Educational Leadership (EDLD)

EDLD 6301  Philosophy of Education  3 SCH  (3)  

Ontological, epistemological and axiological perspectives on various philosophical schools of thought related to education.

EDLD 6302  Research Seminar  3 SCH  (3)  

Current issues in educational leadership research; national, state, and regional perspectives examined.

EDLD 6303  The Politics of Education  3 SCH  (3)  

Educational functioning from a political systems perspective; internal and external political forces influencing organizational effectiveness; shaping of educational policy; functional means of attaining and utilizing political power.

EDLD 6306  Proposal & Dissertation Resrch  3-9 SCH  (3-9)  

Proposal and dissertation research.

EDLD 6311  Contemp Theories in Educ Leadr  3 SCH  (3)  

Assumptions of the major schools of thought regarding leadership; findings from research conducted pursuant to trait theory, behavioral theory and situational/contingency models; conceptions of leadership effectiveness; implications for leadership in educational organizations.

EDLD 6312  Clinical Leadership Lab  3 SCH  (3)  

Students undergo assessment of personal leadership skills through assessment center methodologies. Abilities assessed include decision making, group participation, interpersonal communication and presentation skills.

EDLD 6313  Policy Dvlpmnt Decisn Making  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of policy conceptualization; development and implementation integrated with decision-making processes; ethical and moral responsibility of educational leadership.

EDLD 6314  Professionals in Educ Org  3 SCH  (3)  

The nature of professionalism in education; points of conflict between bureaucratic and professional norms; accommodations to conflict; integrating professional norms with organizational requirements; organizational leadership of professionals; the character of professional associations in education.

EDLD 6315  Multicultural Analysis  3 SCH  (3)  

Examines multicultural relations in American society and explores solutions to critical problems confronting educational systems in general and educational leaders in particular into the twenty-first century. Prerequisites: admission to the Joint University Doctor of Education program at Texas A&M-Kingsville and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

EDLD 6321  Instructional Theory  3 SCH  (3)  

Theoretical basis for understanding instructional models and processes; research relevant to factors influencing instructional effectiveness and the interaction among instructional and learning variables.

EDLD 6322  Analys of Learning Enviroments  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of the school and classroom social system; examination of social, cultural and psychological variables that influence school learning.

EDLD 6323  Advanced Topics in Ed Leadrshp  3 SCH  (3)  

Selected topics in an identified area of curriculum and instruction; advanced investigations of selected topics and problems dealing with curriculum theory, program design and experimental formulations. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDLD 6324  Curriculm Theory  3 SCH  (3)  

An analysis of theoretical structures underlying curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.

EDLD 6331  Educational Innovations  3 SCH  (3)  

An examination of the basic elements of successful school renewal programs with emphasis on systematic approaches to educational innovation and the process of change; studies of successful innovative programs.

EDLD 6333  Statistical Reasoning  3 SCH  (3)  

Introduction to statistics for educational leaders. Topics include: descriptive and inferential statistics: frequency distributions, central tendency, variability; the normal curve, z-scores, percentile ranks; hypothesis testing, one-sample test, estimation, single-factor analysis of variance (one-way ANOVA) bivariate correlation, bivariate regression and effect size indices. Course also includes hands-on microcomputer laboratory experiences in the use of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) with exercises related to the topics covered.

EDLD 6334  Qualitative Research Design  3 SCH  (3)  

Experimentally based study of qualitative research philosophy, nature, purposes, design and practice. Additionally, course will elaborate as well as expand knowledge of the methods and various approaches to social sciences and educational research diversely known as ethnographic, participant observation, qualitative, case study, naturalistic or interpretive.

EDLD 6335  Research in Edu Leadership  3 SCH  (3)  

This course is designed to extend the student's knowledge of and expertise in areas of qualitative and quantitative research, use of electronic resources, styles, and format of writing research. Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.

EDLD 6345  Advanced Qualitative Research  3 SCH  (3)  

An advanced level understanding of the process and method of data collection and the various methods of data analysis strategies in qualitative research as well as a deeper grasp of the description, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative research.

EDLD 6392  Adv Top in Statisticl Resoning  3 SCH  (3)  

Topics covered will be parametric and non-parametric procedures, prediction and association methods, and test construction and scaling. The course includes hands-on microcomputer experience in the use of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) with exercises related to the topics covered. Prerequisite: EDLD 6333.

EDLD 6397  Dissertation Research  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles of research design as they apply to both descriptive and experimental studies in educational leadership. Prerequisite: EDLD 6335.

EDLD 6398  Dissertation in Progress  3 SCH  (3)  

Completion of an approved field study under the supervision of a dissertation adviser.