Instructional Leadership & Professional Development
M.S. in Human Resource Development -- Educational Leadership
General Degree Requirements
The educational leadership focus of the HRD program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours and demonstrated proficiencies through portfolio presentations.
Educational Leadership Required Core
MNGT 601 - Administrative Theory and Practice (3)
Development of a framework for understanding and managing for organizational effectiveness, including the traditional areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Other topics would include organizational behavior theory, alternative methods for decision making and current management issues. This course is designed for students with no undergraduate exposure to management coursework.
PSYC 627 - Seminar in Training and Development (3)
Study of the psychological and economic aspects of training and development in various types of organizational environments. This will involve such areas as adult learning, needs assessment, budget considerations, marketing and training models, and organizational development.
PSYC 641 - Change in the Workplace (3)
An interdisciplinary study of workplace changes. Topics to be covered are: international competition, workforce demographics, information technology, changing nature of work and the learning organization.
ISTC 667 - Instructional Development (3)
Includes an overview of the systems approach and its use in problem solving. The application of the systems approach with instructional techno-facilities designed for individually prescribed and for large group instruction is studied in detail. Students are required to demonstrate competencies in designing mediated or multimedia instructional sequences and in evaluating media with behavioral descriptors.
Prescribed List of Elective Courses
PSY 644 - Team Building (3)
Psychological and organizational aspects of group dynamics and work teams. Application of theory to actual teams in the workplace.
MNGT 602 - Conflict Resolution (3)
An exploration of the causes of conflict and various approaches to its resolution. Conflict at the interpersonal level as well as the organizational level is examined. The focus is on litigation avoidance and the alternative methods utilized in common disputes in a variety of industries.
ECED/ELED 665 and SCED 741 - Theory and Practice of Curriculum Development (3)
History of curriculum development in the schools: basic considerations affecting curriculum development, patterns of organization, objectives, practices and evaluation, and problems in curriculum development
EDUC 745 - School Budgeting and Fiscal Issues (3)
Development of a budget on departmental, local school, system-wide, and state levels: implementation and evaluation of budgets; long-and short-term fiscal planning.
ELED 781 and SCED 683 - Seminar in Supervision (3)
Past, current and emerging roles of the supervisor; theories and practices.
EDUC 603 - School Law (3)
A study of the legal framework within which the public and nonpublic schools function. The course will give attention to the legal relationships among federal, state and local governments; the legal status of school districts, boards of education, and school administrator, the legal status of nonpublic schools; and the law regarding all facets of the school program, staff and pupils.
ELED 797/SCED 797 - Internship (3)
Supervised field experiences in school settings, focusing on roles and responsibilities of administrators and supervisors.
EDUC 605 - Research and Information Technology
Use of database networks for information retrieval; computer hardware and software application programs appropriate for research and curriculum planning; introduction to distance learning; interactive technologies and resource-based learning.