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2012-2013 Catalog

Instructional Area

Education Leadership, Administration and Supervision (ELAS)


Instructional Area - Undergraduate | Instructional Area - Graduate | Course Numbering System | Course Punctuation

ELAS 6300:

Selected Topics in Administration and Supervision
Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. May be repeated when topics vary.

ELAS 6302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Individual study of areas in educational administration. Requirements jointly established by staff and student.

ELAS 6303:

Practicum in General Administration
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: By application.
Practical assignment to provide experiences in the administration of institutions other than schools.

ELAS 6304:

Internship in Educational Leadership
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: By application.
Academic-year long assignments to provide experiences in administrative functions of the schools including building, campus, and central office functions.

ELAS 6305:

Practicum in Educational Leadership
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: By application.
Academic-year long assignments to provide experiences in administrative functions of the schools including building, campus, and central office functions.

ELAS 6306: 6307:

School Supervision Practicum
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: By application.
Academic-year long assignments to provide experiences in the application of the theory and principles of instructional supervision. Includes regular seminars.

ELAS 6308:

Intership for the School Superintendency
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: By application.
Semester long assignments to provide experiences in the activities and responsibilities of the superintendent of schools.

ELAS 6309:

Practicum for the School Superintendency
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: By application.
Academic-year long assignments to provide experiences in the activities and responsibilities of the superintendent of schools.

ELAS 6310:

Theoretical Foundations and Functions of Educational Administration
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
The course will provide the foundation of understanding of fundamental concepts upon which school administration is based.

ELAS 6311:

Functions of Educational Administration
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Historical development of educational administration as a career. The duties and responsibilities of school administrators at building, campus and system levels.

ELAS 6312:

The Administrative Role in Student Achievement
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Approaches to improving student achievement through human resource development of teachers. Implementation, support, and evaluation of interventions will be based on research and best practice.

ELAS 6313:

Ethics in Educational Administration
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Familiarize upper-level graduate students with ethical theories that can be utilized in policy development and administration of school districts.

ELAS 6315:

Principles of Instructional Supervision
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Principles and problems involved in supervision of school curricula. Basic practices of the curriculum supervision are included.

ELAS 6316:

Instructional Leadership
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Leadership functions for supervision and improvement of the school curriculum. Incorporates current practices in evaluation of instructional programs and personnel.

ELAS 6317:

Managing Change For Diversity
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Emerging issues and trends will be examined through process experiences. Emphasis is on diverse population needs (socio-economic and ethnic) and strategies to meet changing educational needs.

ELAS 6331:

Education Law
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Legal principles involved in operating educational systems; authority, responsibility, liability and appeals; Texas educational law and significant court holdings.

ELAS 6332:

Special Education Law
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Course will familiarize students with current issues in the field of special education law.

ELAS 6335:

School Evaluation
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Practices and procedures for evaluation and accreditation of the many aspects of school management functions; emphasis is on evaluation of personnel and the instructional program.

ELAS 6336:

School Business Management
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Principles and practices of the financial management of the local school campus and district with emphasis on the leadership role and state accounting requirements.

ELAS 6337:

Functions of Mid-Management Administration
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Functions of school administration at the building, campus and district levels in positions other than the superintendency.

ELAS 6341:

Personnel Management
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Responsibilities in the identification of staffing needs, recruitment, interviewing, induction, evaluation, motivation, growth development, compensation, contract negotiations, conflict resolution, termination, and technology in personnel management.

ELAS 6342:

Educational Policy and Finance
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Economic relationships and problems in local, state and national financial support of education; state financial systems, local taxation, program budgeting, cost accounting, indebtedness and fiscal management. (Formerly AED 6333 Educational Finance)

ELAS 6343:

Public Affairs and Community Relations
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Purposes, functions and practices of information, communications and public affairs programs related to education. External and internal communication techniques are emphasized.

ELAS 6345:

Educational Facilities and Environment
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Planning educational facilities and learning environment; program analysis for facility planning; administration of building projects; plant maintenance and operation.