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MSU 2010-2012 Catalog > Educational Leadership Courses

EDLD
Educational Leadership


EDLD 501   FOUNDATIONS OF ADULT EDUCATION

EDLD 503   COMMUNITY EDUCATION

EDLD 504   TEACHING AND LEARNING IN ADULT EDUCATION

EDLD 505   HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION

EDLD 507   FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

EDLD 508   SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION

EDLD 509   ISSUES AND TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

EDLD 510   ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

EDLD 511   PLANNING PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

EDLD 512   FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

EDLD 513   RESOURCE AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

EDLD 515   PLANNED CHANGE

EDLD 520   SCHOOLS AND DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

EDLD 524   INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EDLD 525   INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

EDLD 526   EVALUATING SCHOOL PROGRAMS

EDLD 528   COLLEGE STUDENTS

EDLD 529   POST SECONDARY DISTANCE DELIVERED EDUCATION

EDLD 530   COLLEGE TEACHING

EDLD 531   THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS

EDLD 532   MONTANA SCHOOL LAW

EDLD 533   LAW AND POLICY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

EDLD 534   DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS

EDLD 535   STUDENT SERVICES

EDLD 537   INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT

EDLD 538   COLLEGE CURRICULUM

EDLD 543   SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EDUCATION

EDLD 555   MONTANA SCHOOL FINANCE

EDLD 564   THE COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO

EDLD 571   IN-SERVICE EDUCATION

EDLD 574   FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

EDLD 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

EDLD 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EDLD 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

EDLD 590   MASTER'S THESIS

EDLD 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

EDLD 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

EDLD 594   SEMINAR

EDLD 598   INTERNSHIP

EDLD 610   LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY

EDLD 620   THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

EDLD 630   SUPERVISION AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

EDLD 645   PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION

EDLD 650   RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: FINANCE AND FACILITIES

EDLD 655   LEGAL AND POLICY STUDIES

EDLD 690   DOCTORAL THESIS

EDLD 501 FOUNDATIONS OF ADULT EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A survey of the field and profession of adult education as part of lifelong learning. Professionalism in adult education is approached through the study of: related adult education; historical and philosophical foundations; providers and programs; issues and trends.

EDLD 503 COMMUNITY EDUCATION
On Demand 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: EDLD 501.
-- Emphasis on the historical and philosophical development, understanding the concept, goals and objectives, emerging models and institutions and agencies of community education.

EDLD 504 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN ADULT EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- This is a study of the adult learner, adult learning theories, and teaching strategies appropriate for adult education strategies. Practice teaching will be evaluated.

EDLD 505 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- This course is an in-depth past-to-present study of the historical and philosophical development of American higher education set against the backgrounds of political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual landscapes.

EDLD 507 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Su & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, BA/BS in Education.
-- This is the entry course for the K-12 Educational Leadership program. Topics included are leadership theory and practice; instructional leadership; basic organization theory; working with students, staff, parents, and community; creating a vision and a strategic plan for realizing the vision; and the identification and initial development of leadership skills, including a personal and professional code of ethics.

EDLD 508 SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION
Su & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, BA/BS in Education.
-- This course emphasizes the improvement of teaching and learning. There is emphasis on supervision of instruction, professional development, creating a learning community, and leading schools to meet high academic standards. School and staff accountability is also included.

EDLD 509 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- An in-depth and contemporary exploration of critical issues, trends, and forces facing and influencing higher education with an emphasis on current issues. The theme is addressing the ways in which institutions respond to these issues.

EDLD 510 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- In this course students will examine the different organizational structures that characterize and govern American higher education. In this introduction to the field of higher education governance, organization and change structures and influences will be examined.

EDLD 511 PLANNING PROGRAM ASSESSMENT
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDLD 506 and graduate standing or consent of instructor.
-- In this course, students learn about the literature, models, standards, strategies, and skills to plan and implement an assessment or program evaluation of educational programs, services and administration. Students evaluate literature and conduct an original assessment project.

EDLD 512 FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- The study of financial governance across higher education: from macro-systems (national and state governing boards) to micro-systems (university, college, and department). In the course, students assess the impact of various decisions and levels of funding on students and an institution's financial status.

EDLD 513 RESOURCE AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- The study of program/department management in higher and adult education for both academic and administrative support units. Includes issues that deal with leadership, the management of faculty, support personnel, programs, and budgeting.

EDLD 515 PLANNED CHANGE
S & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A study of the change process as applied to schools. Includes the theory and process of change, research about change, roles and practice, change models and systems, and leadership in school improvement planning and implementation, and evaluation of changed systems.

EDLD 520 SCHOOLS AND DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
Su & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, BA/BS in Education.
-- This course reviews the techniques for connecting the school with all parents in a diverse community. Students will learn various models that promote community involvement in teaching, community use of school facilities, responding to community interests, and using the news media. Developing effective communication with various cultural, ethnic, racial, and special interest groups in the community will be stressed along with issues of social justice.

EDLD 524 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Su & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A study of principal leadership responsibilities in improving elementary school student achievement with focus on how principals impact their schools by shaping school goals; providing direction, structure, and organizational and social networks; by guiding school policies, procedures, curriculum and learning.

EDLD 525 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Su & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A study of principal leadership responsibilities in improving student achievement at the high school level. The course focuses on improving secondary schools through collaborative leadership, effective learning communities, personalization, and curriculum and instruction which contribute directly to student learning.

EDLD 526 EVALUATING SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Su & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing and EDLD 534: Data Driven Decision Making
-- This course will examine evaluation and reporting techniques for school programs. Students will be required to use data to evaluate and report on an existing school program.

EDLD 528 COLLEGE STUDENTS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- This foundations course reviews theory and research on undergraduate college students' learning, development, culture, demographics, and sub-populations which inform current educational practice.

EDLD 529 POST SECONDARY DISTANCE DELIVERED EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Higher, Continuing, and Adult Education professionals will study the literature, strategies, and practices involved in delivering post secondary education at a distance.

EDLD 530 COLLEGE TEACHING
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- This course explores the learning-teacher nexus with special attention to effective teaching practices and models, learning and assessment theories, and effective course design. Topics are approached in the spirit of the scholarship of teaching and learning and with attention to traditional and diverse learners.

EDLD 531 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- This course will introduce the theories which have been advanced regarding college students and the professional practice of student affairs. The course will examine the similarities and differences among college student and the impact which different environments and policies may have on student psycho-social development, learning attitudes, values, behaviors, and satisfaction with college.

EDLD 532 MONTANA SCHOOL LAW
F & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, BA/BS in Education.
-- A general examination of law and court decisions relative to the administration of K-12 schools. Specific attention is given to Montana school law.

EDLD 533 LAW AND POLICY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Analysis and interpretation of landmark legislation affecting American higher education since 1960 and the resulting policies that govern the management of universities and colleges. Topics include: separation of church and state, access, collective bargaining, intercollegiate athletics, affirmative action, and relations with state and federal governments.

EDLD 534 DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS
S & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- The course focuses on acquiring, synthesizing, assessing, and using a variety of data to facilitate sound decision making as regards to student achievement and program improvement. Special attention will be paid to systems for collecting, analyzing and using data to continuously improve schools.

EDLD 535 STUDENT SERVICES
Su On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- Students will examine philosophical, organizational and programmatic aspects of post secondary student services and the ethical and legal dimensions of student affairs professional practice.

EDLD 537 INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Students will explore the roles of institutional research and assessment in higher education identifying appropriate measures for academic and administrative assessment, internal and external data sources, analytic techniques, and the communication of information to academic and administrative decision makers.

EDLD 538 COLLEGE CURRICULUM
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- This course considers the definition, philosophical and historical roots, disciplinary organization, current issues, designs, administration, and evaluation of the college curriculum.

EDLD 543 SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Consideration of social equity issues in education to include disabilities, gender, ethnic, social, and economic issues.

EDLD 555 MONTANA SCHOOL FINANCE
Su & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, BA in Education.
-- This course prepares school leaders to identify and analyze sources of fiscal and non-fiscal revenue and resources for schools and school districts, to manage financial and material assets, to develop an efficient budget planning process, and to perform a variety of budget management functions. Course emphasis is on Montana school finance.

EDLD 564 THE COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO
Su & On Demand, Variable Credit 2-3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of Instructor.
-- Students create a professional portfolio to evidence their vision of learning, the culture of teaching and learning, community/school relationships, and the social, cultural, ethical, legal, political, and economic context of schooling.

EDLD 571 IN-SERVICE EDUCATION
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. RCT/LAB Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and employment by sponsoring school organization.
-- A carefully supervised group study of an educational problem. The study will culminate in a special report, syllabus, blueprint, course of study or guide book or report to be filed with the local administrator and with the Department of Education.

EDLD 574 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. LAB 1-6
PREREQUISITE: 15 Credits of EDLD Course Work.
-- This is a course that offers students the opportunity for guided field experience as a principal or superintendent in K-12 schools.

EDLD 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee.

EDLD 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school organization, consent of instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.

EDLD 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 1-3 cr. TUT
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

EDLD 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.
-- This course will address responsible conduct of research.

EDLD 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EDLD 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EDLD 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Consent of instructor.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

EDLD 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 3 - 18 cr. IND Maximum credits may be restricted by program.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of advisor.
Note: OPI Interns must have EDLD 507, EDLD 508, EDLD 532.
-- The internship course is designed for those required to include practical experience as part of their degree. Course content is informed by bridging theory with practice and the on-the-job expectations and responsibilities.

EDLD 610 LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY
F & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MA in Educational Leadership, or Principal's Certification, EDLD 507.
-- The course will provide existing school leaders with theories, concepts, and behaviors of effective leadership that addresses the challenges of schools today. The course encourages a deeper understanding of personal beliefs, style, values, and ethics required of school leaders. The development of a shared vision and strategic plan will be emphasized.

EDLD 620 THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Principal's Certification, or concurrent enrollment in EDLD 520.
-- This course focuses on the leadership skills necessary for the school superintendent. There is emphasis on superintendent relations with the school board and the school community, and on working with stakeholders to identify school priorities. The development of effective and appropriate communication strategies and interpersonal skills that promote public confidence for schools is stressed.

EDLD 630 SUPERVISION AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Su alternate years, or On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MA in Educational Leadership or Principal's Certification, and EDLD 508.
-- The course focuses on increasing the knowledge and skills of supervising and leading instruction on a district or school systems basis. Emphasis is given to dimensions of leadership at the district level including supervision of the leadership team, aligning the vision, mission, and strategic plan with student needs, professional growth, and maximizing resources to support teaching and learning.

EDLD 645 PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION
F & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Principal's Certification or concurrent enrollment in EDLD 508.
-- This course is designed to prepare educational leaders to apply effective job analysis procedures, to understand performance appraisal for instructional and non-instructional staff, formulate professional growth plans, negotiate union agreements, and apply appropriate policies, criteria, processes for recruitment, selection, induction, and compensation of personnel with an emphasis on equity and diversity.

EDLD 650 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: FINANCE AND FACILITIES
F alternate years & On Demand; Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Principal's Certification, or concurrent enrollment in EDLD 555.
-- This course is designed to facilitate a more in depth understanding of the efficient and effective use of finances, facilities, and other tangible and intangible resources at the school district level. An emphasis will be placed on equitable distribution of resources and the alignment of resources to strategic plans and district vision.

EDLD 655 LEGAL AND POLICY STUDIES
S & On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Principal's Certification, or concurrent enrollment in EDLD 532.
-- This course is designed to facilitate a more in-depth understanding of legal issues relative to education and their policy implications. Students will increase their understanding of how legal decisions impact their school. They will explore policy analysis and implementation, and develop an understanding of how laws, policies, and systemic organizational life are intertwined.

EDLD 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing. Restricted Entry.
-- This course will address responsible conduct of research.

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