Sep 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

  
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    CISE 731 - Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences II

    3 hrs.
    Implementation of qualitative research designs, deepening of philosophical knowledge, focus on data collection and analysis, and experience in scholarly manuscript submissions.
  
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    CISE 800 - Critical Review of Professional Literature

    3 hrs.
    Doctoral seminar focusing on the review of current literature in elementary, secondary, and special education.
  
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    CISE 802 - Doctoral Seminar: Curriculum Theory

    3 hrs.
    Interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives of educational history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology. Understand and analyze theory for implementation in practice.
  
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    CISE 806 - Problems in Educational Research: Design I

    3 hrs.
    Doctoral seminar focusing on research methods. Primary emphasis is placed on the review, development, and evaluation of research topics in the student's area of specialization.
  
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    CISE 807 - Problems in Educational Research: Design II

    3 hrs.
    Doctoral seminar focusing on research methods. Primary emphasis is placed on the review, development, and evaluation of research topics in the student's area of specialization.
  
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    CISE 808 - Seminar in Teacher Education

    3 hrs.
    Doctoral seminar focusing on exploration of issues and problems in education. Addresses development of programs, courses of study, and modules in higher education.
  
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    CISE 809 - Grant Writing, Policy Analysis, and Program Evaluation

    3 hrs.
    Doctoral seminar focusing on grant writing, policy analysis, and program evaluation in elementary, secondary, and special education.

Dance

  
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    DAN 509 - Practicum in Movement

    1-2 hrs.
    May be taken for a total of 9 hrs.
  
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    DAN 580 - Musical Theatre Dance

    2 hrs.
  
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    DAN 599 - British Studies

    3-6 hrs.
    Studies in dance and movement sciences abroad (5 weeks).

Economic Development

  
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    ED 551 - Theories of Economic Location

    3 hrs.
    Principals of economic location analysis with emphasis on locational decision-making and investment by different types of businesses. Relevance to economic development is stressed.
  
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    ED 620 - Global Location and Trade

    3 hrs.
    An examination of managerial decision making for global business location and trade strategy.
  
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    ED 646 - Business Attraction and Retention

    3 hrs.
    This course covers the concepts and practices associated with marketing, business recruitment, and business retention and expansion.
  
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    ED 656 - Rural Economic Development

    3 hrs.
    Focuses on rural development problems with emphasis on the southeastern U.S.; examines national and state policies and practices for stimulating nonmetropolitan development.
  
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    ED 662 - Economic Development and the Environment

    3 hrs.
    Focuses on environmental issues and practices in economic development. Includes a study of sustainable development, wetlands, resource conservation, hazardous and solid waste, environmental impact statements, and permitting.
  
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    ED 665 - Economic Development and Tourism

    3 hrs.
    Study of tourism as it relates to economic development. Focuses on methods for attracting tourism, hospitality, and gaming businesses as target sectors for economic development. Includes a study of ecotourism and the gaming industry.
  
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    ED 667 - Community Development II

    3 hrs.
    Examines applied techniques for implementing a community economic development plan, including downtown development, industrial sites and buildings, workforce development, and infrastructure.
  
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    ED 691 - Internship

    2 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): Co-requisite: Admission to master's degree in economic development or the Ph.D. degree in international development. Internship with the Center for Community and Economic Development under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours; maximum of 2 hours credit for each academic term.
  
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    ED 692 - Special Problems

    1-6 hrs.
    Involves study in a specific topic of work in a specific area of research under the direction of a consulting faculty member. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours.
  
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    ED 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    ED 698 - Thesis

    1-3 hrs. for a total of 6 hours.
    Independent research project initiated, designed, researched, and written by the student under the supervision of a major professor and a thesis committee.
  
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    ED 701 - Basic Economic Development

    3 hrs.
    The four day course presents a comprehensive overview of economic development and serves as the IEDC basic course.
  
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    ED 711 - Economic Development of Defense Communities

    3 hrs.
    An examination of the use of data analytics and information in managerial decision making for defense communities.
  
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    ED 721 - Management and Ethics for Economic Development

    3 hrs.
    The course provides the student with instruction in the basic management, leadership, and ethical concepts and practices found in economic development.
  
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    ED 722 - Economic Development Data Analytics and Theory

    3 hrs.
    This course covers theories underlying local/regional and state economic development, and an overview of the most important research methods and data used.
  
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    ED 724 - Financial Principles for Economic Development

    3 hrs.


    Prerequisite(s): ACC 511 or equivalent.  

    This course covers Public Finance, Tax Increment Financing, Real Estate Financing, Deal Structuring, Attracting Venture Capital, Incentive Packages.

  
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    ED 725 - Entrepreneurship and Tech-Based Development

    3 hrs.


    This course will examine the nature of technology and entrepreneurship, effective usages of technology and entrepreneurship, and to promote technology-based economic development.

  
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    ED 727 - Sustainability and Community Development

    3 hrs.


    This course covers the importance of sustainability and community development for economic development.

  
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    ED 730 - Theory of Technology Development

    3 hrs.
    This course examines the theory, practive, implications, and history of technological innovations.
  
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    ED 730 - Theory of Technology Development (SAMPLE)

    3 hrs.
    This course examines the theory, practive, implications, and history of technological innovations.
  
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    ED 731 - Stages of Technology Development

    3 hrs.
    This course uses a contructivist approach to develop students' knowledge of the beginning stages of the technology development process.
  
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    ED 732 - Fostering Creative Environments

    3 hrs.
    This course examines the factors that influence creative ideas and develop methods for promoting creatively which lead to economic development.
  
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    ED 736 - Real Estate and Land Use Planning

    3 hrs.


    This course covers the concepts and practices associated with real estate and planning in economic development.

  
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    ED 742 - Labor Markets and Workforce Development

    3 hrs.


    This course covers labor market and workforce development concepts and tools in economic development and how to work with them in practice.

  
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    ED 747 - Recruiting Innovative Business

    3 hrs.
    Content focuses on recruiting heavy industry to regions. In information economy, these techniquies are limited in valued but useful in giving tools needed for attraction businesses.
  
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    ED 748 - International Economic Development Methods

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ED 646  or equivalent. Examines methods of promoting foreign direct investment and export assistance for domestic producers.
  
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    ED 761 - Contemporary Issues in Economic Development

    1-3 hrs.
    Analysis of selected issues of current importance to the practice of economic development.
  
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    ED 764 - Economic Development Theory I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): GHY 350 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. Manufacturing, retail, service, commercial location theory, regional development theory, growth estates, base theory, and multiplier analysis.
  
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    ED 765 - Economic Development Theory II

    3 hrs.
    Strategic planning, community analysis, conflict management, and building community teams.
  
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    ED 784 - Best Practices in Economic Development

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of adviser and instructor. Case studies of selected examples of best practices in economic development.
  
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    ED 789 - Community Data Analytics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Capstone course in creative problem solving designed to challenge and synthesize the student's proficiency in economic development or business practice using labor and community data.
  
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    ED 791 - Economic Development Mentorship

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of advisor and consent of supervising instructor. Placement in a mentoring environment in an economic development professional setting. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hrs.

Economics

  
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    ECO 520 - Economic Analysis for Managers

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Computer literacy, calculus. Microeconomic and macro-economic analysis as applied to managerial decision making.
  
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    ECO 598 - International Economics Seminar Abroad

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director. Conducted in London, England; a series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on international economic issues and practices.
  
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    ECO 606 - Microeconomic Analysis for Business

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ECO 201-202 or ECO 520 . A study of pricing and resource allocation with emphasis on applying microeconomic concepts.
  
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    ECO 672 - International Trade and Finance

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): ECO 201-202, FIN 300, and consent of instructor. A study of international trade theory, balance of payments adjustment mechanisms, exchange rate determination, and the role of the MNC in the international economy.
  
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    ECO 692 - Special Problems in Economics

    1-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.
  
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    ECO 699 - International Economics Research Abroad

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director. A research course in international economics offered for students enrolled in ECO 598 .

Educational Administration

  
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    EDA 540 - Community Education and the Professional Educator

    1 hr.
    Introduction to the concept of community education and its importance in building a base of community support for schools.
  
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    EDA 598 - British Studies: Studies in British Education

    3 hrs.
    Provides students with information on various topics related to British education and with field experiences related to British educational institutions.
  
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    EDA 599 - British Studies: Research in British Education

    3-6 hrs.
    To provide students with supervised research study on British education that relates to their interests or educational specialty.
  
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    EDA 600 - Introduction to Educational Leadership

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to leadership for student-centered schools.
  
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    EDA 601 - Introduction to Community Education

    3 hrs.
    Designed to acquaint students with the historical development of community education and to review the basic components of the community school.
  
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    EDA 602 - Foundations of School Leadership

    3 hrs.
    Foundational course introducing leadership theories, principles of school leadership, and its relationship with school and community to promote student achievement.
  
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    EDA 603 - Leading Diverse School Populations

    3 hrs.
    A foundational course introducing leadership concepts for effective teaching and learning among diverse adult and student populations in P-12 schools.
  
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    EDA 604 - Intro to Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to procedures and policies related to school organization that promotes the overall success of the school and student achievement.
  
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    EDA 605 - Intro to Instructional Leadership

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to procedures and policies related to school organizational that promotes the overall success of the school and student achievement.
  
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    EDA 606 - Advanced Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to knowledge and skills related to instructional leadership for school success and student achievement.
  
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    EDA 607 - Advanced Instructional Leadership

    3 hrs.
    An advanced analysis of knowledge and skills related to instructional leadership for school success and student achievement.
  
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    EDA 608 - Socio-Political Issues and Educational Leadership

    3 hrs.
    A study of socio-political issues related to school leadership.
  
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    EDA 609 - Transformational Leadership

    3 hrs.
    Advanced analysis of procedures and policies related to school organizations that promote the overall success of the school and student achievement.
  
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    EDA 615 - Student Discipline Techniques and Procedures for Teachers and Administrators

    3 hrs.
    Provides a comprehensive overview of strategies for disciplining students.
  
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    EDA 616 - Legal Considerations for School Leadership

    3 hrs.
    Provides a comprehensive overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of students, teachers, and administrators.
  
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    EDA 620 - Instructional Leadership - Supervision and Professional Development

    3 hrs.
    The role and functions of the instructional leader in the modern school setting.
  
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    EDA 628 - Contextual Dimensions of the Principalship

    3 hrs.
    Focus is on skills essential for today's school leaders in student-centered schools.
  
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    EDA 630 - Organization and Administration of the Elementary School

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes the role, responsibilities, and functions of the principal in the modern elementary school.
  
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    EDA 632 - Organization and Administration of the Junior High and Middle Schools

    3 hrs.
    Examines the junior high-middle school function, objectives and program from the viewpoint of the administrator and supervisor.
  
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    EDA 634 - Organization and Administration of the Secondary School

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes the role, responsibilities, and functions of the principal in the modern secondary school.
  
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    EDA 636 - Administrative Internship

    1-12 hrs.
    Intensive field experience under supervision of practitioner/mentor and university faculty coordinator.
  
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    EDA 641 - P-12 Teaching and Learning Organization

    3 hrs.
    An examination of the issues of integrity, personal mission, philosophical underpinnings, organizational structures, and the design of a culture for student achievement.
  
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    EDA 642 - Administration of an Individual School

    3 hrs.
    An examination of the theories, practices, and structures for the organization, direction, management and leadership for the program of a single school.
  
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    EDA 643 - Ethical and Legal Aspects of P-12 Leadership

    3 hrs.
    An analysis of court cases and the legal and ethical foundations for sound decision-making that supports student learning and maintains equity.
  
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    EDA 650 - Educational Resources Development and Management

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes the relationship between effective management of financial resources and the instructional program. Includes attention to site-based budgeting.
  
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    EDA 651 - Principal as Resource Manager

    3 hrs.
    Focuses on the management of human, fiscal, and financial resources to enhance student achievement.
  
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    EDA 652 - P-12 Leadership and Environmental Culture

    3 hrs.
    Focus is on the components necessary to ensure a stable learning environment using proactive measures and data based decision-making taking into account: ethics, diversity, equity, and collaboration.
  
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    EDA 661 - Practitioner as P-12 Researcher

    3 hrs.
    Analysis of the necessary tools to apply research skills to current practice in order to yield improved student learning.
  
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    EDA 662 - Evaluation of a P-12 Standards-Based Curriculum

    3 hrs.
    Designed to provide the candidate with the tools necessary to implement a rigorous curriculum, to examine current practice against research-based methods, and to evaluate performance assessment for school improvement, school reform, and/or school restructuring.
  
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    EDA 663 - Reform for Learning and Accountability in P-12

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth understanding of the administrative competencies for effective leadership and the policies guidelines developed at the state, district, and school level and how to use this information in building a vision, mission, goals, and school improvement plan.
  
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    EDA 671 - The Measurable Mission of a School

    3 hrs.
    Systematic analysis of research and theory related to supervisory behavior in relation to a school's vision and mission using strategic thinking and backward design.
  
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    EDA 672 - Building a Diverse and Purposeful P-12 Learning Community

    3 hrs.
    Development of a philosophical statement relative to public relations programs based on a set of assumptions related to a planned, systematic, two-way process of communication between an educational organization and its internal and external publics.
  
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    EDA 691 - Research

    1-16 hrs. arranged.
  
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    EDA 692 - Special Problems I, II, III

    1-3 hrs.
    A problem study to develop knowledge and facility in a field of interest for the student which requires preparation of a scholarly paper under the supervision of a graduate professor.
  
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    EDA 694 - Field Problems in Production I and II

    3 hrs.
    Opportunity to study local school problems under careful supervision of a graduate professor.
  
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    EDA 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    EDA 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
    Credit deferred until thesis is completed.
  
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    EDA 700 - Public School Finance

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes principles of taxation; local, state, and federal financing of public education; equalization of education opportunity.
  
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    EDA 701 - Analysis of Teaching Behavior

    3 hrs.
    Designed to analyze teaching behavior to determine competency, including interaction analysis and microteaching skills.
  
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    EDA 702 - Administrative Approaches to Technology

    3 hrs.
    Interactive Web-based course allows administrators to develop skills that enable them to address technological issues in educational administration.
  
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    EDA 704 - School Community Relations

    3 hrs.
    A study of school community relations purposes, principles, policies, and procedures.
  
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    EDA 706 - Education Facilities Development and Management

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive study of the administrative function in facilities, renovation, planning, maintenance, and management.
  
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    EDA 708 - Developing and Managing Human Resources

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes the relationship between effective management of human resources and the instructional program. Includes attention to licensed and support personnel.
  
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    EDA 710 - School Law

    3 hrs.
    Legal aspects of such factors as school money, church-state relationships, injury to pupils, student and teacher rights, and related matters.
  
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    EDA 720 - Advanced Curriculum Development

    3 hrs.
    Designed for the school administrator who has or will have responsibility for curriculum development in a school system.
  
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    EDA 722 - Introduction to P-12 Education Policy

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to P-12 education policy, the policy process, and policy analysis.
  
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    EDA 730 - Media Skills for Successful School-Community Relations

    3 hrs.
    Designed to build communication skills needed for a successful school-community relations program.
  
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    EDA 736 - Practicum in Educational Administration

    3 hrs.
    Seminar-experiences in administrative problems from the standpoint of the chief school officer and the central office staff.
  
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    EDA 738 - Practicum in Supervision

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): EDA 620 . An advanced seminar in supervisory services and current problems from a central office viewpoint.
  
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    EDA 740 - Advanced Instructional Supervision

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): EDA 600  and EDA 620 . Designed to develop a systematic approach to instructional improvement that will be of use to the generalist or specialist.
  
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    EDA 742 - Consensus Decision Making in Education

    3 hrs.
    Designed to help school administrators improve their skills in using faculty and community groups in educational decision making.
  
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    EDA 750 - Administrative Workshop I, II, III, and IV

    1-5 hrs. per week.
    (Course may be repeated, with only 9 hours counting toward a degree.)
 

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