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T EDLD 570 Leadership I: Theory and Research (5) Rea
Focuses on applying theories and associated research support of leadership behaviors. Examines effectiveness of leaders as change agents related to organization communication, motivation, and empowerment. Discusses strategies for establishing vision as wells as addressing ethical challenges. Offered: S.

T EDLD 571 Leadership II: Systems Leadership (5)
Focuses on ways educational leaders apply systems thinking to organizations, policy advocacy, and team building. Offered: A.

T EDLD 572 Leadership III: 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. Offered: W.

T EDLD 573 Leadership IV: Instructional Leadership (5) C. KNAUS
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.

T EDLD 574 Evaluation in Educational Systems (3) Adamson
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. Offered: W.

T EDLD 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.

T EDLD 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.

T EDLD 577 Educational Finance and Economics (3) C. KNAUS
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.

T EDLD 580 Research and Systematic Inquiry in Education I (3) Perdue
Focuses on knowledge and strategies of research and systematic inquiry needed to develop evidence-based practice for educational leaders. Emphasizes understanding the research process, including problem formulation and literature review, overviews of quantitative and qualitative research designs and analyses, and interpreting reported results of studies in addressing educational issues. Offered: S.

T EDLD 581 Research and Systematic Inquiry in Education II (3) Perdue
Focuses on knowledge and strategies of research and systematic inquiry needed to develop evidence-based practice for educational leaders. Emphasizes current quantitative methods, designs, and techniques for data analysis, along with ethical issues of research studies as applied to practice as an educational leader. Offered: A.

T EDLD 587 Challenges in Practice I: Curriculum (3) C. KNAUS, K. HAERLING
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.

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

T EDLD 593 Critical Elements in Literacy (3)
Focuses on critical research-based practices in Pre-K-12 literacy and identifies achievement-gap closing best practices for economically, culturally, linguistically diverse students, and all historically under-served students. Students apply knowledge of this research-base in order to lead the implementation of effective literacy programs at all levels.

T EDLD 602 Practicum (1-6, max. 18)
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. Offered: jointly with TEDNUR 602.