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Graduate Program Coursework

Master of Education in Administration and Supervision

EDU 501 - Current Issues in Public School Education
Policies, programs, and trends that directly or indirectly impact public schools are examined and evaluated using research, analysis, and assessment in order to determine their relevance to teaching and learning in diverse public school settings.

EDU 503 - Strategies for Addressing Diversity in the Classroom
An inquiry into the multicultural dimensions of American educators by comparison to ethnic, racial, religious, and social issues with regard to cultural and socioeconomic differences including a philosophical analysis of the concepts of cultural pluralism and its broad implications.

EDU 506 - School and Community Relations
Using inquiry, research, and evaluation strategies regarding school and community relations the interdependence of school and community is identified and defined in terms of societal expectations of America’s schools and the effects of these expectations on educational political, economic, and demographic changes on educational policy.

EDU 507 - School Law
This course focuses on legal principles involved in school administration and in court actions. Students will investigate the impact of school law on the rights of students and educators as guaranteed by the Constitution and its amendments. This investigation will include state and federal statutory and regulatory provisions as well as tort and contract liability as they influence education. Students will learn to be leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by evaluating and synthesizing our legal system as it pertains to education.

EDU 508 - School Finance
This course involves school finances relative to public school programs, revenues and experience. It explains why education and school finance are important and why current practices exist. The course examines ho school leaders prepare and administer strategic financial plans. A strategic financial plan, strategic vision, resources stewardship, accounting and budgeting systems, and financial frameworks will be studied and discussed.

EDU 509 - Public School Administration
This course focuses in the theoretical bases of school administration; organizational principles, patterns and practices in public schools; decision making; administration of programs and services. Designed to assist in preparing aspiring school administrators with the program management and instructional leadership skills necessary to facilitate and/or direct the planning, programming and related activities necessary to raise standards and improve student achievement in public schools. This course offers future school leaders the opportunity to examine theory, practice, and skills in the area of human resources administration. Ways to effectively attract, train, motivate, and assign personnel in order to accomplish the goals and mission of the school district will be topics of discussion throughout the course.

EDU 510 - The School Principal
The course focuses on roles and responsibilities of the principalship including the organization and administration of schools. This course is designed to explore the role of the principal as instructional leader and change agent. The course is founded upon educational effectiveness research and ELCC standards. State requirements and other factors impacting principal certification will be addressed. It will also include a study of the major functions of personnel selection and professional development. This course includes administrative field experience activities.

EDU 512 - Instructional Leadership
Instructional leadership addresses the critical aspects of the teaching – learning process: curriculum development, student differences, learning, student motivation, teaching, classroom management, assessing student learning, and assessing and changing school climate and culture. A special emphasis is given to promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program and applying best practice to student learning.

EDU 520 - Research Analysis for School Improvement
This course is designed to familiarize the future elementary or high school administrator with basic research and statistical concepts for the purpose of interpreting and applying research results to make sound educational decisions for school improvement.

EDU 522 - Educational Leadership
A study of administrative theory leadership principles, including the conceptual and structural organization of public education as well as educational governance at the federal, state, and local levels. It is also a study of administrative theory, leadership principles, the conceptual and structural organization of the environment, and the processes involved in educational leadership. The course is to provide an initial understanding of the nature and specific characteristics of educational leaders, the varied roles of educational leaders and the relevant theories and practices of effective educational leaders to improve student learning.

EDU 591 - Internship in Elementary School Administration
This is an internship with an experienced elementary administrator or supervisor. The purpose of this field placement is to prove the intern with professional experiences in an administrative role. A cumulative internship is required by ELCC and South Carolina PADEPP for school administration and supervision programs. The goal is to provide candidates and opportunity to accept genuine responsibility for leading, facilitating, and making decisions typical of those made by school principals for a full semester.

EDU 592 - Internship in Secondary School Administration
This is an internship with an experienced secondary administrator or supervisor. The purpose of this field placement is to prove the intern with professional experiences in an administrative role. A cumulative internship is required by ELCC and South Carolina PADEPP for school administration and supervision programs. The goal is to provide candidates and opportunity to accept genuine responsibility for leading, facilitating, and making decisions typical of those made by school principals for a full semester.

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