Courses

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate
May not be taken by undergraduate students

601. Educational Leadership and Ethics

Introduction to school administration including leadership, vision, and ethics. Explores the theory and practice of school administration and restructuring. The leadership focus includes shared decision-making, problem solving, change management, planning, conflict management, evaluation, and school culture and climate. Must be taken during the first quarter of the program concurrently with EADM 603 Prerequisite: admission to Educational Administration program or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)

602. Research Methods in Educational Administration

Introduction to qualitative, quantitative and action research for school administrators using APA guidelines. Includes a proposal for an action research project. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and consent of program coordinator. (4 units)

607. Culture, Politics and Communication in a Diverse Society

Impact of educational administrators and collaboration with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. Emphasis on understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)

610. Supervision and Evaluation of Teachers

Supervision of classroom instruction including behavior management, using a variety of theories and models including developmental and clinical supervision. Planning and implementing staff development programs, procedures of documenting classroom teacher performance, and techniques of improving achievement of all students. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)

613. School Personnel Management

Recruitment, selection and evaluation of personnel at all levels of employment, including progressive assistance, conflict management, and file building. Laws and policy development in relationship to school district and collective bargaining. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and admission to the Educational Administration program. (4 units)

 

619. Policy, Governance and Legal Aspects of Education

Current laws and court decisions affecting public education with special emphasis on the laws of the State of California. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and 603. (4 units)

620. Practicum in Educational Administration

Practicum for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential is designed to fulfill the experiences required in the student's induction plan. Student must receive approval of the Practicum Application Form and documentation of completion of an entry level administrative experience selected in consultation with instructor and district mentor. Ninety hours of experience is required. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and admission to Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or consent of program coordinator. (1 unit)

621. Fieldwork in Educational Administration

Administrative fieldwork at the elementary and the secondary school level, coordinated with the district. Consists of a minimum of 60 hours of administrative fieldwork experience at the elementary and repeated at the secondary level for 2 units and 60 hours at each level for a total of 4 units. Formerly EADM 628.

  1. I. Prerequisites: EADM 601, 610, 620, advancement to candidacy and consent of the program coordinator. (2 units)
  2. II. Prerequisite: EADM 601, 621A and 622. (2 units)

622. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Examines the California and national accountability systems and their impact on curriculum and instruction for both the school district and school site. Includes issues of norm and criteria referenced testing, the role of California state content standards in defining curriculum, instruction and assessment, and how diversity issues relate to accountability, curriculum, and instruction. Practice in use of technology for assessment and instructional decision making. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)

625. School Finance and Business Management

Economics of school finances; evolution of the California School Finance Programs; fiscal relationship to county, state and federal agencies; school budget procedures; school accounting; financial management of categorical and special education funds; and the planning, financing, and management of school facilities. Formerly EADM 624. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and admission to the Educational Administration program. (4 units)

626. Issues and Trends in School Administration

Current theories, research and program in school leadership with an emphasis in practice of social justice, access and student achievement.

  1. School Reform (1 unit)
  2. Public Relations & Communications (1 unit)
  3. S.T.E.M. Programs (1 unit)
  4. Special Education (1 unit)

630. Internship Fieldwork in Educational Administration

Field experiences for students enrolled in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program, Internship Option.

  1. Formerly EADM 630. Prerequisite: consent of program coordinator. (2 units)
  2. May be repeated up to a maximum of 10 units. Prerequisites: EADM 630A and consent of program coordinator. (2 units)

681. Vision and Learning

Development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community for current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)

682. Culture for Student Learning and Professional Growth

Developing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth to nurture current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. Prerequisite: EADM 681. (3 units)

683. Organization and Resource Management

Management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe efficient and effective learning environment for current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)

684. Collaboration with Diverse Families and Communities

Collaboration with diverse families and community members, responding to community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources for current administrators. Prerequisite or corequisite: EADM 683. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)

685. Leadership Capacity and Ethics

Development of professional leadership capacity in decision-making, problem solving, change management, planning, conflict management, evaluation, and ethics for current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)

686. Factors of School Context

Understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal and cultural context of schools for current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. Prerequisite or corequisite: EADM 685. (3 units)

687. Professional Development and Assessment

Advanced study and analysis of the California Professional Standards for School Leaders which will lead to the Professional Administrative Services Clear Credential. Focus will be on knowledge, skills and dispositions of the students as they relate to professional development. Prerequisite: consent of coordinator. (4 units)

688. Professional Development and Evaluation

Final summative evaluation of the students' understanding and application of the California Professional Standards for School Leaders as verified by a standards based portfolio. Prerequisite: EADM 687. (4 units)

692. Comprehensive Evaluation in Educational Administration

Review and preparation for the written comprehensive examination. Prerequisites EADM 601, 603, 607, 610, 613, 617, 620, 621A and 621B (or 630), 622, and 625. Prerequisite or corequisite: advancement to candidacy and permission of program coordinator. Corequisite: EADM 999. (4 units)

699. Master's Thesis in Educational Administration

Independent graduate research conducted under the direction of two program faculty members. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, EADM 601, 602, 607, 610, 619, 621A, 621B, 622, and permission of program coordinator. (4 units)

999. Comprehensive Examination

An assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the masters program, and in good academic standing. (0 units)