Educational Administration & Leadership Courses (EAL)

EAL 6609
Communication and Problem Solving (3)
  This course is designed to develop communication and problem solving skills required for effective leadership of people, processes, and organizations. Emphasis will be placed on verbal, interpersonal, and written communication, group dynamics, conflict resolution and consensus building. Special attention will be given to working diverse populations.
EAL 6625
Specialized Topics in Educational Leadership (3)
  A seminar concerned with an in-depth examination of one topic that is acutely important to educational leadership. Students are expected to use primary resources, journals, and the Internet to research and discuss the topic. The primary format of the class will be discussion, although group exercises, individual presentations and written response will also be used.
EAL 6633
Leadership (3)
  This course deals with the development of knowledge and skills needed for the responsibilities and major functions of educational leaders. The concept of leadership is discussed from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. Distinctions between management skills and leadership skills are emphasized. Key leadership challenges such as vision, motivation, staff development, inclusive decision making and strategic planning are stressed. Historical and contemporary accounts are successful leaders are utilized. The ethical and moral aspects of leadership are examined.
EAL 6643
Administration of School Personnel (3)
  This course develops capacities to effectively recruit, coordinate, and develop human resources within an educational environment. Administrative procedures such as facilities management, materials management, and technology management will also be discussed.
EAL 6653
Evaluation and Organizational Improvement (3)
  This course focuses on basic models and approaches used in evaluating programs and processes for effectiveness. Students will define and discuss evaluation concepts and explore conceptual issues and practical guidelines for conducting a program evaluation.
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