Course Descriptions

Year 1: Summer

TEDLD 571: Systems Leadership (5)

Focuses ways educational leaders apply systems thinking to organizations, policy advocacy, and team building.

TEDLD 572:  Diversity in Education (5) 

Focuses on the effects of social, historical, and cultural factors on educational leadership and student achievement. Critically analyzes plans and practices to foster culturally-responsive organizations that ensure optimal learning outcomes for all students.

Year 1: Autumn

TEDLD 573: Instructional Leadership (5)

Focuses on conceptual foundation for understanding current research and theoretical directions in learning, motivation, and instruction related to diverse educational settings. Evaluates leadership research, theory, and practice related to effective, high quality instruction. 

TEDLD 581:   Applied Educational Research I (3)

Overview of applied educational research and systematic inquiry, framing problems of practice, and the role of critique in analysis of theory, evidence, and ethics; focuses on research in educational  leadership, diversity, accountability, and instruction.

Year 1: Winter

TEDLD 570: Leadership and Change (5)

Focuses on applying theories and associated research support of leadership behavior. Examines effectiveness of leaders as change agents and in relation to organizational communications, motivation and empowerment. 

TEDLD 582: Applied Educational Research II (3) 

Focuses on qualitative and quantitative approaches in applied research.

Year 1: Spring

TEDLD 574: Evaluation in Education Systems (3)

Emphasizes the role of evaluation for the purpose of improving programs, instruction, and student learning. Focuses on the establishment of ongoing evaluation for internal and external stakeholders.

TEDLD 587: Challenges in Practice:  Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Implementation (3)  

Focuses on current issues in curriculum leadership at the national, state, and local levels, targeting the need for coherent, articulated approaches to student learning at various academic levels and disciplines. Addresses challenges of curriculum, evaluation, and program implementation.

Year 2: Summer

TEDLD 575: Human Resources in Educational Institutions (3)

Focuses on effective human resource operations that reflect the organization’s core values. Analyzes human resource problems related to educational organizations. Topics include complex legal, procedural, and risk-management issues, collective bargaining, human motivation, implementation of rigorous systems for recruitment, hiring, and retention of staff at all levels, and related strategic alignment.

TEDLD 576:   Education Law and Governance (3)    

Focuses on educational governance models and on laws and regulations that define these models. Examines persistent legal issues in education, including an analysis of how these issues are manifest in public policy debates.

TEDLD/TEDNUR 602: Field Practicum and Reflective Seminar (optional 1)

Focuses on educational leadership development dealing with actual problems of practice in the work environment, including problem analysis and solution generation. Includes competencies required by professional organizations for certification purposes.

Year 2: Autumn

TEDLD/TEDNUR 602: Field Practicum & Reflective Seminar I (5 or 6)

Focuses on educational leadership development dealing with actual problems of practice in the work environment, including problem analysis and solution generation. Includes competencies required by professional organizations for certification purposes.

TEDLD 588: Challenges in Practice II: Supervision and Evaluation (3)  

Focuses on development of systems for supervision and evaluation of instruction that directly connects to learning. Examines established and emerging models of evidence-based best practice in faculty and staff supervision and evaluation for instructional improvement.

TEDLD 583: Applied Educational Research III (3)

Continues the focus on qualitative and quantitative methodologies and principles of analysis for applied educational research and scholarly inquiry employed by educational leaders in multiple settings.

TEDLD 594: Seminar in the School Superintendency (1) (SUP)*

Focuses on the specific role, leadership behaviors, and effective management practices of the public school superintendent. Supports students in analyzing and integrating experiences and learning acquired during TEDLD 602. (This course is required for the Initial Superintendent Certificate).

Year 2: Winter

TEDLD/TEDNUR 602:  Field Practicum & Reflective Seminar II (6)

Focuses on educational leadership development dealing with actual problems of practice in the work environment, including problem analysis and solution generation. Includes competencies required by professional organizations for certification purposes.

TEDLD 584:   Applied Educational Research IV (3)  

Focuses on selection and justification of research methods and a plan for data analysis for the Capstone Project

TEDLD 593: Critical Elements of Literacy (3) (SUP)*

Focuses on critical research-based practices in PreK-12 literacy and identifies achievement-gap closing best practices for economically, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and all historically underserved students. Students apply knowledge of this research-base in order to lead the implementation of effective literacy programs at all levels. (This course is required for the Initial Superintendent Certificate).

TEDLD 594: Seminar in the School Superintendency (1) (SUP)*

Focuses on the specific role, leadership behaviors, and effective management practices of the public school superintendent. This course supports students in analyzing and integrating experiences and learning acquired during the TEDLD 602 Field Practicum & Reflective Seminar. (This course is required for the Initial Superintendent Certificate).

Year 2: Spring

TEDLD/TEDNUR 602: Field Practicum & Reflective Seminar III (6)

Focuses on educational leadership development dealing with actual problems of practice in the work environment, including problem analysis and solution generation. Includes competencies required by professional organizations for certification purposes.

TEDLD 585: Proposal Development (3)

Focuses on the design of the Capstone Project as a structured, rigorous, inquiry process.

TEDLD 594: Seminar in the School Superintendency (1) (SUP)*

Focuses on the specific role, leadership behaviors, and effective management practices of the public school superintendent. This course supports students in analyzing and integrating experiences and learning acquired during the TEDLD 602 Field Practicum & Reflective Seminar. (This course is required for the Initial Superintendent Certificate).

Year 3: Summer

TEDLD 589: Crisis and Conflict in Systems (3)

Focuses on how educational leaders plan for, manage, and address crises at the institutional level.

TEDLD 590: Student Development in Higher Education (HE &NE) (3)

Focuses on contemporary leadership of student development efforts within various higher education institutional settings. Examines alignment of organizational structures, leadership strategies, and academics to improve comprehensive learning experiences for an array of diverse students.

OR

TEDLD 595: Central Administrative Leadership (3) (SUP)*

Focuses on school district leader roles in establishing effective central management and the integration of special programs. Applies approaches to improve central district systems and student learning for traditionally underserved populations. (This course is required for the Initial Superintendent Certificate).

Year 3: Autumn

TEDLD 577: Educational Finance and Economics (3)

Focuses on current issues in public and private education finance, including costs, ability to support P-12 schools, various types of college structures, and financial implications of educational principles. Examines problems of federal, state, and local school support, including financing models, capital outlay, and comparisons between types of institutions.

TEDLD/TEDNUR 801: Capstone (4)  

Focuses on the implementation of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Capstone Project as a structured inquiry process investigating a critical problem of practice.

TEDLD/TEDNUR 802: Capstone Seminar (1)

Under the guidance of the instructor, interns meet in discipline specific groups to share and discuss the challenges and progress of their respective capstone projects, providing insight, accountability, and support for one another.

Year 3: Winter

TEDLD/TEDNUR 801: Capstone (6)  

Focuses on the implementation of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Capstone Project as a structured inquiry process investigating a critical problem of practice.

TEDLD/TEDNUR 802: Capstone Seminar (1)

Under the guidance of the instructor, interns meet in discipline specific groups to share and discuss the challenges and progress of their respective capstone projects, providing insight, accountability, and support for one another.

Year 3: Spring

TEDLD/TEDNUR 801: Capstone (7)  

Focuses on the implementation of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Capstone Project as a structured inquiry process investigating a critical problem of practice.

TEDLD/TEDNUR 802: Capstone Seminar (1)

Under the guidance of the instructor, interns meet in discipline specific groups to share and discuss the challenges and progress of their respective capstone projects, providing insight, accountability, and support for one another.