Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS)

710 Introduction to Supervising and Leading Educational Change (3 - Fall, Even Numbered Years) Processes, organization, and functional context of educational administration. Emphasis on the responsibilities of the principal, supervisor, and superintendent.

720 Leadership Theories in the Educational Setting (3 - Fall, Spring, & Summer, Even Numbered Years) An explanation of postindustrial leadership models as they relate to administration of educational organization. Definitions of leadership, power, authority, commitment, ethics, empowerment style, substance, leaders, managers and other dimensions of leader/follower relationships.

730 Public Relations and Resource Allocation in the School Setting (3 - Fall, Even Numbered Years) The course explores and develops models for developing appropriate positive public/community involvement in the allocation of resources. Topics of study include: planning and budgeting, public relations, bond issues, management of school affairs, personnel issues and management, and all support service components (transportation, food services, record keeping, payroll, purchasing, auditing, and school/community partnerships).

740 Educational Finance (3 - As Needed) Fiscal setting of the public schools; State-Federal participation; special emphasis on financial aspects of public education in Tennessee.

750 Facility Management for a Safe, Efficient, and Effective Learning Environment (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) A study of the relationship between educational facilities and educational programs. A safe and nurturing environment is essential for maximum learning outcomes. This course explores and develops facility management models to maximize effective utilization.

760 Law and Policy in the Educational Setting (3 - Summer, Even Numbered Years) A study of law, policies and governance issues as related to public education; further, a study of the dynamics of policy development and advocacy under our democratic system which includes the principles of representation governance that undergird the system of American Public Schools.

765 Topics in Essential Skills for School Leaders [Topic Title] (1-3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) A series of one credit hour seminars and symposiums used to develop and improve skills in the following areas: time management, group dynamics, writing/ communicating, decision-making, school safety, assessment, planning, etc. May be repeated for credit (with different topic). For a maximum of six hours. Only six hours may be applied toward a graduate degree in education. May be offered on pass/fail basis for Continuing Educational Units.

770 Internship in School Leadership (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) The student completes approved administrative assignments under the mentorship of a practicing organizational leader in a selected school system.

771 Field Studies in EDAS: Secondary Principal (3 - As Needed) The student completes approved administrative assignments with selected school systems.

772 Field Studies in EDAS: Elementary Supervisor (3 - As Needed) The student completes approved administrative assignments with selected school systems.

773 Field Studies in EDAS: Secondary Supervisor (3 - As Needed) The student completes approved administrative assignments with selected school systems.

774 Field Studies in EDAS: Superintendent (3 - As Needed) The student completes approved administrative assignments with selected school systems.

775 Field Studies in EDAS: Selected Educational Setting (3 - As Needed) The student completes approved administrative assignments with selected school systems.

780 The Principalship (3- As Needed) The role of the principal, problems in administering a school program.

781 The Supervisor (3 - As Needed) The role of the supervisor as a curriculum worker. Models of supervisory technique.

782 School Transportation (3 - As Needed) Administration of transportation in the public school system.

783 School Personnel (3 - As Needed) Emphasis upon such problems as recruitment, selection, promotion, morale, salary, and staff relation.

 



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