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MS / EdS Program Curriculum

EDR 601 - Methodology of Research* (3)

Explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

EDR 708 - Directed Research** (3)

Investigates a significant problem in education in the student's area of specialization culminating in a project describing the research. Prerequisite: EDU 601. (This is a course for EdS degree, not the doctoral degree).

EDU 614 - Visionary Leadership in Education (3)

Explores models and theories of organizational development and their application to the development and maintenance of educational organizations.

EDU 615 - Ethics and Communication for Leaders (3)

Develops student communication skills, an understanding of leadership ethics and an understanding of the behavior of people who work and live within organizations.

EDU 623 - School and Community Relations (3)

Examines the policies, practices, and strategies in school and community relations.

EDU 624 - Instructional Design, Measurement, and Evaluation (3)

Surveys the field of curriculum theory and organizational frameworks for current practices in curriculum development and evaluation and exploration of curriculum revision and change.

EDU 637 - Educational Decision Making (3)

Explores the principal's roles and responsibilities as related to organizational development, information systems, faculty and staff selection, orientation, supervision and evaluation, curriculum development, and implementation, scheduling, budgeting and plant/facilities use.

EDU 674 - The Legal Environment in Education (3)

Examines federal and state education laws with particular emphasis on Florida school law.

EDU 675 - School Finance (3)

Examines school finance and school business management with particular emphasis on procedures for Florida public and private schools.

EDU 676 - School Personnel Administration and Development (3)

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of school personnel administration by providing an in-depth look at those topics the student will utilize within a school setting. This course encourages reflective thinking that will assist the student in making ethically sound decisions in the planning, recruitment, selection, retention, evaluation and termination processes within the school environment.

EDU 697 - Practicum in Educational Leadership+ (3)

Required for students seeking a graduate degree in Educational Leadership without certification. This course is a culminating experience that addresses and assures demonstration of the Principal Leadership Standards as well as competencies and skills needed for successful leadership in private and parochial education. This course provides an opportunity for each candidate to engage in extensive research, utilize a problem-solving process, collaborate with peers and supervisors, and apply theory to formulate a plan for school improvement. Completion of this course will provide the Educational Leadership student with the opportunity to bring about a significant, research-based improvement in the area of curriculum, school procedures, community partnerships, assessment, communication, technology and/or professional development.

EDU 699 - Internship in Educational Leadership++ (3)

Provides leadership experiences in an educational institution or agency commensurate with the student's graduate program, certification objectives, educational experiences and career goals. Prerequisites include: Completed 30 credit hours in Educational Leadership; have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher: must have no more than 2 “C”s in coursework; and all “F”s, “I”s, and “IP”s have been supplanted with passing grades.

EDU 687 - Technology Applications in Educational Leadership (3)

Prepares the student to be able to apply technology to the areas of administration and instruction in educational institutions.

TSL 609 - Cultivating Culturally Responsible Educational Leaders (3)

The goal of this course is to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to prepare culturally relevant and responsive educational leaders to guide schools and curriculum development necessary to meet the learning needs of culturally diverse students in an increasingly interdependent global society.

*Required for MS program
**Required for EdS program
+Required for non-certification option
++Required for certification option

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