EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION




EDAS 5501-Introduction to Organizational

Leadership...................................................3.00 credits

This course considers the application of generic leadership theory and skills to educational agencies. Planning, goal-setting and implementing, monitoring, problem-solving, organizational development and change, interpersonal and group relations, and school climate are considered.


EDAS 5511-Technology for Educational

Administration............................................3.00 credits

This course prepares educational leaders at the building level to apply technology and its applications in the learning environment with particular reference to performance-based curriculum, 21st century learners and differentiated instruction.


EDAS 5515 - Curriculum and Instruction for

Educational Leadership ..........................3.00 credits

Trends in curriculum design with emphasis on the newer media and ways and methods of implementing innovations in instruction. Includes a study of principles, procedures and components of curriculum development, interpretation of test scores, use of assessment data and program evaluation


EDAS 5533 - Legal Aspects of

Education...................................................3.00 credits

A study of legal structure of public education rights and responsibilities of school personnel, rights of parents and students are related topics. Emphasis is on study, analysis of constitutional proscription/prescription and practical application in Georgia of pertinent court cases.


EDAS 5541- Educational Supervision....3.00 credits

A study of forces affecting supervision in today's school is the focus. An introductory overview of the field of supervision in public schools with emphasis on organizing instruction is examined.


EDAS 5568 - Field Experiences In Educational

Administration............................................3.00 credits

Field experiences include 150 hours of administrative experience in 12 major areas of school administration as outlined in the EDAS Field Experience Manual. Each student will prepare an experience portfolio reflecting all experiences. Weekly logs and reports are submitted by e-mail to the instructor.


EDAS 5570 - School Business

Management ............................................3.00 credits

A study of business procedures and functions involved in managing school system budget, budget control, taxes, QBE, salary scheduling, inventories, accounting and bus transportation. Emphasis will be placed on practical application in Georgia.


EDAS 5573 - School Personnel

Administration... .......................................3.00 credits

A study of the criteria for recruitment, selection and placement of personnel, orientation of new personnel, administration/teacher relationships, codes of ethics, certification and other related practices involved in staff and faculty relationships.


EDAS 5580 - School Discipline

Problems......................................................3.00 credits

  Students analyze school climate, school discipline, school safety and control of violence. The course focuses on constructing plans for controlling violence, safety, improving attendance and reducing tardiness. As opposed to classroom management, the course concentrates on school- wide management.


EDAS 6651-Educational Facilities

Planning... ................................................ ..3.00 credits

A study of methods and procedures for writing educational specifications and related areas of educational planning is organized. Consideration is given to controlling learning environments, adding flexibility, selecting furniture and selecting and maintaining equipment.


EDAS 6655 - The Principal as Instructional

Leader ........................................................3.00 credits

This is an advanced course in school administration for students in the Education Specialist Performance-Based Program specializing in building level administration. Although some emphasis will be placed on management and structure of the school, the major focus is on the role of the principal in creating and maintaining a program of instructional excellence. Thus, every facet of the course will lead to creating a school leader who is able and willing to pro- mote student achievement.


EDAS 6670 - School Finance..................3.00 credits

Students examine theories of financing public elementary and secondary schools with special attention to the Georgia mode. Basic overview of taxation and bond issues is reviewed.


EDAS 6681 - Recent Trends in

Supervision ................................................3.00 credits

Recent trends in supervision are reviewed. The identification of problems arising in the practice of supervising as well as the evaluation procedures in today's schools will be presented.


EDAS 6685 - School and Community

Relations......................................................3.00 credits

  Students study school-community relations and their impact on the school operation. Emphasis is on the influence of the social forces on the school.

EDAS 6701 - Law & Ethics in Educational

Leadership.......................................................3.00 credits

This pre-service course is one of two required of all ED.D. candidates who have not completed a master in educational leadership. This course emphasizes content knowledge in educational leadership and ethnics with some application and performance. The candidate studies law as it pertains to educational leadership. Included is the study of constitutional law, legislation, litigation and administrative rulings. Also included is an overview of the legal and ethical dimension of professional practice in contemporary American public education.

 

EDAS 6702 - Educational Leadership and School Improvement.............................................3.00 credits
This pre-service course for entrance into the ED.S. program is one of two required of those candidates who have not completed a master degree in educational leadership. This is primarily a content course with some application and performance. Emphasis is given to the study of leadership and school improvement. Candidates will learn the importance of analyzing data to plan and implement appropriate instructional experiences for students and to identify and analyze the measures of data to understand student learning needs.

 

EDAS 6708 - Residency I for district-level
Administrators.................................6.00 credits
Candidates acquire district level administrative experience under a practicing supervisor/administrator. This course is part of a Performance-Based Educational Specialist program. One hundred percent of the activities/assessments for this course are performance-based. This course is designed for ED.S. candidates to maximize opportunities and practices and to refine their skills in district level administration. The experience of this course include the beginning of an Administrative Preparation Portfolio for the candidate to document and record progress toward meeting Professional Standards Commissions (PSC) Standards and Board of Regents (BOR) Performance Strands for Specialists' Level preparation, assess needs and complete performance-based experiences in an authentic district level setting. These experiences will lead to Residency II EDAS 6768.

 

EDAS 6710 - The Superintendent .........3.00 credits

This course is an intensive study of the research literature on the school superintendent. Executive leadership responsibilities, roles and styles with inferences on superintendent/school board relationship are considered.

 

EDAS 6711- Software Systems in Educational
Administration..........................................3.00 credits

Students examine administrative computer software currently used in Georgia school systems such as pupil accounting, grade reporting, grade posting, food service accounting, class scheduling, discipline records, communication systems, multimedia presentation systems, activity fund accounting, general fund accounting, personnel records, purchasing, bus scheduling, maintenance and repair scheduling, payroll, budgeting and balance sheet preparation.

 

EDAS 6719 - Residency I for Building-level
Administrators......................................6.00 credits
Candidates acquire building level administrative experience under a Beginning Leader Candidate Support Team (BLCST or LCST) including a practicing supervisor/administrator and ASU personnel. This course is part of a Performance-Based Educational Specialist program. One hundred percent of the activities/assessments for this ocurse are performance-based.
EDAS 6719 is designed for ED.S. candidates to maximize opportunities and practices and to refine their skills in building level administration. The experience of this course include the continuation of an Administrative Preparation Portfolio for the candidate to document and record progress toward meeting Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Standards and Board of Regents (BOR) Performance Strands for Specialists' Level preparation (using the Leader Keys), access needs, and complete performance-based experiences in an authentic building level setting. The Leader Keys is a performance appraisal process based on Georgia's Leadership Performance Standards ans has been adopted by the BOR and the PSC. These experiences will lead to Residency II (EDAS 6769).

 

EDAS 6733 - Educational Policy ..............3.00 credits

The process of policy development at the local, state and federal levels and the influences of social, economic and political factors are studied. Emphasis will be on school law as it relates to policy development and English Education.

 

EDAS 6769 - Residency II for Building-level
Administrators ......................................6.00 credits
Residency II is a continuation of Residency I. Candidates acquire building level administrative experience under a BLCST. This course is part of a Performance-Based Educational Specialist program. One hundred percent of the activities/assessments for this course are performance based.
EDAS 6769 is designed for ED.S. candidates to maximize opportunities and practices and to refine their skills in building level administration. The experiences of this course include the continuation meeting Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Standards and Board of Regents (BOR) Performance Strands for Specialists' Level preparation using the GADOE Leader Keys, assess needs and complete performance-based experiences in an authentic building level setting.

 

EDAS 6770 - Residency II for District-level
Administrators..........................................6.00 credits
Residency II is a continuation of Residency I. Candidates acquire district level administrative experience under a BLCST. This course is part of a Performance-Based program and is designed to refine skills in district level administration. The experiences of this course include the continuation of an Administrative Preparation Portfolio for the candidate to document and record progress toward meeting Professional Standards Commission Standards and Board of Regents (BOR) Performance Strands for Specialists' Level preparation using the GA DOE Leader Keys.

 

EDAS 6785 - Improvement of
Instruction...................................................3.00 credits

Taught from the context of the building principal, this course considers problems and techniques of improving the results of school instruction.