Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

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EDCI 8001 Research Methods

Prerequisite: EDCI 7001. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDCI 7002 Application of concepts and skills from quantitative and qualitative research towards addressing a research problem in a school, district, or higher education setting. Includes an exploration of mixed methods designs, writing skills and APA style, and synthesizing current research articles for the development of a research project proposal.

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EDCI 8002 Administrative Leadership

Prerequisite: EDCI 7004. The study and application of organizational, relational, motivational, decision-making, communication, management, and problem-solving skills to effectively lead an institution or organization and implement the many requirements and changes as needed in leadership positions.

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EDCI 8003 Curriculum Dev & Evaluation

Prerequisite: EDCI 7003. An overview of curriculum theory, construction, and analysis to include specific curriculum models, plans, guidelines, and the regulation of curriculum. Students will analyze and interpret individual curricula, curriculum and instruction programs, and challenges to curriculum assessment, adoption, and adaption. Students will explore historical, sociological, psychological, and philosophical foundations of curriculum models, theory, and design.

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EDCI 8004 Instructional Strat & IT

Prerequisite: EDCI 7003 and EDCI 7004. Provides an overview of effective classroom and electronic-based instructional strategies. Various approaches to teaching and learning are explored such as collaborative learning, inquiry-based learning, individual learning, and just in time teaching as well as strategies for students such as gifted and talented students, English language learners, and special populations. The focus is on being able to assist others in developing and refining their own approaches to teaching.

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EDCI 8005 Human Resources & Personnel

Presents the fundamental principles and techniques of personnel management and examines how to manage human resources effectively in the dynamic political, legal, social, and economic environment currently impacting educational institutions.

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EDCI 8006 Adv Analysis K-12 Curriculum

Prerequisites: EDCI 7005, EDCI 8003, and EDCI 8004. Provides an exploration of various methods for planning, developing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of reform-based K-12 curricula and the role a leader has in managing curriculum in educational settings; including inspiring changes in learners and teachers. This course offers a practical approach to systemic change with a focus on the relationship between local and state standards, curriculum, instruction, teachers, and students.

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EDCI 8007 Analysis of Learn & Teach Prac

Prerequisites: EDCI 7005, EDCI 8003, and EDCI 8004.This course will study the ways in which school leaders can incorporate instructional leadership into their organizational behavior and work with teachers to create instructional practices that raise the level of teaching and learning in the classroom. Students will learn how to demonstrate effective teaching strategies when working with teachers during the observation/walk-through process. Students will apply new concepts and tools to the supervisory process and practice coaching and feedback strategies. Attention will also be given to analyzing and interpreting assessment results and other instructional data and how to deliver effective professional development to improve teaching and learning.

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EDCI 8008 Instrument Develop Validation

Prerequisites: EDCI 8006 and EDCI 8007. Provides data literacy in interpreting school, district, state and national data as well as varied constructs and concepts in measurement theory, test construction and validation, reliability and validity, item analysis in test development, and test scoring and interpretation.

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EDCI 8009 Managing Learn Enviornments

Prerequisites: EDCI 8006 and EDCI 8007. This course serves as an introduction to behavior analytic definitions, concepts, principles, characteristics, and processes. Coursework includes the fundamental elements of behavior change, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and specific behavior change procedures. The course further defines behaviors that are appropriate for assessment and change by defining and discussing various methods of behavioral assessment, as well as establishing the procedures for selecting behavioral outcomes, selecting behavioral strategies, and the ethical and professional issues relevant to the practice of behavioral assessment and choosing behaviors to change. An emphasis is on how administrators can support teachers with classroom management professional development.

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EDCI 8010 Fin, Legal & Eth Issues K-12

Prerequisite: EDCI 8005. This comprehensive finance and school law course is designed to provide school personnel with the knowledge to understand budgeting and legal and ethical issues facing schools and districts as well as practical skills to avoid unwanted litigation. Topics include the basics of school and district funding, budgeting practices, school business operations, basic principles of accounting and accountability, federal and state school law, and financial and legal issues that impact the operation of public schools. Ethical standards for professional educators are an integral part of this course.

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EDCI 8011 High Ed Budget & Finance

Prerequisite: EDCI 8005. This comprehensive budgeting and finance course provides higher education leaders with the knowledge to understand budgeting and financial operations at a college or university. Topics include the funding sources, budgeting practices and standard rules, internal and external business operations, procurement, basic principles of accounting and accountability, federal and state policies and laws, grant budgets, and financial issues that impact the operation of colleges and universities. Ethical standards are an integral part of this course.

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EDCI 8012 Higher Education Policy

Prerequisite: EDCI 8002 and EDCI 8005. The purpose of the course is to critically review current and emerging policy issues in higher education. The policymaking process as well as methods of policy analysis and policy research will be reviewed, understood, and applied during the course. Students will provide proposed solutions to selected policy issues.

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EDCI 8013 Higher Ed Organization & Gov

Prerequisite: EDCI 8002 and EDCI 8005. The purpose of the course to provide an overview of the various units in higher education and their roles and responsibilities including the president’s office, academic affairs, student affairs, administrative affairs, and advancement. Higher education governance processes are also researched.

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EDCI 8014 Adv Curr, Program Dev & Eval

Prerequisite: EDCI 8002 and EDCI 8003. An overview of the curriculum development and approval process, curricular initiatives, open source movement, and academic freedom as it related to the curriculum. Includes accreditation topics.

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EDCI 8015 Legal Ethical Issues Higher Ed

Prerequisite: EDCI 8002 and EDCI 8005. Provides an overview of the legal system and risk reduction as related to higher education. Ethics and professional practice are included in this course.

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