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EDLPS 444 Constitution and American Public Education (3-6, max. 6) I&S
Examines the relationships between the Constitution of the United States and the American system of public education, excluding higher education, in areas of constitutional freedom and legal controls, racial desegregation, and equal educational opportunity, including equal financing of the public schools. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with LAW 444.

EDLPS 458 Education in the Forming of American Society (5) I&S Beadie
Covers the development of American education in cultural context; history of schools and non-school learning from colonial period to the twentieth-century; apprenticeship and learning societies; community and market-based schooling; liberal learning and the rise of the university; and schools as agencies of economic and political integration and mediators of culture and social status. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 458.

EDLPS 459 History of American Education Since 1865 (3) I&S
Development of American education in cultural context: progressive education, recent criticism, continuing issues and trends. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 459.

EDLPS 479 Crucial Issues in Education (3)
Selected educational issues, policies, and contexts. Evolution of the American education enterprise, legal issues, professionalism, finance, and other vital educational concerns.

EDLPS 496 Workshop: Education Programs and Problems (1-6, max. 10)
Study of such topics as planning, development, supervision, organization, operation, or evaluation of current or emerging programs or problems in education.

EDLPS 499 Undergraduate Research (*)
Students developing studies under this rubric should be advised that a report or a paper setting forth the results of their investigations should be regarded as a basic part of the program.

EDLPS 501 Introduction: Leadership Beyond the Classroom (3-6, max. 6)
First course in principal certification program; explores Washington state laws, legal principles, context of public schools, multicultural issues, changing population. Essential skills of leadership: communication, human relations, strategies for shared decision making, and dealing with conflict. (Open only to students admitted to the EDLPS Principal/Program Administrator Preparation Program.)

EDLPS 502 Leadership Core ([3-6]-, max. 6)
Topics include moral dimensions of leadership; modes of inquiry; organizational theory and change; history of educational reform; curriculum deliberation and instructional leadership and supervision; school-centered inquiry and decision-making; policy, planning, and program evaluation; issues on diversity and multicultural education; American and Washington State school law; school finance and resource allocation; school-community relations. Instruction occurs in units and seminar throughout the academic year. Prerequisite: admission to Principal/Program Administrator Preparation Program.

EDLPS 503 Leadership Core (-[3-6]-, max. 6)
Topics include moral dimensions of leadership; modes of inquiry; organizational theory and change; history of educational reform; curriculum deliberation and instructional leadership and supervision; school-centered inquiry and decision-making; policy, planning, and program evaluation; issues on diversity and multicultural education; American and Washington State school law; school finance and resource allocation; school-community relations. Instruction occurs in units and seminar throughout the academic year. Prerequisite: admission to Principal/Program Administrator Preparation Program.

EDLPS 504 Leadership Core (-[3-6], max. 6)
Topics include moral dimensions of leadership; modes of inquiry; organizational theory and change; history of educational reform; curriculum deliberation and instructional leadership and supervision; school-centered inquiry and decision-making; policy, planning, and program evaluation; issues on diversity and multicultural education; American and Washington State school law; school finance and resource allocation; school-community relations. Instruction occurs in units and seminar throughout the academic year. Prerequisite: admission to Principal/Program Administrator Preparation Program.

EDLPS 505 Transition to Leadership (3-6, max. 6)
Development and administration of systems for selection, evaluation and clinical supervision of certificated and classified personnel. Focuses on leadership models and transition to a leadership role, including opening a school or program and dealing with student/school crises. (Only for students admitted to the EDLPS Principal/Program Administrator Program.)

EDLPS 507 Reflective Seminar (1-6, max. 6)
Integration of theory and internship experience; group process laboratory and peer feedback and review of written work, oral presentations, and journals. Reading and discussion of crucial issues. (Only for students admitted to the EDLPS Principal/Program Administrator Preparation Program.) Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 509 Planning, Organizing, and Decision Making (3)
Application of principles utilized in planning, organizing, and decision making in districts and schools. Formation of policy and procedures; formal and informal organization; power, authority, and responsibility; utilization of people, time, and space.

EDLPS 510 School Finance (3)
Financial practices and problems in districts and schools considered, including state and federal support plans, school plant planning, school business management, resource allocation, and budgeting and educational accountability.

EDLPS 511 School-Community Relations (3)
Examines the dynamics of the interface between the public schools and the community. Special attention is given to the findings of research in relation to school-community power, types, and organizational influences.

EDLPS 512 Seminar in Personnel Administration and Development (3)
Major emphasis on the analysis of factors to be considered in the selection and evaluation of teachers and administrators and considerations in staff development.

EDLPS 513 Seminar in Instructional Development and Supervision (3)
Theory of the process of supervising instructionally effective school personnel, including an analysis of the techniques of supervision, theory of leadership and group process, interpersonal relations, and evaluation of teacher effectiveness.

EDLPS 514 Washington School Law (3)
Overview of Washington State specific legal provisions affecting the operations and management of public schools, including school organization and operations, school finance, separation of church and state, school employment, student conduct, discipline and rights, equity, intergovernmental agreements, and student health and safety.

EDLPS 515 Management of Labor Relations in Education (3)
Examination of procedures and techniques pertinent to the management of organizational conflict. Among the areas covered are collective bargaining, grievance procedures, mediation, fact finding, and arbitration.

EDLPS 516 Special Education and the Law (3)
Overview of major state and federal laws affecting the operation and management of special education programs in public schools. Emphasis upon procedural and substantive rights of children with disabling conditions. Offered: jointly with EDSPE 504; W.

EDLPS 517 Seminar in Administration: Facilities (3)
Contemporary issues, problems, and techniques of educational facility administration. Emphasis placed on such factors as planning, financing, development, design, construction, operation, liabilities, property management, state regulation. Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 518 Reflective seminar: The Superintendency (1-6, max. 6)
Integration of theory and internship experience. Readings and discussion of crucial issues, presentations by local school superintendents: district budgeting processes, personnel, staff relations and collective bargaining, superintendent-board relations, bond issues, facilities planning, superintendent as instructional leader. Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 519 Special Topics in Educational Leadership ([0-10]-, max. 20)
Readings, lectures, and discussions pertaining to significant topics of special and current interest to educators. Focus is on issues of particular concern to K-12 administrators and other educators in leadership roles in districts and schools. Topics vary.

EDLPS 520 Education as a Moral Endeavor (3)
An exploration of fundamental questions that have faced educational leaders in the past and most likely will continue to face them in the future. Foundational studies in history, philosophy, and sociology provide the basis for discussion and writing about these fundamental questions.
Instructor Course Description: Doris Mcewen

EDLPS 521 Philosophy of Education (3)
Philosophy of education considered as a study of the conceptual basis for educational policy and practice. Emphasis on relationships between enduring educational problems and fundamental philosophic issues; concepts that feature centrally in educational discourse; and conceptual analysis as a means for clarifying decisions regarding educational policy and practice.

EDLPS 522 Contemporary Philosophies of Education (3)
Intensive study of the writings of selected contemporary philosophers of education.
Instructor Course Description: Donna H Kerr

EDLPS 523 Analysis of Educational Concepts (3)
Selected concepts central to conduct and understanding of education.

EDLPS 524 Seminar in Philosophy of Education (3, max. 6)
Philosophical examination of ways in which education might be studied. Uses and limits of conventional scientific approaches in education inquiry. Consideration of alternatives.

EDLPS 525 Educational Inquiry (3)
General survey of epistemological issues underlying the several schools of thought or families of inquiry. Overview of various methods used in conduct of educational inquiry, examples of ways those methods are typically used, and exploration of strengths and weaknesses of those methods. Discussion throughout is in terms of assumptions regarding the nature of knowledge and purposes of inquiry. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: doctoral status in education. Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 526 Educational Inquiry (3)
General survey of epistemological issues underlying the several schools of thought or families of inquiry. Overview of various methods used in conduct of educational inquiry, examples of ways those methods are typically used, and exploration of strengths and weaknesses of those methods. Discussion throughout is in terms of assumptions regarding the nature of knowledge and purposes of inquiry. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: doctoral status in education. Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 528 Current Issues in Graduate Education (3)
Examines recurrent forces impacting U.S. graduate education including but not limited to research funding, intra-institutional pressure, student unions, and accountability. Analyzes the current literature from different perspectives: historical, psychological, sociological, economic, and educational to illuminate the complexities of graduate education.

EDLPS 529 Women in Higher Education (3)
Explores the role of women in higher education, past and present. Explores the literature of women's issues in higher education and discovers ways to find and interpret statistics on women, particularly at the University of Washington.

EDLPS 530 History of Education (3)
Historical survey of education. Emphasis on relationship between idea and practice. Topics include education and colonialism, formation of state school systems, progressive education, equal educational opportunity, changes in textbooks and curricula, education and social structure, and education in the history of cultures.

EDLPS 531 History of American Higher Education (3)
Examination of the historical development of the American higher education enterprise, including pre-colonial origins. Includes attention to the colonial colleges, the rise of new institutions in the nineteenth century, and the further development of American colleges and universities in the twentieth century. Leaders in these developments are identified.

EDLPS 532 Seminar: American Education in the Twentieth Century (3, max. 6)
Selected problems in American education over the last century, with special emphasis on contemporary issues and trends.

EDLPS 533 Seminar in Educational Classics (3)
Analysis in depth and in the context of the relevant history of several major works in educational thought from Plato to Dewey.

EDLPS 534 History of the Modern University (3)
Growth of the modern university with attention to intellectual trends as well as organizational and curricular changes. Special attention is given to nine American universities in the twentieth century.

EDLPS 535 Historical Inquiry in Education Research (3, max. 6)
Methods and critique of historical research in education. Examination of landmark works in education history and historiography. Hands-on experience framing historical questions, finding historical sources, using historical evidence, substantiating historical claims, and addressing issues in the history of education.

EDLPS 536 Historical Problems in the Transfer of Culture (4)
Provides an analysis and interpretation of the history of education in its broadest sense: the transfer of culture across generations. Pays special attention to issues of cultural conflict, cultural change, and curricula as representations of culture. Examines problems of evidence and interpretation in exemplary historical works.

EDLPS 537 Perennial Debates in the History of Education (3)
Analysis of the historical underpinnings of debates about educational issues.

EDLPS 538 Education for Liberation (3)
Analyses of the different educational histories of American ethnic, social, gender, and religious groups and how they relate their own definitions of "education for liberation."

EDLPS 539 History of Urban Education (4) Beadie
Examines the complex ways that race, class, real estate interests, the quest for social mobility, and a range of government policies have interacted to structure the social and spatial distribution of educational opportunity in cities historically. Includes a comparative historical analysis of urban case studies, including Seattle.

EDLPS 540 Sociology of Education (3)
Examination of education and educational institutions by using the major conceptual tools of sociology. Emphasis on sociological thought and findings that have particular bearing on the understandings and judgments of educators.

EDLPS 541 Topics in Comparative Education (3, max. 6)
International efforts in education, including the role of the United States in overseas programs. Analysis of the relation of education and society in foreign areas, stressing social change and conflict. Regions of the world considered vary from one offering to another.

EDLPS 542 Seminar in Educational Sociology (3)
Application of sociological principles to school problems; individual problems and investigations. For teachers, administrators, and those using educational sociology as a field for advanced degrees.

EDLPS 543 Seminar: Research in Educational Sociology (3)
Theory, concept, and method of sociological inquiry as applied to problems in education.

EDLPS 544 Comparative Education: Introduction to Concepts and Methods (3)
Introduction to research methods used in comparative education studies. Considers ways to study familiar and unfamiliar contexts, identifies the common pitfalls of international comparisons. Reviews ethnomethodological tools of interview construction, cross-cultural observation strategies, documentary analysis. Education policy and practice is primary focus; useful for comparing other public policy issues internationally.

EDLPS 545 Knowledge and Data in Relation to Action ([0/3]-, max. 3)
Introduces Leadership for Learning (L4L) students to systematic inquiry - to fundamental ideas about knowing and knowledge, data and evidence, and to the applications of these ideas in settings that invite leadership action to address educational issues. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.)

EDLPS 546 Leadership Inquiry I: The Design of Research on Local Problems of Practice ([0/3]-, max. 3)
Examines evaluation design, action research, critical inquiry, and mixed method research. Equips L4L students to recognize and create viable, rigorous designs for action-oriented research into local problems of practice. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.)

EDLPS 547 Leadership Inquiry II: Developing Useful Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence ([0/3]-, max. 3)
Helps students, in the context of action-oriented research, develop data collection tools, produce high-quality quantitative and qualitative data, and construct evidence for claims the investigator wishes to make. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.)

EDLPS 548 Leadership Inquiry III: Refining the Design and Analysis of Research that Informs Practice ([0/3]-, max. 3)
Teaches how to critically evaluate and improve research designs so that they re internally consistent, fully developed, and well-anchored to both substantive and methodological literatures. Builds largely around the students' own emerging dissertation designs. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.)

EDLPS 549 Special Topics in Educational Studies (1-6, max. 20)
Readings, lectures, and discussions pertaining to significant and enduring ideas in the philosophy, history and sociology of education. Specific topics are critically examined in light of contemporary problems in education. Topics vary.
Instructor Course Description: Joy Williamson

EDLPS 550 The Dynamics of Educational Organizations (3)
Exploration of the literature in organizational theory and leadership, the assumptions that underlie the development of various approaches to organizational theory and how these approaches are applied, and an acquaintance with different conceptual frames that can be used to determine how to improve and change organizations. Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 551 Organizational Theory and Educational Change (4)
Introduces students to the interdisciplinary research literature on organizations and its applicability to the research and practice of educational organizations. Engages students in understanding and critiquing organizational research and using it to develop conceptual frameworks to guide educational research and practice.

EDLPS 552 Organizational Change in Education (3)
Change and innovation in educational organizations. Theoretical approaches include sociopsychological, rational planning, political perspectives, and those associated with notion of organized anarchies. Specific topics related to change and innovation (e.g., roles of beliefs, symbols and norms, diffusion of innovations, and research issues).

EDLPS 553 Human Resources in Educational Organizations (3)
Analysis of factors involved in human resource problems related to operation of educational organizations. Motivation, perception, communication, role analysis, and dynamics of groups are studied through use of cases and seminal literature.

EDLPS 554 Foundations I: Leading for Learning in Complex Educational Systems ([0/3]-, max. 3)
Explores (1) the conceptions of educational leadership as it manifests itself and is exercised in large-scale education systems (districts, regional entities, states); and (2) the possible connections between leadership and learning. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.) Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 555 Foundations II: Moral and Historical Contexts for the Leadership of Complex Educational Systems ([2-4]-, max. 4)
Locates system-level educational leadership in a context of values, moral principles, and historical events and trends. Connects leadership to principles of social justice and enduring dilemmas in public education within a democratic society. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.) Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 556 Foundations III: The Dynamics of Organizations, Policy, and Systems Change ([2-6]-, max. 6)
Considers the nature and dynamics of organizations within large educational systems. Draws on theories concerning organizations, politics, administration, systems, and innovation. Explores how organizations are designed and function, how policy works, and how systems change, adapt, and learn. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.)

EDLPS 557 Foundations IV: Fiscal and Legal Contexts for Leadership of Complex Educational Systems ([2-5]-, max. 5)
Considers two major challenges facing leaders of complex educational systems: (1) securing and allocating resources (especially funds, but also time and expertise); and (2) conforming to the framework of legal principles and precedents that govern public education. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.)

EDLPS 558 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Education (3)
Provides a basic overview of qualitative research methods. Covers the purpose, design, and conduct of qualitative research.

EDLPS 560 Perspectives on Policy and Policy Making in Education (3)
Introduces a variety of theoretical perspectives that can be used to analyze policy content, processes and outcomes. Includes a consideration of the power and limits of policy and a discussion of the many ways people in different positions in organizations can influence policy. Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 561 Education Policies and Leadership in Political Context (3)
Systematic consideration of the structure and function of educational policies and problems of research in political context.

EDLPS 562 American School Law (3)
Examination of persistent legal issues, including an analysis of how these issues are manifest in public policy debates.

EDLPS 563 Education, The Workforce, and Public Policy (3, max. 6)
Examination of policy issues involving education, training, the economy, and the development of the nation's human resources. Relationship between education, training, and work, underutilized workers, race and gender discrimination issues, and the role of education and training in economic development. Offered: jointly with PB AF 571.

EDLPS 564 Seminar in Economics of Education (3)
Current problems in school finance, including costs, ability to support schools, and financial implications of educational principles. The economics of public education. Problems of federal, state, and local school support. Financing capital outlay, research, and public relations.

EDLPS 565 Power and Politics in Organizational Leadership and Decision Making (3)
Focuses on conceptual frameworks that can be used to analyze power-influence processes in complex organizations and research methods that are well-suited to the study of these processes. Opportunities to design studies of power relations and political processes are provided.
Instructor Course Description: Bradley S Portin

EDLPS 566 Education Policy Serving Disenfranchised Groups (3)
Examines programs and policies aimed at ameliorating conditions that face disenfranchised groups in contemporary K-12 schooling. Seminar members critically analyze the assumptions, design, and likely impact of these programs and policies on institutions and individuals. Designed for advanced doctoral students. Others admitted with permission of instructor.

EDLPS 567 Education Policy and the Improvement of Teaching and Learning (3)
Examines connections between policies and classroom practice, in P-12 and higher education settings. Of particular concern is the capacity of policy to improve the quality of curriculum and instruction. Students design and critique policies, drawing on research and feedback from policymakers.

EDLPS 568 Policy Evaluation in Education (3)
Examination of methods for evaluating educational policies across the educational continuum. Students design and conduct a policy evaluation which draws on the policy evaluation literature. Examination of the uses of policy evaluation information in shaping organization-decision making is also included.

EDLPS 569 Issues in P-12 School Reform (3-5, max. 20) Copland, Knapp
Offers rigorous ways to explore the meaning and action implications of contemporary reform movements in the P-12 public school system. Examines a different topic each quarter concerning reform at school, district, state, or federal levels through readings, discussion, projects, and analytical writing assignments. Offered: AWSpS.
Instructor Course Description: Stephen Fink

EDLPS 570 Critical Views on Educational Leadership (3)
Leadership theory is undergoing a wave of development influenced, in part, by critical theory and postmodern perspectives. Topics include the emerging literature on critical leadership perspectives with a particular goal of understanding how this informs leadership practice for those in educational organizations.

EDLPS 571 Instructional Renewal and the Achievement Gap ([0/3]-, max. 3)
Examines the meaning of the performance gap between relatively advantaged and disadvantaged students in contemporary American schools and school districts, and the possibilities for reducing and closing it, especially within classroom instruction. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.)

EDLPS 572 Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Renewal in the Context of Learner Differences ([2-5]-, max. 5)
Examines the nature of learning and learner differences, and how educators can work productively with these differences, in relation to particular subjects (literacy, mathematics), diversity (language, culture, disability), assessment, and instructional technology. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD program.) Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 573 Professional Learning and Instructional Renewal (2-4, max. 4)
Investigates professional learning and how to support it, based on cognitive research, sociocultural theory, and scholarship on teacher education (preservice and inservice). Offers system-level leaders ways to address the quality of teaching and learning in classrooms. (Only for students admitted to the Leadership for Learning EdD Program.)

EDLPS 574 Mixed Methods in Educational Research (3) Knapp, Plecki
Introduces the principles of mixed methods research design, whereby qualitative and quantitative components inform each other in sampling, data collection, and data analysis. Explores design issues and solutions primarily in the context of education policy research. Offered: W.

EDLPS 575 Education Policy Implementation (4) Honig
Analyzes influences on implementation outcomes. Focuses on how skilled use of theoretical frameworks can help reveal relationships between policy and practice and evidence-based decisions that may improve implementation. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.

EDLPS 579 Special Topics in Organizational and Policy Analysis ([0-6]-, max. 20)
Readings, lectures, and discussions pertaining to significant topics of special and current interest to educators. Focus is on issues related to the analysis of educational organizations, policies, and policy making. Topics vary.
Instructor Course Description: Roger Soder

EDLPS 580 The American College and University (4)
Introduction to contemporary United States higher education, with special emphasis on emerging trends, roles of the several kinds of institutions, the composition and character of student bodies and faculty, and the state coordination of colleges and universities.

EDLPS 581 Principles and Practices of Adult and Continuing Education (3)
History and development of adult and continuing education in the United States: component parts of the field; issues, theory, and research; program planning for adults; professionalization of the field.
Instructor Course Description: Gabrielle Gerhard

EDLPS 582 Seminar in the History and the Organization of Higher Education (3)
Advanced seminar in the history and organization of higher education.

EDLPS 583 Higher Education and the Law (3)
Legal implications of university operations and an explanation of the legal and constitutional rights of students, faculty, and staff within the university. Special attention given to faculty employment and termination decisions; student protections, including due process; and university liabilities.
Instructor Course Description: Steven G Olswang

EDLPS 584 Academic Governance and Collective Bargaining in Higher Education (3)
Explores the concept and operation of collective bargaining in higher education: its origin; the reasons for its growing popularity as a governance mechanism; the legal framework within which it operates; the rights, powers, and duties subsumed under its operation; and its relationship to the traditional form of faculty governance mechanisms.
Instructor Course Description: Steven G Olswang

EDLPS 585 Resource Allocation in Higher Education (3)
After attention to the basic tools of economic analysis, focus is on application of those tools to specific topics in higher education (e.g., access, budgeting, finance and policies, and funding alternatives).
Instructor Course Description: Phillip H Hoffman

EDLPS 586 Navigating the P-20 Pipeline (3) J. MYERS TWITCHELL
Introduction to programs, policies, and challenges related to supporting students as they transition from K-12 schools to institutions of higher education. Exploration of localized/region-based efforts to decrease the post-secondary opportunity gap, including funding models, collaborations and networks, and data and measurement strategies to increase rates of post-secondary attainment. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Ellen Weiss Phelps

EDLPS 587 Seminar in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3, max. 9)
Theory and practice of instruction and learning in higher education.

EDLPS 588 Seminar in Administration of Community Colleges (3)
For students preparing for administrative positions in community colleges. Principles and practices in organization and administration of community colleges.

EDLPS 589 The Community College (3)
Intensive study of the community college-its history and present and future status. Curriculum, instruction, financial, and governance issues are also discussed.

EDLPS 590 Student Populations and Experiences in Higher Education (3)
Examines foundational literature dealing with students in higher education. Primary focus is on how students change during college, how they make choices and decisions, what roles institutional climate and structure play in the students' experiences, and what impact college has on students.

EDLPS 591 Higher Education and Public Policy (3)
Covers public policy processes affecting higher education. Issues examined vary, but typically include fiscal context of higher education policy, access, equity, distance learning, and accountability policies.

EDLPS 592 Higher Education Equity, Reform, and Policy (3)
Develops the critical and analytical lens that students apply to public policy issues as they directly relate to higher education in the United States. Offered: Sp.

EDLPS 593 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education (3)
Covers the key components of evaluation design and implementation, particularly what researchers and practitioners define as good assessment and evaluation approaches. Develops competencies in planning assessment and evaluation strategies using these approaches.

EDLPS 596 Secondary Data Analysis (3-5)
Introduces the conceptual and practical issues involved in conducting educational research using existing sources of data, commonly known as secondary data analysis. Covers several fundamental concepts in order to become an informed and competent researcher who uses secondary data. Prerequisite: basic understanding of educational statistics. Offered: Sp.

EDLPS 597 Advanced Secondary Data Analysis (3)
Applied methods. Introduces the conceptual and practical issues involved in conducting educational research using existing sources of data, commonly known as secondary data analysis. Covers several fundamental concepts in order to become an informed and competent researcher who uses secondary data. Prerequisite: EDLPS 596. Offered: Sp.

EDLPS 598 Special Topics in Higher Education (1-6, max. 20)
Readings, lectures, and discussions pertaining to significant topics of special and current interest to educators. Focus is on issues related to education in community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities. Topics vary.
Instructor Course Description: Martin T Howell

EDLPS 599 Independent Studies in Education (1-10, max. 20)
Registration must be accompanied by a study prospectus endorsed by the appropriate faculty adviser for the work proposed, and which with permission of the instructor, must be filed with the Office of Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

EDLPS 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Registration must be accompanied by a study prospectus endorsed by the appropriate faculty adviser for the work proposed, and which with permission of the instructor, must be filed with the Office of Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.

EDLPS 601 Internship ([1-4]-, max. 20)
Name of faculty member responsible for supervising the student should be indicated on program of studies. Prerequisite: permission of Supervisory Committee Chairperson or Graduate Program Adviser. Credit/no-credit only.