Educational Leadership (EDL)

Educational Leadership (EDL) Courses

EDL 5003. Introduction to School Administration. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Program admission or consent of instructor. Introduction to the roles, tasks, and problems of positions in educational administration and their relationship to local, state, and federal government agencies. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 5103. Introduction to School Finance and Budgeting. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: EDL 5003 or consent of instructor. Introduction and survey of current designs in educational finance of public school districts, review of general concepts, and practices of the appropriate local, state, and federal government agencies. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 5203. School and Community Relations in Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the strategies and design models for informing local business taxpayers and clientele about educational activities. Study of models for participation and analysis of interaction models. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 5303. Human Relations in Educational Administration. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis and identification of group processes and individual behaviors that tend to enhance democratic interaction in the achievement of educational goals. Consideration of supportive roles requisite to the supervision of professionals in the educative process. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 5403. The Principalship: Educational Unit and Site Administration. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of the principal’s or comparable position’s role and the requisite interaction with various referent groups. Emphasis is on administration of academic programs. Applicable to all levels of common school. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 5503. Administration and Function of Special Programs. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Identification and analysis of models and designs for the administration, development, supervision, and support programming of special education, guidance, vocational and technical education, and other alternative and support functions in education. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 5603. Applied Research Seminar in Educational Leadership. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to identification, analysis, and design formulation of applied research problems in educational leadership. Practice in conducting searches, elementary analysis, and deriving appropriate conclusions from applied studies. Students are required to complete and articulate an approved applied research design in prescribed form. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 5703. Legal Foundations in Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of current legal basis and practices in the policy administration of education and review of significant court decisions pertaining to educational operations. Emphasis on rights and responsibilities of teachers and students and legislation related to multicultural institutional operations. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6013. Supervision: Teaching-Learning Process. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A study of impact strategies in instructional supervision and the development of communication and interpersonal skills needed for working with teachers. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6023. Instructional Leadership. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The analysis and application of models of the teaching and learning process to instructional supervision. The study and application of instructional leadership theory, practices, and contexts. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6033. Education Policy and Politics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the conceptual knowledge and skills to explore and analyze societal and organizational forces that affect educational policy and decision making and an understanding of how educational politics permeate educational systems and influence educational policy. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6133. Advocacy Leadership. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the strategies and tactics that successful advocates use to organize constituencies and achieve their purposes. Various types of advocacy will be emphasized, including community organizing, disabilities advocacy, advocacy for children, and civil and human rights advocacy. A primary focus will be on the connection of community organizations and schools. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6503. Central Office Instructional Leadership. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to superintendent certification program. This course focuses on the instructional leadership component leading to Texas Superintendent Certification with a concentration on curriculum planning, development, implementation and evaluation, instructional leadership and management, and supervision and staff development. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6513. Policy and Governance of Educational Community. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to superintendent certification program. This course focuses on the policy and governance component leading to Texas Superintendent Certification with a concentration on the ethics of leadership, leadership and school district culture, communications and community relations, and policy and governance. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6523. Organizational Leadership and Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to superintendent certification program. This course focuses on the administrative leadership component leading to Texas Superintendent Certification with a concentration on finance, budgeting, resource utilization, technology applications, physical plant, and support systems. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6533. Human Resources Leadership and Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to superintendent certification program. This course focuses on the human resources leadership and management component leading to Texas Superintendent Certification with a concentration on personnel recruitment, selection, induction, supervision, development, evaluation, and decision-making. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6941. Practicum in Educational Administration. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Individually supervised field experience with unit-level or institutional-level educational administrators with related applied research activity. Must be taken for both principalship and superintendency certification. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester credit hours. Course Fees: GH01 $25; LRH1 $10; STSH $6.

EDL 6942. Practicum in Educational Administration. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Individually supervised field experience with unit-level or institutional-level educational administrators with related applied research activity. Must be taken for both principalship and superintendency certification. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester credit hours. Course Fees: GH01 $50; LRH1 $10; STSH $12.

EDL 6943. Practicum in Educational Administration. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Individually supervised field experience with unit-level or institutional-level educational administrators with related applied research activity. Must be taken for both principalship and superintendency certification. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester credit hours. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 6953. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor and the student’s Graduate Advisor of Record. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the Master’s degree. Course Fees: GH01 $75; STSH $18.

EDL 6961. Comprehensive Examination. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Approval of the appropriate Graduate Program Committee to take the Comprehensive Examination. Independent study course for the purpose of taking the Comprehensive Examination. May be repeated as many times as approved by the Graduate Program Committee. Enrollment is required each term in which the Comprehensive Examination is taken if no other courses are being taken that term. The grade report for the course is either “CR” (satisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination) or “NC” (unsatisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination). Course Fees: GH01 $25; STSH $6.

EDL 6973. Special Problems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Problems courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the Master’s degree. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7103. Administration of Urban/Multicultural Institutions. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Provides practicing and potential urban educational leaders with knowledge of contemporary conditions and positive models for effective educational administrative designs, including alternative educational delivery systems. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7213. Foundations of Higher Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in higher education administration or consent of instructor. This course examines the historical, social, and political context of American higher education. Central to this course is the history and evolution of contemporary post-secondary institutions and the complex relationship between American higher education and society. The increasingly diverse demographics of the United States and related implications for higher education will be considered. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7243. Diversity, Equity, and Access in Higher Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in higher education administration or consent of instructor. This course will examine the individual and institutional factors that facilitate or hinder college access for traditional and nontraditional students. Theories and explanations that account for differences among diverse students in college preparation, enrollment, and persistence will be addressed. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7273. Examining School Populations, Structures, and Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development of an analytical framework for intervening in political and organizational systems to accomplish educational missions and establish a sense of community in school culture. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7333. Organizations and Systems in Higher Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in higher education administration or consent of instructor. This course provides an overview of the organizations and systems that comprise the United States higher education system. Students will review historical and current perspectives about the nature and purposes of U.S. higher education, examine the roles that internal and external forces play in shaping institutions and systems, explore how key actors experience their organizational roles, and consider how variations in the system and individual differences can affect life within the academy. The emphasis will be on understanding and appreciating the scope, complexity, and diversity of higher educational systems, institutions, and stakeholders. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7343. The Politics of Educational Change. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of the political structure and processes through which many of the major issues in education are treated, analysis of the power structure and its influence on educational policymaking, exploration of the evolving roles of state and federal agencies, the courts, private organizations, and interest groups in shaping the policymaking process in education. (Formerly EDL 6333. Credit cannot be earned for both EDL 7343 and EDL 6333.) Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7413. Policy and Politics in Higher Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in higher education administration or consent of instructor. This course explores the concepts of policy and politics in the scholarship of higher education along with the impact of these on the leadership and administration of higher education organizations. Students will examine the influence of national and state policy and politics on institutional and program development in higher education, and how these factors affect postsecondary opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7423. Theoretical Frameworks in Higher Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in higher education administration or consent of instructor. This course examines various theories and their application to diverse aspects of higher education. Important paradigms, schools of thought, and general theories within the field of higher education will be emphasized. The influence of the study of race, gender, and class on theory development will also be considered. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7433. Frameworks and Theories of Educational Policy Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students with a foundational knowledge of the policymaking process and a deeper understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social factors that influence educational policy. It is an overview of theories and conceptual frameworks for understanding educational policy making and outcomes/implications. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7563. Research in Leadership Laboratory: Change Theory, Innovation, and Application. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: EDU 7133 or consent of instructor. Inquiry into the research of leadership and organizational change processes in field-based settings. Examination of cases involving organizational and leadership change agents. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7573. Research Theory and Design in Educational Administration. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Research theory and design in preparation for the craft of research proposals. Includes the development of inquiry and procedures in qualitative and quantitative analyses as they relate to the discipline of educational administration. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7771. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Doctoral standing and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor and student’s Graduate Advisor of Record. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Doctoral degree. Course Fees: GH01 $25; STSH $6.

EDL 7773. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Doctoral standing and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor and student’s Graduate Advisor of Record. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Doctoral degree. Course Fees: GH01 $75; STSH $18.

EDL 7783. Special Problems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Doctoral standing and consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or often part of the regular course offerings. Special Problems courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Doctoral degree. Course Fees: GH01 $75; LRH1 $10; STSH $18.

EDL 7893. Doctoral Research. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the Doctoral degree. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours may be applied to the Doctoral degree. Course Fees: GH01 $75; STSH $18.