Courses Offered by Program

Educational Administration (EAD) courses

  • EAD 745 Curriculum for Elementary Principals

    This course is designed as an intermediate level course for the study of education program development, administration and supervision in accordance with the goals and outcomes as outlined by ELCC, ISLLC, MoSPE, as well as the EAD Knowledge Base. The course provides a broad overview of the essential elements of educational programs including curriculum, instruction, materials, and program evaluation recommended by the various learned societies for educational administration.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 746 Curriculum for Secondary Principals

    This course is designed as an intermediate level course for the study of education program development, administration and supervision in accordance with the goals and outcomes as outlined by ELCC, ISLLC, MoSPE, as well as the EAD Knowledge Base. The course provides a broad overview of the essential elements of educational programs including curriculum, instruction, materials, and program evaluation recommended by the various learned societies for educational administration.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 751 Foundations of Educational Leadership

    An introductory course designed for the student considering a career in educational leadership. Explores the history, basic theories, and major areas of responsibility in school leadership. EAD 751 is the first course to be taken in an administration degree program.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 752 The Secondary School Principal

    An examination of the leadership responsibilities of the secondary school principal. Instructional leadership, decision-making, problem solving, effective schools correlates, the change process, school culture, diversity and school improvement concepts will be emphasized.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 753 The Elementary School Principal

    An examination of the leadership responsibilities of the elementary school principal. Instructional leadership, decision-making, problem solving, effective schools correlates, the change process, school culture, diversity and school improvement concepts will be emphasized.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 754 State and National School Leadership

    Role and responsibilities of the local, state and federal agencies in school administration.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 759 Leadership Capstone

    Prerequisite: EAD 788 or SFR 780.

    The culminating course in the Educational Administration masters degree programs. The course results in the completion of the student's research major project; preparation and presentation of the student's graduation portfolio; and completion of departmental assessments.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 772 Internship-Onsite-Part 1

    Problem-based field experiences encompassing building level, district level, or other specialized administrative or supervisor positions to emphasize the intern's knowledge, skills and sensitivity in working with diverse students. Students spend specified periods of time working with experienced administrative or supervisory personnel. May be repeated to a maximum of 10 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 780 Administration of Instructional Programs

    An analysis of instructional programs and the role of the school administrator in developing learner-centered school cultures and supporting research-based instruction.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 781 Organizational Management

    Emphasis is on basic administrative skills including fiscal management and building utilization as well as the skills and processes needed to collaboratively develop and maintain strategic plans.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 782 Internship-Onsite-Part 2

    Problem-based field experiences encompassing building level, district level, or other specialized administrative or supervisory positions to emphasize the intern's knowledge, skills and sensitivity in working with diverse students. Students spend specified periods of time working with experienced administrative or supervisory personnel. May be repeated to a maximum of 10 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 783 Internship-Related Agencies

    Problem-based field experiences with various external agencies that relate to the school administrator or supervisor (i.e. juvenile court, law enforcement, community support services, etc.) Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 784 Multicultural Issues Involving Human Relations and Collaborative Processes

    Designed to develop skills in effective interpersonal skills, written and oral communication within a diverse cultural community.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling

    Explores the statutory and regulatory requirements as well as the ethical implications of policy initiatives inherent in the effective operation of a school.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancement

    Administrative functions related to human resource management and development as well as enhancing the performance of the instructional personnel. (i.e. recruitment, selection, retention, training, supervision, evaluation of staff.)

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs

    Designed to provide skills to establish, administer, and supervise special education services and other student programs. Programs in the area of special education, guidance, vocational education, early childhood as well as current state and federal programs affecting education are emphasized.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 788 Action Research in Educational Leadership

    Introduction to the research designs and analysis techniques of action research. Student will engage in activities designed to examine current best practices in the school setting through a methodical, research-based orientation with the ultimate goal of assessing the effect of innovative practices on a variety of school variables.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: EAD 788 and SFR 780.

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 841 Advanced Issues in School Improvement

    Designed as an advanced level course for the study of barriers to learning, strategies to reduce or eliminate those barriers, stakeholder involvement, advanced strategic planning techniques and program development, in accordance with the goals and outcomes of the I.S.L.L.C. standards and the EAD Knowledge Base. The major focus of this course is to provide the skills and knowledge appropriate to assisting the student in developing artifacts necessary for completion of his/her professional portfolio. This portfolio is needed for the renewal of the initial administrator certificate in the state of Missouri and other I.S.L.L.C. member states. The course provides an opportunity for students to identify significant barriers to learning within an educational setting, analyze the conditions of the educational setting and take specifics steps to eliminate the barriers and support student success.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 842 Modern Trends in Educational Administration

    Designed as an advanced level course for the study of the larger contexts of education. Students will study state, multi-state and national trends/issues, analyze their effect upon local school programming and student learning, identify appropriate outside agencies for initiating collaborative relationships as well as identify adaptive leadership behaviors to respond to various trends/issues. The major focus of this course is to provide the skills and knowledge appropriate to assisting the student in developing artifacts necessary for completion of his/her professional portfolio. This portfolio is needed for the renewal of the initial administrator certificate in the state of Missouri and other LSLLC member states. These goals and outcomes are based upon ISLLC standards as well as the EAD Knowledge Base.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 843 School and Community Partnerships

    Designed as an advanced level course for the study of establishing, nurturing and sustaining effective school-community partnership programs. Students will be exposed to content and will generate material that demonstrates the ability to develop partnerships with business, higher education and other community groups which supplements the learning environment and supports the overall mission of the school as outlined by goals and objectives of the ISLLC standards as well as the EAD Knowledge Base. The major focus of this course is to provide the skills and knowledge appropriate to assisting the student in developing artifacts necessary for completion of his/her professional portfolio. This portfolio is needed for the renewal of the initial administrator certificate in the state of Missouri and other LSLLC member states. The course provides a broad overview of the essential elements of educational partnership programs while working with social agencies and elementary grant writing.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 844 Leadership in Professional Development

    Designed as an advanced level course for the study of enhancing professional performance through effective staff development and performance enhancement efforts. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate professionally with staff to enhance performance and promote successful teaching and learning in accordance with the goals and outcomes as outlined by ISLLC standards as well as the EAD Knowledge BASE. The course provides a broad overview of advanced elements of supervision including national teaching standards, adult learning theory, effective staff development and use of data to inform professional development efforts. The major focus of this course is to provide the skills and knowledge appropriate to assisting the student in developing artifacts necessary for completion of his/her professional portfolio. This portfolio is needed for the renewal of the initial administrator certificate in the state of Missouri and other LSLLC member states.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 850 Politics of Education

    Overview of the origins and the nature and impact of political forces surrounding and influencing schools. Students will study the increasingly complex political web of American education as well as research the continuing debate dealing with local control versus the expanding role of state and federal government. This course will help the student in educational administration analyze the various core constituencies of school politics, analyze the issues/demands made in the school community, and study the intervening variables associated with school issues as well as the decisions which must be made by school policy makers.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 858 School Personnel

    This course will provide knowledge related to areas of personnel process such as: human resource planning, recruitment, selection, placement, induction, staff development, appraisal, compensation, negotiation, employment conditions, employee data, support staff, empowerment of staff, policies and procedures, and career paths.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 860 Field Study

    Prerequisite: EAD 895.

    This course involves the completion of field projects conducted in cooperation with a public school district or appropriate agency. Requires a formal investigation and survey of a recognized problem within a selected institution. The nature of the investigation may also be in-depth, independent research relevant to current practice in any facet of the educational process. The subject for investigation is selected by the student with approval of the advisory committee. An oral review of the project will be presented to a selected faculty committee. May be repeated but not to exceed a total of 6 hours. A maximum of 3 hours may be counted toward degree.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 861 Human Relations

    Designed to upgrade educational leaders in human relations skills. Major focus will be on effective group processing and dynamics, understanding learning styles and cultural diversity issues, and facilitating skills for school improvement.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 862 The Superintendency

    Analysis and discussion relating to current problems of school management involving decision making, data processing, operations, research, work and wages, unions and management, and purchasing.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 863 Curriculum Design and Evaluation

    A course designed to investigate and analyze current and innovative instructional programs. Special emphasis is given to national reports on educational practices and the development of a model school of the future.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 864 Diversity and Community Relations

    An examination of the various strategies involved in establishing effective internal and external communications. The responsibilities of boards of education, administrative officials, staff personnel, students, and the community will be emphasized.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 865 School Law

    Constitutional statutory and case law that relates to all staff personnel, students, school district and other allied governmental units is investigated, analyzed and discussed. Special emphasis is given to the study of contracts, dismissals, tenure, retirement, pupil injuries, liability of school personnel, school district and board member's legal rights and responsibilities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 866 Public School Finance

    A study of school budgeting procedures, revenue and expenditure accounting, problems related to local, state and federal financing of public school operations. The Missouri Uniform Accounting System for Public Schools is utilized in the development of a major school finance project.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 867 School Plant Planning and Maintenance

    Designed to familiarize students with the development of master plans and educational specifications for a school facility. Attention is given to site and building evaluations, barrier-free facilities, bond issues, remodeling, energy conservation, contractor and architectural responsibilities, and equipping and maintaining school plants.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 870 Specialized Topics in Educational Leadership

    Designed to upgrade the school administrator or leader's knowledge and skills in specialized areas of current interest and need. Variable Content Course. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 882 Superintendency Internship-Part 1

    Problem-based field experiences at the superintendency level to emphasize the intern's knowledge, skills and sensitivity in working with diverse students, staff and community. Students spend specified periods of time working with experienced administrative personnel. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 883 Superintendency Internship-Part 2

    Problem-based field experience at the superintendency level to emphasize the intern's knowledge, skills and sensitivity in working with diverse students, staff and community. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 884 Special Education Director Administration Internship-Part I

    Designed as a certification course for the recommendation as a Special Education Director in accordance with the goals and outcomes as outlined by ISLLC, MoSPE, as well as the EAD Knowledge Base. The course provides the broad overview of the essential elements of an internship experience in the position of a Special Education Director including the daily operation, assessment, and evaluation of student achievement/placement in appropriate educational settings.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 885 Special Education Director Administration Internship-Part II

    This is the second part of the Special Education Director of Administration internship which has been designed as a certification course for the recommendation as a Special Education Director in accordance with the goals and outcomes as outlined by ISLLC, MoSPE, as well as the EAD Knowledge Base. The course continues the broad overview of the essential elements of an internship experience in the position of a Special Education Director including the daily operation, assessment, and evaluation of student achievement/placement in appropriate educational settings.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • EAD 895 Research in Administrative Practice

    The study of research in the field of educational administration. This course integrates research skills and professional administrative practices. Students interpret, evaluate and apply research skills enabling them to design a Field Study proposal which is required for the Specialist degree in Educational Administration.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings