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GRAD > ADM G

Education and Administration

  • ADM G 601  Organizational Analysis

    Description:
    This course examines a selected number of the most important concepts comprising organizational theory and relates them to the structure and operational management of educational institutions. Field experience is a required component of the course.   More Info

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  • ADM G 603  Organizational Change

    Description:
    Principles and practices drawn from behavioral science theory are employed as means of studying the processes of change and renewal in educational organizations. Field experience is a required component of the course.   More Info

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  • ADM G 604  Professional Expertise

    Description:
    Teacher leaders will learn about the vital role they play in creating a learning organization. Starting with a specific instructional focus, participants will learn to lead teams of teachers to improved practice, based upon collective expertise, combined with the most recent research literature and relevant educational policy. Field experience is a required component of the course.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ADM G 610  Research Design

    Description:
    This course introduces quantitative and qualitative methods of research and evaluation to help educational administrators use data for school improvement. Emphasis is laid on question formulation, data analysis, observation and inquiry, and interview and questionnaire design. Field experience is a required component of the course.   More Info

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  • ADM G 611  Using Data

    Description:
    The purpose of the "Using Data" module is to ensure that teachers have a solid understanding of assessment literacy and that they can use that foundation to help their peers strengthen their capacity for data-based decision-making. The secondary goal of this work is to support teachers to find greater satisfaction in the teacher leadership roles they hold, opportunities which offer advancement but do not lead them out of the classroom. Course participants will gain the knowledge, skills, resources and tools to use data on teaching, learning and school culture; quantitative and qualitative data; and using data for monitoring and evaluation progress as well as to inform decision -making.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ADM G 613  Personnel: Administration, Supervision and Evaluation

    Description:
    This course examines staff development and supervisory approaches that can assist in the creation of improved teaching-learning climates in classrooms. Field experience is a required component of the course.   More Info

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  • ADM G 621  Curriculum: Theories, Development, and Evaluation

    Description:
    Beginning with an examination of the definition of curriculum from multiple perspectives, this course focuses on the interrelationships among curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Participants examine the implications for curriculum development and evaluation of the research on cognition and of alternative approaches to assessment. Field experience is a required part of the course.   More Info

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  • ADM G 622  Curriculum: Status, Issues, and Trends

    Description:
    While meaningful change happens at the local school level, national standards and state curriculum frameworks influence local reform efforts by establishing "world class" standards for student achievement. This course draws both on research on how children learn and on the standards movement that defines what children need to know and be able to do. Field experience is a required component of the course.   More Info

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  • ADM G 627  Legal Issues In Educ

    Description:
    Current legal concepts and practices concerning the rights, liabilities, duties, and responsibilities of all personnel employed by public schools and school systems are explored. Particular attention is given to these matters as they pertain to those who are, or aspire to be, administrators or supervisors.   More Info

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  • ADM G 632  Facility Design and Fiscal Management

    Description:
    This course explores three related areas. The first is the process of design, construction, and equipping of school facilities to meet the needs of a given community. Second, the course focuses on topics related to fiscal management: strategic planning, analysis of resources, and developing a budget through an integrated approach to school management. Finally, the course examines legal issues pertaining to facility and fiscal concerns. Field experience is a required component of the course.   More Info

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  • ADM G 646  Leadership Development

    Description:
    Concepts drawn from the behavioral sciences are used as a basis for leadership skill development. Participants engage in a series of leadership strategies in simulated situations which will enable them to better understand, predict, and modify their own behavior and that of others in organizational settings.   More Info

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  • ADM G 655  Advanced Seminar in Supervision

    Description:
    Both traditional and contemporary practices of supervising teachers and related support staff in educational settings are examined in the light of municipal budgets, collective bargaining positions, legal rights, and other such factors generally perceived as playing significant roles in the supervisory process.   More Info

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  • ADM G 656  Supporting Instruction

    Description:
    The purpose of the Supporting Instruction course is to ensure that teachers have a solid understanding of adult learning principles and can use that foundation to help their peers strengthen their instructional practice as they simultaneously work on their own practice. The secondary goal of this work is to support teachers to find greater satisfaction in the teacher leadership roles they hold, opportunities which offer advancement but do not lead them out of the classroom.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ADM G 686  Internship I Ed Adm

    Description:
    A laboratory course providing practical experience in educational administration on a part-time basis, with special focus on the role of the principal/assistant principal, the supervisor/director, or the administrator of special education. This course combines field experience in an appropriate setting with a seminar focused on relevant issues and concerns. It is designed for part-time students who are able to devoted ten hours per week over a 15-week span to administrative or supervisor duties and responsibilities.   More Info

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  • ADM G 687  Practicum II in Educational Administration

    Description:
    A continuation of ADM G 686, which must be taken within two years of completing ADM G 686.   More Info

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  • ADM G 691  Advanced Seminar in Administration

    Description:
    Through group discussions, this course explores the major features of important issues facing school systems today and the implications of these issues for individuals in school leadership roles.   More Info

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  • ADM G 693  Shared Leadership

    Description:
    The purpose of the "Shared Leadership" module is to ensure that teachers have a solid understanding of the relationship between their teacher leadership roles, the system of distributed leadership within their schools, and district reform; and to support them to strengthen the skills they need to boost their effectiveness in their teacher leadership roles. Course participants will have the knowledge, skills, resources and tools to participate productively and lead in shared leadership structures in all the ways their teacher leadership role requires. This may include, for example, facilitating efficient meetings, supporting effective communication, supporting adult learning, strengthening school culture, monitoring and evaluation progress, and facilitation shared decision-making.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • ADM G 696  Research Project

    Description:
    In close consultation with a staff member, students undertake a research project treating an actual problem or concern in an educational institution.   More Info

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  • ADM G 697  Special Topics in Educational Administration

    Description:
    An advanced course offering intensive study of selected topics in educational administration. Course content varies according to the topic and will be announced prior to the advance pre-registration period.   More Info

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    • TBA