Courses

  • 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 520: Communications in Education and Human Services Organizations
    Prepares education, human service and government agency managers to plan and execute communications and community relations programs within their organization. Explores how to operate professionally and ethically as a communicator on behalf of an education institution, a human services agency, or other similar organization. 4cr, Summer Term.
  • SED AP 526: Family & Community Engagement
    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 600: Diversity and Justice in Education
    How schools, colleges, and other education settings are affected by the growing pluralism of our society; the tension between respect for diversity and the maintenance of common purpose. Strategies of integration and separate development and of remediation and enrichment. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED AP 612: Governance and Decision-Making in Higher Education
    Focuses on decision-making in higher education and identifies, from a historical perspective, the changing roles of trustees, faculty, administrators, and students in the governance process, including an examination of how external forces influence decisions at a campus level. Accountability of the governing bodies and decision-makers will be addressed. 4cr, Summer term.
  • 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 680: Educations Policy and International Perspective (Online)
    An online survey of current social, legal and political issues in education, in the United States and in other countries, viewed in the context of emerging international standards. Students engage in online dialogue with one another and with the instructor focused on issues presented in the course, and submit a final project that explores the themes presented in the course in relation to a specific country or locality chosen by them. 4 cr, Summer I & II
  • 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 Instructional 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: Educator Evaluation 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 753: Educational Policy
    State and national policies affecting k-12 education in the United States. Debates about common state standards, testing, school finance, language of instruction, school autonomy, teacher quality, and the rights of parents. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • 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.