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

EDL 538. Adult Learning (3)
Prerequisites: graduate standing and admission to the M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning. A foundational course for understanding the principles of adult learning and how these principles can be applied to leadership. Andragogy, learning styles, curriculum, and how the basic tenets of training can be used to effectively facilitate, deliver, and recommend learning experiences and professional development for adult learners will be explored. The course will emphasize basic instructional design, methods of teaching skills to adult learners and instruction and practice in conducting professional development and experiential activities.

EDL 543. Introduction to Educational Research (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning. An introduction to basic concepts of planning, conducting, designing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative organizational research studies. This course will acquaint the student with various research techniques and how the techniques can be applied in educational endeavors.  

EDL 544. Self-Assessment and Interpersonal Development Module (4)
Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning. 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)
Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning. 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. Organizational Behavior and Change Management Module  (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. Data-driven Decision-making Module (4)
Prerequisites: Admission to M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning and completion of EDL 544. A course designed to prepare leaders to make informed choices regarding technology. How leaders can leverage technology in their work to make informed decisions will be explored. Effective budgeting strategies will serve as one medium for using technology for making decisions.

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. Prerequisites: Admission to M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning and 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. Ethical Decision-making Module (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.  Leading Instruction Module (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)
Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning. 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)
Prerequisites: Completion of all major coursework in the M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning and permission of the instructor. Capstone experience will consist of a portfolio presentation and culminating project. The culminating project presentation will be open to the public. With approval, this course may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of six (6) credits.

EDL 560. Instruction & Evaluation (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. program in Leadership and Learning. Effective implementation of the curriculum will be studied with emphasis placed on program evaluation and development. Recent trends and practices will be discussed. Quantitative and qualitative evaluative approaches will be examined.

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.

EDL 591. Independent Study in Educational Leadership (3)
A study of a Leadership and Learning topic supervised by a faculty member. Course may be taken no more than twice. Course is only available with approval.