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LEED: Educational Leadership

6000. Leadership and Communication (3)
For teachers providing educational leadership. Importance of effective communication. Skills and knowledge needed to speak, write, and listen effectively.
6334. Home, School, and Community: The Communication Process (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Principles, practices, and problems of home, school, and community relations.
6800. Theory and Application of Technology for Administrators (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Introduces technology that provides greater efficiency and productivity. Theoretical basis and instruction and practice in administrative and managerial software in K-12 educational facilities.
6801. Strategic Problem Solving (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Educational problems solved using strategic problem-solving processes. Emphasis on retrieving, evaluating, and synthesizing research as applied to educational programs.
6802. Reflecting and Communicating About Educational Issues (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Current educational issues from variety of perspectives. Effective communication of those issues in oral, written, and multi-media modes.
6803. Ethical and Legal Decision-Making for Teachers (3)
Not open to educational leadership students. Study fundaments in school law and ethical and moral decision making for school teachers.
6804. The Law, Policy, and Politics of Education (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Influence of laws, educational policies, and power structures of communities on goals and operations of schools.
6805. Ethical and Societal Aspects of Educational Leadership (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Personal values, understanding of core values of society, and sensitivity to societal dimensions of educational decision making.
6806. Managing Organizational Change (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Process of changing and improving complex educational organizations. Application of variety of planning and organizational development processes.
6807. School-Based Management (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Essential elements of school quality that impact program operations. Relationships of schools to other agencies. Leadership in securing support for schools.
6808, 6809. Administration and Supervision Internship: Level I (4,4)
2-semester internship. P for 6808; admission to MSA; LEED 6810; C for 6809: LEED 6812. Joint supervision of public leaders and university supervisor.
6810. Introduction to School Leadership (2)
To be taken during first semester of enrollment in MSA program. P: Admission to MSA program. Introduces state and national standards for school leaders and skills required to meet them.
6812. School Leadership Skills Development (2)
P: Admission to MSA program; C: LEED 6809. Educational problems, cases, and simulations used to evaluate student’s leadership skills and plan for skill development during administration and supervision internship.
6820. Advanced Technology for School Administrators (3)
P: Admission to MSA program; LEED 6800 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Research, theories, and practical use of advanced technology for curriculum, student, and fiscal management. Decision making and other administrative applications.
6823, 6824. Learning Centered Leadership (3,3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Essential elements of quality learning and school-based visionary leadership. Improvement of curriculum and instruction through application of appropriate leadership styles and models.
6830. Teacher Leadership (3)
Essential elements of teacher leadership and shared decision making. Application of knowledge to organize teams and solve school problems.
6832. Policy, Procedures and Fiscal Issues in the Administration of Special Education (3) Same as SPED 6832
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Interpretation, development, and implementation of fiscal resources, and federal, state and local policies and procedures in public school special education programs.
6833. The Role of the Special Education Administrator in Curriculum and Instruction and Personnel Supervision (3) Same as SPED 6833
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Planning, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of education programs for students with disabilities in the public schools.
6834. Leadership and Pubic Relations for the Special Education Administrator (3) Same as SPED 6834
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Building professional partnerships for special education in the public schools through supervision, communication, collaboration, and cooperation.
6993, 6994. Curriculum Instructional Specialist Internship: Level I (3)
Full-time or on-the-job experience. Supervised by instructional leader of recognized capability.
7000. Thesis (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7408. Public School Administration (3)
P: Admission to EdS program. Advanced course based on administrative principles and techniques encountered by superintendents in NC schools.
7410. Staff Personnel Problems (2)
P: Admission to EdS program. Underlying philosophy of personnel administration case studies and problems. Relations to local and state administrative authority. Teacher participation in administration, selection of teachers, and orientation of new teacher. Programs for professional growth in service, teacher’s relation to community, merit schedules, salary schedules, and relations within schools.
7411. Problems in Educational Administration (2)
P: Admission to EdS program. For advanced school administration students with administrative experience. Research school administration problem and presentation of results for critical analysis and discussion.
7415. Introduction to Internal Evaluation in Education (3)
P: Admission to EdS program. Concepts of evaluation research. Emphases on theory and techniques of internal monitoring evaluations.
7420. Theories of Educational Administration (3)
P: Admission to EdS program. Theoretical dimensions.
7429. Problems in Educational Supervision (3)
P: Admission to EdS program. For practicing administrators and supervisors. Advanced research of selected problem in supervision and presentation of results for critical analysis and discussion.
7460. School and Community Cultures (3)
P: Admission to EdS program. Cultures and effective communication.
7470. School Business Management (3)
P: Admission to EdS program. For principals and superintendents. Background necessary for efficient school system operation. Based on philosophy that administration must facilitate instruction.
7472. Issues, Problems, Research in Education (2)
P: Admission to EdS program. International, national, and state levels. Emphasis on contemporary educational problems. Review of educational research for possible solutions.
7483. Advanced School Law (2)
P: Admission to EdS program. In-depth study of current educational problems. Emphasis on legal background.
7520. Special Topics Seminar in Educational Leadership (3)
May be repeated with a change of topic with a maximum of 9 s.h. counting toward the degree. Advanced topics in educational leadership based on student interest and current educational priorities.
7521, 7522, 7523. Directed Readings in Educational Leadership (2,2,2)
P: Consent of instructor. Selected topics.
7991. Educational Leadership: Level I (4)
P: Completion of 50 percent of courses in educational specialist degree; completion of two years’ experience in a level-one administrative position; or consent of program coordinator. Observation and analysis of administration and instructional supervision at state and system level under guidance of experienced educational leaders.
7993. Educational Leadership Internship: Level II (4)
Directed field study. P: Completion of 50 percent of courses in EdS degree; completion of two years’ experience in a level-one administrative position; or consent of program coordinator. Supervised by department member.
8010. Organizational Theory and Culture (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Application of organizational theory in educational administration to social systems in education.
8015. Doctoral Seminar in Human Resource Development (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Advanced study of theory, research, and exemplary practice in developing human resources in educational organizations.
8020. Politics and Power in Education (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Formal process for developing educational policy through federal, state, and local governments. Involvement and power of elected officials, political parties, lobbyists, and media in developing policy, both formally and informally. Impact of social issues, economics, and other forces on educational policy development.
8025. Doctoral Seminar in Political and Social Issues in Educational Leadership (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Process through which political and social issues affect education. Analysis of some contemporary issues that affect NC.
8027. Doctoral Seminar in Higher Education Law and Public Policy (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Legal system and how constitutional and case law impact higher education practices. Analysis of educational policy development at federal, state, and institutional levels.
8030. Educational Planning (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Concepts, strategies, and practices of educational planning utilized for school and school district leadership.
8035. Doctoral Seminar in Educational Leadership (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Advanced study of theory, research, and exemplary practice in changing nature of educational leadership.
8040. Policy Development and Analysis (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Policy making and role of educational leader in policy development and implementation. Emphasis on skills used in policy analysis and policy development in education.
8045. Cases and Concepts in Educational Leadership (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Key concepts of educational leadership examined primarily through case study analysis.
8047. Student Development in Higher Education (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Historical and philosophical foundations of student development theory. Application of theory to best practices.
8050. Ethics in Educational Leadership (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Applied ethics.
8055. Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Advanced study of current theory and research in curriculum and instruction and their applications in educational settings.
8056. Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum Theory and Practice in Higher Education (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Curriculum theory as related to higher education programs and courses. Development of skills and knowledge required to implement higher education curricula.
8060. Program Evaluation (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Theory and research on program evaluation. Techniques used in designing, implementing, and reporting program evaluations.
8410. Advanced Research in Educational Leadership (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Evaluation and use of quantitative and qualitative research in the practice of educational leadership.
8420. Quantitative Research in Educational Leadership (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Descriptive and inferential quantitative methods used in educational research.
8430. Qualitative Research in Educational Leadership (3)
P: Admission to MSA program. Philosophy and methodology of various forms of qualitative research used in educational leadership.
8440. Applied Research Design in Educational Leadership (3)
Knowledge and skills needed to plan and implement a major independent research project in educational leadership.
8991. Doctoral Internship: Leadership Practicum (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. Advanced internship. Participation in series of structured and supervised field experiences at local, regional, and state levels.
8992. Doctoral Internship: Research Practicum (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership; LEED 8991. Advanced internship. In-depth practical experience in educational organization. Completion of field study at site.
9000. Dissertation (3-6)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership. May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
LEED Banked Courses
6400. Seminar: Supervision (2)
6406. Elementary School Administration (2)
6407. Public School Finance (3)
6409. Secondary School Administration (3)
6428. Principles and Practices of Supervision (3)
6483. School Law (3)
6500. The Organization and Administration of the Middle School (3)
6991. Administrative Internship: Supervised Practicum (3)
6992. Administrative Internship: Seminar (3)
7400. Seminar–Administration (2)
7461. Planning School Buildings (3)
7992. Administrative Internship, Field Study–Level II (3)