Educational Leadership Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

EDL  566 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP (1-12)

Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring semester.  You must apply during fall semester; selection is competitive, and you must be a candidate for a graduate degree.  Registration is handled by the internship coordinator after the legislature has made its final selection.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.

 

EDL  593 IN-SERVICE TEACHER WORKSHOP (1-3)

Topical instruction involving exchange of ideas, practical methods, skills, and principles.  Normally you may count up to 6 hours of 593 toward your graduate program.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.

 

EDL  597 READING FOR COMPREHENSIVE EXAM (1-9)

Preparation for comprehensive examination.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit. Prerequisite:  EDL 789 

 

EDL  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  Letter grade only.  No repeat limit.

 

EDL  600 LEADERSHIP SKILLS (3)

Survey course to assess skills and plan the graduate program for leadership students.  Introduces administrative theory.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eligible to register for the internship.  Letter grade only.

 

EDL  608 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE (1-12)

Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.

 

EDL  622 LEGAL ASPECTS OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION (3)

Functions, relationships, and responsibilities of school districts, with interpretations of legal status as shown by statutes and court decisions.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eliglble to register for the internship.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 

 

EDL  623 PUBLICITY AND POLITICS OF EDUCATION (3)

Administrator's responsibilities in maintaining satisfactory public relations, including general policies, organization of school publicity, and agencies for reaching the public.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eligible to register for the internship.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 

 

EDL  625 SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION (3)

Principles and practices of supervision; methods of evaluating instruction.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eligible to register for the internship.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 

 

EDL  627 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION IN EDUCATION (3)

Overview of personnel function in the educational field, focusing on employer-employee relations.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eligible to register for the internship.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 

 

EDL  629 THE PRINCIPALSHIP (3)

School leadership concepts and skills as they relate to elementary, middle, and high schools.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eligible to register for the internship.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 

 

EDL  630 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (3)

Development and practice of identified leadership skills.  Theory and conceptual development explored.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 

 

EDL  635 SCHOOL FINANCE (3)

Fundamental principles and techniques of public school finance; special emphasis on problems of public school finance in Arizona.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eligible to register for the internship.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 

 

EDL  650 CRITICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3)

Overview of current critical issues in educational leadership.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eligible to register for the internship.  Letter grade only.

 

EDL  660 ACTION LEARNING MODULES (1-3)

Individual skill-development projects based on student need and interest.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 and EDL 630 

 

EDL  662 LEADERSHIP IN INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING (3)

Evaluates change in curriculum and teaching procedures and analyzes procedures for implementing desirable changes in these areas.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed to be eligible to register for the internship.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 

 

EDL  680 MASTER'S SEMINAR (3)

Culminating course for M.Ed. Focuses on skill attainment and professional growth.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDL 600 and EDL 630 and EDL 660 

 

EDL  685 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1-6)

Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.

 

EDL  696 INTERNSHIP (3-6)

Participation in actual situations in cooperation with various educational organizations.  Assignments made according to projected needs of the individual.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisites: admission to certification or doctoral program in educational leadership, completion of required leadership courses for desired level of state certification, and department approval. (Please note that you must apply for internship enrollment one semester before serving as an intern; application deadlines are October 1 for spring semester, June 1 for fall.)

 

EDL  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)

Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  No repeat limit.

 

EDL  698 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1-3)

Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.

 

EDL  699 THESIS (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master's program.

 

EDL  720 DIRECTED READINGS IN LEADERSHIP (1-3)

No more than 3 hours may be included on a master's program in education.  Pass-fail only.

 

EDL  724 SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY (3)

Problems, duties, and changing role of the present-day chief school administrator.  Letter grade only.

 

EDL  732 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND PLANNING FOR TECHNOLOGY (3)

Systems analysis and computer uses in education; emphasizes management of computers.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Admission to Ed Leadership-Comm College (MEd) or Educational Leadership (EdD) or Ed Leadership-Ed Foundations (MEd) or Educational Leadership (MEd) or Ed Leadership-Sch Leadership (MEd) 

 

EDL  733 EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with opportunities to learn the theories, models, research, planning processes and the development of strategies for change in public institutions and organizations.  Letter grade only.

 

EDL  734 EDUCATION FUNDING POLICY STUDIES (3)

This course is designed to familiarize students with aspects of school finance policy regarding revenues and expenditures.  It includes studying the tools to analyze existing policy and development of recommendations in finance policy at the federal, state, and local level.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  EDL 635 or consent of instructor 

 

EDL  736 ADVANCED SCHOOL LAW: SEMINAR IN POLICY ANALYSIS, DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION (3)

This advanced seminar explores issues of educational law and policy and the historical, social, political, and educational contexts in which educational law and policy develop.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  EDL 622 (or equivalent) 

 

EDL  737 BUDGET PREPARATION AND PRACTICES (3)

School budget as a factor in implementing the goals and philosophy of the school with emphasis on recent trends in school budgeting.  Letter grade only.

 

EDL  738 SCHOOL BUILDING PROBLEMS (3)

Leadership role of the school administrator in planning, financing, construction, and maintenance of school buildings.  Letter grade only.

 

EDL  770 ADVANCED PRACTICUM (3)

Independent and/or small group study of current problems.  Major project required.  Pass-fail only.  Prerequisites: knowledge of administrative theory and admission to doctoral program.

 

EDL  788 ADVANCED LEADERSHIP THEORY (3)

Processes and relationships in administration; intensive study of organizational and administrative theory.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Leadership (EdD) 

 

EDL  789 ADVANCED LEADERSHIP SEMINAR (3)

Integrates research, experience, and theory.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: admission to the EDL doctoral program. Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Leadership (EdD) 

 

EDL  797 INTERNSHIP SUPERINTENDENCY (3)

Participation in the superintendency internship provides candidates with significant hands on opportunities to synthesize and apply the knowledge, practice and develop the skills identified in ELCC Standards 1-6 through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings, planning and guided cooperatively by Northern Arizona University and local school districts.  Assignments made according to the learning needs of the individual.  Course fee required.  Pass-Fail only.

 

EDL  799 DISSERTATION (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected dissertation topic.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only. Prerequisite: EDR 798