Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Educational Leadership

 

EDL 513         Supervision                                                                                                 3
Prereq.:  Admission to an M.S. program or permission of department chair. Study of major problems confronting supervisors in improving instruction: interpreting educational objectives to staff and public, coordinating education programs, teacher-supervisor relations, evaluating instruction, and supervision of student teachers. Summer.

EDL 514         Administration                                                                                            3
Prereq.:  Admission to an M.S program or permission of department chair. Study of leader's roles in developing programs in education. Major areas include: obligation toward learners, staff, boards of education, and parents; administrative organization, curriculum development, and stimulating research.

EDL 551         Curriculum Leadership                                                                              3
Prereq.:  ED 511 and graduate matriculation. Study of curriculum leadership with special emphasis on curriculum processes, curriculum management, decision making, and current trends in the field. Fall, Summer.

EDL 552         Topics in Educational Leadership                                                            3
Prereq.:  Permission of department chair. Comprehensive inquiry into a specific area of educational leadership. It may be repeated once with different content. Irregular.

EDL 553         Internship in Student Development                                                1 TO 3
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. A supervised internship concerning leadership activities in institutions of higher education. Students initiate and complete an action plan and professional portfolio.

EDL 555         Leadership for Culturally Diverse Schools                                              3
Prereq.:  Admission to an M.S. program or permission of department chair. Study of leadership roles and strategies for developing a positive school climate for diverse cultural and racial groups in urban/suburban schools.

EDL 590         Leaders as Learners: Educational Leadership and Self-Assessment   3
Prereq.:  Master's degree, three years teaching experience, application to the Sixth Year Certificate program; or permission of department chair. Discussion of self-awareness as the cornerstone of effective leadership. Exploration of State and national standards, learning and leading styles, the impact of cultural and experiential background, and values and beliefs concerning educational leadership. Spring, Summer. 

EDL 605         Leadership in Teaching and Learning I                                                   3
Prereq.:  Admission to the Sixth-Year Certificate program. Study of leadership in the teaching and learning process. Focus on supervision of instruction, classroom assessment strategies, and working with diverse learners. Required 35-hour on-site field experience in an urban pubic school (Sixth-Year Certificate students) or research component. Fall. 

EDL 606         Leadership in Teaching and Learning II                                                  3
Prereq.:  EDL 605. Continuation of EDL 605. Includes a second 35-hour on-site field experience in an urban public school (Sixth-Year Certificate students) or research component. Spring. 

EDL 610         School Leadership I                                                                                    3
Prereq.:  Admission to the Sixth-Year Certificate program. Emphasis on enhancing students' repertoire of knowledge, skills and attitudes in identifying educational problems, and making informed decisions. Required 35-hour on-site field experience in a rural public school setting. Fall. 

EDL 611         School Leadership II                                                                                  3
Prereq.:  EDL 610. Continuation of EDL 610. Includes a second 35-hour on-site field experience in a rural public school setting. Spring. 

EDL 615         Understanding External Environments of School Leadership I            3
Prereq.:  Admission to the Sixth-Year Certificate program. Knowledge and skills for political and community leadership, including policy development, resource allocation, ethical and legal obligations, risk management, and contract negotiation. Required 35-hour on-site field experience in a suburban public school setting. Fall. 

EDL 616         Understanding External Environments of School Leadership II           3
Prereq.:  EDL 615. Continuation of EDL 615. Includes a second 35 hour on-site field experience in a suburban public school setting. Spring. 

EDL 618         Understanding the Political and Ethical Environment of Educational Leadership        3
Prereq.:  Available to 6th year Educational Leadership students with permission of CCSU department chair or students admitted to Western Connecticut State University's Instructional Leadership doctoral program with permission of CCSU department chair. Knowledge and skills for political and ethical leadership, including ethical and legal decision making, policy development, fiscal management, and contract negotiations. Summer.

EDL 634         Seminar in Curriculum Development                                                       3
Study of curriculum design including the setting of objectives, selection of content material, instructional techniques, and program evaluation.

EDL 652         Advanced Topics in Educational Leadership                                 1 TO 6
Prereq.:  Admission to the Sixth-Year Certificate or Ed.D. program, and permission of instructor. Seminar addressing a specific topic in organizational leadership for educational settings. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Irregular. 

EDL 656         Leadership and Supervision in Teaching and Learning                        3
Prereq.:  Available to 6th year Educational Leadership students with permission of CCSU department chair or students admitted to Western Connecticut State University's Instructional Leadership doctoral program with permission of CCSU department chair. Focuses on strategic leadership skills of using instructional leadership, supervision, communication and technology to improve teaching and learning. Summer.

EDL 681         The Superintendency I:  Leading District Operations                            3
Prereq.:  Admission to Ed.D or Sixth-Year program; or chair's permission based on meeting requirements for Intermediate Administration Certification. The work of the superintendent from an internal perspective. Operational skills and understandings necessary to manage and coordinate the organizational structures and resources of the district to ensure learning for all students. Fall.

EDL 682         The Superintendency II:  Board & Public Relations                               3
Prereq.:  EDL 681 or permission of chair, based on meeting requirements for Intermediate Administration Certification. The work of the superintendent from an external perspective. Creating effective relationships with the board of education the public.

EDL 690         Internship in Educational Leadership I                                                    2
Prereq.:  Admission to the Sixth-Year Certificate program, and completion of 18 credits in planned program or permission of instructor. Part one of a year-long supervised administrative internship (6 month in building leadership and 6 months in district leadership). Students initiate action plans, and begin professional portfolios to document strategic, instructional, organizational, and contextual leadership. Fall, Summer. 

EDL 691         Internship in Educational Leadership II                                                  2
Prereq.:  EDL 690. Part two of a year-long supervised administrative internship. Students continue work on actions plans in building and district settings, and add to their professional portfolios. Spring, Summer. 

EDL 692         Internship in Educational Leadership III                                                 2
Prereq.:  EDL 691. Part three of a year-long supervised administrative internship. Students complete actions plans, and submit building leadership and district leadership portfolios. Spring, Summer.

EDL 695         Internship:  The Superintendency I                                                          3
Prereq.:  Admission to Ed.D., or Sixth-Year Certificate program; 092 cert.; EDL 681/682 and/or permission of department chair. Part one of supervised administrative internship. Interns apply strategic, organizational, and contextual leadership skills. Students will conduct organizational assessments to design an action plan and initiate the development of a professional portfolio. Fall.

EDL 696         Internship: The Superintendency II                                                         3
Prereq.:  EDL 695. Also based on meeting requirements for Intermediate Administration Certification. Part two of a supervised administrative internship in the superintendency. Students will complete their professional portfolio. Spring.

EDL 697         Readings and Conference                                                                 1 TO 3
Prereq.:  Admission to the Sixth-Year Certificate program and permission of Department Chair. Individual or small group directed study of a specific topic under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated with different topics for a total of 6 credits. Irregular. 

EDL 701         Leading Organizational Change I:  Theory                                              3
Prereq.:  Admission to the Ed.D. program. Theoretical foundations of change emphasizing organizational culture and development, chaos theory, models of systemic change and critical theory. Leaders develop capacity to critically assess their organizations for the purposes of guiding and sustaining meaningful change. Summer. 

EDL 702         Leading Organizational Change II:  Program Development & Evaluation          3
Prereq.:  EDL 701. Theoretical foundations and practical applications of strategies aimed at organizational development and ongoing systematic evaluation. Application of strategies of group learning and dtat-driven decision-making to the assessment of organizational outcomes. Summer. 

EDL 705         Leadership to Promote Effective Teaching & Learning                1 TO 4
Prereq.:  Admission to Ed.D. program. Focus on new research on human learning and teaching. This course will explore the leadership implications of this research for the design and support of formal instructional environments aimed at helping all individuals achieve their full potential. Variable credit to a total of 6 credits applied to the doctoral program. Fall, spring, summer.

EDL 710         Inquiry Seminar I: The Study of Human & Organizational Learning    2
Prereq.:  Admission to the Ed.D. program. Educational research ethics and the relationship between research and the purposes of schooling. Students refine information-gathering skills and plan a field study to describe human and/or organizational learning (to be completed during the academic year). Summer. 

EDL 711         Inquiry Seminar II:  Quantitative and Qualitative Research I                 3
Prereq.:  EDL 710. Quantitative and qualitative methods for educational research with emphasis on case studies, quasi-experimental design, and instrumentation. Preparation of an integrative literature review and proposal for a field study about student or organizational learning. Fall. 

EDL 712         Inquiry Seminar III:  Quantitative and Qualitative Research II              3
Prereq.:  EDL 711 Continuation of EDL 711, with emphasis on methods of analysis such as qualitive coding and applied statistics. Completion of a written report and formal presentation of the year-one field study. Spring. 

EDL 713         Inquiry Seminar IV:  Study of Organizational Change                            2
Prereq.:  EDL 712. Application of research methodologies to studies of the change process. Students develop a conceptual framework, an integrative review of the literature, and an inquiry plan for a study of organizational and cultural change. Summer. 

EDL 714         Inquiry Seminar V:  Advanced Research Design                                     3
Prereq.:  EDL 713. Advanced topics in research study such as randomized field experiments, interrupted time series, and interaction analysis. Matching design and method to contexts, questions and researcher intentions are discussed. Students begin developing dissertation topics. Fall. 

EDL 715         Inquiry Seminar VI:  The Dissertation Proposal                                     3
Prereq.:  EDL 714. Students complete the leadership portfolio requirement and prepare the dissertation proposal, including the literature review, methods, and instrumentation. Continued study of advanced research methods. Spring. 

EDL 716         Inquiry Seminar VII:  Dissertation I                                                          2
Prereq.:  EDL 715. Defense of the dissertation proposal. Students work through the summer with their dissertation advisor and committee members both individually and in small group tutorials. Summer. 

EDL 717         Inquiry Seminar VIII:  Dissertation II                                                       5
Prereq.:  EDL 716. Dissertation research and writing. Seminars provide intellectual and emotional support for problem-solving related to ethical, political and methodological dilemmas, conflicts of purpose, time management and stress. One-on-one and small group meetings with the dissertation advisor. Fall. 

EDL 718         Inquiry Seminar IX:  Dissertation III                                                         5
Prereq.:  EDL 717. Continuation of EDL 717. Seminars provide intellectual and emotional support. One-on-one and small group meetings with the dissertation advisor. Students complete the dissertation. Spring. 

EDL 719         Inquiry Seminar X:  Dissertation IV                                                          1
Prereq.:  EDL 718. Required continuation of EDL 718 for students who have not completed their dissertations or received approval to enroll in EDL 720. May be repeated for up to six credits over three calendar years.

EDL 720         Inquiry Seminar XI:  Disseminating Research Findings                         2
Prereq.:  EDL 718 and permission of doctoral program coordinator. Students defend their completed dissertations and present their findings during professional development workshops for educational leaders. Preparation of conference proposals and articles for publication. Summer.

 

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