Educational Administration (ELAD)

ELAD 509  Administration of Education and Training Programs 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educatonal Leadership w/conc: Educ/Trainer or Educational Leadership w/conc: Adult and OrgLrning. This course prepares the present or prospective administrator to manage an education or training program in a nonschool setting. Administrative theory, organizational functions, personnel and staff requirements as well as program design and development will be examined and studied. The course is designed for the educational administrator in both public and nonpublic agencies as well as in profit-making or nonprofit organizations. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 510  Effective Leadership in a Diverse Society 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership or Principal or departmental approval. This course focuses on concepts and techniques of leadership for student learning and systems change, the changing roles of leaders in a diverse society, and the use of strategic planning and data analysis in the implementation of a vision for school success and student achievement. Throughout the course, students develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to lead effectively, guided by the literature on leadership style and its interconnectedness to the power of authority of leaders. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 512  Administration of Elementary Schools 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 510. Graduate students in Educational Leadership/Administration and Supervision, or department approval. Educational leadership required for effective elementary school organization and administration. Changing role of the principal, relationships with staff and students and current principles, practices and techniques with regard to scheduling, staff utilization, plant operation, student activities and school community relations. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 513  Secondary School Administration 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 510. Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Administration and Supervision, Educational Leadership w/concentration:Adult&OrgLearning or department approval. Special administration problems of the junior and senior high school. Recruitment of staff, scheduling of teachers, organization and school morale, and recent experiments of organizational structure. Supervision of instruction as a major function of administration. Current demands of adults in the community. How the secondary school operates in relation to the elementary school and higher education to help design education as a continuous process. Students write a paper on special administrative problems. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 520  Systems Analysis in Education and Training 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students only. Latest techniques in operations research for educational purposes. Systems analysis techniques studied and utilized by student in an instructional, curriculum or administrative mode. Simulation techniques in classroom-oriented activities. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 521  Education Law 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Principal, Supervisor, Director of School Counseling or departmental approval. This course immerses students in the practice of school law as it relates to legal theory, practical politics, the relationship of a school district's organization to other units of government, various state boards of education, and the appellate functions of the state and federal court systems. Students study school law through a pragmatic process of applying the federal and state constitutions, statutes, regulations, board of education policies, and case law. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 522  Use of Computers in Educational Administration 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 510. Graduate students in Educational Leadership or departmental approval. This introductory course provides for the school administrator an overview of the computer, its development and applications in education, and the nature of the computer operational requirements in an educational organization. Also included will be the elements of an educational management information system (EMIS), computer staff supervision, and use of computers in such areas as testing, record keeping, attendance and report preparation. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 524  Education Law II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 521. Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership w/concentration:Adult&OrgLearning or department approval. This course is principally designed for the experienced public school teacher, administrator and board of education member. Such topics as school district and employee liability, negligence, and the constitutional and statutorial rights of the school employee and student are fully explored. Pertinent administrative law and court decisions are reviewed using the case study method. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 526  School Business Administration 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 510, ELAD 521. Graduates students in Educational Leadership, School Business Administrator. Role of school business administration in the public school. Various functions, structures and techniques of operation. Simulation techniques utilized to construct both a traditional and PPBS budget. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 528  Financial Management for Education/Training Personnel 3 Credits


Graduate students in Educational Leadership w/Conc:Educ/Trainer, Educational Leadership w/Conc:Adult and Org Lrng or departmental approval. This course provides an introduction to budgets systems, financial management, general accounting procedures, and the process of reporting for training personnel. Also included will be discussions of the development of financial reports related to training, as well as experience in the use of cost-benefit analysis techniques. Financial terminology will be included in the overall course development. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 531  Program Planning and Development in Educational Settings 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Counseling with concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education; Substance Awareness Coordinator; or departmental approval. This course provides knowledge and experience in the principles and techniques of designing programs in the higher education/student services and other educational settings. Special attention will be placed on needs assessment and evaluation, current issues in student affairs and education, organizational mission and environment, fiscal management and budgeting, human resources and overall program planning. Students will design a total program and proposal in a variety of actual educational settings in this experiential course. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 540  Differentiated Supervision 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Principal, Supervisor, Director of School Counseling or departmental approval. In this course, students examine the supervisory roles of school leaders in supporting effective teaching and student learning. They learn about the processes of clinical supervision, coaching, and mentoring, and develop the knowledge and skills to ensure effective instruction through collaboration, observation, analysis, feedback, and evaluation of instruction. All students engage in simulated and authentic supervision of classroom practice through a variety of techniques. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 542  Supervisory Skills for Education and Training Personnel 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership w/Conc:Educ/Trainer, Educational Leadership w/Conc:Adult and Org Lrng. This course provides the present and prospective education and training supervisor in a public or nonpublic, profit or nonprofit setting with instruction in course/program assessment, personnel selection procedures, staff evaluation processes, and material/equipment procurement. Also included is training manual development and use. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 543  Leadership and the Learning Organization 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Supervisor, Principal. In this course, students examine comprehensive principles for leadership to develop schools as learning organizations and for the management of personnel and facilities to implement a learning framework for all students and staff that results in student achievement. They explore policy, guidelines, procedures and ethics of administrative decisions; management and leadership of human resources; distributive leadership within the learning community; recruitment, selection and termination of staff; staffing patterns; schedule design; and planning and budgeting processes. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 545  Leadership Skills in Communication 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval only. This course explores contemporary concepts about the meanings and functions of communication in organizational leadership. Students explore the skills of communication: listening, speaking, writing and presenting to increase leadership and supervisory effectiveness through improved communication. Students prepare reports and reactions, verbal and written, to problem situations. Audio and video taping of individual skills in simulated situations is a component of the course. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 549  Ethical and Legal Issues for Education and Training Personnel 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership w/Conc:Educ/Trainer, Educational Leadership w/Conc:Adult and Org Lrng. This course provides the educator/trainer in a business setting with a theoretical and practical base in examining and analyzing ethical problems and legal aspects of training and development. Such topics as Affirmative Action, access to training programs, copyright laws, and employee discipline will be explained and discussed. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 550  Computer Applications for Counselors and Trainers 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership w/Conc:Educ/Trainer, Educational Leadership w/Conc:Adult and Org Lrng or department approval. Course provides instruction in computers and software for both personal and program use in such professional fields as counseling, training, and supervision. Emphasis will be placed on individual skills and knowledge of the computer, data processing, and information analysis. Further study will include record keeping, program applications, and software analysis in such areas as therapeutic learning programs, career awareness and development, computer-based training, and staff evaluation reporting. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 560  Leadership and Supervision in Student Affairs 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Counseling with concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education or departmental approval. Students seeking leadership and supervisory roles in higher education student affairs examine current issues in the field, including professional standards; ethical and legal issues in supervision; governance and accountability; organizational culture, conflict, and politics; crisis management; and partnerships and collaboration. In this experiential course, students participate in research projects with senior student affairs leaders. 3 hours workshop seminar.

ELAD 565  Two Year Junior College 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership w/ conc:Educ/Trainer, Educational Leadership w/conc: Adult&OrgLrning, Advanced Counseling, Counseling w/conc: StudentAffairs/Couns in HigherEd, School Counselor or departmental approval. History, purpose, patterns and trends of the two-year college, including the junior college, the community college and university extension centers. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 570  Facilitation Skills for Educators and Trainers 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership w/Conc:Educ/Trainer, Educational Leadership w/Conc:Adult and Org Lrng or departmental approval. The course provides both a theoretical and practical base for professionals in human resource development working with adults in learning situations in various nonschool settings. Included will be the principles of adult development and recent research on how adults learn in work settings. Through skill-building sessions, instructor and peer feedback, and extensive self-evaluation, students will become familiar with all phases of adult development and how to facilitate full development. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 609  Theory and Research in Administration 3 Credits


This course presents future leaders with an opportunity to become immersed in the practice and responsibilities exclusive to district-level administration leadership. Students have opportunities to study effective leadership first-hand from the perspective of the central office, taking multiple perspectives, including approaches to fiscal responsibility, student achievement, data analysis, professional development, community relations, and advocacy. Upon completion of the work, students develop a portfolio that includes artifacts as well as analysis and reflective commentary on the experience. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 610  Fieldwork in District Level Leadership 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department approval only. This course presents future leaders with an opportunity to become immersed in the practice and responsibilities exclusive to district-level administrative leadership. Students have opportunities to study effective leadership first-hand from the perspective of the central office, taking multiple perspectives, including approaches to fiscal responsibility, student achievement, data analysis, professional development, community relations, and advocacy. Upon the completion of the work, students develop a portfolio that includes artifacts as well as analysis and reflective commentary on the experience. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 611  Ethical Leadership and Decision Making 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department approval only. This course explores the ethical dimensions of leadership behavior and practice, and organizational decision making. Students examine various ethical dilemmas that educational leaders confront and apply ethical frameworks to resolve those dilemmas. Students read, discuss, analyze, and apply these frameworks surrounding ethical leadership and decision making to have the knowledge and skills to create a culture of ethical integrity through leadership. 3 hours seminar.

ELAD 614  Transformative Leadership Practices 3 Credits


This course presents students with the opportunity to become immersed in leadership practice, and to appreciate the importance of instructional leadership in the creation of a learning environment supportive of student achievement. They study effective leadership first-hand, develop and practice instructional leadership skills, and enhance their knowledge for a career as a school leadership. Students develop a portfolio that includes artifacts as well as analysis and reflective commentary as the capstone project. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 615  Internship in School Leadership 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department approval only. This internship is the culminating activity for students completing the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. Through the internship, students have an opportunity to become immersed in leadership practice and to appreciate the importance of instructional leadership in the creation of a learning environment at their school sites. They study effective leadership first-hand, develop and practice instructional leadership skills, and are mentored for a career as a school principal. The internship requires a minimum of 300 hours of supervised standards-based fieldwork under the direction of a university professor and a school mentor. Upon the completion of the work, students develop a portfolio that includes artifacts as well as analysis and reflective commentary that is presented at a dialogue session. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 616  Internship in Educational Administration 6 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department approval only. Full semester assignment of guided work within an educational institution's administrative office. Sixth year students are eligible to choose this internship plan, but it is advised that arrangements be made for released time, at least one half time, if the internship is to be carried on in an institution where student is employed. The experience is planned to include a wide variety of administrative experiences such as locating and interviewing candidates for position, scheduling, in-service professional development, special committee leadership, projects that influence curriculum building arrangements and budgets. The sixth year student may be required to take ELAD 610 or 611 for three additional semester hours during this internship. In all cases, students will complete the research project as a part of the internship assignment.

ELAD 618  Independent Study in Educational Administration and Supervision 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department approval only. Individual pursuit of a research topic in the area of administration or supervision, culminating in a written document of scholarly proportion and integrity. Arrangements for this course should be made with department chairperson or graduate program coordinator's approval. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 3.0 credits.

ELAD 619  Using Research for School Improvement 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Principal, Administration and Supervision or department approval. Course engages students with the use of research, school-based data, and inquiry in school improvement so that they can utilize these tools in their leadership practice and in their own development as professionals. Students conduct research in school settings and develop skills as consumers of educational research. 3 hours seminar.

ELAD 621  School Plant Planning 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 510 and 521. Graduate students in Educational Leadership, School Business Administrator or departmental approval. The relationship between educational facilities and educational programs. Site selection, development of educational specifications, the physical environment, selection of equipment, programming of various facilities based on curricula and community needs. Group visits to exemplary educational facilities. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 622  School Finance 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership or Principal or departmental approval. In this course, students examine the current economic environment and its impact on schools; state, local and federal taxation; state school aid theory and practice; school district indebtedness; statutory school budget and fiscal controls; various cost-quality instruments; and the role of the school leader in school fiscal structure and decision making in relation to local, state and federal requirements. They apply their developing knowledge of the budget process in creating a fiscally responsive budget for a content area department and school site. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 624  School Plant Maintenance and Operation 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 510. Graduate students in Educational Leadership, School Business Administrator or department approval. Latest techniques in the maintenance and operation of the school plant. Various specialists in specific areas of study utilized in the instructional program. Determination of workloads, formulation of job descriptions, supply storage, care of mechanical and hand tools and equipment and care of the school site. (Not offered every year.) 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 628  Field Experience in Administration and Supervision for Educators/Trainers 3-6 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department permission only. Students are assigned to a particular office, under guidance of a supervisor, to carry out certain functions of the position. A college staff member acts as coordinator and supervisor by visiting site and consulting with student, observing him in action; plans with site supervisor for improvement and evaluation of student's work. This course may be taken for 3 or 6 credits.

ELAD 629  Accounting, Auditing, and Reporting for School Systems 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 526. Graduate students in Educational Leadership (ELAD), School Business Administrator (SBNA) or departmental approval. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to initiate and maintain a school district's accounting, auditing, and reporting program. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and processes required to insure local school district financial accountability. New Jersey operational requirements will be stressed. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 635  Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Principal, Supervisor or departmental approval. This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed by building and district leaders to support student achievement through curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Students examine the role of vision, organization, and motivation in leading curriculum development and supporting teacher development of expertise in effective instruction and assessment. Through research and authentic experiences students gain a deeper understanding of how to design and promote professional development that serves to enhance instruction and assessment, and the many ways to involve all stakeholders in the work. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 643  Staff Personnel Administration and Supervision 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 521, ELAD 540. Graduate students in Educational Leadership, School Business Administrator or departmental approval. Personnel practices and problems in current school situations. Roles of policy-making bodies, the public, professionals, paraprofessionals and general staff in recruitment, selection, retention and evaluation of staff. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 644  Collective Bargaining, Impasse and Grievance Resolution 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, School Business Administrator or departmental approval. Analysis of New Jersey public relations law (Chapter 123, New Jersey public laws of 1974). Simulations and case studies to illustrate negotiations, grievance, and impasse procedures. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 660  Field Experience in Human Resources, Part I 3-6 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department permission only. The field experience provides significant opportunities in an organization to synthesize and apply the knowledge gained in coursework. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice and develop skills in the area of human resource development, organizational development, consultations, counseling, communications, human relations, and evaluation. In particular, students will focus on critical thinking, leadership, and ethical issues. May be taken for 3 or 6 credits.

ELAD 661  Field Experience in Human Resources, Part II 3-6 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Department permission only. The field experience provides significant opportunities in an organization to synthesize and apply the knowledge gained in coursework. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice and develop skills in the area of human resource development, organizational development, consultations, counseling, communications, human relations, and evaluation. In particular, students will focus on critical thinking, leadership, and ethical issues. May be taken for 3 or 6 credits.

ELAD 670  Selected Topics in Administration and Supervision 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership with Conc:Educ/Trainer, Educational Leadership with Conc:Adult&OrgLrning, Principal, Administration and Supervision or department approval. Emphasis on professional development issues and topics for prospective administrators and supervisors of educational programs and personnel in a variety of settings. Topics will vary depending on needs, concerns, or interests of individual student taking the course and the faculty member instructing the course. Current issues and concerns are given priority. Course is also available for practicing professionals and organizations. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different.

ELAD 680  Leading Curriculum Change for Student Achievement 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ELAD 635; Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Principal, Supervisor or departmental approval. This course will help students make the transition from thinking of curriculum for a particular subject within a classroom setting to thinking of the philosophical frameworks that help shape curriculum and the curricular approaches and professional learning for school staff that will increase student achievement. Students will develop an understanding of the nature of the presented curriculum and learn how to effectively restructure that curriculum and create professional learning opportunities in response to staff and student emerging needs. 3 hours lecture.

ELAD 690  School and Community Relations 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in Educational Leadership and Principal. In this course, students examine the political, social, and economic factors that influence a school's relationship with various community agencies and constituencies. They also develop administrative sensitivity to the various communities. As part of the process, students develop skills in group dynamics they need to work with faculty and staff; build a school community where attention to social justice, equity, and student achievement is the norm; facilitate change and conflict resolution; communicate with parents and community; and involve stakeholders in developing school-wide improvement plans. 3 hours lecture.