Offered only to accepted M.Ed. Leadership and Learning graduate students who are in cohort groups.

EDL 543. Educational Research and Evaluation (3)
An introduction to basic concepts of planning, conducting, designing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative organizational research studies. This course is intended to acquaint the student with various research techniques and how the techniques can be applied in educational endeavors.  Topics may include data collection, sampling procedures, and program evaluation.

EDL 544. MODULE 1: Leadership and Learning I: Self-assessment and Interpersonal Development (4)
An introductory course in leadership that emphasizes self-awareness and leadership skills. Leadership styles, management practices, group/team dynamics, and verbal and non-verbal communication skills will be studied. Effective communications with the media, community members, and other stakeholders will be explored.

EDL 546. School Curriculum (3)
A historical perspective on the development of the curriculum provides the course framework. Major trends in elementary and secondary school curriculum will be emphasized along with the purpose of curriculum in guiding the work of public and private schools.

EDL 547. Grant Writing and Resource Development (3)
This course introduces the grants development process. Topics will include researching and working with funders, and proposal writing. Resource development   in various organizations will be explored.

EDL 548. MODULE 2:  Leadership and Learning II: Organizational Behavior and Change Management  (4)
Prerequisite EDL 544. An introductory course in organizational theory. The history of leadership theory in an organizational context will be emphasized, and social, historical, and cultural frameworks will be explored.  Emerging issues in the field of behavioral science related to the work and structure of organizations will be studied. Issues of strategic planning, power, task, accomplishment and change management will also be examined.

EDL 549. MODULE 3 – Leadership and Learning III:  Data-driven Decision-making (4)
Prerequisite EDL 544. A course designed to develop an understanding of the impact of evolving financial management theories. Technology will be used extensively to produce, monitor, and evaluate financial systems in different institutions. This course will also prepare leaders to make informed choices regarding technology.

EDL 550. Organizational Development (3)
Emphasis in the course is upon existing research innovators and emerging issues in the field of behavioral science as related to the work and structure of organizations. Issues of power, task accomplishment and strategic planning are studied.

EDL 553. Educational Leadership Practicum (3)
Forty hours of practicum experience per credit hour. Prerequisite: completion of all major coursework and permission of the instructor. Provides supervised practicum experience in a K-12 setting and requires completion of a practicum project.               

EDL 554. MODULE 4 – Leadership and Learning IV: Ethical Decision Making (4)
Prerequisite EDL 544. A course designed to investigate problems and practices of human resource development and law in organizations. This course will explore past and current cases that have impacted educational decisions. Various methods of recruitment, selection, training, motivation, induction, evaluation, and career development will be examined.

EDL 555. Educational Technology (3)
The use of computer technology in instruction and administration will be studied. This introductory course is designed to prepare the educational leader to make informed choices regarding technology.

EDL 557.  MODULE 5 – Leadership and Learning V: Leading Instruction (6)
Prerequisites: EDL 544, 548, 549, 554 and admission to the Educational Leadership concentration. The historical perspective on the development of curriculum will be examined. Major trends in elementary and secondary curriculum will be explore. Additionally, recent trends and effective implementation of curriculum will be studied including clinical models, and effective instructional practices.

EDL 558. Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Leadership (3)
This graduate seminar course examines the implications of current issues for learning organization leaders. Content will depend on program concentration, but may include topics such as educational reform, learning communities, the significance of current research to learning organizations, and/or the impact of government, economics and the media on organizations.

EDL 559. Leadership Capstone (3)
Prerequisite: Leadership I and II or consent of instructor; completion of all major coursework and permission of the instructor. Capstone experience will consist of a community-based project and portfolio presentation. With approval, this course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of six (6) credits.

EDL 560. Instruction & Evaluation (3)
Effective implementation of the curriculum will be studied with emphasis placed on the evaluation of personnel in teaching and/or program evaluation. Recent trends and practices will be discussed including clinical models, effective instructional practices and a comparison of qualitative and quantitative research methodology.

EDL 561. Sport Management (3)
This graduate course provides an analysis of sport management pertaining to various levels of athletics and also provides sports managers with the fundamental legal knowledge necessary to operate in the increasingly litigious sports environment. The theoretical underpinnings of management of athletic organizations, issues of planning and human resource management, and legal concepts of negligence and principles of risk management will be discussed. Additional topics will center on decision-making and communication in the sport context, and legal issues related to facility management, equipment use and accommodation for special populations.

EDL 562. Sport Marketing (3)
This graduate course provides a study of marketing and promotion strategies utilized in various aspects of the sports industry. Marketing sport and Marketing through sport will be examined extensively utilizing components of the marketing mix.