators, parents, and perhaps students, where appropriate. The process becomes a local issue to improve some aspect of teaching and learning at the school site. A university-site supervisor will work in conjunction with the school site to support the administrative leadership project.

EDUA 590C   Administrative Practicum (C)   3 Units

The collaborative action research model supports the fieldwork requirement as the student collaborates with colleagues, site-level administrators, district-level administrators, parents, and perhaps students, where appropriate. The process becomes a local issue to improve some aspect of teaching and learning at the school site. A university-site supervisor will work in conjunction with the school site to support the administrative leadership project. Practicum Fee: $50.

EDUA 591A   Advanced Administrative Practicum (A)   0 Units

The collaborative action research model supports the fieldwork requirement as the student collaborates with colleagues, site-level administrators, district-level administrators, parents, and perhaps students, where appropriate. The process becomes a local issue to improve some aspect of teaching and learning at the school site. A university-site supervisor will work in conjunction with the school site to support the administrative leadership project.

EDUA 591B   Advanced Administrative Practicum (B)   0 Units

The collaborative action research model supports the fieldwork requirement as the student collaborates with colleagues, site-level administrators, district-level administrators, parents, and perhaps students, where appropriate. The process becomes a local issue to improve some aspect of teaching and learning at the school site. A university-site supervisor will work in conjunction with the school site to support the administrative leadership project.

EDUA 591C   Advanced Administrative Practicum (C)   3 Units

The collaborative action research model supports the fieldwork requirement as the student collaborates with colleagues, site-level administrators, district-level administrators, parents, and perhaps students, where appropriate. The process becomes a local issue to improve some aspect of teaching and learning at the school site. A university-site supervisor will work in conjunction with the school site to support the administrative leadership project. Practicum Fee: $50.

EDUA 593   Administrative Symposium   1 Unit

EDUA 593 is a series of three one-credit best practices symposia held on various Saturdays throughout the school year. Each symposium presents a new topic on critical issues in education for administrators as presented by distinguished participants in the educational administration field. Students attend three symposia throughout the administration program and complete the required assignment for each.

EDUA 610   Administration Credential Professional Clear Induction I   3 Units

The Administrative Services Professional Clear Induction Credential is designed for those who currently hold a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and want to clear the preliminary credential by obtaining the Administrative Services Professional Clear Credential. The Administrative Services Professional Clear Credential focuses on job-embedded, reflective work which takes place in the routine work day of an administrator. Each student is matched with a mentor who will work with them over this two year program (Year I and Year II) to learn leadership skills in diverse settings. Included in the mentoring program will be a deepening of skills in analysis, research, and evaluation in the administrative role.

EDUA 611   Administration Credential Professional Clear Induction II   3 Units

The Administrative Services Professional Clear Induction Credential is designed for those who currently hold a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and want to clear the preliminary credential by obtaining the Administrative Services Professional Clear Credential. The Administrative Services Professional Clear Credential focuses on job-embedded, reflective work which takes place in the routine work day of an administrator. Each student is matched with a mentor who will work with them over this two year program (Year I and Year II) to learn leadership skills in diverse settings. Included in the mentoring program will be a deepening of skills in analysis, research, and evaluation in the administrative role.