2019-21 Graduate Catalog Course Descriptions

EDAD - Educational Administration
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
EDAD 689EDAD Elective1.00 - 3.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
EDAD 700Administrative Leadership3.00
Study of selected theories and research relating to individual and group behaviors in K-12 educational organizations with emphasis on leadership characteristics of educational administrators, including participatory management, long-range strategic planning and change-agent processes. Particular emphasis given to human relations skills as well as oral and written communication skills needed by public school leaders.
EDAD 701The Director of Instruction3.00
A study of the various factors which will provide the student with foundations of research, theory, and best practices in instructional leadership and school.
EDAD 704Practicum - Director of Instruction1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience (i.e. 200 Special Education and 120 Pupil Services) and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 705Practicum - Director of Instruction1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience (i.e. 200 Special Education and 120 Pupil Services) and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 706Practicum - Director of Instruction1.50
1.50Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience (i.e. 200 Special Education and 120 Pupil Services) and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 707Practicum - Director of Instruction1.50
1.50Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience (i.e. 200 Special Education and 120 Pupil Services) and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 709Directed Study-Administrative Vision of Learning1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the Administrative Vision of Learning contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 710Supervision of Instruction3.00
Study of the function of supervision and evaluation of personnel is designed to assist in the development of programs which will be appropriate to respective school positions and settings. Prepares any member of an organization for the instructional leadership role which requires program planning, evaluation, human relations, and oral and written communication skills.
EDAD 711Curriculum Management and Development K-123.00
Study of the theories and related practices of curriculum development and curriculum organization in American schools. Focuses on methods, materials and strategies in the development, organization and delivery of curriculum in the American K-12 school system. Special emphasis given to development and interpretation of philosophical statements and management. Attention given to utilization of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction curriculum guides.
EDAD 719Directed Study-Administration of Student Learning and Staff Growth1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the Administration of Student Learning and Staff Growth contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 720School Business Administration3.00
Study of fiscal and material resource management and budgeting of K-12 school systems, including school finance, taxation and contract law with emphasis on the principles that should serve to guide the decision-making process.
EDAD 721The Principalship3.00
Study of the roles and responsibility of the school principal, with emphasis on development of effective instructional leadership skills for the various levels. Deals with the operational tasks of the principalship at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Response to contemporary and anticipated problems affecting the elementary and secondary schools are based on tested theory, research and applied practice.
EDAD 724Practicum - PreK-12 Principal1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Principalship setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 725Practicum - PreK-12 Principal1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Principalship setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 726Practicum - PreK-12 Principal1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Principalship setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 727Practicum - PreK-12 Principal1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Principalship setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 728Diversity and Social Justice in Schools3.00
Examination of issues related to inequities and inequalities in PK-12 schools. Explores diversity in education from a historical perspective to inform institutional practices regarding race, class, gender, sexual orientation and religion. Considers power dynamics, pedagogy, and ideologies that frame education in a democratic society. Explores the administrator's role and best practices in facilitating equity for all students.
EDAD 729Directed Study - Administration of Organization, Operations and Resources1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the Administration of Organization, Operations and Resources contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 730Administration and Supervision Of Special Education and Pupil Services3.00
Study of leadership and administrative paradigms of special education and pupil services PK-12. Emphasis on exceptional educational needs programming knowledge base for inclusive administrative leadership. Emphasis on special needs programming knowledge base not the prominent responsibility of regular or special education.
EDAD 734Practicum- Director of Special Education1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Director of Instruction setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 735Practicum- Director of Special Education1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Director of Instruction setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 736Practicum- Director of Special Education1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Director of Instruction setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 737Practicum- Director of Special Education1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a grades PK-12 Director of Instruction setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits. (Pass/Fail)
EDAD 739Directed Study - Administration of Diverse Community Interests1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the Administration of Diverse Community Interests contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 741Conflict Resolution and Mediation in K-12 Educational Settings3.00
Study in the understanding of conflict and handling such in the educational setting. Recognition of the role of communication to express conflict and knowledge of resolution techniques, different approaches to negotiations and basic mediation skills for administrators in the K-12 setting. Also explores the phenomena of school violence and means to respond.
EDAD 749Directed Study-Ethical Manner in Educational Administration1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the ethical manner contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 750School Law3.00
Study of the legal framework within which school district employees must operate. Emphasis on laws and sources of laws which affect students and instruction.
EDAD 759Directed Study-Political, Social, and Economic Contexts of Educational Administration1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the political, social, and economic contexts of educational administration.
EDAD 761Practicum - School Business Administration1.50
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar (four 1.5 credit modules for a total of 6 credits) in a School Business Administration setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits.
EDAD 809Externship-Administrative Vision of Learning1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #1. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators. Topics: Administrative Vision of Learning ISLLC #1, Wisconsin State Standard 2.
EDAD 810School Human Resources3.00
Comprehensive study of K-12 instructional and non-instructional personnel planning, information management, recruitment, selection, induction, appraisal, staff development, compensation, continuity of service, collective bargaining, grievance procedures and employee contract administration.
EDAD 819Externship-Administration of Student Learning and Staff Growth1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #2. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to emerging and practicing educational administrators. Topics: Administration of Student Learning and Staff Growth, ISLLC #2, Wisconsin State Standard 3.
EDAD 820The Superintendency3.00
Study of the role and responsibilities of the school superintendent with emphasis on the job competency needed for that leadership role. Topics focus on school improvement through organizational and instructional leadership, assessment and long-range planning, political theory and skills, crisis management, and careful allocation of district resources.
EDAD 821Data Management3.00
Designed for school business personnel pursuing a graduate degree in school business administration. Subject matter will include building files, updating file content, information retrieval and analyses of data associated with school operations.
EDAD 823Education Budget and Accounting3.00
Designed for school business personnel pursuing a graduate degree in school business administration. Focuses on design and application of budgeting and accounting procedures such as coding transactions, designing balance sheets, journals and ledgers using spreadsheet programs.
EDAD 824Educational Program Planning and Evaluation3.00
Advanced-level study of theory and research/practice in association with the organization and operation of public schools. Emphasis on self-analysis of supervisory-administrative style as it relates to the process of supervision involved in performance tasks. Additional focus on program planning and evaluation as related to theory and research/practice in public schools.
EDAD 825Facilities Planning and Utilization3.00
Study of the principles, techniques, and procedures used in planning of educational facilities in K-12 systems. Emphasis on the assessment of needs, involvement in the planning process, development of educational specifications, long-range planning and financing. Risk management and insurance issues are covered within the knowledge base.
EDAD 829Externship-Administration of Organization, Operations and Resources1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #3. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators. Topics: ISLLC Standard #3.
EDAD 830Diverse School Community Relations3.00
Study of the administrative responsibility for successful diverse community relations with emphasis on the process, principles, channels, opinion sampling and evolving concepts of communication. A program will be developed including policy, objectives, defining publics, determining media, timing and feedback.
EDAD 832Special Education Law3.00
Study of the legal aspects of educating disabled learners under Section 504, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind.
EDAD 839Externship-Administration of Diverse Community Interests1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #4. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators. Topics: ISLLC Standard #4.
EDAD 842Professional Ethics for School Administrators3.00
Selected theories and research relating to individual and group behaviors in K-12 educational organizations with emphasis on ethics in public life among professionals, leaders and citizens. Particular emphasis given to political, cultural, business, computer and legal ethics for school leaders.
EDAD 849Externship-Ethical Manner in Educational Administration1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #5. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators.
EDAD 850School Finance and Resource Allocation3.00
Study of the theory and practice of school finance at the local, state, and national levels. Emphasis on the economics of education, public finance, and taxation.
EDAD 851Politics Of Education3.00
Examines the governance structure of education. Focuses on the roles of various political factors and special interest groups in the structure and the emergence of new political roles and initiatives in educational administration.
EDAD 854Advanced Budgeting3.00
Theory and practice of advanced budgeting at the local school district level. Emphasis on the meritorious techniques and standards of excellence in budget development and presentation.
EDAD 859Externship-Political, Social and Economic Contexts of Educational Administration1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #6. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators.
EDAD 863Internship: Superintendency1.50
A minimum 90-hour administrative internship in a PK-12 superintendency. Prerequisite: Admission to Special Degree Program, completion of nine semester credits in Educational Administration. This course is graded as Pass/Fail.
EDAD 864Internship: Superintendency1.50
A minimum 90 hour administrative internship in a PK-12 superintendency. Prerequisites: Admission to Specialist Degree Program, completion of nine semester credits in Educational Administration. This course is graded a Pass/Fail
EDAD 865Statistical Methods Research3.00
Study of statistical design and methodology used in educational research with emphasis given to understandings of appropriate application of statistical tests to educational data. The student studies application of skills developed in basic statistics. Emphasis on the understanding, planning, and execution of statistical studies, descriptive and inferential in approach. Study is conducted with a computer-oriented approach.
EDAD 866Advanced Administrative Analysis3.00
Scholarly work requirement provides the post-graduate student an opportunity to conduct action research in an educational administration related project. The action research and scholarly paper development is completed under the direction of the student's advisor. Guidelines for action research and the subsequent paper are available from the advisor.