A study of the basic elements of action research design with effective research and evaluative strategies.
Principles of curriculum development, staff development, and instructional leadership at the local school and system levels.
Procedures and policy development with regard to student services and school management.
Analysis of basic concepts of school administration with special emphasis on leadership, management, and administration.
Procedures and practices in educational finance and budgeting at local, state, and national levels.
Legal and political structures under which public schools function with emphasis on school-community interaction and student services.
Supervised field-based experience; observation, study, and analysis of the administration of educational programs in selected schools; requires a minimum of 300 clock hours of supervised internship. Should be scheduled at the end of a student's program. A student must be in the last or next-to-last semester of study to register for this course. Must be completed at JSU. Fall and Spring only.
Introduction to and utilization of essential research skills with an emphasis on application, ethics, and report-writing as commonly needed in the field; should be scheduled early in the program.
Critique of research literature on effective schools and effective instruction with implications for school administrators.
Procedures and issues related to design, development, and operation of educational plant facilities.
Procedures and issues related to administration of effective and efficient school personnel programs.
Analysis and discussion of curriculum issues and application of a process approach to curriculum review and development in the local school/school district level.
Study of theories of supervision; assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating staff development programs; mentorships. Open to educational majors only.
Prerequisite(s): EAD 610.
Development of a practical problem-solving process in relation to the administration of schools and school systems. This course culminates in a public presentation of a school-based problem-solving project. Course must be scheduled near the end of a student's program.
Prerequisite(s): EAD 681.
Continuation of practical problem - solving in relation to the administration of schools and school systems culminating in a public presentation of a school based problem-solving project.