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541. Leadership, Organizational Management, and Ethics (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program.
Examines the relationship between leadership and organizations; the role of educational leaders; a shared vision to support equitable academic achievement for all students; multiple measures to guide decision making; the relationship among political, social, economic, legal, and cultural factors and schools.
Ten hours field experience required. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Letter grade only (A-F).

544. Legal Aspects of Education: Implications and Applications for School Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: EDAD 541.
Implications and applications of school law including accessing technological sources of legal information, conducting basic legal research, demonstrating operational knowledge of school law, creating a conceptual and ethical legal leadership framework, developing legal foundational knowledge.
Ten hours field experience required. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Letter grade only (A-F).

640. Mentoring and Professional Development Planning for the New Administrator (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to EDAD Professional Administrative Services Program.
Development of Individualized Induction Plan based on pre-assessed skills and competence; plan includes assessment documents, mentoring component, goal identification based on CTC standards; completion strategies, evidence/indicators of goal attainment and evaluation plan.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

647A. Fiscal Resources in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisites: EDAD 541.
Examines foundational concepts and theories of public school finance; social, economic, political, legal and technological dimensions stemming from federal, state, local influence; identification of revenue sources, budgeting strategies/procedures, equitable resource allocation mechanisms, fiscal policy implications.
Letter grade only (A-F). Includes at least 10 hours of field experience. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

647B. Human Resources in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisites: EDAD 541.
Examines fundamental human resource leadership issues; laws, ethics, and procedures governing certificated and classified personnel; employee recruitment, selection, retention and performance appraisal systems, professional development programs; staffing, unions, collective bargaining and contract management, strategic planning, problem solving strategies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Includes at least 10 hours of field experiences. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

649. Urban Schools and Communities: Academic, Social, Political, and Cultural Issues (3)

Prerequisite: EDAD 541
Examines dynamics of urban schools and communities with emphasis on academic, social, political and cultural issues. Explores culturally diverse families and communities, forming partnerships and effective communication strategies, conflict resolution strategies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Includes at least 10 hours of structured field experiences. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

658. Organizational Development, Culture, and Change (3)

Prerequisite: EDAD 640.
Explores elements that influence schools as effective organizations, transformational leadership, organizational development, learning strategies for developing successful school cultures and instructional programs. Study of larger political, social, legal and supervisory contexts of organizations; use of behavior/management sciences.
Letter grade only (A-F).

659. Educational Governance, Politics and Policy (3)

Prerequisite: EDAD 640.
Examination of systemic impact of governance systems at federal, state, local levels; implementation and policy development strategies; politics of public education, micro-politics of school sites using theoretical and pragmatic perspectives.
Letter grade only (A-F).

677A. Curriculum/Program Development and Evaluation (3)

Prerequisite: EDAD 541.
Corequisite: EDAD 677B.
Examines teaching, learning, and achievement for all students; policy impact on curriculum development, implementation, and assessment; distributed instructional leadership and accountability; multiple measures and data-driven assessment for program evaluation; closing the achievement gap; communication and partnership with stakeholders.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 677 or EDAD 650. Ten hours field experience required. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Letter grade only (A-F).

677B. Instructional Leadership and Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: EDAD 541.
Corequisite: EDAD 677A.
Examination of instructional leadership and supervision practices that facilitate and sustain continuous school improvement; assessment policies and practices; distributed leadership and accountability; achievement disparities between/among student subgroups; adult learning theory; technology; teacher evaluation and differentiated professional development; and community partnerships.
Includes 10 hours of field experience. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Letter grade only (A-F).

680. Field Experience in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to program, EDAD 541, completion of at least three additional courses in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program, consent of instructor.
Application/demonstration of standards based competence as quasi-administrator.
Requires three week, full-time participation at site other than candidate's own. Credit/No Credit grading only. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

692. Administrator Portfolio Development and Exhibition (2)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Professional Development Plan, including the core courses, electives and/or professional development activities.
Development and presentation of Professional Portfolio reflecting and documenting progress/mastery of goals connected to CTC Administrative Standards.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

695. Master's Research Study in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisites: EDP 520 or EDP 595; advancement to candidacy in Educational Administration Option, approval of graduate advisor and written application to the Graduate Office. Application for enrollment must be made to the Graduate Office by March 1 for the summer or fall semester or by October 1 for the spring semester.
Application of action based research methods to identify, study, and analyze a school/district based problem. Preparation of culminating research study to include related literature, data collection methods, findings, recommendations and implications.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. Not open for credit to students pursuing the Thesis option.

697. Directed Research (1‑3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, department chair and associate dean.
Individual research or intensive study under the guidance of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units for certificate and degree purposes, subject to suitable change in course content. Application for enrollment must be made by March 1 for the fall semester or by October 1 for spring. Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, EDP 595 or EDP 696, approval by director, department chair and associate dean.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis under supervision of a faculty committee.
Must be taken for six units. Application for enrollment must be made to the Graduate Studies Office by March 1 for the fall semester or summer session or October 1 for the spring semester. Letter grade only (A-F).


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