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EDL 630 Administrative Core I

This course presents a balanced viewpoint of theory and practice in analyzing current issues in educational administration.  Through the use of various readings, classroom discussion, group activities, lecture, and varied presentations, topics, issues, and trends in this field will be examined.  The course will examine three interrelated areas within the field of school administration.  They are human relations, leadership and school-community relations.
Credits: 6

EDL 631 Administrative Core II

The goals of Administrative Core II is to have students become wise consumers of educational research, knowledgeable about the business functions of the school district, and uses of computers to solve administrative problems.  Administrative Core I (EDL 630) must be taken before Core II.
Credits: 3

EDL 632 Curricular Concerns in Public School Administration

This course is a study of curricular concerns and emphasizes administrative decision-making skills.  Major topics include administering programmatic change, focus on individualized and differentiated instruction, curriculum theory, instructional and curriculum issues.
Credits: 3

EDL633 School Business Administration

This course provides students with information on the skills and knowledge needed to operate an effective school business office.  It covers budgeting theories and practices, including estimating expenditures, personnel costs, and revenues as well as services that support the instructional operations of the district: food service, transportation, school store, supply management, purchasing and bidding, insurance and the use of existing district buildings and grounds, new construction and renovation. School district revenues sources are explored, including taxation concepts and practices, theoretical models in state funding, state aid, federal aid and special education, and public support for non-public schools
Credits: 3

EDL 634 School Personnel Administration

The course provides a study of the skills, attitudes and knowledge essential for effective school personnel administration.  Methods of recruitment of highly skilled and competent new employees are reviewed.  Certification requirements and selection methods are discussed in order that administrators will locate the best possible staff for their schools/districts.  Other areas of study include assignment of staff, load and transfer of teachers, salaries and scheduling.  Areas of concentration will also include: leaves of absences, tenure, in-service education, personnel records, morale, retirement, professional associations and collective bargaining.
Credits: 3

EDL 635 School Law

The course entails a study of the major topics of law related to public schools. Areas of concentration include: sources of the law; scope of the law; law and the organization for public education; pupils, employees and school law; school officers and the law; theory of governmental non-liability; liability and individual members of the board and personal liability of school employees.
Credits: 3

EDL 636 Public School Finance

This course provides a study of public school finance. Major topics include: the development of public school finance in the United States, principles of school finance, revenues, expenditures and indebtedness, fiscal problems, the foundation program, fiscal control, and school support formulas.
Credits: 3

EDL 637 The Supervisor In The School Setting

The course entails a study of the major components of the school supervisor.  The nature of the supervisory process is reviewed.  The function of the supervisor in various situations is examined in detail.  The principles of supervision and a variety of leadership styles are reviewed.  Other areas of concentration include appropriate procedures for supervision, the supervision of teachers, curriculum, instruction, and non-certificated staff.
Credits: 3

EDL 641 School District Administration: Problems and Issues

This course provides a study of the role and responsibilities of the district administrator in a school system. Major topics include: organizational, professional and legal issues in school district administration; the school district administrator and organizational decision- making; emerging responsibilities in working relationships among school district administrators and the board and members of the community; critical economic, political and social issues confronting educational leadership.
Credits: 3

EDL 644 Collective Negotiations In Education

This course is a study of the implementation and development of collective negotiations in the public schools. It includes principles and practices applied in public sector negotiations and the study of selected topics such as the bargaining process, impasse procedures, grievance machinery, the strike content of bargaining agreements, and the role of the administrator in negotiations.
Credits: 3

EDL 646 Special Education Law For School Administrators

This course is designed to acquaint the student with public laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities. Specifically, students will review IDEIA, Section 504, No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top (as it impacts special education), NYS Part 200 Regulations of the Commissioner, and newly revised ADA regulations.  Major concepts to be covered include: Least Restrictive Environment/Continuum of Services; The Individual Education Program, including evaluation and the multi-disciplinary team; Due Process, including Parental Rights and procedural safeguards; Free Appropriate Public Education and Response to Intervention.
Credits: 3

EDL 648 School Organization

The course offers students insights into the essentials of running a school or district.  Major topics include: scheduling classes and activities across varying grade levels; scheduling extra-curricular activities; defining appropriate parameters for clubs and assemblies; and managing sports programs. The student will gain insight into how to select appropriate educational programs and technologies to enhance student learning. Practical projects will be assigned.
Credits: 3

EDL 649 Leadership and Administration in Multicultural School Settings

This course is designed to provide specific preparation for supervisors in the management of operational policies, particularly in multicultural school settings. Recent national and local policy trends will be explored for their effects upon traditional budget allocation practices, curriculum strategies, personnel management, program assessment, and shared management.  Policies and methods will be examined to ensure that all students have the necessary resources to enjoy equitable opportunities to learn and to meet high standards.
Credits: 3

EDL 650 Internship in School Administration-MSE

The course provides students with the opportunity to participate in administrative and supervisory activities and to put into practice the students' classroom knowledge in a practical ways. Students will work in a school and district setting and then meet in seminars to discuss issues, problems and strategies.  During the internship, five areas of study will be emphasized: Administration; Curriculum Development; School Community Relations; Student Services; and Staff Development.  In addition, the six major core areas will be reintroduced, thus providing a synthesizing experience for the student.  Practical applications of systematic observation and participation in administrative and supervisory activities will be provided at the school/district level.  Permission of the Director of the Department of Educational Leadership is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites: EDL 630 (completed) and EDL 631 (completed or in progress), or special permission of the program director.
Credits: 6

EDL 651 Internship in School Administration-Advanced Certificate Level

The course provide students with the opportunity to participate in administrative and supervisory activities and to put into practice the students' classroom knowledge in a practical ways. Students will work in a school and district setting and then meet in seminars to discuss issues, problems and strategies.  During the internship, five areas of study will be emphasized: Administration; Curriculum Development; School Community Relations; Student Services; and Staff Development.  In addition, the six major core areas will be reintroduced, thus providing a synthesizing experience for the student.  Practical applications of systematic observation and participation in administrative and supervisory activities will be provided at the school/district level.  Permission of the Director of the Department of Educational Leadership is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites: EDL 630 (completed) and EDL 631 (completed or in progress), or special permission of the program director.
Credits: 6

EDL 653 Administration and Leadership at the Middle School Level

This course is a study of administrative leadership and decision-making at the middle school level. It includes a review of current educational research, theory and practice as they may apply to the operation of a middle level school. Topics include: understanding the middle school concept; examining administrative decision-making and middle school curriculum development; supervision at the middle school level; current issues in administering a middle school.
Credits: 3