Educational Administration (EDAD)

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EDAD 600 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH1-3 Credits

Study or research in an area of special interest. The number of credits is determined by the topic and the amount of work required. Requirements: Permission of instructor, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Academic Vice President.

Add Consent: Instructor Consent

EDAD 629 FUNDAMENTALS OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION3 Credits

A study concerning the organization and control of American schools. Discussion will include federal and court mandates; state and local control; teacher, parent, and special interest groups; and college and/or university influences.

EDAD 631 PUBLIC RELATIONS3 Credits

An overview of current theory and practice in public relations, indicating principles and models to help understand how to sell an idea, build a coalition and manage crises. Working with various sources to develop a public relations plan will be addressed.

EDAD 632 SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION3 Credits

Reviews current philosophy and practices in supervision, at both the elementary and secondary school levels. Emphasis will be placed upon a developmental model of improvement of instruction and the domains of the principalship. A course designed for prospective mentors, principals, supervisors, and school superintendents.

EDAD 633 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP3 Credits

Examines the role of the school principal as building manager, instructional leader, creator for a learning environment and decision maker. Focus on scheduling, co-curriculum activities, cultivating and maintaining collegial relationships, developing a school district vision, public and human relations, supervision of instruction, auxiliary services, working with community, and the school improvement process.

Prerequisites: EDAD 629

EDAD 634 SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE3 Credits

Study the functions of business management for schools including, budgetary considerations, auditing and reporting, management of funds, purchasing procedures and inventory, insurance, auxiliary services, a background of school finance, various levels of governmental financing of public schools, judicial decisions and their effects, bond issues, school finance forms, and finance of schools in the future.

EDAD 637 SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING AND MAINTENANCE3 Credits

Principles and processes of developing functional educational facilities. Procedures and techniques for each phase of facility planning are included. Topics include: survey of needs, the Master Plan, site selection, the Educational and equipment selection along with a proactive maintenance plan and operations.

EDAD 638 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION3 Credits

Theories, principles, and practices of school personnel administration with the focus including that of various personnel administration tasks including selection, in-service, performance evaluation, and professional negotiations.

EDAD 639 PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION3 Credits

Provides practical learning experiences inherent to the elementary/middle/secondary school principal-ship and special education curriculum supervisor. Seminar sessions will include discussion of current research and practices based on building principals' needs and concerns. Separate and appropriate experiences will be designed wherever possible for students preparing in each of the areas-elementary, middle, secondary administration and special education curriculum supervisor. Note: Should be taken as close to the end of the program as possible. Requirements: At least 200 hours in a practicum setting at two school sites.

Prerequisites: EDAD 629, EDAD 632, EDAD 633, EDAD 638, and EDCI 638

EDAD 639B ADVANCED PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION3-6 Credits

Provides additional hours of experience under the direction of a practicing principal, at either or both, the secondary or elementary level. The experience is guided by the student's chairperson and an administrator in the field. Note: Additional hours may be necessary for certification in other states.

Prerequisites: EDAD 629, EDAD 632, EDAD 633, EDAD 638, and EDCI 638

EDAD 640 SPECIAL TOPICS1-3 Credits

Designed to allow students to study some aspect of educational administration not offered in the regular class. Note: May be repeated, with a change in emphasis, for a maximum of six (6) credit hours.

EDAD 655 SCHOLARLY PROJECT1-3 Credits

For students selecting Plan II, as listed under Program Requirements. This project will utilize research skills. Requirements: Must complete three (3) course credits.

EDAD 660 THESIS1-6 Credits

For students selecting Plan I, as listed under Program Requirements. An extensive research study conducted under the guidance of the student's advisor. Note: Recommended for all who plan to do further advanced work in education. Requirements: Must complete six (6) course credits. Prerequisites: Prior to registration, the proposal must be approved by the student's committee and Dean of Graduate Studies.

EDAD 730 SEMINAR:EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP1-3 Credits

Provides learning experiences inherent to leadership and management roles in education. Responsibilities, problems, challenges and trends which face administrators will be covered in a seminar approach. Individual and appropriate experiences will be designed whenever possible for students preparing for different roles in educational leadership.

Prerequisites: EDAD 631, EDAD 634, and EDAD 637

Co-requisites: EDAD 763

EDAD 731 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR AND THE LAW3 Credits

Designed to provide the educational administrator with a view of the law governing the operation of schools in Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota. An emphasis will be placed on preventative law through building an understanding of legal issues facing the school administration and avoiding possible litigation. Issues will include school district organization, meeting of the board of education, personnel administration, conducting hearings, developing board of education policies, students' rights, discrimination, religious issues and other current legal issues.

EDAD 732 FIELD STUDY1-3 Credits

Conducted in an area of specialization in which a student has had course work and, when possible, experience. The topic selected should be one of highly practical value to the student and should relate to specific professional objective. Prerequisites: The Field Study topic must be approved by the committee before the study is undertaken.

EDAD 734 PUBLIC AND HUMAN RELATIONS3 Credits

Designed to provide the educational administrator effective skills focused on meeting the Nebraska state legislation on required human relations course for certification along with a focus on public relations. The course includes an analysis of principles, practices, and materials that facilitate the adjustment and interpretation of schools to their internal and external publics, process to organize, administer, and evaluate the public and human relations program along with a school district's development of a public relations plan.

EDAD 762 THESIS1-6 Credits

For students selecting Plan I, as listed under Program Requirements. Conveys conclusions on some subject directly related to the candidate's area of specialization. It should attempt to establish a point previously unsupported or verify existing knowledge, employing one or more of the commonly-accepted tools of educational research. Requirements: Must complete six (6) course credits. Prerequisites: Prior to registration, the thesis topic must be approved by the student's committee and Dean of Graduate Studies.

EDAD 763 INTERNSHIP/FIELD EXPERIENCE3-6 Credits

Prospective educational administrators will gain an understanding of school management through an internship in the field. Consideration will be given to antecedents of change, change models, the roles of different levels of government, forces that restrict or stimulate management, tools to implement instructional programs, and evaluation. The experience will be guided by the student's chairperson and an administrator in the field. Prerequisites: Application should be made prior to the semester in which the internship will be started.