Education: Administration

EDAD 6580: Leadership in Education (3)

Offerings

This course is an exploration of the administrative process, role of leadership, theories related to administration and leadership, and an examination of the basic principles of leadership, work motivation, decision-making, and communication. In addition, the course examines the principles of school culture that influence student achievement.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6581: Leadership for School Culture (3)

Offerings

This course provides future educational leaders with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to create a climate that will effectively lead schools in the improvement of student learning.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6584: School Finance (3)

Offerings

This course explores the legal foundations and principles of school finance, sources of revenue, distribution of monies, budget, financial accounting and reporting practices in Washington state. Emphasis is placed on developing an allocation plan to support the improvement of student learning.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6585: School Law (3)

Offerings

This course is designed to develop skills of legal research and analysis in the field of education law at the public school level as well as survey the myriad of legal issues found in today’s school environment. Particular attention will be given to the current legal trends and decisions as they impact the state of Washington. Major leadership skills include the assessment of legal scenarios and how administrators can avoid legal conflicts and address those that arise. Skills also include the knowledge and application of dealing with legal issues in the areas of special education, issues of diversity and social justice in an ethical manner.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6586: Human Resources Management (3)

Offerings

This course concentrates on the human resource function in the school system. It will examine this function from the perspective of both the principal and the district office. Knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities to function effectively will be stressed. It will assist in the improvement of skills in the administration of human resource policies and regulations in light of the complexities of today's climate in public education.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6588: Supervision of Instruction (3)

Offerings

This course examines principles, practices, and procedures needed for the supervision of instruction with emphasis on the principal's instructional leadership role within public and private P-12 schools of Washington State.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6589: Engaging Communities (3)

Offerings

This course is designed to prepare school leaders in the inclusive practice of collaboration with all stakeholders. It is intended that individuals taking this course will have the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence to improve learning and achievement to ensure the success of each student by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6900: Independent Study (1-5)

Offerings

Allows student to work with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6940: Principal Administrative Internship (1-9)

Offerings

Advanced internship for principals. Focuses on state educational competencies. May be repeated for credit up to 9 credits. Fee(s):

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6941: Program Administrator Internship (1-9)

Offerings

Provides advanced internship for aspiring, entry-level, program administrators. The course focuses on state educational and ISLLC competencies in a school or district site appropriate for a program administrator. May be repeated for credit up to 9 credits.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 6950: Topics in Education (1-6)

Offerings

Examination of a current topic or issue. May be repeated for credit up to 9 credits.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only.

EDAD 7100: Professional Growth Planning Seminar I (1)

Offerings

This seminar is the first of a three-part series that is focused on the professional development of school administrators. The seminar series assists students in development of personal and professional growth plans based on their knowledge and understanding of vision and beliefs, analysis of personal and professional effectiveness, leadership style, and organizational effectiveness. The seminars foci are on preparing students for school district leadership, particularly the role of the superintendent, assistant superintendent or other similar executive level positions. Seminar I will address the analysis of personal and professional effectiveness.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only.

EDAD 7200: Professional Growth Planning Seminar II (1)

Offerings

This seminar is the second of a three-part series that is focused on the professional development of school administrators. The seminar series assists students in development of a personal and professional growth plan. Seminar II will emphasize the problems of full engagement in order to establish personal and professional goals in the challenging school environment that is focused on change and increasing student achievement.

Restrictions: Doctoral only.

EDAD 7300: Professional Growth Planning Seminar III (1)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EDAD 7200. This seminar is the third of a three-part series that is focused on the professional development of school administrators. The seminar series assists students in development of personal and professional growth plan. Seminar III will address the levels of achievement necessary to sustain change. This seminar provides the structure for school administrators to: assess one's current impact on others; determine ways to strengthen that impact; and, prepare a professional growth plan that will prepare students for a leadership role.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: EDAD 7200: D or better

EDAD 7581: Systems Leadership (3)

Offerings

This course focuses on the ability to create shared ownership for a district-wide vision based on success for all students. The goal is to give those preparing for district leadership position an understanding of systems thinking, continuous program improvement, and the alignment of elements into a coherent district-wide management and accountability plan. A personal set of leadership skills will be developed for use in administration.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only.

EDAD 7582: Education Law and Policy Studies (3)

Offerings

This course will examine the right to equal educational opportunity and will consider the various legal efforts, at the state and federal level, to improve K-12 education. The course will focus primarily on contemporary legal liability issues, school desegregation, school finance litigation, and personnel law. Additional areas that may be addressed include the legal and policy implications of a variety of reform efforts, including: the federal government's expanding role in education, charter schools, vouchers, national and state standards, faith-based education, and single-sex education.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only.

EDAD 7584: Resource Management (3)

Offerings

This course will increase one's understanding of resources and how they affect the work or educational leaders. Linkages between various stakeholders and competing interests will be explored. Emphasis will be on the mission of a learning organization as it relates to resource management decisions. The course will focus on preparing educators for school district leadership roles.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only.

EDAD 7586: Interpersonal Relations (3)

Offerings

This course is to give those preparing for district leadership positions the knowledge and skills in building collaborative partnerships between the community and school personnel. On the community side, the goal is working with the community, the media, parents, businesses and the many related agencies to create additional partners in achieving the district's vision. On the human resources side, the goal is building positive interpersonal relations, monitoring climate, selecting and empowering employees and creating teams necessary to achieve the district's vision.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only.

EDAD 7588: Improving Student Learning (3)

Offerings

Improving student achievement and creating a system to improve student learning is the primary emphasis for an educational leader. This course explores integrating teaching, learning, and assessment in an aligned curriculum model that supports successful student learning.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only.

EDAD 7589: Policy, Governance and Ethics (3)

Offerings

This course focuses on one's leadership ability to work cooperatively with the school board, the Legislature, and other political entities to forge the necessary partnerships to achieve the district's mission. Emphasis will be placed on the interconnectedness of policy and procedures, interpersonal relations and moral frameworks in the establishment of effective and sustainable governance structures.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only.

EDAD 7890: Executive Leadership Field Experience (1-9)

Offerings

Field experience runs parallel to the coursework and involves application, discussion and reflection of the above content in a two-year, six-quarter format. Portfolios and journals are a part of the field experience work. May be repeated for credit up to 9 credits.

Restrictions: Doctoral Studies in Education, Executive Leadership, Superintendent Majors only. Doctoral only.

EDAD 7900: Independent Study (1-6)

Offerings

Student works with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 24 credits.

Restrictions: Doctoral only.