UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
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Education-Leadership, Foundations, and Policy
EDLF 1010Dialogs on Diversity (LINC) (3.00)
The first-year initiative Learning and Interacting in our Community (LINC) is designed to provide students with an opportunity to begin development of the skills needed to live and learn in a diverse community. Such learning depends on individual, personal reflection, and yet it cannot be accomplished alone. Through intense and extended interaction with each student in the class, students work to develop a better understanding of him or herself and a commitment to making the world a better place for all. Topics to be examined include race, gender, sexual oriention, class and religion particularly as they relate to pop culture, the media and the University community.
Course was offered Spring 2010
EDLF 1020LINC Facilitators (6.00)
This course consists of students who have taken EDLF 1010 and wish to continue their study of multiculturalism and diversity. The course delves deeper into theoretical studies of systemic oppression in addition to training students to become facilitators of discussions around these issues. As facilitators, students take on a leadership role in awareness exercises in EDLF 1010, read and comment on students' weekly reflections and papers, and facilitate small group discussions.
Course was offered Spring 2010
EDLF 1200Examining the Effectiveness of Social Innovation (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Educational and social innovations such as Head Start, Teach for America, and Promise Neighborhoods aim to dramatically improve outcomes for children by altering the status quo. This course explores innovations intended to improve outcomes for children and youth and how we can determine whether innovations actually 'work'? What is meant by 'works' and what are the outcomes by which we judge whether an innovation works?
EDLF 2050What the Innovators Do: Strategies to Transform the Lives of Youth (3.00)
Inequalities persist at every level of education. Throughout this course we will study innovations designed to address these disparities. We will investigate the process by innovations are designed and will critically assess the efficacy of a wide range of innovations. The course will feature numerous guest speakers involved in innovation design and implementation, including leaders in the private, educational, and government sectors.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
EDLF 3000Research Design for Social Innovation with Youth (3.00)
What are the makings of good research in youth development? How do our methods help us more clearly measure what matters in settings for youth? This course will provide an introduction to applied social-science research methods and design. Students will engage a hands-on semester research project while learning the foundations of ethics, method, and design for research in the field of youth development. Prerequisite: EDHS 1100
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
EDLF 3050Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (3.00)
Social entrepreneurship is an approach to creating system-level change through the application of entrepreneurial thinking to social ventures, non-profit organizations, government institutions, and NGOs to create economic, environmental, and social value for multiple stakeholders. In this course you will be introduced to a range of entrepreneurial approaches aimed at solving social problems from the non-profit to the for-profit.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012
EDLF 3150Introduction to Child Growth and Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This survey course introduces several prominent theories of child development and explores the related empirical research. Emphasis is placed on applying developmental principles to parenting and professional practice. Major topics include: The historical basis of child study, the life cycle, maturational milestones, cognitive, emotional, and moral development, and biological foundations.
EDLF 3160Introduction to Educational Psychology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Organized around two major concepts of learning: motivation and instruction. Teaches students to alter conditions of motivation and instruction in order to maximize the effectiveness of educational programs. Topics include motivation theory, learning theory, evaluation, self-management, and instructional strategies.
EDLF 3170Introduction to Adolescence (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Psychological and social development during adolescence are affected by multiple factors, such as biological, social and cultural changes, and larger macrosystem influences. We will examine how these influences shape development generally during the 2nd and 3rd decades of life. We will explore questions of identity, relationships, health and culture by considering key questions that adolescents explore such as "Who am I," and "Where am I going?"
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDLF 3180Lifespan Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
In this course, we will explore the journey we all share, asking "How do individuals grow and change throughout life?" We will take a topical approach, with particular focus on biological, psychological, and social development from birth through older adulthood. We will seek to understand our own developmental processes, as well as the role of race, class, gender and culture on others,' and question our beliefs about what it means to "grow up."
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDLF 3240Multicultural Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Through readings, film, music, and guided discussion students seek to answer questions such as: What is multiculturalism and how might education inform our understanding of it? What challenges are we facing regarding multiculturalism and diversity? How can we promote social justice and a greater understanding of others? This course engages the nexus of multiculturalism, multicultural education, and social justice to respond to these questions.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
EDLF 3250Intro to Citizenship & Activism: Critical Exam of Jefferson's University (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course examines ideas about citizenship, engagement, student activism, and social justice within the context of the University. It will examine, through lecture, discussion, readings, and an applied action research project, the various definitions of political engagement, activism, and social change as they are relate to current issues at the University.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2015
EDLF 3333Lessons from a Toy Store: Behavioral Economics and Education (3.00)
Policy makers have made substantial investments over the past several decades to improve educational outcomes for economically-disadvantaged students, yet disparities remain. The purpose of this class is to 1) apply insights from behavioral economics to diagnose why education policies do not always achieve their desired goals, and 2) identify strategies for improving students' educational outcomes
EDLF 3420Athletics in the University (3.00)
This course addresses the history, organization, finance, governance, leadership and symbolism of athletics as a key part of the political economy of the contemporary university. With student athletes as a primary unit of analysis we will review the history of intercollegiate athletic competition, the symbolic role of athletics in society and the future of athletics on post-secondary campuses.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
EDLF 3440Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course will focus on the social and psychological factors related to participation in sport and physical activity over the life span. Personal factors that influence sport & exercise behavior (e.g., personality, self-perceptions, age, gender, race), situational factors (e.g., observational learning, motivational climate, socioeconomic level), and psychological methods for enhancing sport and exercise behavior will be reviewed.
EDLF 3460Race and Identity in Youth Development (3.00)
This course is designed to examine how race/ethnicity, diversity, & identity matter in the lives of youth with a focus on educational settings. We will use theory and research to question stereotypes about youth achievement and will explore how individual, interpersonal, and structural factors help to explain associations between group membership & educational outcomes. Students should have previously taken an intro level social science course.
Course was offered Spring 2016
EDLF 3470Hip-Hop History and Global Movements (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Examines the history of hip-hop as an educational and social movement in the United States and around the globe. Explores hip-hop as a form of global literacy that transcends race, gender, culture, and ethnicity. Includes lectures, group discussions, poetry readings, emcee and spoken word sessions, and critical reviews of hip-hop music.
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDLF 3500Special Topics in Educ Leadership (1.00 - 6.00)
Topical offerings in educational leadership.
EDLF 3610Immigrant Youth and Families (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Questions of immigration have been at the fore of the national political conversation in the United States over the last decade. This course provides a developmental perspective on immigrant youth and families, with particular attention to educational contexts from early childhood through early adulthood.
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDLF 4000Dream it, Design it, Do it: Youth and Social Innovation Capstone (3.00)
With a team, you will design and implement an innovation to address a community issue facing youth. You will become an expert in the issue, and develop the skills needed to 1) assess a social issue, 2) evaluate and integrate multiple perspectives on social issues, 3) collaborate with a diverse team of stakeholders to design and implement an innovation to address a social issue, and 4) assess and revise an innovation to improve its effectiveness. Prerequisite: YSI major
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
EDLF 4080U.S. Education Policy (3.00)
Education policy has taken center stage in a variety of national, state and local debates such as teacher evaluation, universal pre-K, school accountability, and charter schools. These are issues around which there is often contentious debate, much of which is polarized and simplistic. This class will explore a few current education policy debates through the lenses of conceptual models and empirical evidence.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
EDLF 4605Anthropology of Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course will examine the relationship between culture and education and the ways in which the study and understanding of education can be enhanced by attention to culture. Using cases drawn from studies of learning and schooling in cultures around the world as well as among minority cultures and societies in the United States , students will be challenged to begin to see education through cultural comparative frames of reference.
EDLF 4606Comparative Education (3.00)
We will focus on the sociocultural context of education, addressing values, iedology, practices & policies as they are found across a diverse selection of nations & societies. What can we learn from comparisons? What theories currently shape international educational developments? With knowledge of how other countries approach educational issues, it is hoped that students can broaden their understanding of their own educational practices.
EDLF 4610Civil Rights Movement and Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Examines education and schooling during the civil rights movement (CRM) and explores how educators, activists, and communities promulgated ideas of equality, democracy, and social justice.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2015
EDLF 4620International Human Rights Activism and Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
How do educators and activists spread messages about human rights? What might make them more likely to succeed? What are the ethical and political implications of using education as a tool for moral persuasion? Students will engage with these questions, as well as engage critically with debates over whether the human rights system offers an appropriate way to achieve justice in diverse contexts.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
EDLF 4890Workshop in Instructional Technology (1.00 - 4.00)
Topical workshops designed for K-12 teachers to gain experience in instructional technology applications for use in classrooms and schools.
EDLF 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Independent Study
EDLF 4995Directed Research (1.00 - 6.00)
Directed Research under supervision of faculty member.
Course was offered Fall 2016
EDLF 5000Multicultural Education (3.00)
Prepares students to deal with the increasingly multicultural educational milieu. Emphasizes the process of understanding one's own bias and prejudices and how they effect the school and classroom learning environment. Included are readings, class discussions, field projects, journal writing, and other methods of directed self explorations.
EDLF 5001Multicultural Facilitation (1.00 - 6.00)
The purpose of this class is to develop leadership skills in a multicultural context. Students will have the opportunity to lead small group discussions, make large group presentations, & are required to do 12 hrs. of community service. In addition to leadership skills the course will provide students with a theoretical & practical approach to dealing with diversity. Particular emphasis is placed on both personal responsibility & social justice
EDLF 5010Child Learning and Development (3.00)
This course examines children's learning and development in the elementary school grades. The course, designed for students who plan to become teachers, focuses on cognitive development (e.g., the role of the brain in learning, misconceptions, transfer) and social development (e.g., relationships, moral development). Three themes emerge: individual variability and diversity, development, and translation from research to practice.
EDLF 5011Adolescent Learning and Development (3.00)
This course examines adolescent learning and development and is designed for students who plan to teach in secondary schools. Adolescent cognitive, physical, and social development is considered from a multi-level (e.g., school, family, community) perspective. In identifying links between these domains and learning, three themes emerge: individual variability and diversity, developmental trends, and translating educational research to practice.
EDLF 5160Life Span Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course will focus on biological, psychological and social development from birth through older adulthood. Topics will be presented via discussion of underlying theory, research, and application, with attention to how gender, race, SES, and cohort impact development. Concepts of consistency and change will be stressed. Throughout, students will be encouraged to examine and even question their own beliefs about what it means to "grow up".
EDLF 5270Adult Development and Aging (3.00)
This course will focus on key issues in adult psychological and physical development. We will explore development from a biopsychosocial perspective, examining topics such as health, cognitive function, personality, interpersonal relationships, and work. This will be a theory-to-practice class, with an emphasis on current theories of optimal or successful aging. In particular, we will focus on how adults respond and adapt to changes in their health, their environment, and their sense of self. Contexts for development will include education, health care, the family, and the community, with attention to individual differences (gender, race, ethnicity).
Course was offered Spring 2016, Summer 2015
EDLF 5310Data Management for Social Science Research (3.00)
This course introduces strategies for effectively working with large-scale quantitative data for social science research. Topics covered include: data cleaning, recoding and checking; merging data from multiple sources; reshaping data; documenting processes; writing programs and macros to reduce errors; and presenting descriptive data through tables and graphs. Students will utilize Stata, a statistical software package.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
EDLF 5320Managing "Big Data" for Policy and Social Science Research (3.00)
This course teaches students how to effectively manage large-scale, "real-world" policy data. The aim is for students to develop strong skills in using data for descriptive policy analysis and social science research. In addition, students learn how to use Stata, a versatile statistical software package, to effectively work with large datasets.
EDLF 5330Educational Statistics: Stat I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Analysis of descriptive to inferential techniques. Specific procedures include the logic of hypotheses testing, t tests, chi square, correlation, and simple linear regression. Emphasis is on the theoretical basis and applied usage of these procedures as a necessary foundation for more advanced study.
EDLF 5410Strategy in Higher Education and Intercollegiate Athletics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of strategic management within the corporate, academic and intercollegiate contexts. Basic concepts and learnings in the area of strategy will be explored paying particular attention to higher education and athletics strategy and will cover fundamental strategy formulation i.e. planning, competitive analysis, market positioning; and the application of learnings to implementation.
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDLF 5420Athletics, Higher Education and Society (3.00)
This course addresses the history, organization, finance, governance, leadership and symbolism of athletics as a key part of the political economy of the contemporary university. With student athletes as a primary unit of analysis we will review the history of intercollegiate athletic competition, the symbolic role of athletics in society and the future of athletics on post-secondary campuses.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
EDLF 5425Governance of Collegiate Athletics (3.00)
Examination of the governance structure of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its conferences. Focus is on the historical evolution of NCAA governance; understand the legal, financial, educational, and diversity issues which underlie decisions in intercollegiate athletics. Students will examine compliance and enforcement issues in that stem from rules and regulations emanating outside of the college/university setting
Course was offered Spring 2015
EDLF 5470Motivation in Achievement Contexts (3.00)
This course will focus on key issues in motivation across multiple domains such as school, sport, and work. Theories and supporting research will be reviewed, and practical applications to real-world contexts stressed. Topics will include psychological needs, cognitions, emotions, and individual differences (e.g., age, race, gender), and how these issues impact theory development and the practical application of theoretical constructs.
EDLF 5490Interventions in Physical Activity (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Students will learn psychological skills, methods, and self-regulatory strategies, and how helping professionals (e.g., coaches, therapists, teachers, fitness specialists) can use these skills and methods to positively affect physical activity participation, performance, motivation, and enjoyment. Theories, research, and application will be stressed, with attention to how individual differences (age, gender, race, ethnicity) impact performance.
EDLF 5500Selected Topics (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Pilot courses to meet new program requirements and changing needs in the field. Used also to offer experimental courses, and courses under development, these courses are announced and offered on a semester-to-semester basis. May be graded or S/U, depending on the instructor, and may be repeated.
EDLF 5610Production of Instructional Materials (3.00)
Provides teachers with the skills and competencies needed to design and produce appropriate instructional media. Key topics include media production planning; selecting appropriate media formats; illustrating concepts, processes, and techniques; lettering for captions and text; mounting and preserving materials; audio design; supporting print materials; and media format translation. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 5700Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity in Youth Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course is designed to examine race and ethnicity as social constructs and to explore how they matter in the lives of youth through a critical examination of youth development research, policy and practices. We will identify dominant group narratives and analyze how research and policy contribute to these narratives, and how individual, interpersonal, and structural factors mediate the associations between group membership and youth outcomes
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
EDLF 5710Ethnography and Education (3.00)
Seminar in the conceptual and methodological issues involved in the use of ethnographic methods in research in education. The course examines the roots of ethnographic inquiry in anthropology and considers notions of culture and cultural understanding and the politics/ethics of writing and representation in the education context.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
EDLF 5711Globalization, Childhood, and Culture (3.00)
Cultural contexts are powerful influences on child development and learning and have long been recognized as shaping the very notion of what a child is across time and place. This course considers contemporary sociological and anthropological efforts to rethink notions of child development, learning, parenting, risk, etc. to recognize both the impact of cultural differences and to recognize the cultural agency of children. Globalization has become a major influence on children and childhood as well and the course will also examine this phenomenon in the light of issues concerning culture and children's welfare. The course is designed to stimulate students' critical thinking about culture and its role in raising and educating children.
EDLF 5980Practicum (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Practicum
EDLF 5985Internship (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Internship
EDLF 5993Independent Study (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 6080Education Policy (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
An introductory course in which principles of assessing educational policies are applied to the evidence currently available across a range of policies. Areas of education policy may include early childhood education, charter schools, accountability, teacher recruitment, retention and assessment, and bridging from K-12 to high education. Discussions focus on linking policies to outcomes for students.
EDLF 6170Fall Symposium - Getting Started with Differentiation (3.00)
This course is designed to help teachers and administrators develop a beginning understanding of principles and strategies for differentiating curricula and classrooms. Course participants will explore the components of effective differentiation to improve classroom practices and instruction.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2011
EDLF 6180Best Practices Institute: Differentiated Instruction & Reading and Literacy (3.00)
This course is designed to help teachers develop a more sophisticated understanding of principles and strategies relating to differentiated instruction, particularly in the context of reading, writing, and other literacy applications. Course participants will explore the interesection of best practices related to effective differentiation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment within the literacy content areas.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012
EDLF 6181Best Practices Institute: Differentiated Instruction & Math, Science, Tech (3.00)
This course is designed to help teachers develop a more sophisticated understanding of principles and strategies relating to differentiated instruction, particularly in the context of math, science, and technology. Course participants will explore the interesection of best practices related to effective differentiation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment within the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content areas.
EDLF 6182Best Practices Inst: Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design (3.00)
This course is designed to help teachers develop a more sophisticated understanding of principles and strategies relating to differentiated instruction, particularly in the context of Understanding by Design. Course participants will explore the interesection of best practices related to effective differentiation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment within the Understanding by Design framework.
EDLF 6183Best Practices Institute: Differentiated Instruction & Leadership (3.00)
This course is designed to help teachers develop a more sophisticated understanding of principles and strategies relating to differentiated instruction, particularly in the context of leadership. Course participants will explore the interesection of best practices related to effective differentiation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment and the leadership structures necessary for effectively implementing those practices.
EDLF 6190Differentiation of Instruction: Exploratory (3.00)
This course is designed to help teachers synthesize their understanding of principles and strategies for differentiating content, process, and products of mixed ability classrooms in order to address the varied readiness, interest, and learning profile needs of a variety of learners. Teachers will explore the intersection of effective instruction and differentiated instruction.
Course was offered Summer 2014, Summer 2013
EDLF 6200Differentiation of Instruction: Continuing (3.00)
This course is designed to help teachers synthesize their understanding of principles and strategies for differentiating content, process, and products of mixed ability classrooms in order to address the varied readiness, interest, and learning profile needs of a variety of learners. Teachers will explore the intersection of effective instruction and differentiated instruction.
Course was offered Summer 2014, Summer 2013
EDLF 7050Institutional Frameworks of Education Policy (3.00)
We all have those epiphanies when we look at the people making public policy and say, 'Why don't they do this?' This course is about why that brilliant idea so often doesn't get on the agenda, doesn't get done, gets done but doesn't work, or gets done but doesn't work as intended. This course examines the institutional constraints and incentives that shape public policy, with particular attention to the forces that shape education policy.
EDLF 7060Theoretical Perspectives on Education Policy (3.00)
This course will examine the underpinnings of educational policy from theoretical perspectives rooted in the social science disciplines in an intensive graduate-level seminar intended both for disciplinary students and for students pursuing specialized work in education. Our goal in the course is to examine, from a variety of normative and disciplinary perspectives, the core issues that underlie contemporary debates over public policy and especially those underlying debate over education policy.
EDLF 7080Education Policy: Professional Seminar (3.00)
The purpose of this seminar is to assist students in developing to develop an understanding of policy and policy studies through common, shared readings of important texts, acquaintance with other important texts in policy studies and through individual student readings and reports. The goals of the seminar will be accomplished through participation in discussions with the professor, guest lecturers, and student guests and through the preparation of a Policy Brief.
EDLF 7085Equity & Access: A Policy Perspective (3.00)
This class will examine actual and proposed public policy initiatives that are designed to move our educational system toward true equity and access for all children.
Course was offered Fall 2013
EDLF 7140Schools as Professional Learning Communities (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Few would argue that the pace of change is accelerating in our schools with an emphasis on accountability and school improvement as realities that educators face on a daily basis. As school leaders struggle to re-invent their schools, it has become increasingly clear to many leading educational researchers that a powerful means of school renewal is through a culture and orientation towards professional learning. In this course, students investigate the construct of schools as high performing learning communities for both students and teachers. Prerequisites: Restricted to students who are admitted into a degree and/or endorsement program in Administration and Supervision, or permission of instructor.
EDLF 7150Educational Psychology (3.00)
Overview of the contributions of psychology to the teaching-learning process. Topics include learning theory, individual differences, motivation, human development and personality, teaching methodology, and measurement and evaluation.
EDLF 7170Concepts of Learning (3.00)
In this course, prominent classical & contemporary theories of learning are introduced and evaluated. Special consideration is given to the influence of media on learning, individual differences among learners, and applications of learning theory to personal life experience. A variety of viewpoints will be surveyed, but emphasis will be placed on identifying the powerful coping mechanisms that contribute to successful adaptation throughout the life-span.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
EDLF 7180Tests and Measurements (3.00)
Proposed: This introductory course concentrates on the evaluation and interpretation of assessment tools. Topics include reliability and validity; social and ethical considerations of testing; summarizing and interpreting measurements; and the use of standardized tests, rating scales, and observational scales. .
EDLF 7200Child Development (3.00)
An introductory graduate course in which prominent theories of child and adolescent development are introduced, supporting research considered, and applications for teaching, counseling, and parenting explored. Major topics include: child development as a field of study, research strategies and ethics in the study of children, the human genome, biologically influenced development, constructing knowledge, cognitive development, socio-cultural influences, development of moral autonomy, and the life cycle.
EDLF 7210Adolescent Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Intermediate-level course designed to explore classical and contemporary concepts of adolescence. Attention will be paid to all aspects of development physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships among these domains and the treatment of adolescent problems.
EDLF 7280Creativity and Problem Solving (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Explores theories of creativity through study of creative people, the creative process, creative products, and creative "press" or those environmental conditions that support and facilitate creative production. Focuses on assessment of creativity, research related to creativity and its applications to education, environments conducive to the development of creativity, and heuristics designed to encourage creativity.
EDLF 7290Seminar in Educational Psychology (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course explores educational psychology as a profession and provides a forum for discussing current problems in the field of Educational psychology and the local program. This seminar is appropriate only for Educational Psychology majors in the Learning and Development specialty. Restricted to Master's Degree Students
EDLF 7300Foundations of Educational Research (3.00)
An orientation to designs and procedures utilized in educational research, emphasizing basic principles for conducting, interpreting, and criticizing published articles representative of educational problems and issues.
EDLF 7330Single-Subject Research (3.00)
Detailed examination of the design and interpretation of single-subject research. Foci for the course include rationale for single-subject research; methods for planning, implementing, and evaluating studies; and issues in the use of these methods.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
EDLF 7340Information Management (3.00)
Analysis of the use of integrated software: word processing, spreadsheet, database management, graphics and telecommunications. Educational applications focus on program planning, monitoring student progress, fiscal analysis, budgeting, and inventory control. Emphasizes standard and customized reporting.
EDLF 7390Differentiating Instruction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Examines principles and practices necessary for addressing the learning needs of academically diverse student populations at all levels of schooling. Includes role of curriculum, on-going assessment, learning environment, and instructional strategies for addressing student readiness, interest, and learning profile.
EDLF 7401Seminar: Educational Studies (3.00)
Topical seminar. Focus changes from offering to offering.
EDLF 7402Program Evaluation (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
An overview of current program evaluation approaches, this class is designed to provide an overview of the theories behind and approaches to evaluation as well as to begin to train students in evaluation design and methods. Theoretical, methodological, and empirical readings emphasize the terminology of educational evaluation and the variety of theoretical and design approaches to evaluation. Consideration is also given to the application of evaluation approaches and designs to non-educational settings.
EDLF 7403Survey Design & Instrument Construction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course provides students with practical experience in survey research. Topics focus on survey design, administration, analysis, and reporting. Specific topics include item writing guidelines, cognitive interviews and pilot testing, survey implementation and planning, sampling methods, data analysis, and presentation of survey results. Particular attention is given to strategies for ensuring reliable survey responses and valid inferences.
EDLF 7404Qualitative Analysis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This class serves as an introduction to the central concepts of qualitative methods in research and evaluation. Primary emphasis is on the development of skills required to conduct qualitative research, with a focus on research design, specific methods of inquiry, and approaches to analysis. The philosophy and epistemology of qualitative approaches are also discussed. Empirical readings provide examples of qualitative research within education and related fields.
EDLF 7405Seminar in Program Evaluation (3.00)
A topical seminar. Topics change from offering to offering.
EDLF 7410Mixed Methods Research Design (3.00)
This course provides an introduction to mixed methods in social science/educational research. We will consider the types of questions that mixed methods can answer and discuss the benefits/challenges of mixed methods research. We will cover research design, sampling, and analysis, including reading exemplars of mixed methods research. Students will apply the theoretical/methodological tenets learned by designing their own mixed methods study.
Course was offered Fall 2016
EDLF 7420Experimental Design & Statistical Analysis Stat II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course is designed to provide students with both a theoretical and applied understanding of experimental/randomized control designs and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Emphasis on the applied use of these principles will be facilitated through contemporary statistical computing packages. Prerequisite: Prior introductory course in statistics
EDLF 7430Education Science Seminar (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This advanced seminar in education science takes a multidisciplinary approach to theory and identification of important research questions. The seminar focuses on strengths and limitations of descriptive research, program development efforts, efficacy trials, and scale up efforts. Readings expose variation in research practice partnerships and describe educational research related to student subgroups.
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDLF 7500Special Topics (3.00)
Pilot courses to meet new program requirements and changing needs in the field. Used also to offer experimental courses, and courses under development, these courses are announced and offered on a semester-to-semester basis.
EDLF 7601Social Foundations of Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
¿What is ¿social¿ about education? How are schools connected to larger issues in society? Using the lenses of history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology we explore education as a social institution. Our goal is to develop a deeper insight into the processes, practices and values that shape education as we explore themes such as social inequality, social justice, and cultural diversity, and the changing nature of schooling in a global world.
EDLF 7602History of American Education (3.00)
The development of education in the United States since colonial times, emphasizing the social-historical forces and ideological concepts that determined the direction and nature of education in the United States to the present.
EDLF 7603Philosophy of Education (3.00)
Inquiry into the applicability to present problems of selected philosophical themes and approaches. Issues include conceptions of pupils, theories of learning and teaching, educational equity and justice, indoctrination, and the adequacy of educational research itself.
EDLF 7604Sociology of Education (3.00)
Studies the sociological theory and research that applies to a systematic analysis of education as its functions in modern society. Selected social and educational problems are discussed to interpret the sociological nature of the educational process and the role of the school as a complex social organization. Research of educational outcomes and consequences is considered. The effects of school on social stratification are also considered.
EDLF 7605Anthropology of Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Anthropology's unique contribution to the study of human life centers around the concept of culture and the methodology of ethnography. In the course of the semester, we will examine the relationship between culture and education and the ways in which the study and understanding of education can be enhanced by attention to culture. Using cases drawn from studies of learning and schooling in cultures around the world as well as among minority cultures and societies in the United States , students will be challenged to begin to see education through cultural comparative frames of reference.
EDLF 7606Comparative Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Both similarities and differences in educational practices, problems, and cultures abound in the world today. We will focus throughout the course on the sociocultural context of education, addressing values, ideology, practices and policies as they are found across a diverse selection of nations and societies. What can we learn from comparisons? What theories currently shape international educational developments? By gaining knowledge about how other countries approach key issues in education, it is hoped that students can broaden their understanding of their own educational practices, beliefs, and policies, and work toward more effective educational practice in an increasingly global educational arena.
EDLF 7607Asian Education (3.00 - 6.00)
Explores the cultural, philosophical, social, and political foundations of education in China, Korea, and Japan, with particular emphasis on how contemporary development and issues in education change require close attention to sociocultural and international contexts.
Course was offered Summer 2014, Summer 2012
EDLF 7609Futurism and Education (3.00)
An interdisciplinary approach focusing on the theoretical contests of the future; the science and practice of futurism; the human condition; trends and projections of the future; ethical considerations; teaching strategies; and educational policy for the future.
EDLF 7610Research in Higher Education, Student Affairs and Athletic Administration (3.00)
This course is designed to introduce the quantitative and qualitative social science research process to students, as well as to help familiarize students with some of the more popular forms of assessment within the fields of higher education, student affairs, and athletic administration.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
EDLF 7614Islamic Education (3.00)
Examines the history of Islamic education, the concepts & enduring values underlying it, the philosophies that marked its intellectual growth, the development of institutions & their socio-political context. Most important to the goals of the course is to trace continuity & change over time, with emphasis on modern issues related to religious & secular education, mass education as a national project, & its intersection with religious education.
Course was offered Fall 2012
EDLF 7615School, Society & Morality (3.00)
This course examines the topics of character development, values education, more reasoning, ethics and the role of school in the formation of citizens for participation in a democratic society. Philosophical, religious, comparative, historical, sociological and other perspectives will be explored with respect to the attitudes toward and approaches to moral education.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012
EDLF 7618Education Choice: Independent Schools (3.00)
This course will increase students' understanding of the social foundations of nonpublic k-12 educaton in the U.S. Students will learn how to apply different educational theories to the private school setting & use qualitative research methods to investigate specific private school issues. This course is based upon a scaffolding of both knowledge & skills & is appropriate for students with no direct experience with the private education arena.
Course was offered Fall 2012
EDLF 7620Globalization in Education: Theory & Practice (3.00)
This course examines developments reflecting critical influences and ideas shaping particular manifestations of globalization and their impacts on education in both industrialized and developing countries.
EDLF 7622Ethics, Protocols & Practices of International Research (3.00)
This course examines the ethics and protocols of conducting international research, particularly in developing countries.
EDLF 7701Seminar: Social Foundations of Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Seminar: Social Foundations of Education
EDLF 7702Women and Education (3.00)
Examines the role of women in education from historical, sociological, philosophical, and psychological perspectives. Focuses on issues related to girls and women in current educational settings.
Course was offered Spring 2015
EDLF 7804Public School Administration (3.00)
Introduction to school administration, including the organization and structure of the school system; legal basis for school administration; authority, responsibility, and control of different levels of government for education; the administration and supervision of the instructional program; and the application of theories of leadership and organization to enduring problems of schooling. Prerequisites: Restricted to students who are admitted into a degree and/or endorsement program in Administration and Supervision, or permission of instructor.
EDLF 7805Human Resource Management (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
In this course, the management of human resources in public schools and school divisions is examined with particular attention to reflective practice, ethical considerations, interpersonal skills, and the building and maintenance of relationships. Theory and practice relative to the staffing of schools for effective realization of educational goals and objectives will be explored. Current challenges and other contextual factors influencing the administration of personnel in public schools will be studied and students will be encouraged to apply the concepts to a critical analysis of their own settings. Prerequisites: Restricted to students who are admitted into a degree and/or endorsement program in Administration and Supervision, or permission of instructor.
EDLF 7806School and Community Relations (3.00)
The purpose of this course is facilitate the understanding and application of the philosophy, principles, techniques, and practices involved in a desirable school and community relations program. Special attention is given to the role of school administrators in coordinating building-level communication and outreach networks. Prerequisites: Restricted to students who are admitted into a degree and/or endorsement program in Administration and Supervision, or permission of instructor.
EDLF 7807The School Principalship (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The role of principal is complex and demanding, but no other individual in a school is better positioned to impact student achievement and faculty morale. Students examine the processes and tools school leaders and teachers use to analyze and act on student achievement data, identify effective and ineffective practices based on research, and understand how to apply learning and motivational theories to designing classroom learning environments.
EDLF 7808School Finance (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course represents the analysis of the problems and principles involved in finance in an individual school with special emphasis on budgeting procedures and accounting systems. Prerequisites: Restricted to students who are admitted into a degree and/or endorsement program in Administration and Supervision, or permission of instructor.
EDLF 7810School Law (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to explore legal issues relevant to education. Basic legal principles and guidelines for assisting administrators in fulfilling their many duties in schools are developed. The tensions and legal controversies that contribute to and in many ways shape the teaching and learning environments of public education in the United States are explored and discussed. Legal opinions and the analysis of selected cases provide the content for the course. The material is intended to assist school personnel in understanding the current application of the law and to encourage further and continuous study of the law. Knowledge and understanding of educational law allows educators to avoid harmful litigation and to interpret legal mandates and statutes in such a way that educational opportunities for all students are enhanced. Prerequisites: Restricted to students who are admitted into a degree and/or endorsement program in Administration and Supervision, or permission of instructor.
EDLF 7811Introduction to Supervision of Instruction (3.00)
This course provides students with a conceptual and philosophical framework for supervision of instruction. It entails an analysis of basic concepts involved in modern educational supervision and provides the aspiring or practicing administrator with the tools required to link evaluation and development with best educational practice. Additionally, students will develop a personal vision of supervision related to teacher performance, professional and state standards, teacher and student interventions, and accountability outcomes such as student achievement. Prerequisites: Restricted to students who are admitted into a degree and/or endorsement program in Administration and Supervision, or permission of instructor.
EDLF 7812Leadership for Low-Performing Schools (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The futures of millions of young Americans depend on the efforts of teachers and principals to turn around chronically low-performing schools. This course investigates the various causes of school failure and current approaches to addressing these causes. The course culminates in the development of a School Improvement Plan for an actual low-performing school. The course is required for those seeking a principal's credential.
EDLF 7813Leadership for Technology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The course examines how, as a team, school leaders analyze the relationship of the integration of technologies to teachers' beliefs and practices and to local school culture, structures, and policies; evaluate the factors critical for successful implementation of educational technology; identify and deconstruct the distributed leadership of educational technology in a school setting; and plan comprehensively for technology leadership.
EDLF 7820Evaluation and Development of Educational Staff (3.00)
Evaluation and development of educational personnel is a major responsibility of school administration. Provides students with a conceptual framework for staff development and evaluation, and facilitates and enhances skill in data collection, analysis of teacher performance, and plans of assistance development. Includes legal and policy issues related to recruitment, selection, and staff development.
Course was offered Spring 2012
EDLF 7856Topical Seminar (1.00 - 3.00)
Seminar on topics or issues.
EDLF 7878Education Finance, Policy and Practice (3.00)
Introduces the problems and principles involved in financing public schools, including the economics of education; the characteristics of selected taxes for school purposes; the role of federal, state, and local governments in financing education; finance litigation; and the concepts of equality of educational opportunity, liberty, and efficiency as a basis for resource allocation policies in education.
EDLF 7993Independent Study: Leadership and Policy Studies (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Under close guidance of an individual faculty member, students work on areas of particular interest that cannot be met in regularly scheduled courses. Enrollment in this course is limited to three credits in a master's degree program.
EDLF 8000Seminar in Instructional Computing (3.00)
This seminar offers advanced study of special topics and issues related to use of computers in education with an emphasis on recent developments in the field.
Course was offered Spring 2013
EDLF 8000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit (3.00)
EDLF 8150Advanced Tests and Measurements (3.00)
A comprehensive analysis of traditional, latent-trait, criterion-referenced, and psychophysiological tests. This course builds upon EDLF 7180 and 7190, and is assigned for students who need to further their study of measurement theory and practice. Prerequisite: EDLF 7180 and 7190.
EDLF 8160Advanced Child Development (3.00)
A doctoral seminar in which prominent theories and key empirical studies in child development are introduced, discussed, and critically evaluated. Emphasis is placed on the study of developmental processes rather than static changes or normative milestones. The course is built around selected empirical, methodological, and theoretical readings. Development of cognition, temperament, and moral autonomy are emphasized.
EDLF 8260Social Development in Context (3.00)
This is a doctoral seminar on theory and research on children and adolescents in context. The course focuses on families, child care, peer relationships, schools and classrooms as contexts that foster (or hinder) youth development.
EDLF 8310Correlation and Regression Analysis: Stat III (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Considers basic correlation and regression analysis, including regression theory, dummy coding, and basic multivariate techniques. Prerequisite: EDLF 7310 and 8300, or instructor permission.
EDLF 8315Causal Inference in Educational Policy Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
An advanced methods course on quasi-experimental statistical techniques for generating unbiased effect estimates when random assignment is not feasible. Underlying theories, identifying assumptions, and applications are presented for techniques drawn from a variety of disciplines including economics, sociology, and psychology including regression discontinuity, instrumental variables, difference-in-difference, matching, and fixed effects.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
EDLF 8320Non-Parametric Statistics (3.00)
Considers a wide-range of non-parametric statistical techniques and covers typical procedures, such as one sample, two sample, k-sample, and correlation. Prerequisite: EDLF 7310.
EDLF 8330Bayesian Statistics (3.00)
Analysis of basic theory, rationale, and application of Bayesian statistics and techniques. Topics include Bayes' theorem, conditional probabilities, posterior densities, and Bayesian inference for the binomial and normal models. Emphasizes case studies and computer-assisted data analysis. Prerequisite: EDLF 7310 and 8300, or instructor permission.
EDLF 8340Measurement Theory I (3.00)
Additional topics include test equating, dimensionality assessment, and connections to other latent variable models. Application of these methods to educational and psychological testing and the use of statistical software is emphasized. Prerequisite: EDLF 7310, 8300, 8310, or instructor permission.
EDLF 8350Multivariate Statistics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Presents the theory and rationale of selected multivariate statistical techniques. Topics include multivariate analysis of variance canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, exploratory factor analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis. Emphasizes computer-assisted analysis and the application of appropriate statistical methods to research data. Prerequisite: EDLF 8300 and 8310, or instructor permission.
EDLF 8360Multilevel Modeling in Education Research (3.00)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of multilevel modeling. Topics include random effects ANOVA models, means-as-outcomes models, random coefficients models, intercepts- and slopes-as-outcomes models, contextual models, random effects ANCOVA models, linear growth models, nonlinear growth models and cross-classified models. Prerequisite: regression analysis (EDLF 8310) or equivalent.
EDLF 8361Structural Equation Modeling (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The major topics include exploratory/confirmatory factor analysis models, a variety of structural equation models, growth curve models, and multi-sample modeling analysis. The major focus of the course is both on the conceptual understanding of latent variable modeling and on practical application of these models in research and measurement. Students will work with data sets and computer programs to gain practical research experience.
EDLF 8370Advanced Seminar in Educational Research and Measurement (3.00)
Addresses current measurement issues as presented in measurement journals, national or regional conferences, or legislative policy. Objectives are to bring about a synthesis and mastery of measurement theory previously presented and to understand and critique the most recent measurement developments. Prerequisite: EDLF 8340 or instructor permission
EDLF 8400Program Evaluation Design (3.00)
Explores problems of designing, conducting, and reporting evaluation research studies. Time is spent examining philosophies of science that underlie evaluation studies; conceptualizing a total evaluation study; planning for the use of time and resources in conducting an evaluation study; assembling the evidence for or against a particular proposition; analyzing costs; and learning how to avoid common pitfalls in working with clients and program participants to design and conduct an evaluation study.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2010
EDLF 8410Advanced Seminar In Program Evaluation (3.00)
A topical seminar that focuses on advanced topics in program evaluation. Topics change from offering to offering.
EDLF 8430Evaluation of Teaching (3.00)
Evaluating teaching in worthwhile ways involves understanding the needs and abilities of teachers, tasks teachers must accomplish, the environmental effects on teachers, and behaviors demonstrated in teaching. This course examines the independent and interactive effects of these four factors. Emphasizes formative evaluation (i.e., helping teachers improve via in-class observation and feedback) and the translation of research results into practice. Requirements include various combinations of project work, writing, and tests.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
EDLF 8440Advanced Qualitative Analysis (3.00)
Advanced course in methods and practices of qualitative research. Students determine their own philosophy of inquiry and become increasingly proficient in the application of qualitative methods. Assumes an introductory course in qualitative methods. Focuses on research design and proposal development, data collection and analysis techniques, and presentation of findings. The course is field-based and guides students through the complete qualitative research cycle.
EDLF 8450Qualitative Data Analysis with Computers (3.00)
An advanced course in qualitative research methods that emphasizes the application of qualitative analysis using a qualitative data analysis software package as a tool. Readings focus on various approaches to qualitative analysis and the issues surrounding software use in relation to these approaches. A general knowledge of qualitative research design and methods and comfort with computers is assumed. Part of each class serves a workshop to learn a qualitative data analysis program and, therefore, the class is most useful for students who have data to analyze. EDLF 7404 (Introduction to Qual) or equivalent cours is required: EDLF 8440 (Advanced Qual) is recommended
EDLF 8481Advanced Seminar in Foundations of Education (3.00 - 6.00)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
EDLF 8500Special Topics (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Special topics in education leadership, foundations and policy.
EDLF 8640Inequality in Higher Education (3.00)
Why is there so much inequality in college entry and completion? How can higher education provide opportunity while sorting, selecting, and certifying students? What is the relationship between higher education and economic prosperity? By addressing these, and related questions, we will examine the complex interplay between inequality and opportunity and the relationship between higher education and the society at large.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
EDLF 8647Student Affairs in Colleges and Universities (3.00)
This course is a survey of current theory and practice in student affairs programming, organizations, and administration in institutions of higher education. It emphasizes philosophy, services provided, and trends and issues within the profession, including research and literature analysis.
EDLF 8648College Student Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course promotes an understanding of contemporary, traditional-aged college students from sociological, psychological, and historical perspectives. Topics include the social and cultural context of entering college students, student development theory, student outcomes assessment, student attrition, and the dynamics of student change.
EDLF 8649Introduction to Higher Education (3.00)
This course introduces students to the range of topics, theoretical frameworks, and research strategies appropriate to the study of higher education.
EDLF 8650Educational Policy Formulation and Implementation I (3.00)
Analyzes current theories of political allocation and processes of public policy formulation in relation to selected current issues in education. Students acquire knowledge and skills required to interpret and conduct research studies related to educational policy.
EDLF 8651History of Higher Education (3.00)
This course emphasizes the historical development of American higher education, the growth of colleges and universities, and the major philosophical and sociological forces that have shaped their development.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Spring 2010
EDLF 8652College Student Experience (3.00)
This course examines trends and changes in the characteristics of college students and institutions they attend, as well as the larger social context in which they operate. It will explore emerging theories and methodologies that address student experience and research related to how college affects students.
EDLF 8653Curriculum in Higher Education (3.00)
This course examines curricular structures and processes in postsecondary institutions. It includes historical, political, and theoretical perspectives on the curriculum, as well as state and national policies shaping curricular design in higher education.
EDLF 8654Organization and Governance in Higher Education (3.00)
This course addresses the organization of and governance and decision-making in postsecondary institutions. Through the application of theoretical frameworks based in a variety of social theories, it focuses on the impact of politics, culture, and policy on the organization and governance of higher education.
EDLF 8655Politics of Difference (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course explores the dynamics of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in higher education policy, theory, and practice. Using a variety of theoretical frames and emerging research, the course will examine group differences in experience and perspective within American higher education.
EDLF 8657Economics and Finance of Higher Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course examines contemporary policies and practices in the financing of American higher education. The interpretation and uses of financial data, sources and methods of securing funds, budget processes, and policies and issues regarding the financing of higher education are some of the topics covered.
EDLF 8658Management Planning in Higher Education (3.00)
This course addresses information-gathering, analysis, decision-making, and long-range planning in institutions of higher education.
EDLF 8659Legal Aspects of College Administration (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course examines the broad legal framework of higher education, including constitutional and contractual rights to due process, equal protection, and free speech; other legal and policy issues regarding tenure, promotion, intellectual property, and the constitutive role of the state in higher education; and tort liability and the impact of federal statutes such as the ADA, Title IX, FERPA, and the DMCA on the administration of colleges and universities.
EDLF 8661The Adult Learner (3.00)
Study of adults as learners, the implications of their characteristics for adult learning, and the practice of adult education. Attention is given to current issues facing adult education.
EDLF 8662Politics and Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Applies political and social theories to politics, policy and power in K-16 education. Concepts: role of the State, pluralism, rational choice, mobilization of bias, public goods, interest groups and social movements. Key issues: access and success, equity, school choice, stratification, governance, and reform. Goal is to enable students to conduct research using political theory and policy frameworks in educational settings.
EDLF 8663The American Professoriate (3.00)
This course provides students with an understanding of the role and circumstances of American faculty members and the issues and policy forces that affect the professoriate. It explores aspects of the professoriate and institutional policies and external factors that shape the viability and vitality of the profession.
EDLF 8664The Community College (3.00)
In this course students study the institutional character of the community college, including a review of its history, purposes, clientele, organization, financing, programs, societal functions, and current issues.
Course was offered Spring 2012
EDLF 8665Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (3.00)
Public as well as private and for-profit colleges and universities face increasing competition for students, faculty, and leaders and need to maximize revenue through private gifts and corporate as well as public support. These demands require them to behave entrepreneurially and to reconsider the essential purposes of the university. This course will explore the origins and purposes of the new entrepreneurialism in the U.S. higher education system and internationally, considering examples from areas such as institutional development, links to corporations, and connections to local and state economic development.
Course was offered Fall 2013
EDLF 8680Economics and Education Policy (3.00)
This course is designed for those without training in economics who want a better understanding of how economic concepts and methods are used in analyzing education policy issues. It examines market concepts and forms of government involvement in the market and uses economic research in education. Students develop the skills of economic analysis by applying them to current issues in public education.
Course was offered Spring 2016
EDLF 8690Educational Policy Formulation and Implementation II (3.00)
Provides in-depth analysis of processes of policy development at federal, state, and local levels; processes of policy implementation; and critical issues in the analysis of implementation strategies and policy effects.
EDLF 8700The Presidency in Higher Education (3.00)
The Presidency in Higher Education explores the historical, conceptual, and contextual components of college and university presidents. Through humanities and social scientific research as well as case studies, students will understand how the presidency has evolved overtime as a result of specific internal and external influences, including power, legitimizing authority, governance, pathways, change, and institutional contexts.
Course was offered Spring 2014
EDLF 8801Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Leadership (3.00)
Explores the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership within the context of education. Assumes that educational administration is fundamentally an ethical undertaking, or, as Christopher Hodgkinson claims, 'philosophy in action.' Readings, activities, and discussions are all designed to assist practicing and aspiring administrators, as well as other educators, in the explication and resolution of ethical dilemmas. Considers different moral positions and encourages students to examine both personal values and professional ethics.
Course was offered Spring 2010
EDLF 8802Organizational Theory (3.00)
Examines organizational and administrative theory and its uses in the management and functioning of school systems. Attention is given to the requisites for adequate theory and to methodological considerations in the study of organizations and administrative processes.
Course was offered Summer 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
EDLF 8803Organizational Change (3.00)
Examines the relationships between the intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, political, and professional contexts of change. Topics include the nature of instructional change, case studies of successful and unsuccessful organizational change, planning for instructional improvement, and implementing and evaluating change.
EDLF 8810Fundamentals of School Evaluation (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to introduce experienced education practitioners to a new way of thinking about evaluation. In this course, we discuss evaluating programs, polices, and decisions in schools. This course leverages the expertise of the class to develop a set of skills that will lead to improved schools. The focus in this course is on identifying problems of practice, formulating appropriate hypotheses, and designing evaluations.
Course was offered Fall 2015
EDLF 8820Fundamentals of Leadership Theory (3.00)
Students will analyze various diverse perspectives, assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses of leadership theories and models. Theories and models will be situated in the American public education context with a special focus on educational leadership at the school and district levels.
EDLF 8822Vision, Values, & Decision-making in Educational Leadership (3.00)
This course explores relationships among educational values and vision, the definition of organizational problems, and the identification of relevant solutions. Approaches such as equity audit, appreciative inquiry, force-field analysis and root-cause analysis help students connect the identification and framing of priority issues with approaches to organizational decision-making that translate vision and values into organizational development. Prerequisite: Students in the (ExSel Ed.D. program)
Course was offered Fall 2015
EDLF 8823Designing Learning Environments (3.00)
This course examines research on learning and motivation in order to assist educators & educational leaders in thinking about the effectiveness of traditional & innovative designs for learning. A special focus concerns the development of learning environments for students in persistently low-performing schools & schools serving diverse populations. The course culminates in a practicum requiring the design of an innovative learning environment.
Course was offered Spring 2016
EDLF 8824Optimizing Human Capital in Organizations (3.00)
Participants in this course will explore how theories of motivation, research and personnel practices can enhance the development of both human and social potential within an educational organization. In addition, we will explore how values and beliefs shape those practices and can be used to enact leadership for social justice and equity. All students should be a member of the Ed.D. Admin & Supervision cohort group.
Course was offered Fall 2016
EDLF 8825Developing High-performance Organizations (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Developing High-performance Organizations is a doctoral-level course for ExSEL students and others interested in understanding how organizations evolve, develop, improve, and decline. Students examine case studies, research on efforts to improve organizational performance, and methods for studying organizations over extended periods of time.
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDLF 8980Practicum (1.00 - 6.00)
Practicum
Course was offered Spring 2011, Summer 2010, Spring 2010
EDLF 8981Practicum in Educational Administration (3.00 - 6.00)
Practicum in Educational Administration
EDLF 8984Master's Internship: Social Foundations (2.00)
Two year educational experience (2 credits per semester for each of four semesters) Prerequisites: Instructor Permission.
Course was offered Spring 2010
EDLF 8985Master's Internship: SAPHE (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Students in the Students Affairs Practice in Higher Education (SAPHE) program are required to serve about 20 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters in an internship related to their studies. In this weekly seminar, they discuss and analyze their internship experience.
EDLF 8986Masters Internship: Administration and Supervision (1.00 - 12.00)
Masters Internship: Administration and Supervision
EDLF 8988Administrative Internship (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Administrative Internship
EDLF 8991Masters Capstone Project SAPHE (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Final course in SAPHE sequence where tsudents complete capstone project and cover topics related to professional development.
EDLF 8998Masters Research Internship (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Designed to give masters students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Permission of Advisor
EDLF 8999Masters Thesis (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EDLF 9000Advanced Seminar: Administration and Supervision (3.00)
Required for all doctoral degree candidates; deals with dissertation proposal development for students in educational administration.
EDLF 9740Internship in College Teaching or Supervision (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member. Opportunities are arranged by the students with the assistance of the sponsoring faculty member.
EDLF 9800Higher Education Seminar: Current Literature (3.00)
May be repeated for credit.
EDLF 9810Research Seminar in Higher Education (3.00)
This is a seminar for advanced doctoral students, in which they develop research topics and strategies and write the qualifying paper.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
EDLF 9820EDLF Dissertation Seminar (3.00 - 6.00)
This seminar is designed as workshop to assist students in the dissertation process. Instructor/students will work collaboratively to design/conduct research and foster students' dissertation progress. Students are expected to work closely with their dissertation advisors and other committee members throughout the dissertation process. Feedback from the instructor will in no way supersede the judgment of the dissertation advisor or committee.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2010
EDLF 9991Ed.D. Research (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDLF 9993Independent Study (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Under close faculty guidance, students work on an area of interest not covered by the curriculum. A plan of study must be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 9995Independent Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Independent Research
EDLF 9998Doctoral Research Apprenticeship (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required.
EDLF 9999Doctoral Dissertation (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.