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SED AP 500: Directed Study
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Open to undergraduate students only. approval of advisor, the facultymember who is to supervise the study, and department chairman.
Open to undergraduate students only. Prereq: approval of advisor, the faculty member who is to supervise the study, and department chair. Plans must be submitted in advance of registration on a form obtained from the department office. Variable cr, either sem.
SED AP 502: Community Education: Program Implementation
Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED AP 526 and SED AP 763.
Graduate Prerequisites: SED AP 526 and SED AP 763; SED AP 526 and AP763
This Community Education Leadership requirement consists mainly of Fieldwork in settings that provide out-of-school time, after-school, youth development, literacy and lifelong learning programs, particularly for immigrant and low-income communities. In the seminar, students learn collectively from Fieldwork experiences, which draw on the technical skills that directors and managers need to design, budget, fund, plan, monitor and evaluate programs, and case studies to analyze the organizational contexts of program implementation and leadership implications. Var cr 2nd sem.
SED AP 526: Citizen Participation and Community Development
This seminar examines the role of civil society in improving schools, family/school/community relationships, and advancing community development, particularly in urban contexts. Students analyze case studies and their own experience, and collaborate in group projects on social entrepreneurship, service learning, full-service community schools, strategic alliances with businesses. A Community Education Leadership requirement.4 cr.,1st sem.
SED AP 550: Perspectives on Higher Education
An introduction to the history and philosophy of higher education in Europe and America. Focus on the interplay between the goals of the university and the demands placed on higher education by society. 4cr, 1st sem.
SED AP 551: Issues in Higher Education Administration
Examines crucial issues facing higher education administration, including curriculum, governance, finance, and mission. 4cr, 2nd sem.
SED AP 553: Student Affairs in Higher Education
Many valuable university lessons are learned outside of the classroom. Through selected readings, class discussion, and guest lectures, this course will provide an overview of non-academic learning opportunities for student fostered by the departments that constitute student affairs divisions. 4cr, 2nd sem.
SED AP 620: History of Education
Topics in the history of education. Students prepare a paper on a topic selected in consultation with the instructor. Glenn. 4 cr. 2nd sem.
SED AP 662: Strategic Planning and Implementation
This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a department, organization, school and/or school district in planning more effectively for a constantly changing internal and external environment. Emphasis will be placed on the components and the discipline of strategic planning and implementation. Primarily through in-class workshops, supplemented by lectures, presentations, readings, assignments and other activities, students will learn about the entire strategic planning and implementation process, applying the concepts and skills learned to their own practice as aspiring or developing leaders, and developing a strategic planning document on projects of their choice. 4cr, 2nd sem.
SED AP 701: Doctoral Colloquium I
Provides opportunity for (a) discussion of the nature of successful doctoral-level work, (b) reading and discussion of challenging materials, and (c) reflection on common themes among the department's diverse specializations. Strongly recommended for all new doctoral students in Administration, Training, and Policy Studies, and open to others with the permission of the instructor. 2 cr, 1st sem.
SED AP 702: Doctoral Colloquium in Educational Leadership and Development
Provides students with an understanding of the basic purposes and essential logic of educational inquiry. Students critically examine and discuss selected policy studies, research reports, and literature reviews in order to understand the evidentiary requirements for making factual claims. Connections are drawn to issues of research design. 2cr, 2nd sem.
SED AP 720: Performance-Based Educational Leadership
Utilizing theoretical constructs and practical experiences, this course is designed to prepare aspiring and developing principals, supervisors and other school leaders to organize, lead and transform schools and school systems into high performing organizations focused on student achievement. Through readings, case studies, presentations, independent and group work, and other activities, students will examine and analyze the qualities, characteristics, behaviors and practices of effective leaders, with an emphasis on effective instructional leadership. 4cr, 2nd sem.
SED AP 750: Performance Appraisal and Supervision
Students examine alternative perspectives on the evaluation and supervision of educational personnel, including legal, philosophical, and empirical perspectives. Emphasis in supervision is on effective patterns of interpersonal communication between subordinate and supervisory personnel. 4cr, 2nd sem.
SED AP 751: Conflict Resolution
Focuses on both conceptual and practical aspects of conflict resolution within an educational institution. Addresses the general characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of negotiation, ombudsman, mediation, and arbitration processes as they apply to conflicts that arise in an educational setting; factors influencing the outcome of a conflict resolution effort; ethical considerations in using conflict resolution processes; and existing programs for training educational administrators, teachers, and students in conflict resolution techniques.
SED AP 754: Educational Equity and the Law
Student and teacher rights and equal opportunity in K-12 education. 2cr, 1st sem.
SED AP 755: Legal Issues in Higher Education
Using the case method, this course considers issues that arise in the administration of institutions of higher education and the ethical and legal principles applicable to their resolution. 4cr, 1st sem.
SED AP 757: School Labor Relations and Personnel Management
Focus on policies and procedures affecting personnel management in the schools. Topics include: collective bargaining; managing reduction in force; grievance processing; legal liability of employees and officials; and equality considerations in recruitment, promotion, and affirmative action. 2cr, 1st sem.
SED AP 758: School Management
Focuses on the economics, politics, and administration of school finance from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the planning, policy, and procedural aspects of school funding, resource allocation, and school plant management. 4cr, 1st sem.
SED AP 761: Organizational Analysis
Students define and document organizational problems, identify positive and negative stakeholders, analyze possible problem causes using a range of theoretical frameworks, and examine alternative strategies for resolving or ameliorating the problem. Students should come to the first class with a specific organizational problem in mind and with sufficient knowledge of the organization to perform thorough and detailed analyses. Advanced copies of the syllabus are generally available several weeks in advance. 4cr, 2nd sem.
SED AP 771: Advanced Policy Seminar
Graduate Prerequisites: application required.
Students use appropriate theories and methods to examine critically important policy issues in public and private education and in corporate training and development. Includes preparation for departmental comprehensive examination. 4cr, 1st sem.
SED AP 801: Internship
Part-time unpaid assignment in approved educational or community agency. 4cr.