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  School of Public Affairs and Administration 2009-2011 Course Listing Certificate in Urban Education Administration and Leadership  

Certificate in Urban Education Administration and Leadership
20:834:523 Human Resources Administration (3) Human resources administration in public and nonprofit settings, including human resource planning, staffing, development, and compensation. Behavioral and environmental determinants are examined, including production technology, market factors, service delivery, and government regulations.
20:834:553 Urban Education Policy and School Performance (3) Through a historical, sociological, and political analysis of educational problems, this course explores a variety of policy initiatives and reforms, including curriculum and learning standards, school choice, tuition vouchers, charter schools, privatization, and whole school reform.
20:834:556 Urban School Administration and Supervision (3) Drawing upon the literature on school administration and leadership, theories and practices are applied to the specifics of urban schools and urban school reform. Within this context, students explore how school administrators can be at the center of school restructuring and revitalization.
20:834:557 Urban School Leadership and Communication (3) Through an examination of school administration, leadership, and supervision literature and its application to urban districts, prospective school administrators analyze the complexities of urban school problems and improvement.
20:834:558 Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (3) Explores recent policies and practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including recent debates about national and state curriculum and learning standards and how to assess them. Special attention focuses on the New Jersey State Core Curriculum standards, various instructional strategies to teach them, and their assessment.
20:834:559 Public School Finance (3) The course covers the educational decision-making process in the political and economic systems in which they exist. Particular attention is given to the tax structures that yield the resources directly supporting education, especially the property tax, as well as non-tax resources and the federated governmental structure through which they pass.
20:834:560 Public Education Law (3) Deals with the basic legal structure of the public education system and explores a range of current legal and educational policy issues confronting the public schools.
20:834:561 Analytical Methods (3) Quantitative methods in the analysis of planning and management problems. Includes descriptive statistics, statistical distributions, probability, hypothesis development, significance testing, correlation, contingency table analysis, and regression.
20:834:590 Internship I (3)
20:834:591 Internship II (3) Participation in activities of an agency or institution under supervision of a faculty member and supervisor in the agency. Requires reports and analyses of activities.
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