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The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1997-1998 and 1998-1999;

however, all courses are not taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course
Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer
session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since
this catalog was published.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Educational Administration: EDA

380G. Structure and Organization of Public Education.


Designed primarily for students with majors outside educational administration. A descriptive overview of
fundamental principles, status information, and delineation of issues. May be repeated for credit when the
topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Topic 2: Higher Education.

380L. School Finance.


Advanced studies in equity issues, taxation, statutory programs for school support, budget making, fiscal
management, and business operations of school systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380M. Higher-Education Finance.


The economics of higher education; patterns of financing public and private institutions; federal and state
roles; higher education costs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381K. Systems for Observing and Analyzing Instruction.


Provides skill in systematic observation, organized ways of examining teacher/student behavior in the
classroom. Incorporates Texas Teacher Assessment Seminar training. Three lecture hours a week for one
semester, with laboratory hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381P. Quantitative Research Design and Analysis.


Skills needed to conduct educational research: the understanding of empirical techniques and the ability to
manage software and databases. Emphasis on theory and application of survey research, including sampling,
measurement, questionnaire construction, validity and reliability, data reduction and analysis. Prerequisite:
Graduate standing and Educational Administration 387Q.

381Q. Qualitative Research Design.


Types of qualitative research, including the broad categories of phenomenology, case study research,
ethnography, and critical research. The philosophies, methodologies, and issues associated with various
kinds of qualitative research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Educational Administration 387Q.

381R. Field Methods and Analysis.


Development of skills in methods of gathering data, such as interviewing, participant observation, and
collection of documents and records. Students examine and begin the process of data analysis. Prerequisite:
Graduate standing.

682G. Foundations in Educational Administration.


A fused, multidisciplinary foundational core course covering major task areas, administrative theory and
processes, and supporting knowledge from other disciplines. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. May
be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some sections are offered on the credit/no credit basis only;
these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Admission by application only.

Topic 2: Community College Administration.

I>682H. Foundations in Educational Administration.


A fused, multidisciplinary foundational core course covering major task areas, administrative theory and
processes, and supporting knowledge from other disciplines. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. May
be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some sections are offered on the credit/no credit basis only;
these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Admission by application only.

Topic 1: Public School Administration.

382M. Organizational Theory in Education--Core Course.


The application of theories of organization to the problems of educational institutions; designed to develop
diagnostic skills necessary for successful administration of complex educational enterprises. Prerequisite:
For educational administration majors, graduate standing; for others, graduate standing and consent of
instructor.

382N. Organizational Behavior in Education--Core Course.


Subjects such as motivation, work and careers, power and influence, communication and perceptions, group
dynamics, work design, and organizational control, considered from the perspective of the leader and
decision maker. Educational Administration 382N and 395 (Topic 7: Organizational Behavior and Decision
Making) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382T. Administration of the Individual School.


Organization, direction, management, and leadership for the program of a single school. May be repeated
for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to an approved internship
program for administrator preparation.

Topic 1: Elementary Schools.

Topic 2: Secondary Schools.

383, 683. Directed Advanced Studies.


Group and individual studies of research literature; execution of investigative projects and reports of
research. For 383, three lecture hours a week for one semester; for 683, the equivalent of six lecture hours a
week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing;
additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Individual Projects.

Topic 2: School-Community Relations.

Topic 3: Strategies of Educational Planning.

Topic 5: School Business Management.

Topic 6: Community College Programs.

Topic 7: Special Topics in Administration and Supervision.

Topic 9: Special Topics in Educational Finance.

Topic 11: Comparative Higher Education.

Topic 12: The College Student.

Topic 13: Faculty and Curriculum in Higher Education.

Topic 14: Systems Thinking.

384G. Seminar in Instructional Supervision.


Systematic analysis of research and theory related to supervisory behavior in education. Prerequisite:
Graduate standing.

384H. State and Federal Organization for Education.


Structure, activities, functions, and issues; problems in administration of state and federal educational
activities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384L. Designing In-Service Education Programs.


Designing, planning, evaluating, and directing in-service education and training for professional-level
personnel. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385, 685. Practicum in Instructional Supervision.


For each semester hour of credit earned, one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit
when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisite for Educational
Administration 385: Enrollment in an approved internship program.
Topic 1: General, Elementary, and Secondary Programs.

Topic 2: Directing Instructional Services Programs.

Topic 3: Student Personnel Administration.

Topic 4: Practicum in Program Development.

385G. Seminar: Program Development and Research.


Advanced investigations of selected topics and problems in curriculum theory, program design, and
experimental formulations. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated
for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary:
Curriculum and Instruction 185G, 385G, Educational Administration 385G. Some topics are offered on the
credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 2: Adult Learning and Development.

Topic 3: Human Resource Development.

Topic 6: Programs for Corporate Settings.

Topic 7: Action Technologies.

Topic 8: AEHRDL Problems and Praxes.

Topic 9: Consultation Skills.

Topic 10: Career Development.

Topic 11: Group and Interpersonal Skills.

Topic 13: Instructional Strategies.

Topic 14: Culture, Gender, and Race in Organizations.

Topic 15: Implementing Organizational Change.

Topic 16: Managing Human Resource Development.

387. The Community College.


Evolution, role, and functions of the community college; patterns of organization; purposes and programs;
current issues. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

387Q. Introduction to Systems of Human Inquiry.


Designed for doctoral students. Introduction to different epistemological orientations and to the fundamental
issues within each paradigm. Covers both quantitative and qualitative approaches, such as postpositivism,
interpretivism, postmodernism, critical theory and feminism. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388. Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners.


Examination and evaluation of methods and techniques of instruction used by both trainers and
curriculum/program developers in business and industry, extension and professional continuing education,
and community adult learning activities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388E. Economics of Education--Core Course.


Survey of theoretical and empirical literature related to the economic context of educational institutions,
including scarcity, income determination, expenditures, resource allocation, and perspectives on
progressivity and economic development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388L. School Law.


Legal bases for organizing and administering public and private school systems; statutes and court decisions
affecting educational functions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388M. Social and Cultural Contexts of Education--Core Course.


The relationship of contemporary educational institutions, both public school and higher education, to their
social setting. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388P. Educational Politics and Policy--Core Course.


Survey of theoretical and empirical literature related to educational politics and policy, including political
systems theory, intergovernmental relations, power and conflict, community relations and intergroup theory,
and policies dealing with equity, quality, efficiency, and choice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388V. Ethics and Values in Educational Administration--Core Course.


Examination, from the point of view of various ethical systems, of issues of equity, distributive justice,
codes of ethics in educational professions, treatment of students, and other issues that face administrators of
educational systems. Designed to sensitize prospective educational leaders to the ethical content of
educational decisions. Educational Administration 383 (Topic: Ethics and Values) and 388V may not both
be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389K. History and Theory of Adult Education.


A general introduction to the historical development of adult education and an overview of basic theoretical
issues in the field. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389L. Designing Programs for Adult Learners.


Examination and application of the current practices and principles of planning, developing, and evaluating
formal and nonformal adult educational activities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391K. Administration in Institutions of Higher Education.


Administrative organization, functions, and practices within colleges and universities; roles of the
administrator and principles of effective administrative practice; intensive study in selected areas of college
operation. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Community Colleges.

Topic 2: Senior Colleges and Universities.

Topic 4: Instructional Analysis and Planning.

Topic 8: Institutional Analysis and Planning.

Topic 9: Seminar: Policy Issues in Higher Education.

Topic 10: External Influences on Higher Education.

Topic 11: Curriculum Planning and Administration in Higher Education.

391P. College Student Personnel Administration.


An examination of the rationale for student personnel programs and the various administrative units
involved in carrying out their mission. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391Q. Higher Education Business Management.


An examination of the nature, goals, and basic principles of the business management functions in colleges
and universities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391R. Organization and Administration of Higher Education.


Introduction to the study of higher education. Analysis of all elements of higher education institutions, with
particular attention to structure and governance. Educational Administration 391K (Topic 5: Organization
and Administration of Higher Education) and 391R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate
standing.

391S. History of Higher Education.


The development of higher education since the Middle Ages, with emphasis on the development of higher
education in the United States. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 10: History of Higher Education) and
391S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391T. Higher Education Law.


Legal principles relevant to postsecondary institutions. Emphasis on statutes and cases applicable to both
public and private institutions; interpretation and compliance. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 14:
Higher Education Law) and 391T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

393C. Administration of Special Education Programs.


Application of principles of administration and leadership to the unique problems associated with special
education and instruction for special populations. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 4: Administration
of Special Education Programs) and 393C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
393D. Law and Disabilities.
Issues of law and policy associated with serving people with disabilities, with emphasis on federal
legislation. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 15: Law and the Handicapped) and 393D may not both
be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

393E. Education Futures.


Technological forecasting methods as a basis for long-range planning in school organizations. The effects of
demographic trends and alternative future scenarios on educational objectives and strategies. Educational
Administration 383 (Topic 16: Special Topics: Education Futures) and 393E may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

394L. Administration of Urban/Minority Schools.


Provides potential administrators/supervisors with knowledge of conditions of urban/minority schools and
ability to create alternative educational delivery systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

394P. Personnel Administration: Managing Instructional Resources.


Functions of school personnel offices. Topics include development of personnel administration; job
descriptions; planning for personnel needs; recruitment, selection, and evaluation of personnel; and
management of the personnel office. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

195, 395, 695. Topical Seminar.


For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be
repeated for credit when the topics vary. Educational Administration 195 is offered on the credit/no credit
basis only, but is recommended for all degree seekers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 10: Colloquium.

196, 296, 396. Research Seminar.


For doctoral students. Group and individual projects in research design, research methodologies, and
research execution. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, preparation satisfactory to instructor, and consent of the graduate adviser.

396R. Advanced Research Seminar.


Intensive examination of selected dissertation topics, issues of framing research problems, methodology of
educational inquiry, and application of theoretical perspectives. Student reports on current research and
panel discussions on significant issues in the study of education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and
consent of instructor.

396T. Directed Research in Educational Administration.


Investigation of assigned problems under direction of a Graduate Studies Committee member; development
and demonstration of competence in research design and execution; production of acceptably written reports
of technical character. Conference course. May be repeated for credit by doctoral students. Prerequisite:
Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

397P, 697P, 997P. Graduate Internship.


Supervised practice in a professional position; the number of hours required varies with the student's
program. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the positions vary. Some
sections are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission by internship committee.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in educational administration and consent of the supervising
professor and the graduate adviser; for 698B, Educational Administration 698A.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.


Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.


Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Educational Administration 399R, 699R, or 999R.

EDUCATION ED
College of Education
870 Capstone Seminar
Summer. 3(3-0) R: Open only to students in
the Master of Arts in Education. Approval of
college.
Reflection and synthesis of learning experiences in
online masters program. Creation and exhibition of
electronic portfolio on the Web. Participation in
online discussion groups.

EDUCATIONAL EAD
ADMINISTRATION
Department of Educational
Administration
College of Education
315 Student Leadership Training
Fall, Spring. 3(2-2)
Student leadership role, skills, and technique, consistent
with the principles and demands of a democratic
multicultural society.
800 Organization Theory in Education
Fall, Spring, Summer. 3(3-0)
Organizational theory and research applied to educational
administration. Topics include comparative
organization settings, external environments, organizational
effectiveness, and ethics.
801 Leadership and Organizational
Development
Spring, Summer. 3(3-0)
Interaction of leadership with organizational culture
and development within a variety of educational
organizations.
802 Building a Learning Organization
Spring. 3(3-0)
Disciplines and practices for crafting a learning
organization. Examination of Eastern, Western, and
Quantum models of organization dynamics. Emphasis
on strategies and skills for increasing human
capacity.
803 Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation
Spring. 3(3-0)
Planning, budgeting, and evaluation in educational
organizations. Topics include needs assessment,
funding sources, and processes for estimating costs
and revenues.
804 Administration of Human Resources in
Education
Fall, Summer. 3(3-0)
Tasks of personnel management in schools, colleges,
and other educational organizations, including
recruitment, selection, orientation, development,
compensation, and evaluations. Focus on attracting
and retaining a quality workforce in education.
805 Administration in Higher Education
Fall. 3(3-0)
Theories, systems, structures and processes of
college and universities. Comparison of the organization,
leadership, and governance of higher education
institutions to other non-profit organizations.
806 Learning Leadership and Organizational
Analysis I
Fall. 3(3-0) R: Open only to graduate students
in K-12 Educational Administration.
Leadership of K-12 schools and associated community
organizations. Theory and skills needed to
discern organizational dynamics of schools and
community. Professional ethics of K-12 school leadership.
Skills and methods of disciplined reflection
applied to issues of leadership practice. Methods of
reflection and applications of multiple theories to
cases of practice.
807 Learning Leadership and Organizational
Analysis II
Spring. 2(2-0) P:M: (EAD 806) R: Open only
to graduate students in K-12 Educational
Administration.
Data-based organizational analysis of K-12 schools
and school-community relations. Leadership skills to
define vision strategies. Case analysis and doubleloop
learning.
809 Interpersonal Dimensions of Leadership
Spring, Summer. 1(1-0) P:M: (EAD 806 and
EAD 807 and EAD 808) RB: (EAD 820 and
EAD 821) R: Open only to graduate students
in K-12 Educational Administration.
Assessment of different approaches to school leadership.
School leader as reflective practitioner and
effective communicator in school and community
contexts.
810 Use of Technology in School
Administration
Fall. 3(3-0)
Learning and leading in the knowledge age with
special focus on the role of technology in educational
management, communication, and curriculum
and instruction.
813 Education, Development and Social
Change
Spring of odd years. 3(3-0) Interdepartmental
with Teacher Education.
Rise of modern systems of education in developed
and developing countries. Education, the state, and
national development. Colonial heritage, linkages,
and globalization of educational development.
820 Internship in Educational Administration
I
Fall, Spring. 1 to 3 credits. A student may
earn a maximum of 9 credits in all enrollments
for this course. R: Open only to
graduate students in K-12 Educational Administration.
Supervised internship in an educational institution
focused on school leadership issues.
821 Internship in Educational Administration
II
Spring, Summer. 1 to 3 credits. R: Open
only to graduate students in K-12 Educational
Administration.
Supervised internship in an educational and/or
community organization focused on schoolcommunity
leadership issues.
845 Teaching, Learning, and School
Restructuring
Spring. 3(3-0)
Relationship between school-wide interventions and
improvement in classroom teaching: school restructuring
and reculturing, strategies for school improvement,
approaches to teaching and learning.
850 Issues and Strategies in Multicultural
Education
Spring. 3(3-0)
Historical, pedagogical, and administrative considerations
of multicultural education in K-16 educational
settings.
852A Elementary and Middle School
Administration
Fall, Summer. 3(3-0)
Administration and supervision of elementary and
middle schools. Alternative organizational arrangements,
curricula, and practices. Problems and
strategies for improving K-8 education.