Higher Education

Social and Cultural Studies Courses: 4 quarter hours required

Curriculum Studies Course: 4 quarter hours required

Educational Leadership Core Courses: 12 quarter hours required

Electives: 8 quarter hours required

  • Chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.                        

Clinical Experience: 4 quarter hours required

Students must complete all of the Administration and Supervision core courses prior to completing the Clinical Experience course.

Physical Education

Social and Cultural Studies Courses: 8 quarter hours required

Educational Leadership Core Courses: 4 quarter hours required

Physical Education Courses: 16 quarter hours

*Required for Athletic Coaching Endorsement

Elective Requirement: 4 quarter hours required

Graduate courses with permission of faculty advisor or program director

CS 485

CURRICULUM/PROGRAM EVALUATION

Evaluation is essential for curriculum/program development and implementation. Hence, understanding evaluation methods, technologies, and quality criteria is particularly relevant to educational leaders, curriculum/program designers, and technology specialists. In this course, students will critically examine a variety of current evaluation models, instruments, and resources. Students will also conduct a comprehensive analysis of a significant evaluation study relevant to their specific professional interest. Registration is restricted to students in Advanced Master's programs.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

CS 487

INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM DELIBERATION

An introduction to systematic and collaborative deliberation on curriculum problems. A pattern for deliberation (including situation analysis, problem discrimination and formulation, development of alternative courses of action, and anticipation of consequences) will be developed and exemplified. This pattern will be contrasted with other descriptions of curriculum planning. Each student will complete a project which describes his/her systematic formulation of a curriculum problem and a plan of action for resolving it.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

CS 488

CURRICULUM DESIGN

Provides a project-based opportunity to develop curriculum that promotes student understanding, student voice, and student involvement in school or community change. Encourages educators to think carefully about what does and should constitute the curriculum and why, who and what is served and who/what is marginalized by current curriculum arrangements, and how collaboration in curriculum design can assist in organizing classrooms, schools, and communities.

CS 492

CREATING AND SUSTAINING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

This course will provide the framework for the creation, development and sustainability of a professional learning community. Professional learning communities have at their core three guiding principles: 1) a focus on learning, 2) the creation of a collaborative culture and 3) a results-orientation. Within the professional learning community, members are committed to working collaboratively in an ongoing process of collective inquiry and action research in order to achieve better results for the students and community they serve. Professional Learning Communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educators.

CS 591

CURRICULUM THEORIZING: MULTIPLE LENSES

This course examines diverse curriculum discourses, historical as well as contemporary, within a broader context of issues related to education and schooling. It is designed to engage students critically in the study of curricular frameworks, their assumptions, values, and implications for education, schooling, teaching and learning. Major topics include frameworks for defining and conceptualizing curriculum and curricular visions; social, political, and historical contexts of curriculum construction; issues of gender, race, class, and the media; and the curriculum as socialy constructed and historically contextualized discourse(s) about what is and what should be taught. Particular content areas will be used as examples.

A&S 493

DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING

This course provides future administrators with the tools they need to critically examine demographic, financial, personnel and testing data and to use the insights gained in making well informed administrative decisions.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 494

SCHOOL FINANCE

Major consideration will be given to problems relating to the preparing of a school budget, procuring revenue, financial accounting, capital outlays, insurance on property, taking of inventory, and the social and political implications of how schools are financed.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 492

THE PRINCIPALSHIP

An intensive study of factors involved in the administration and supervision of a school. Topics considered include the administration and supervision of student personnel, faculty, the instructional program, financial and physical resources, community reelations and other basic needs in administering and supervising schools.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 570

HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

A survey of the history of Catholic K-12 education in the United States and the foundational documents of Catholic Education. Students will examine the history and philosophical/theological foundation of Catholic Schools in the United States and will be asked to reflect on the nature and mission of Catholic education in the multicultural, multiethnic milieu of Twenty-first Century America.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 571

SPIRITUAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Students will be asked to conceptualize leadership from the Transformational and Servant Leadership perspectives. Using these principles, students will examine the spirituality if Catholic School leadership, and its implications for them in their role as ministers and coordinators of ministries in the school setting. Students will then examine the unique administrative and managerial factors that impact Catholic schools from a leadership framework that is imbued with the spirituality of Servant Leadership.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 590

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

A development approach used in combining theory, research, and applications for improving interpersonal effectiveness and to develop problem-solving capacity of the organization. The course is about change theory, people in organizations and the achievement of individual and organizational goals.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 596

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Theory, practice and relevant research in modern personnel administration. Recruitment, staff-development, interviewing, collective bargaining, conflict resolution and employee evaluation are emphasized. Human resource administration, induction programs, and in-service opportunities are touched upon.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 597

POLITICS OF EDUCATION

Policy development in education as a political process; community power, state and national politics in educational decision-making and the role of leadership and pressure groups in the shaping of educational policy at local, state and national levels.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 593

PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The practicum provides opportunities for advanced students in administration and supervision to participate in and complete a research project in selected systems on a full-time or part-time basis. The experiences are intended to provide, under professional direction and supervision for (1) study for major factions, policies, and problems for administration and supervision, and (2) intensive study of certain critical administrative and supervisory practices. PREREQUISITE(S): Advanced standing in administration and supervision and permission of faculty advisor.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 594

INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The internship provides supervised experiences in selected organizations on a full-time or part-time basis. The student intern is cooperatively assigned to an organization under the immediate supervision of organizational personnel. The experiences provided are designed to enrich the student's theoretical background with practical opportunities of participating in (1) overall contact with personnel and with the major functions and problems of certain critical administrative and/or supervisory activities, and (2) a detailed study and analysis of a particular administrative and/or supervisory function or activity.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

PE 450

PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT BEHAVIOR AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

A study of the philosophical and psychological concepts pertaining to sports, in general, and competitive athletic programs specifically. The course will be conducted in a seminar style, analyzing the various coaching and administrative techniques in sports programs. Emphasis will be given to intercollegiate sports. Elementary, secondary and professional sports programs will be included.

PE 451

CURRENT ISSUES AND TRENDS IN ATHLETICS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

An analysis of the current issues, trends and changes in competitive athletic programs and physical education programs. Major consideration will be given to problems relating to development of goals and objectives, preparation of program budgets, financial considerations, media input, and legal ramifications of the various programs.

PE 452

EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT

A study of the advanced concepts and theory pertaining to analysis of human movement. Application will be made for the teaching of fundamental motor skills as well as the specialized analysis made by the coach. Discussion of the various techniques, sophisticated equipment, and empirical evidence will support the conclusions determined in the seminar. The course will be designed for professional physical educators and individuals involved in the coaching profession.

PE 453

ADVANCED HEALTH CONCEPTS

This course will present advanced concepts in health for the individual interested in Health Education or the Allied Health Professions. Emphasis will be placed on instructional methodology, curriculum planning, and educational evaluation in the health profession.

PE 454

ADVANCED CARE OF THE ATHLETE

This course is designed to expand the student's knowledge of athletic injuries, incorporating hands-on experience. Topics will include current issues in anatomy and physiology; athletic first aid and emergency situations; standard procedure for diagnosis and treatment; conditioning, prehabilitation and rehabilitation; heat stress injuries; nutrition and eating disorders; taping, wrapping and bracing; and other related topics in sports medicine.

PE 455

INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This internship is designed to enrich student understanding of organizational and administrative principles through practical opportunities working with experienced professionals in the field of Sport and Physical Education.

SCG 401

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Current research and theories in human development relating to motivation, personality, learning and socialization. Case studies and an analysis of various developmental problems.

SCG 402

PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING

Study of the learning-teaching process with specific emphasis on the person as a learner, human capacity and potential, learning theories and materials, motivation, concept formation, and behavior.

SCG 403

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING: ELEMENTARY

This course will focus on the developmental processes of school-age children, kindergarten through middle school, by beginning with the study of the young child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth and change. The theoretical and observational study of child development will be framed by an examination of culture, gender, and socio-economic factors as they inform assumptions about normative processes. The relationship between development and learning in a social context will be examined with particular attention to children's developing concepts in math, science, and language arts. Attention will also be given to the role of teachers and schools and other institutions in fostering the healthy development and learning of young people.

SCG 406

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING:SECONDARY

This course focuses on the multiple factors that contribute to the period of adolescence, bridging childhood and adulthood. Particular attention is given to the intrapsychic, interpersonal, biological, and socio-cultural processes that are mediated by the meanings that youth give to their identity vis a vis rac, class, and gender formations within the broader society. Students will engage in interdisciplinary study of theories to examine the implications for teaching and learning processes and the role of educational institutions in fostering the healthy development of youth in society. Forms of inquiry will include students' examination of their own lives and assumptions, critique of theory, and observations of young people in a variety of contexts.

A&S 498

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT

Instructional Supervision is examined from the perspective of both student and teacher learning, dealing with issues such as motivation, responsibility and increased proficiency. This course deals with issues of teacher observation and evaluation; clinical supervision; and professional development programming.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

MPS 515

NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

This course explores key issues in operations budgeting and capital budgeting. Specific skill sets include cash flow analysis, variance analysis, present value techniques, interpreting financial statements, and evaluating financial performance.
Prerequisites:
MPS 500 is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 599

THESIS SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

A student writing a thesis registers for this course for four quarter hours of credit. When the thesis research and the writing of the thesis itself are prolonged beyond the usual time, the program advisor may require the student to register for additional credit.
Prerequisites:
SCG 410, thesis, advanced Mast

SCG 408

EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

A study of social forces that impinge upon the educational enterprise and analysis of the relationship to major social problems in urban education with emphasis on their social, economic, political, historical and philosophical dimensions.
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