Course Suggestions

Teacher Leadership Emphasis

ADTED 498: Teaching Adults Responsibly OR EDPSY 421: Learning Processes in Relation to Educational Priorities
C I 501: Teaching as Inquiry
EDLDR 540: Technology Applications in Educational Leadership
EDLDR 551: Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice
EDLDR 559: School Improvement
EDLDR 560: Principles of Instructional Supervision
EDLDR 563: Designing Staff Development Programs
EDLDR 801: Introduction to Teacher Leadership
EDLDR 802: How Schools Work
EDLDR 894A: Capstone Inquiry Course

School Leadership Emphasis

EDLDR 480: Introduction to Educational Leadership
EDLDR 530: Leadership for Inclusive Education
EDLDR 540: Technology Applications in EDLDR
EDLDR 551: Curriculum Design: Theory & Practice
EDLDR 559: School Improvement
EDLDR 560: Principles of Instructional Supervision
EDLDR 568: Principalship
EDLDR 576: Law and Education
EDLDR 579: Public School Business Administration
EDLDR 595A: Internship for Principals

Courses to be selected in conjunction with program adviser. Eighteen (18) credits of Educational Leadership is required.

General Educational Leadership Emphasis

CORE CREDITS (6)

EDLDR 480: Introduction to Educational Leadership or similar introductory course (approved by adviser)
Research Course (approved by adviser)

PROGRAM STRAND CREDITS (18)

Leadership Strand
EDLDR 409: Leadership in Film
EDLDR 485: Principal as Instructional Leader
EDLDR 549: District Improvement and Systemic Change
EDLDR 560: Principles of Instructional Supervision
EDLDR 565: Personnel Management and Contract Administration
EDLDR 568: The Principalship
EDLDR 574: Theory and Current Issues in Public Bargaining
EDLDR 802: How Schools Work

Organizations Strand
EDLDR 535: Interagency Relations in Education
EDLDR 559: School Improvement
EDLDR 567: Organizational Supervision
EDLDR 569: Decision Making in Education Organizations
EDLDR 578: Schools as Organizations

Ethics and Law Strand
EDLDR 476: The Teacher and the Law
EDLDR 575: Ethnics in Educational Leadership
EDLDR 576: The Law and Education
EDLDR 577: Law and Ethics in Education

Policy and Politics Strand
EDLDR 528: Educational Politics in the United States
EDLDR 533: The Politics of Local School Districts
EDLDR 536: The Federal Role in Education
EDLDR 587: Education Policy and Politics
EDLDR 597: Civil Rights and Education Policy
Additional courses may meet this requirement, particularly courses in EDTHP as approved by the student's adviser.

Data Use and Research Strand
EDLDR 540: Technology Applications in Educational Leadership
EDLDR 580: The Use of Theory in Educational Administration
EDLDR 581: Field Research in Educational Leadership
EDLDR 584: Evaluation in Education Organizations
Additional courses may meet this requirement, particularly courses in EDTHP, EDPSY, WF ED, and ADTED as approved by the student's adviser.

Acquiring and Allocating Resources Strand
EDLDR 427 (ECON): Economics of Education
EDLDR 573: Public School Finance
EDLDR 579: Financial Management for Schools
EDLDR 597: Finance Policy in Education
EDLDR 597: Advanced Seminar in Public School Finance

Diversity and Inclusion Strand
EDLDR 530: Leadership for Inclusive Education
EDLDR 531: Leadership and Diversity
EDLDR 538: East Asian Education, Leadership and Reform
EDLDR 597: Civil Rights and Education Policy
EDLDR 597: Sociology of Rural Schools and Communities
Additional courses may meet this requirement, particularly courses in EDTHP and C I as approved by the student's adviser.

ELECTIVE CREDITS (6)

M.Ed. ASSOCIATED CREDITS (1-3)

EDLDR 596: Independent Study

TOTAL M.Ed. CREDITS: 30

Graduate School Requirement: All credits must be from courses that can be applied to a graduate degree program, 400 or above levels, with at least 18 (M.Ed.) credits at the 500 level or above. In the General Educational Leadership emphasis at least six (6) credits must be completed outside of the EDLDR program area.

Program Requirement: Every master's degree must contain at least 18 credits of EDLDR coursework.