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  The Graduate School of Education 2014–2016 Courses Graduate GSE Courses (15) Educational Administration and Supervision (230)  

Educational Administration and Supervision (230)

Graduate Courses (Educational Administration and Supervision 230)
15:230:500 Foundations of Educational Administration and Supervision (3) Analysis of conceptual, technical, and human resource skills associated with administrative and supervisory behavior in schools. Emphasizes the foundations of leadership, communication, decision making, and human resource management.
15:230:501 Leadership and Communication Skills Educational Supervision (3) Introduces both the theory and practice of educational leadership. Drawing upon differing disciplinary perspectives, the class emphasizes linking administrative policies and practices to their theoretical foundations.
15:230:502 School Budgeting (3) Comprehensive review of the basic accounting cycle, followed by a study of accounting systems, internal administrative and accounting controls, bond financing, budgeting, and an analysis of financial statements. The application of site-based budgeting to core curriculum standards presented. Prerequisite: 15:230:520.
15:230:503 Business Administration of School Systems (3) The business administration of a school district, including accounting, budgeting, payroll, purchasing procedures, capital outlay, management information systems, risk management, food service, transportation, personnel records, equipment, and facilities.
15:230:504 Physical Facilities and the Learning Environment (3) The ways in which physical dimensions of the school and classroom influence student behavior, attitudes, and achievement; emphasizes translating research into practical guidelines for the design and management of classroom settings; energy consumption, maintenance, school construction and utilization standards, and overall financing of capital outlay and debt service.
15:230:505 School-Community Relations: The Politics of Education (3)

Analysis of the political basis for community support to schools and the influence of community groups on the role of the school administrator.

15:230:506 Clinical Studies in School-Community Analysis (3)

Facilitates a field application of community analysis and relations programs; analysis carried out through the use of a varied political, theoretical, and practical base.

Prerequisite: 15:230:505 or permission of instructor.
15:230:507 Education Law (3)

Impact of the legal system on education; emphasizes issues arising from conflicts between public policy and individual rights; study of federal and state constitutions, statutes, regulations, and court decisions.

15:230:512 Administration and Supervision of Elementary and Secondary Schools (3)

Problems of organization, supervision, and administration of elementary and secondary schools.

15:230:514 Personnel Administration (3)

Administration of personnel policies, methods, and techniques employed in the public sector, including environmental influences, relevance to organizational structure, collective bargaining, tenure, affirmative action, recruitment, selection, induction, development, appraisal, termination, and legal parameters.

Prerequisite: 15:230:500.
15:230:516 Administration and Supervision of Special Education Services (3)
Role and function of special education; special services within the school and community, including special classes for the mentally and/or physically handicapped; and various services, such as school psychology, school social work, speech correction, learning disabilities specialist, and others.

Prerequisites: Either 15:230:500 or 501, and 521.
15:230:517 Diversity and the Politics of Higher Education (3) This class addresses diversity (racial, ethnic, class, linguistic, religious, sexual identity, gender identity, and disability) and how issues of diversity shape the politics of higher education. Students, who are currently administrators in higher education or aspiring college administrators, will be expected to use multiple theoretical perspectives to understand the structure and dynamics of colleges and universities. Specifically, you can expect to become familiar with higher education, politics, and diversity issues; and to improve understanding about your own and others' perspectives about how institutions of higher education engage with, understand, and promote diversity.
15:230:519 Higher Education Finance (3)
Financing higher education; state/local systems of support, internal institutional budget issues, and development of evaluative tools; comparisons among various state higher-education financing systems.
15:230:520 Public School Finance (3)

State and federal directives on school finance and educational equity; economic principles and national income measures related to public education; calculation of property taxes and bond issues; local, state, and federal methods of financing public education; overview of cost efficiency and effectiveness measures; investments; the basic accounting structure of state and local governments; and the budget system and comprehensive annual reports used by school districts in New Jersey.

15:230:521 Supervision of Instruction (3)

Aspects of supervision, such as definition and scope; philosophy, issues, principles, and techniques; understanding and improving the learning situation; and evaluation of supervision.

Basic course; prerequisite to advanced study in supervision.
15:230:522 Decision Analysis I (3)

Introduction to decision making in organizations; focuses on organizational missions, goals, and practical techniques for developing decision-making strategies; emphasizes use of microcomputers for quantitative decision making.

Prerequisites: 15:230:500, 501.
15:230:530 Internship in Educational Administration I (3)

Provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and apply knowledge gained in their graduate studies with the goal of developing insight into actual administrative practice. Emphasis will be upon application of the New Jersey Standards for Administrators. Students must arrange an internship experience with a cooperating administrator within their home school district. A faculty supervisor provides guidance and technical support.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 12 or more credits in program 230 master of education (Ed.M.) courses.
15:230:531 Internship in Educational Administration II (3) Provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and apply knowledge gained in their graduate studies with the goal of developing insight into actual administrative practice. Emphasis will be upon application of the New Jersey Standards for Administrators. Students must arrange an internship experience with a cooperating administrator within their home school district. A faculty supervisor provides guidance and technical support. Prerequisites: Students must have completed 12 or more credits in program 230 master of education (Ed.M.) courses and completed 15:230:530.
15:230:600 Topics in Educational Administration and Supervision (3)

Selected issues and policies pertinent to the administration and supervision of education. Topics may differ each time the course is offered.

15:230:601 Practicum in Educational Administration (BA)

The case-conference method provides an opportunity for analysis of individual administrative problems.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Open only to advanced graduate students who desire to accomplish independent minor research in the solution of specific problems.
15:230:603 Theory and Research Findings in Educational Administration (3) Examination of theory and evidence about how leadership and organizational processes in schools and districts contribute to improved teaching and learning; designed for preparation of the practicing administrator, the theorist, and the researcher in educational leadership and policy. Prerequisites: Master's degree and permission of instructor.
15:230:604 Organizational Theory in Education (3)

Contemporary organizational theory and analysis with major focus on behavior in educational organizations; the approach is a comparative analysis of formal organizations.

Prerequisite: 15:230:603 or permission of instructor.
15:230:605 Fieldwork in Educational Administration (BA)

Provides opportunities for advanced students to do special research on a professional problem in the field under supervision of the Graduate School of Education staff; the problem may involve any phase of local school administration; application of research in the field to local conditions and local facilities.

Prerequisite: Permission of program coordinator.
15:230:606 Higher Education Law (3) Legislative, judicial, and administrative sources of law affecting institutions of higher education; focuses on the legal implications of administrative decision making in such institutions, issues of educational and employee equity, and strategies for avoiding legal problems.
15:230:607 New Jersey Education Law (3) The legislative, judicial, and administrative sources of New Jersey law affecting the cooperation of schools; policy issues, New Jersey Statutes Title 18A, and commissioner's decisions emphasized.
15:230:608 Case Studies in Educational Administration and Supervision (3)

Administrative/supervisory cases identifying and diagnosing concrete issues and problems in educational organizations; examples of administering and supervising school improvement, with emphasis given to development and presentation of solutions and practical leadership strategies.

15:230:609 Leading for Social Justice: Navigating through Policy, Politics, and the Law (3) Using a blend of case studies and texts, this course engages students in the hard work of leading educational organizations toward more equitable outcomes for all students, while negotiating the competing demands involving educational policy, politics, and U.S. and state law.
15:230:610 Administration for School Effectiveness (3)

Examines literature on school factors related to student learning and planned organizational change. Students conduct an on-site school assessment with recommendations for instituting change.

15:230:613,614 Research Problems in Educational Administration and Supervision I,II (3,3)

Problem areas in educational administration and supervision, and examination of relevant potential research topics and appropriate methodologies of study; practical experiences in the research process as a way of integrating coursework experiences; and the preparation of a doctoral dissertation.

15:230:615 Assessment Data/Problem Solving (3) This course will improve students' understanding of assessment data to support learning in classrooms, schools, and districts. It will begin with using materials published by ASCD to map or to describe a curriculum in terms of standards, key goals and questions, instrumental lessons and experiences, materials, interim student performance benchmarks, and final outcome measures. The course will then focus on analyzing assessment data, developing action plans, and implementing changes. The course will develop a cycle of activities that starts with curriculum mapping and continues through using assessment data for planned change.
15:230:620 Organization and Administration of Higher Education (3)
Problems related to the governance of institutions of higher learning, including the aspects of general organization and administration, legal structure, business and finance, agencies for policymaking, academic administration, student personnel policy, plant planning and maintenance, and relations with the various publics of the institution.
15:230:621 Personnel Policy and the School as a Workplace (3) Explores a range of issues related to the teaching profession, the teacher workforce, and the school as workplace. Through readings, discussions, and projects, the course will examine how the work of teachers is shaped by the nature of teaching, organizational conditions, and educational policy, as well as how educational policy can be informed by a better understanding of the realities within schools. 
15:230:622 Fiscal Policy and Management in Education (3) The course on school finance seeks to blend concepts of school finance policy and the financial and business management of schools and school systems. The course is divided into three main modules, which move in progression from developing a macro-level understanding of federal, state, and local policies for raising revenues and distributing expenditures for public schooling, to more local, microlevel financial planning, including both short-run and long-range financial planning.  Each module within the course will culminate in the preparation and presentation of student group projects.
15:230:623 Organizational Leadership: Problems of Practice (3) The course will consist of problems, based on current issues or dilemmas in leadership, determined by the concentration faculty, in consultation with a practitioner advisory group. The purpose of this course will be to develop a greater appreciation of the practical issues in organizational leadership:  what works, what does not, and what might work if scaled up in context.
15:230:624 Leading Curriculum and Instruction (3) Explores effective methodology and rationale for designing and constructing curriculum, examining its congruence with applicable governmental and professional standards, analyzing existing curriculum, and monitoring implementation of curriculum design and standards within instructional practice.
15:230:630 Readings in the Administration and Supervision of Education (3)

Study of literature and research in an area of administration and supervision of educational institutions. The interests and background of the student and his or her professional career goal are given careful consideration in the development of the reading list. Periodic reports and/or papers on the readings are used to evaluate student progress.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.
15:230:650 Seminar in Educational Supervision (3)

Using the clinical approach, students carry on studies of the theoretical context of supervisory practice, methodological techniques, sociology of supervision, and supervision as leadership in curriculum improvement.

Prerequisites: 15:230:500, 521, or permission of instructor.
15:230:701 Dissertation Study: Educational Administration (BA) Prerequisite: Permission of adviser. Open to graduate students who are writing a doctoral thesis in the field of administration.
15:230:800 Matriculation Continued (0) Continuous registration can be accomplished by enrolling for at least 3 credits in standard course offerings, including research courses, or by enrolling in this course for 0 credits. Students actively engaged in study toward their degree who are using university facilities and faculty time are expected to enroll for the appropriate credits.
15:230:866 Graduate Assistantship (E-BA) Students who hold graduate assistantships are required to enroll in this course for 3 or 6 E credits per semester.
15:230:877 Teaching Assistantship (E-BA) Students who hold teaching assistantships are required to enroll in this course for 3 or 6 E credits per semester.
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