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EDL - Educational Leadership

EDL 601 Administering Children's Programs

Course Description: An overview of existing models of children's programs and the specific roles and responsibilities involved in the administration of these programs. Includes practical experience with program planning and implementation. Module A: Organizational Management: Principles and Practices, presents an overview of the principles and practices involved in planning and establishing quality early childhood programs, and a survey of existing models of children's program. Module B: Personnel Management, presents an overview of personnel policies/ procedures, and legal issues in personnel administration in early care and education programs for children and families. Module C: Human Relations, presents an overview of the ways in which leadership styles and organizational structure affect human relationships, program quality and decision making in early care and education programs.

3 credits

EDL 603 Financial Planning and Management of Children's Programs

Course Description: An analysis of all aspects of financial management in quality programs for children and families. Includes hands-on experience with the financial planning process and with the practical applications involved in the fiscal administration of a children's program. Module A: Formulating a Financial Plan, is designed to develop knowledge of the principles of sound financial planning and management and the ability to apply those principles to the operation of quality children's programs. Module B: Budgets and Accounting, presents an overview of the development of program budgets and practical experience in the application of those principles to the financial planning and management of programs for children and families. Module C: Resources and Expenses, includes an examination of the "trilemma" in children's programs of quality/ staff compensation/ fees; an analysis of the true cost of service; cost saving policies and procedures, including purchasing of equipment, supplies and services; funding sources and fund raising, including grant writing; insurance needs and options; and practical applications of the principles and practices discussed.

3 credits

EDL 604 Designing Programs That are Good for Children and Family

Course Description: An examination of best practices for children and families as defined by professional guidelines and the latest research. Includes a historical perspective of program development; a knowledge base related to child growth and development; working with children with special needs; effective communication among children, families and staff, and collaboration with community resources to support children and families. Module A: Programming for the Whole Child, includes an overview of child growth and development stages and their implications for program development, environmental designs for various ages, appropriate curriculum models for various groups, concepts of care that recognize the individual and group needs of children and evaluation processes to measure program quality. Module B: Programming for the Whole Family, includes a review of the research and professional principles and practices which support family involvement in all aspects of early care and education programs, including communication, decision making, cultural contexts, and community resources. Module C: Programming for Children with Special Needs, presents policies and practices for the identification of children with special needs, the collaboration with families and multi-disciplinary community resources to meet those needs, and working with program staff to support children, families and staff in the implementation of individual plans for education and care.

3 credits

EDL 605 Integrative Practicum in Children's Program Administrator

Prerequisite: Permission of Dr. David Avdul is required.

Course Description: This course is considered the "first half" of the administrative internship. Upon completion of EDL 605, students should take EDL 697. Initially a grade of "K" is granted in EDL 605; that "K" grade is changed to a standard letter grade (i.e. "A, B, or C") upon completing EDL 697.

3 credits

EDL 614 The Community and School Leadership

Course Description: This course focuses on techniques for consensus building and participatory approaches to school-community and district-community decisions. The course emphasizes the importance of understanding the meaning of community as a matter of dialogue and partnership with families and other community members and external agencies. Attention to family/home addressed portfolio needs of candidates interested in Early Childhood Leadership.

3 credits

EDL 620 Critical Issues in Educational Leadership

Course Description:Examines the major issues facing educational leaders today. Areas of review will vary over time and may include topics such as: productivity and accountability, economic and demographic trends, governance, the changing family structure, the financial base for supporting education, standards and testing.

3 credits

EDL 624 Mentoring

Course Description: A seminar directed at both practicing and prospective administrators interested in developing mentoring programs or serving as mentors in schools. The seminar will examine the roles and responsibilities of mentors, strategies for implementing mentoring programs and processes for selecting mentors. Participants will also develop case studies that will serve as the basis for analysis of different programs and models.

3 credits

EDL 636 Supervision and Improvement of Teaching and Learning

Course Description:This course focuses on the role of the supervisor or teacher-mentor in bringing about desirable changes in teaching and learning. Study consists of the distinction between supervision and staff development. Use is made of significant research and best practice to explore the areas of promoting human potential, communication, the measurement of classroom behavior, the utilization of a variety of techniques to promote teacher self-analysis and assisting teachers to deal with innovative approaches in curriculum and instruction, including, the use of modern technology. The tension between development and evaluation is highlighted in this course.

3 credits

EDL 637 Curriculum Workshop for School Leaders

Course Description: This course emphasizes curriculum development. It includes a study of the history of curriculum development and of current issues and trends in curricular matters. Students are expected to create, evaluate and modify curricula for a chosen level and/or discipline.

3 credits

EDL 642 Administrative Technology for Educational Leaders

Course Description: Introduces school administrators to the basic principles of data processing and management information systems. Topics include: basic concepts and terminology in data processing, logic and equipment; tools of analysis for determining school needs; the application of information systems to instructional and administrative decision making; and the implications of computer-automated systems. Course may be taken on a non-credit basis with the approval of department chair.

3 credits

EDL 643 Grants and Evaluation Strategies for Leaders

Course Description: Reviews the latest research and trends in the leadership and management of funded programs. The development of appropriate evaluation strategies and record keeping methods will be included. Students will be encouraged to pursue personalized research and grant projects for their school district.

3 credits

EDL 645 Management and Educational Leadership in a Modern Society

Course Description: In this course, theories of leadership, management, administration and change are applied to educational settings. Students are expected to analyze the management and leadership styles of educational administrators and to engage in reflective practice on the leadership style and strategies most suited to their individual personalities.

3 credits

EDL 646 Fundamentals of Educational Administration

Course Description:The focus of this course is the practice of school leadership, on a day-to-day basis, in a school based setting. Students study theories, concepts and processes of administration regarding school organization; decision-making and communication; relationships of the different constituencies in the school; relationship of the school administrator with the district, local, state and federal agencies and with the implementation of legal mandates.

3 credits

EDL 648 Educational Law and School Leadership

Course Description: Provides educators with a broad overview of the legal authority under which they and their school boards operate and examines the legal principles governing their day-to-day operations. Emphasis will be placed on the responsibilities, rights and restraints of supervisory staff. Course may be taken on a non-credit basis with the approval of the department chair.

3 credits

EDL 655 Educational Accounting

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a functional knowledge in educational financial management. The course will deal with accounting procedures and policies relative to debits and credits, revenues and expenditures, capital projects, debt services and internal accounting controls.

3 credits

EDL 656 Strategic Planning for Educational Leaders

Course Description: Familiarizes present or future school administrators with a philosophy of planning, a definition of planning, the planning discipline and the planning process. Students will have the opportunity to explore the following elements of a strategic plan: beliefs, mission, policies, internal and external analysis, competition objectives, strategies and action plans for change.

3 credits

EDL 673C Recent Approaches in Education: Shared School Decision Making

Course Description: The course is consistent with cross-role theory, a philosophical grounding of educational administration as offered at Pace University.

3 credits

EDL 673L Topic: Crisis Management

Course Description: The emphasis here is on safety promotion and violence prevention, prerequisites necessary for effective teaching and learning.

3 credits

EDL 673M Recent Approaches in Education: Environmental Education

Course Description: This course will focus on providing students with a hands-on experience adaptable to a traditional classroom setting, and an up-to-date meaningful examination of environmental topics. Students will combine fieldwork with classroom learning as a way to implement environmental education into urban and sub-urban settings. A number of field trips will supplement classroom lessons. Some topics to be explored include ecology, field study in stream and woodland ecology, schoolyard nature study and environmental issues.

3 credits

EDL 695 Internship Educational Leadership I and II

Prerequisite: Permission of Chair required.

Course Description: In this practicum experience, the intern is supervised by a member of the Pace faculty and an on-site supervisor. Each intern is also required to attend a seminar to discuss accomplishments, issues, research and problems growing out of the actual performance of the intern. Emphasis is placed on the process of informed and shared decision-making through the application of principles of educational leadership and on the process of decision-making through the application of the research to leadership situations. Competencies are developed in administration, supervision, curriculum, community relations and general leadership through on-the-job training.

6 credits

EDL 696 Internship in Educational Leadership I

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: In this practicum experience, the intern is supervised by a member of the Pace faculty and an on-site supervisor. Each intern is also required to attend a seminar to discuss accomplishments, issues, research and problems growing out of the actual performance of the intern. Emphasis is placed on the process of informed and shared decision-making through the application of principles of educational leadership and on the process of decision-making through the application of the research to leadership situations. Competencies are developed in administration, supervision, curriculum, community relations and general leadership through on-the-job training.

3 credits

EDL 696 Internship in Educational Leadership I

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: In this practicum experience, the intern is supervised by a member of the Pace faculty and an on-site supervisor. Each intern is also required to attend a seminar to discuss accomplishments, issues, research and problems growing out of the actual performance of the intern. Emphasis is placed on the process of informed and shared decision-making through the application of principles of educational leadership and on the process of decision-making through the application of the research to leadership situations. Competencies are developed in administration, supervision, curriculum, community relations and general leadership through on-the-job training.

3 credits

EDL 697 Internship in Educational Leadership II

Course Description: In this practicum experience, the intern is supervised by a member of the Pace faculty and an on-site supervisor. Each intern is also required to attend a seminar to discuss accomplishments, issues, research and problems growing out of the actual performance of the intern. Emphasis is placed on the process of informed and shared decision-making through the application of principles of educational leadership and on the process of decision-making through the application of the research to leadership situations. Competencies are developed in administration, supervision, curriculum, community relations and general leadership through on-the-job training.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for EDL 697 ( Course : EDL 696 . Minimum Grade of B. )

EDL 697 Internship in Educational Leadership II

Course Description: In this practicum experience, the intern is supervised by a member of the Pace faculty and an on-site supervisor. Each intern is also required to attend a seminar to discuss accomplishments, issues, research and problems growing out of the actual performance of the intern. Emphasis is placed on the process of informed and shared decision-making through the application of principles of educational leadership and on the process of decision-making through the application of the research to leadership situations. Competencies are developed in administration, supervision, curriculum, community relations and general leadership through on-the-job training.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for EDL 697 ( Course : EDL 696 . Minimum Grade of B. )