Leadership and Policy Studies (EDLP)


EDLP 6000. Leading Learning Organizations. 3 Credits.

Course topics include the roles, functions, relationships and responsibilities in creating learning communities; leadership values, styles and behavior; trends and issues that impact organizations.

EDLP 6008. Inequalities and Ed Policy. 3 Credits.

Examines how the institution of education has historically created, maintained, and has also challenged inequalities. Explores this in relationship to race, ethnicity, immigration, social class, gender, LGBTQIA+ issues, and disability, among others, covering key readings in history and theory as well as key court cases and movements for equity.

EDLP 6100. Effecting & Managing Change. 3 Credits.

Change processes and models, the dynamics of change within the organization, and external factors affecting change. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of graduate study.

EDLP 6200. Collaborative Consultation. 3 Credits.

Adult development and group dynamics theory provide the knowledge base for collaborating with parents and teachers to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. Cross-listed with: EDSP 6130.

EDLP 6330. Education Finance & Policy. 3 Credits.

Examines national, state and local policies of educational financing, measurement of equity, state aid to schools, taxation, school finance litigation and cost-effectiveness analysis. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education or Instructor permission.

EDLP 6350. Staff Evaluation & Development. 3 Credits.

Supervisory roles, behavior, responsibilities, and relationships in educational and social service organizations; processes for evaluating the performance, promoting the development of staff, and increasing organization effectiveness.

EDLP 6360. Curr Mgmt in Ed & Soc Srv Org. 3 Credits.

Approaches to coordinating and managing curriculum or programs at the classroom, department, or organizational level; examination of factors effecting design and delivery of curriculum; developing curriculum guides and assessment methods. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of education and related areas or appropriate professional certification.

EDLP 6391. Master's Thesis Research. 1-12 Credits.

Research for the Master's Thesis. Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.

EDLP 6650. Policy to Practice. 3 Credits.

Education policy development and governance; frameworks for understanding and assessing education policy implementation by agencies, districts, schools, and classroom teachers.

EDLP 6800. Professional Problems in Educ. 0-3 Credits.

Designed to cover selected educational problems in depth. The major emphasis will be on intensive and critical analysis of the literature and practice in a given area.

EDLP 6970. Problems in Education. 1-6 Credits.

Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Prerequisites: Twelve hours in education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.

EDLP 6990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

EDLP 6991. Internship. 1-6 Credits.

Students will undertake an approved internship in an institution which reflects the particular area of interest and needs of the student. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

EDLP 6993. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EDLP 6994. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EDLP 7010. ProSeminar: Doctoral Intro. 3 Credits.

Designed to build a learning community among students and faculty to explore issues related to careers and research in educational policy; provides opportunities for collaboration, planning, academic research, relevant practical experiences and site visits. Pre/Co-requisite: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Doctoral student.

EDLP 7020. Epistemologies in Education. 3 Credits.

Introduces students to foundational traditions and practices related to epistemologies that shape conceptual frameworks in educational research. Provides both breadth and depth to students' understandings of definitions of knowledge, criteria for evaluating knowledge claims, and the potentials and limitations to each epistemology.

EDLP 7030. Adv Sem Organizational Ldrshp. 3 Credits.

Explores new theories on leadership and students' cognitive processes that define the intentions, values, beliefs, and future perspectives of themselves as leaders.

EDLP 7050. Sem on Educational Policy. 3 Credits.

An examination of the nature and function of education policy, emphasizing the structure and processes in education policy formulation and implementation.

EDLP 7090. Dissertation Writing Seminar. 3 Credits.

Designed for Graduate students working on their dissertation proposals or dissertations.

EDLP 7491. Doctoral Dissertation Research. 1-12 Credits.

Research for the Doctoral Dissertation.

EDLP 7990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

EDLP 7991. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EDLP 7995. Graduate Independent Research. 1-8 Credits.

Graduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.