Courses of Instruction
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (EDL-Education, Health and Society)
100 Career Development for College Students (2)
This course is designed to take
students through the process of clarifying career and/or academic goals. Students
will do research assignments and activities designed to help them to learn about
themselves and how to apply this information to career decision making.
110 The University and the Student (1)
Helps students understand how the university
operates and how its resources can be used to develop their educational goals.
Taught in residence halls in seminar style; designed to help develop personal
relationships among students and instructor. For freshmen only. Credit/no-credit
125 The Teacher Academy Portfolio (3)
The Teacher Academy is offered to Talawanda
High School Seniors interested in exploring teaching as a career. Students build
upon their fall semester coursework in the Academy, using their field experiences
in the schools spring semester to develop a reflective portfolio for public display.
MPF, MPT 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3)
Introduction to the field
of social foundation of education using a cultural studies approach to investigate
selected educational topics. IIB.
MPT 282 Cultural Studies, Power, and Education (3)
Introduces the basic concepts
used in cultural studies by studying the locations and uses of power in the education
of the American public.
301 Student Development in Residence Halls (1)
Practical study of theories and
techniques used in creating and maintaining learning environments that foster
student growth and development in college residence halls. Includes student development
theories, community development techniques, personal and environmental assessment,
and strategies for influencing group living and behavior. Prerequisite: current
resident assistant or permission of instructor.
310 Career Counseling (2)
Practical study of career development and counseling;
includes theories, techniques, and interventions. Use of career assessment inventories,
computerized guidance programs, and written resources required. Consideration
of student development theory leading to practice of basic counseling skills emphasized.
Prerequisite: selected as career assistant in Student Counseling Service.
318 Teacher Leadership and School Organization (3)
This course is designed to
challenge and shape students' conceptions of educational organizations and
cultures; their professional development as teachers and/or educational staff
members; as well as the acts of teaching, curriculum development, teaming and
leadership. The course encourages the development of personal and professional
theoretical frameworks and practical tools for enhancing awareness of and action
in educational roles as decision-maker, curriculum-creator, inquirer, community
member/builder, democratic citizen, team member, teacher and leader.
MPT 334 Youth Subcultures, Popular Culture, and the Non-Formal Education (3)
Using contemporary social and educational theory, this course covers recent
development in understanding youth cultures including work from England, the United
States, and other countries. Focuses on youth subcultures and popular culture
in the United States.
MPC 401 Cultural Studies and the Complexity of Empowerment (3)
experience and related readings in the field of cultural studies, students consider
political and ethical considerations involved in helping relationships. Community
service is a central component. Journals, class discussions, and readings integrate
experience with theoretical understandings of power as it relates to race, class,
gender, and other social categories. Students design, create, and present a project
focusing on a particular problem that relates to issues encountered in the field
placement and readings. Prerequisite: EDL 282 or permission of instructor.
450/550 Special Problems (1-3; maximum 9)
Individual research projects of varying
length and complexity in school organization and education administration. Prerequisite:
graduate standing or permission of department chair.
600 Independent Reading (1-3; maximum 9)
Planned reading in a field of educational
leadership with guidance of a department member. Prerequisite: graduate standing
and permission of department chair.
601 Educational Leadership Theory (3)
Study of theory and practice of educational
leadership. Instructional strategies include case study, simulations, and tutorials.
Integrates theory with issues of field-based practice. First in a series of four
required courses. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor.
602 The Principalship and Change (3)
Advanced study of the theory and practice
of educational leadership and change. Instructional strategies include field-based
problem-solving, case studies, simulations, and lectures. Second in a series of
four required educational leadership courses. Prerequisite: successful completion
of EDL 601 or permission of instructor.
603 Organizational Change (3)
Advanced course in educational leadership that is
field-based. Students are actively involved with practitioners. Mentor relationships
are established between students and field-based education leaders. Instructional
strategies are tutorials and field experience problem-solving. Prerequisite: Successful
completion of EDL 602 or permission of instructor.
607 School Law (3)
General study of public education law with particular emphasis
on school law in Ohio. Major attention given to landmark cases and their effects
upon public education.
609 Politics In Education (3)
Provides broad understanding of the political
nature of educational governance and opportunities to explore specific political
dynamics of the Ohio context.
614 Family-Community-School Partnerships (3)
Analysis of school-linked and community-based
partnerships aimed at enhancing the well-being of children, youth, families and
schools. Family-centered, culturally-responsive practice principles and empowerment
strategies are emphasized.
618 Teacher Leadership (3)
This course centers on the development of personal
and professional theoretical frameworks and practical tools to help school support
personnel become school leaders.
620 Research Projects (2-4)
Conference course. Individual research to satisfy
a credit-hour research study for graduate credit. Offered infrequently.
621 Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education (3)
Using interdisciplinary approach,
course investigates what multicultural education is and why and how it has become
an integral part of public school education.
623 Philosophy of Education (3)
Graduate seminar exploring philosophical positions
regarding education, focusing particularly on ethics and moral education in a
625 Social Foundations of Education (3)
Relationship between education and social
trends and intellectual developments that have influenced our civilization. Prerequisite:
graduate standing in education or permission of instructor.
626 Developmental and Organizational Analyses of Women as Educational Leaders
Examines concept of role expectations as they relate to women in leadership
positions in education and those explicit and implicit measures associated with
role adjustment and success. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Offered infrequently.
629 History of Education in America (3)
Origin and development of educational
thought and institutions in the United States. Prerequisite: graduate standing
or permission of instructor. Offered infrequently.
630 Applied Studies in Educational Administration (1-3; maximum 9 toward any
degree; maximum 15)
Practicum focusing on contemporary administrative and organizational
issues in schools, including data analysis, effective professional communication,
and special education policies and procedures. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
639 Curriculum Theory and Program Development (3)
General principles and practices
of curriculum development and change; organizational patterns for developing curriculum
and implementing curricular change. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
640 Applied Studies in Curriculum Improvement (3; maximum 10 toward any degree;
Practicum providing professional leadership for teachers, principals,
and supervisors in school districts for study of curriculum problems. Designed
to meet in-service needs; involves evaluation and improvement of the total curriculum
approach. Emphasis upon modern theories of curriculum development as they apply
to in-service growth and program improvement. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
645 Supervision of Teaching (3)
Principles, methods, techniques, and problems
of leadership in improving programs in elementary and secondary schools. Prerequisite:
graduate standing; elementary, middle, or secondary curriculum course; or permission
646 Curriculum Development for Instruction (3)
Curriculum organization procedures,
evaluation and theory in preparation of educational leaders. A course blending
theory and field experiences.
647 Curriculum and Cultural Studies (3)
Students will be exposed to cultural
studies' perspectives of education, including critical media literacy and
the role of popular culture in American education. Prerequisite: EDL 639.
648 Introduction to Research in Educational Leadership (3)
Students in this
class learn contemporary educational research methods and develop skills to plan
and complete a systematic action research inquiry into educational practice. The
class introduces students to research design, review of relevant literature, implementation,
649 Action Research for Educators (3)
Engages educators in action research as
a way to study and improve, through informed decision-making, the dynamics of
one's own practice. Culminates with a major action research project. Prerequisite(s):
EDL 639, EDL 646, EDL 647 and EDL 648.
656 Practicum in Personnel Services (1-4)
Supervised practice in college student
personnel. Prerequisite: CSP program admission and permission of instructor.
660 Seminar in Student Personnel Work (1-3)
Focuses on specialized topics in
student personnel work, e.g. management of student personnel services, staff development,
student government, discipline, student rights and responsibilities, case studies
in counseling, program development, etc. Prerequisite: CSP program admission or
permission of instructor.
661 College Student Development: Inquiry and Assessment (3)
addressing study of CSP research design and application in the context of college
student development. Qualitative and quantitative design included. Prerequisite:
CSP program admission and EDL 677 or concurrent registration, or permission of
666 Student Cultures in the College Environment (3)
Overview of studies conducted
on the formation and development of college student cultures. Particular emphasis
upon understanding student cultures and their relationship to the delivery of
student personnel services. Prerequisite: EDL 676. CSP program admission or permission
of the instructor.
676 Introduction to College Student Personnel (3)
Focuses on the historical,
philosophical and theoretical foundations of college student personnel. Prerequisite:
CSP program admission or permission of instructor.
677 Student Development Theory I (3)
Study of basic theoretical perspectives
underlying college student development, assessment of development, and application
of theory to the practice of college student personnel. Prerequisite: CSP program
admission or permission of the instructor.
678 Student Development Theory II (3)
In-depth study and critique of selected
student and adult development theories, assessment of students' development
of those theories, and application to the practice of college student personnel.
Prerequisite: EDL 677.
679 Higher Education in the United States (3)
Past and present issues and events
that shaped the purpose, scope, and diversification of higher education in the
United States. Prerequisite: CSP program admission or permission of instructor.
681 College Student Personnel Administration (3)
Experiential approach to the
study of administration in student affairs organizations. Case studies, workshops,
and small group assignments used to develop skills in leadership, staff evaluation,
supervision, and planning and management of change. Prerequisite: CSP program
admission or permission of instructor.
683 Fieldwork Inquiry in College Student Cultures (3)
Examines theoretical perspectives
underlying a particular kind of qualitative research fieldwork using qualitative
research exemplars drawn from higher education and Student Affairs. Assists students
to become informed consumers of Student Affairs research. Prerequisite: CSP program
admission or permission of instructor.
684 Program Evaluation and Assessment in Higher Education (3)
Study of basic
theoretical perspectives underlying program evaluation and assessment in the context
of Student Affairs. Addresses critique of current practices and development of
appropriate methods for planning and implementing program evaluations and student
assessments. Prerequisite: CSP program admission or permission of instructor.
700 Thesis (1-10; 6 required, maximum 10)
Available for M.A. program in educational
leadership. Conference course with departmental adviser. Prerequisite: plan of
work approved by adviser and department chair.
701 Theory and Philosophy of Educational Administration (3)
and theoretical constructs in educational administration, examining relationships
between theory and different organizational patterns and administrative practices.
Prerequisite: EDL graduate program admission or permission of the instructor.
706 Educational Leadership and Organizational Development (3)
Study of concepts,
literature, and research in leadership and its relationship to the development
and maintenance of the organization. Prerequisite: EDL graduate program admission
or permission of the instructor.
710 Internship in Educational Leadership (3)
Planned program of leadership responsibilities
in an educational institution or agency with major emphasis on participation in
practical applications of roles associated with school administration. Enrollment
only after contact with the internship director.
711 Internship in Curriculum Planning and Supervision (1-3)
of experiences in curriculum development with emphasis on practical application
of roles. Prerequisite: EDL 639, 641 or 642 or 643, 645. Offered each semester
and during the first scheduled summer term. Enrollment may be made only after
contact with internship director.
721 Pupil Personnel Services (3)
Organization and analysis of pupil services
offered to a school district. Current issues, especially legal and ethical, are
723 Public School Finance (3)
Local, state, and federal systems of financial
support for education. Addresses basic revenue and allocation issues from a national
and an Ohio perspective.
725 School Staff Personnel Administration (3)
Basic course in school personnel
sequence; emphasis on licensed staff; recruitment, supervision, evaluation, staff
development, collective bargaining, and employer-employee relationships.
727 School Business Affairs and Physical Resources (3)
Basic principles and
procedures of business management as they relate to educational institutions and
agencies, including budgeting, purchasing, maintenance, management of school facilities,
educational specifications, enrollment projections, capacity and utilization,
and auxiliary services.
729 Board-Superintendent-Staff Relationships (3)
Case study and simulation approach
to the identification and analysis of interrelationships, conflicts, and effects
of employee organizations and pressure groups on educational decision making and
730 School Surveys Practicum (3)
Action research with field orientation to in-service
activities of class members; survey research methods applied to practical problems.
Required for students minoring in educational research; may be included in plan
of work for post-master's degrees. Schedule of activities arranged. Prerequisite:
permission of instructor or graduate standing in educational leadership. Offered
750 Advanced Independent Reading (1-3; maximum 9)
Independent readings appropriate
for advanced graduate students. Cannot earn more than nine hours credit toward
minimum requirements for any one degree with combination of EDL 600 and EDL 750
(see EDL 600). Prerequisite: post-master's standing.
761 Introduction to Doctoral Study in Educational Leadership (3)
to doctoral study in educational leadership, emphasizing goal setting, research
skills, and studying in a diverse community. Prerequisite: admission to EDL doctoral
771 Educational Policy Analysis (3)
Provides broad understanding of cybernetic,
analytic, and cognitive theory paradigms as applied to educational policy considerations
of formulation and implementation of decisions. Conceptual and methodological
conclusions about the complex nature of educational governance and organizational
analysis specified. Prerequisite: EDL 627.
772 Advanced Research Design (3)
Introduction to Quantitative Research in education.
Students identify a research problem and apply analytic and design skills necessary
to develop a dissertation proposal.
775 Theoretical Foundations of Educational Inquiry (3)
Seminar to explore major
theoretical foundations used in educational research. Examines different educational
researchers conceive of the concepts of knowledge and social reality and how those
concepts affect educational research. Prerequisite: EDL 772.
780 Advanced Seminar in Educational Administration (1-5; maximum 15)
topics of current interest. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
796 Practicum in Curriculum and Supervision (3)
A semester of field laboratory
in a public school system to apply supervisory and curriculum leadership skills.
For practicing and prospective supervisors and curriculum leaders at doctoral
level, focusing on solving practical problems involving group leadership skills
and principles of curriculum development. Seminar sessions follow practical application
experience. Prerequisite: EDL 639, 641, or 643, and 645, or permission of instructor.
850 Doctoral Dissertation (1-16 required; maximum 60 depending on department
Prerequisite: doctoral admission by department and permission of
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