Offered only to accepted M.Ed. Leadership and Learning graduate
students who are in cohort groups.
EDL 543. Educational
Research and Evaluation (3)
An introduction to basic concepts of
planning, conducting, designing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative
organizational research studies. This course is intended to acquaint the student
with various research techniques and how the techniques can be applied in
educational endeavors. Topics may include data collection, sampling procedures,
and program evaluation.
EDL 544. MODULE 1: Leadership and Learning I: Self-assessment and
Interpersonal Development (4)
An introductory course in leadership
that emphasizes self-awareness and leadership skills. Leadership styles,
management practices, group/team dynamics, and verbal and non-verbal
communication skills will be studied. Effective communications with the media,
community members, and other stakeholders will be explored.
EDL 546. School Curriculum (3)
A historical perspective
on the development of the curriculum provides the course framework. Major trends
in elementary and secondary school curriculum will be emphasized along with the
purpose of curriculum in guiding the work of public and private schools.
EDL 547. Grant Writing and Resource Development (3)
course introduces the grants development process. Topics will include
researching and working with funders, and proposal writing. Resource
development in various organizations will be explored.
EDL 548. MODULE 2: Leadership and Learning II: Organizational
Behavior and Change Management (4)
Prerequisite EDL 544. An
introductory course in organizational theory. The history of leadership theory
in an organizational context will be emphasized, and social, historical, and
cultural frameworks will be explored. Emerging issues in the field of
behavioral science related to the work and structure of organizations will be
studied. Issues of strategic planning, power, task, accomplishment and change
management will also be examined.
EDL 549. MODULE 3 – Leadership and Learning III: Data-driven
Prerequisite EDL 544. A course designed to
develop an understanding of the impact of evolving financial management
theories. Technology will be used extensively to produce, monitor, and evaluate
financial systems in different institutions. This course will also prepare
leaders to make informed choices regarding technology.
EDL 550. Organizational Development (3)
Emphasis in the
course is upon existing research innovators and emerging issues in the field of
behavioral science as related to the work and structure of organizations. Issues
of power, task accomplishment and strategic planning are studied.
EDL 553. Educational Leadership Practicum (3)
hours of practicum experience per credit hour. Prerequisite: completion of all
major coursework and permission of the instructor. Provides supervised practicum
experience in a K-12 setting and requires completion of a practicum
EDL 554. MODULE 4 – Leadership and Learning IV: Ethical Decision
Prerequisite EDL 544. A course designed to investigate
problems and practices of human resource development and law in organizations.
This course will explore past and current cases that have impacted educational
decisions. Various methods of recruitment, selection, training, motivation,
induction, evaluation, and career development will be examined.
EDL 555. Educational Technology (3)
The use of computer
technology in instruction and administration will be studied. This introductory
course is designed to prepare the educational leader to make informed choices
EDL 557. MODULE 5 – Leadership and Learning V: Leading Instruction
Prerequisites: EDL 544, 548, 549, 554 and admission to the
Educational Leadership concentration. The historical perspective on the
development of curriculum will be examined. Major trends in elementary and
secondary curriculum will be explore. Additionally, recent trends and effective
implementation of curriculum will be studied including clinical models, and
effective instructional practices.
EDL 558. Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Leadership (3)
This graduate seminar course examines the implications of current
issues for learning organization leaders. Content will depend on program
concentration, but may include topics such as educational reform, learning
communities, the significance of current research to learning
organizations, and/or the impact of government, economics and the media on
EDL 559. Leadership Capstone (3)
I and II or consent of instructor; completion of all major coursework and
permission of the instructor. Capstone experience will consist of a
community-based project and portfolio presentation. With approval, this course
may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of six (6) credits.
EDL 560. Instruction & Evaluation (3)
implementation of the curriculum will be studied with emphasis placed on the
evaluation of personnel in teaching and/or program evaluation. Recent trends and
practices will be discussed including clinical models, effective instructional
practices and a comparison of qualitative and quantitative research
EDL 561. Sport Management (3)
This graduate course
provides an analysis of sport management pertaining to various levels of
athletics and also provides sports managers with the fundamental legal knowledge
necessary to operate in the increasingly litigious sports environment. The
theoretical underpinnings of management of athletic organizations, issues of
planning and human resource management, and legal concepts of negligence and
principles of risk management will be discussed. Additional topics will center
on decision-making and communication in the sport context, and legal issues
related to facility management, equipment use and accommodation for special
EDL 562. Sport Marketing (3)
This graduate course
provides a study of marketing and promotion strategies utilized in various
aspects of the sports industry. Marketing sport and Marketing through sport will
be examined extensively utilizing components of the marketing mix.