Courses of Instruction
Educational Policy, Planning and Administration (EDPA)
EDPA 202 Culture, Change and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (4, FaSp) The role of education in the changing cultures and societies of Sub-Saharan Africa studied from historical and contemporary perspectives.
EDPA 302 Global Education (4) Analysis of education's present and potential contributions to human and environmental development; focusing on growing needs for global collaboration at local, national and international levels.
EDPA 308 Politics and American Education (4, FaSp) Historical study of political, legislative, judicial decisions that have shaped American education; interaction of educators, courts, legislative bodies; emphasis on in-depth analysis of current issues.
EDPA 375 The Urban Neighborhood (4, Fa) (Enroll in URBN 375)
EDPA 475 Urban Practicum (4, Sp) (Enroll in URBN 475)
EDPA 508 Sociology of Education (3) Analysis of the school in the social order; the classroom as a social system.
EDPA 600 Seminar in the Principalship (3, Sp) Role of the principal in elementary and secondary schools.
EDPA 604 Education in Asia (3, 2 years, Fa) Analysis of educational systems in Asia; study of social, economic, and political factors influencing educational objectives and strategies.
EDPA 608 Advanced Development Education (3, 2 years, Sp) Principles and processes of educational planning for national development. Case analyses in educational systems of developing nations.
EDPA 610 Management of Human Resources (3, Fa) Issues related to the management of human resources as it relates to restructuring, forecasting, recruitment, selection, compensation, collective bargaining, negotiation models, and other contemporary movements.
EDPA 612 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (3, SpSm) Overview of the assumptions, methods and techniques of qualitative educational research; discussion and application of analytical tools derived from anthropology, sociology, history, and related social sciences. Prerequisite: EDPT 550.
EDPA 613 The Laws and Politics of Education (3, SpSm) Analysis of major legal and political issues in education that affect the performance of school systems, with extensive use of case studies to highlight controversies in education. Admission to doctoral program required.
EDPA 615 Economics of Education (3, FaSp) Theories and principles of the economics of education and the economy; administrative policies and planning related to economics.
EDPA 618 Seminar in the Superintendency (3, Sm) Administrative planning and policy making; current issues and problems in the work of the chief school executive.
EDPA 622 The Role of Education in Cultural Transmission (3, FaSpSm) Application of anthropology to education; transmission of culture in educational environments, especially in terms of values and roles.
EDPA 623 Emerging Educational Enterprises: Schools, Colleges, and Universities as Economic Organizations (3, Fa) Examination of trends of the education industry, including forces affecting emerging for-profit and "dot.com" educating businesses as well as traditional schools, colleges and universities.