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Educational Leadership (EDAD)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1000. Schools and Democracy. 1. [I<>{none}] Content-based course focuses on critical-thinking skills necessary to understand, analyze, and produce knowledge within the framework of educational inquiry; introducing students to the themes of the agenda of the National Network for Educational Renewal which focuses on the purpose of schools in America.

JumpLink5010. Leadership for Curriculum Development. 3. Focuses on leadership skills that support curriculum and curriculum development in student learning and achievement. Key topics include: K-12 curriculum alignment; incorporating standards and community values; curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; equity and access for diverse learning needs; and effective communication about curriculum. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5020. Leadership for School Organization. 3. Focuses on organizational leadership. Topics include: history of organizational leadership, leadership styles, change process, strategic planning, federal, state, and local governance as well as politics, power and policy, and school operations, to include budget, facilities, scheduling, recruitment, selection and induction. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5030. Leadership for School and Community Relations. 3. Focuses on the leadership role of the principal in building relations with students, staff, family, and community. Topics include school culture and climate, community and family involvement, public relations and communications, student discipline, and crisis management. Prerequisite: admission to program or consent of instructor.

5040. Leadership for Instruction. 3. Focuses on the principal as instructional leader. Topics include: developing a school vision of learning; employing effective instructional strategies, supervision and evaluation of teacher performance; integration of supervision, evaluation, and student achievement with professional development and professional learning communities, and instructional trends and issues within diverse learning communities. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5050. Leadership for Democratic Schools. 3. Designed to increase awareness of future school leaders of the principles of equity and excellence in education focused on democratic practices.  Topics include democratic educational practices, ethical leadership, renewal of public schools, and educational leadership in urban, suburban, and rural communities, and in ethnically and socio-economically diverse settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5060. Capstone in Educational Leadership. 3. Designed to assist the student in the creation of their master's program final project, which will be used as the written demonstration of mastery of the course outcomes as well as meeting the educational leadership (ELCC) standards.  Prerequisite: complete Core (EDAD) courses.

5080. Introduction to School Law. 3. This course provides legal foundations of U.S. public schools and examines general principles of statutory and case law and applies judicial decisions to educational environments. Additionally, the course focuses on legal responsibilities, constraints, and opportunities for school leaders. Prerequisite: admission into UW Educational Administration, K-12.

5150. Assessment, Accountability, and Student Learning. 3. Focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to lead schools in the alignment of standards, assessment, and instruction. Topics include analysis and interpretation of assessment results and educational data, recent history and current context of educational accountability in Wyoming, role of assessment and accountability in improving student learning. Prerequisite: graduate standing.



5580. Supervised Internship in Educational Administration. 1-8 (Max. 12). Expand student knowledge by providing an intensive clinical experience in educational administration along with other activities that involve practical experiences with peers and with practicing K-12 administrators. Prerequisite: Admission into the UW Educational Leadership Principal Certificate, Master's or EdD Doctoral program.

5600. Educational Leader as Manager of Human Resources. 3. Focuses on linking theory related to organizations (including Bureaucracy Theory), decision-making and organizational effectiveness with effective practices in management of organizational personnel. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5650. Educational Leader as Communicator. 3. Focuses on inter- and intra-personal communication skills; group facilitation; organization and community public relations; parent and community involvement; negotiation; and conflict management. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5700. Educational Leader For Instruction. 3. Focuses on the study of curriculum development and implementation, instructional practice, assessment and staff development. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5720. Educational Leader as Change Agent. 3. Focuses on the study of change theory, change processes, change dynamics, decision-making models, and implementation of change in the organization setting. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5750. Educational Leader for the Board and Community. 3. Concentrates on the administrator as the leader of an organization's board and community. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5800. Educational Leader as Resource Manager. 3. Focuses upon the successful management and operation of the organizations fiscal resources, facilities, and support services. Includes work in the areas of transportation, food service, funding and budget, compensation, facilities, legal issues, calendar, special education, and policy influence. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5815. Advanced School Law. 3. Designed to provide advanced information concerning K-12 school law as it relates to public education. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of legal issues that routinely arise in the K-12 school setting. Prerequisite: Admission into the UW Educational Leadership EdD/PhD Doctoral Program.

5850. Educational Leader as Direction Setter. 3. Investigates how the educational leader can effectively create a futuristic vision and mission for the organization after assessing the existing culture and climate, and organizational readiness for change. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5870. Seminar in Legal Issues. 1-6 (Max. 8). Advanced students in education work together intensively on current issues and problems relevant to educational administration and participate in systematic, critical interpersonal evaluation. Eight hours are permitted on a doctoral program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate standing.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes. Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy. 

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