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EDEL 5004 - School Personnel Administration and Instructional Supervision

Administration and supervision of human resources and instructional programs in schools. Content encompasses human resources planning, recruitment, selection, assignment, induction, supervision and appraisal, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and other topics of current interest.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 5024 - School Law

Federal and state laws governing public education and the legal responsibilities and powers of various state and local governing bodies and individuals. Emphasis given case law, federal and state, affecting such topics as rights of teachers, rights of students, due process, liability, and equal protection.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5034 - Public School Finance

Basic policies, principles, and practices involved in solution of problems of public school finance. Meets Virginia certification requirements for the principalship. 1 Year or more of teaching experience required.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 5054 - Administration of Special-needs Programs

Basic provisions of federal/state laws, policies, and regulations pertaining to special education, vocational education, and other special-needs client groups of the public schools.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 5064 - Contemporary Issues in Special Education

Current issues in special education confronting school personnel and the effect of the standards and accountability movement on students with disabilites and special education programs. Impact of diversity, including ability, cultural and environmental diversity, on education programming. Models, practices and services in spec ed. Pre: Graduate standing

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5074 - Administrative Issues in Special Education Programs

Role and responsibilties of administrator, director, or supervisor of special education at the school district, state, and federal levels. Statutory requirements, fiscal basis, organizational structure, instructional and related services delivery systems will be explored. Relationship of special education programming to general school administration. Pre: Graduate Standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5084 - Legal & Regulatory Issues in Special Education

Current legal and regulatory requirements and procedures related to special education services. Legal and regulatory mandates for the provision of free appropriate public education to children with disabilities. Due process procedures and other procedural safeguards, discipline, curricular accessibility, and application of the least restrictive alternative principle in special education programming. Pre: Graduate standing

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5104 - Fnd Education P-12 Leadership

Educational leadership from an historical perspective. Policy implications for school leaders. School- community relationship. Qualities and skills for school leaders to make intentional, thoughtful, and ethical decisions in their schools. Ethics and integrity expectations in educational leadership. Pre: Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5114 - Leader and Change in P-12 Educ

Leadership and change theories that impact school improvement efforts; skills, and dispositions needed to change organizational culture; globalization and diversity relative to implementing change in educational leadership in the 21st century. Pre: Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5134 - Curriculum Leadership in P-12 Education

Examination of curriculum through theory, practice, social forces, politics, diversity, and economics; analysis of contemporary P-12 school curriculum and reflection about the values, beliefs, and assumptions informing curriculum leadership; long-range planning and curriculum assessment. Pre: Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5144 - Instruction Leadership P-12 Ed

Leadership in instructional practices in P-12 education; effective classroom instructional strategies; classroom observation and assessment models; models of including diversity and technology in instructional practices; leading instructional professional development to increase student learning evaluating pedagogy. Pre: Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5164 - Research and Assessment for K-12 Educational Leaders

Prepares K-12 educational leaders to use research and assessment data to make appropriate data-driven decisions at classroom, school, and division levels; analysis of data both generated in the school and state- or agency- controlled; best-practices in school improvement. Pre: Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5604 - Graduate Seminar in Education

Selected topics in administration, counseling, adult and continuing education, research and evaluation, and community college and other domains of higher education. Emphasis is on interactive discourse on topics not typically included in regularly scheduled courses. (Maximum 3C per course).

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 3

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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EDEL 5614 - Internship

Student participation in a planned clinical experience under the supervision of a university staff member in an appropriate work center. (Maximum 12C). Consent required.

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 12

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 12

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 5974 - Independent Study

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Independent Study

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EDEL 5984 - Special Study

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 5994 - Research and Thesis

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s):

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Research

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EDEL 6004 - Theories of Educational Administration

A general course for students of administration in public and private schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities. Content includes purposes and nature of theory in educational administration and the application of organizational theory to education. Theories of decision making, communication, leadership, climate, power, conflict, change, morale, and motivation are covered.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 6014 - Administration of Instructional Programs and Support Services

The roles and responsibilities of central office (system) and building level (school) personnel in the administration of instructional programs and services. Students engage in a variety of activities designed to improve their skills in planning, organizing, delivering, and monitoring instructional programs and services within this dynamic environment. Must have administrative or supervisor certification and experience.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 6024 - Public School Budgeting

Policies, principles, and practices involved in the practice of public school budgeting.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 6034 - Planning Educational Facilities

Basic information needed by administrators to mount an effective planning effort within an organization; to plan, develop, and maintain satisfactory buildings to house modern educational programs; to supervise the work of other professionals and technicians in designing and constructing facilities; and to evaluate such efforts. Meets Virginia requirements for placement on the Eligible List of Division Superintendents.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 6044 - Governance and Policy in Education

Antecedents of public policy affecting education in the United States, and the relationships between policy making and implementation and educational administration.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 6104 - Literature Reviews in K-12 Educational Leadership

Literature reviews in educational leadership and related fields; analysis, critique and synthesis of literature representing research, theory, applicability, and commentary in current topic of interest; preparation of initial literature review; evaluative skills used to identify well-constructed research. Pre: Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 6124 - Advanced K-12 School Law

Influence of school law on PK-12 education; legal issues that pertain to the public schools, including in-depth analysis of accountability, employee relations, and parental and student rights, with emphasis on issues at central office level; rationale for a legally sound environment for students, faculty, and staff; Virginia and national education codes; school system policies and administrative regulations; legal research development. Pre: 5024 or equivalent.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): EDEL 5024

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EDEL 6134 - Advanced Topics in Public School Finance

Education policy and practice pertaining to public school finance for educational leaders and policy makers. Equitable distribution of educational monies and resources to achieve desired student outcomes. Linking of availability of sufficient resources with a school division's ability to educate all students to the highest standards. Pre: EDEL 5034 or equivalent.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): EDEL 5034

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EDEL 6254 - Legal Aspects of Special Education

Review and analysis of current case law and litigation related to special education. Focus on the legal system that assures children with disabilities free appropriate public education, with emphasis on due process procedures and other procedural safeguards, discipline, program accessibility, and application of the least restrictive alternative principle in special education programming.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 6914 - Problems in Education

Study of contemporary problems in various education settings such as administration, counseling, community college education, and adult and continuing education. (Maximum 3C per course).

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 3

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 6924 - Professional Seminar

Critical review, presentation, and discussion of current data-based and issues-related literature, either published or presented at recent national meetings. Provides students an opportunity to amalgamate their prior course experiences to produce a draft dissertation prospectus. (Maximum 6C credit allowed toward program of study).

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 6

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 6

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 7704 - Field Studies in Education

Advanced applied research and/or evaluation study in one or more educational institutions or agencies. The student is graded on the basis of the design of the study and ability to conduct the study and report the results. (Maximum 12C).

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 12

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 12

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 7714 - Internship in Education

Planned program of advanced clinical practice in education through assignment under direct supervision of outstanding practitioner for periods of up to two semesters. (Maximum 24C).

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 24

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 24

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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EDEL 7994 - Research and Dissertation

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s):

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Research

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EDRE 6605 - Quantitative Research Methods in Education I & II

This two-course sequence is designed to provide an overview of basic research design, measurement and statistical concepts in social and behavioral research. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the process of social and educational research in field settings, hands on experience of designing and conducting research and analysis of data. I,II.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): EDRE 5404 (UG) OR EDRE 5404

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EDRE 6606 - Quantitative Research Methods in Education I & II

This two-course sequence is designed to provide an overview of basic research design, measurement and statistical concepts in social and behavioral research. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the process of social and educational research in field settings, hands on experience of designing and conducting research and analysis of data. I,II.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): EDRE 5404 (UG) OR EDRE 5404

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