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Course Rotation Schedule - Riverside Campus
Note:  Textbooks that are listed for courses are textbooks that have been used in the past or are anticipated to be used in the future. However, to be sure that you have purchased the correct textbook for a course, see the course syllabus or check with the La Sierra University bookstore online.

EDAD 524 Educational Organization and Leadership (3)
Examines historical and current philosophical trends, legal and ethical issues, sociological forces, issues relating to diverse populations and the educational systems that impact public and non-public school leadership and administration. For persons not specializing in administration, or a beginning course for persons expecting to specialize in administration.

Textbook:  (Spring, 2008)

Kowalski, Theodore J.  (2003)  Contemporary School Administration:  An Introduction.  Boston, MA:  Allyn and Bacon.   ISBN 0-205-34792-4.

EDAD 540 Personal and Philosophical Aspects of Leadership (3)
Students in this course explore their own leadership styles, philosophical and spiritual perspectives and how those characteristics impact the individual as an educational leader.

EDAD 545 Supervision of Instruction (3)
Designed for principals, superintendents, and instructional supervisors concerned with the improvement of teaching and learning by professional supervision.

Textbook:  (Fall, 2008)

Glickman, Carl D, Stephen P. Gordon, and Jovita M. Ross-Gordon.  (2007) Supervision of Instruction:  A Developmental Approach.  Needham Heights, MA:  Allyn & Bacon.  ISBN:  9780205489534

EDAD 570 The Human Resources Function in Education (3)
Explanations of personnel policy determination; procedures employed in recruitment, selection, appointment, and induction of personnel; the formulation and administration of salary schedules; provisions for professional welfare and inservice improvement of personnel.

Textbook:  (Winter, 2009)

Smith, Richard E. (2009) Human Resources Administration. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, Inc.  ISBN 978-1-59667-089-1

EDAD 574 Legal Aspects of Education (3)
Study of laws, judicial decisions, and constitutional provisions relating to education. Legal principles involved in practical problems of school administration and children’s rights and special services.

Textbook:  (Spring, 2008)

The Law of Schools, Students and Teachers 3rd Ed  (2003)  Alexander and Alexander  Thompson West Publisher.  ISBN 0-314-14461-7

EDAD 576 School Administration, K-12 (3)
Focus on principles and theories of administration and leadership of schools. Study of leadership opportunities and responsibilities in areas of purpose, direction, accountability, organization management, personnel relationships, student problems and services, and school community relations.

Textbook:  (Winter, 2009)

Marzano, R., Water, T. and McNulty, B. (2005).  School leadership that works.  Alexandria, VA:  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  ISBN 1-4166-0227-5

EDAD 578 Supervised Field Experience at the School Level (1-3)
Internship and observation in public schools. Fulfills the fieldwork requirements for the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of the department chair; certificate of clearance.
Textbooks:  None. Obtain Handbook and forms from the Department of Administration & Leadership.

EDAD 579 School Finance (3)
Review of public and nonpublic school revenues and educational finance support programs. Examination of local ability and effort in financing schools. Study of school financial statements and budgets.
Textbooks:  (Fall, 2008)

Required Textbook/Resource

American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) Washington, DC:Author.

EdSource. (2006). Selected readings on California School Finance. Palo Alto, CA.

Recommended Textbook

Townley, A. J., Schmeider-Ramirez, J. H., & Wehmeyer, L. B. (2002). School finance: A California perspective (6th ed.) Duburque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

EDAD 589 Work Conference (1-6)
Educational conferences, workshops, clinics, experience off campus. May be repeated for additional credit.

EDAD 599 Independent Study in Administration and Leadership (1-6)
Empirical or literature research in educational administration, which results in a written product.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of department chair.

EDAD 640 Professional Development (3)
Designed to assist educational leaders to develop a climate of professional growth in a school or school system, and to develop expertise in planning, implementing, and evaluating such activities as teachers’ institutes, work conferences, clinics, and conventions.

EDAD 645 Legal Aspects of Private Education (3)
A selective examination of legal issues and problems associated with church schools, K-graduate, including tax exemptions, work-study programs, church-state relations, accreditation, compulsory education, disciplinary standards, worship and religious study requirements, and liability. Emphasis on risk management and preventive law.

EDAD 674 Supervision and Evaluation of Instructional Personnel (3)
Designed for principals, superintendents, and instructional supervisors who have been given responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of teachers. Building on a foundation of an effective program of instructional supervision, this course provides rationale and method for educationally and legally sound evaluation of the performance of teachers.

EDAD 675 Administrative Leadership in Higher Education (3)
Philosophy, theory, objectives, organization, leadership, academic programs, business, development, and student affairs in higher education.

EDAD 676 School and the Community (3)
A study of the school as it relates to its community. Includes emphasis on effective communication and understanding of the cultural and ethnic dimensions of the community.

Textbooks:  (Summer, 2008)

Brooks, D. (2004)   On Paradise Drive   New York:  Simon and Schuster   ISBN: 0-7432-2739-5

Kozol, J., (2005)   The Shame of the Nation.  New York:  Crown Publishers, Inc.  ISBN: 1-4000-5245-9

Putnam, R.D. & Feldstein, L.M. (2003) Better Together  New York:  Simon and Schuster  ISBN: 0-7432-3547-9

EDAD 677 Student Life Administration (3)
Objectives, organization, and administration of student affairs: student residences, health services, religious programs, government, publications, social life, discipline, recreation, and student records.

EDAD 680 Administration of Educational Programs and Evaluation (3)
Examination of purposes, theoretical designs, staff and facility needs; appraisal techniques of each educational program. Emphasis on techniques for evaluating schools. Study of criteria of national, regional, state, and professional accrediting associations.

Textbooks:  (Winter, 2009)

Fitzpatrick, Sanders, and Worthen Program Evaluation:  Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines, Third Edition.  ISBN 0-321-07706-7

Boulmetis and Dutwin  The ABCs of Evaluation:  Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers, Second Edition. ISBN 0-7879-7902-3


EDAD 684 School Business and Facilities Management (3)
Study of the functions of school business management. Includes purchasing, budgets and budget operations, principles of sound financial planning and management, and applicable laws and policies. The course includes the study of procedures for planning school facilities and monitoring successful completion of building or major facility improvement projects.

Textbook:  Obtain list of readings and assignments from the Department of Administration & Leadership.

EDAD 686 Administration of School Systems (3)
Organization and administration of district-level leadership in public schools; local and union conference-level leadership in Seventh-day Adventist schools.

EDAD 687 Leadership in the Organization (3)
A study of leadership as a unique activity. Emphasis on concepts, perspectives, theory, skills, operationalizing, implementation, evaluation, teaching, and consulting.

Textbooks:  (Fall, 2008)

Wren, J.T. (Ed). (1995) The Leader’s Companion:  Insights on Leadership Through the Ages.  New York:  The Free Press.  ISBN 0-02-874091-2 

Lencioni, Patrick. (2002) The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.  ISBN 0-7879-6075-6

EDAD 688 Moral Leadership (3)
A course focused on the development of a leader as a moral individual based on Christian perspectives. Includes such concepts as ethical behavior and the development of personal spirituality.

Textbooks:  (Winter, 2008)

Paul, Richard & Linda Elder. (2006) Understanding the Foundations of Ethical Reasoning.  Dillon Beach, CA:  The Foundation for Critical Thinking.  ISBN 978-0-944583-17-3.  Web site:   www.criticalthinking.org, Item #585m

Pojman, Louis P.  (200x)  Ethics:  Discovering Right & Wrong, 5th edition.  Belmont, CA:  Thompson Wadsworth.  ISBN 978-0795-50235-7

Rhode, Deborah L., ed. (2006)  Moral Leadership: The Theory and Practice of Power, Judgment and Policy.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.  ISBN 0-7879-8282-2

Optional Book:  Patterson, Kerry, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. (2008)  Influencer.  New York, New York:  McGraw-Hill.  ISBN 978-0-07-148499-2

EDAD 689 Work Conference (1-6)
Educational conferences, workshops, clinics, experience off campus. May be repeated for additional credit.

EDAD 690 Communication in the Organization (3)
A study of communication as it affects the work of the leader; emphasis on concepts, perspectives, theory, skills, operationalizing, implementation, evaluation, teaching, and consulting.

EDAD 694 Seminar in Administration and Leadership (1-3)
Discussion of contemporary issues in school administration by advanced students and/or experienced administrators. Student reports on current issues and the latest readings in administration. Topics chosen based on the needs of the class and each student. Written and oral reports.

EDAD 695 Organizational Systems and Culture (3)
A study of the dynamics of organizations with emphasis on systems theory and organizational culture.

Textbooks:  (Winter, 2008)

Bolman, Lee G., & Terrence E. Deal. (2008) Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.  ISBN 978-07879-8799-2

Deal, Terrence E. and Peterson, Kent D. (1999) Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership. San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.   ISBN 0-7879-6243-0

Fullan, Michael. (1999) Change Forces: The Sequel, New York, New York:  Routledge-Falmer Press.  ISBN  0-75070-755-0

Kotter, John P. (1996) Leading Change, Boston, MA:  Harvard Business School Press.  ISBN 978-0-78584-747-4

EDAD 696 Research Project (3)
Execution and report of a research study in education, with consultation. Student to register for course after consultation with advisor.
Prerequisite: EDFO 504.

EDAD 697 Supervised Field Experience (1-3)
Students are placed in responsible positions with administrators in cooperating educational institutions or school systems, under the supervision of a faculty member in the area of educational administration and leadership.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of the department chair; certificate of clearance.

Textbooks:  None. Obtain Handbook from the Department of Administration & Leadership.

EDAD 697A Supervised Field Experience / Induction (3)
Mentored field based experiences for the new administrator. Meets induction requirements for the California Professional Administrative Services Credential.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of the department chair; certificate of clearance.

Textbooks:  None. Obtain Handbook from the Department of Administration & Leadership.

EDAD 697B Supervised Field Experience/ Assessment  (3)
Mentored field based experiences for the new administrator. Meets the assessment requirements for the California Professional Administrative Services Credential.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of the department chair; certificate of clearance.

Textbooks:  None. Obtain Handbook from the Department of Administration & Leadership.

EDAD 698 Thesis (6)
Option for graduate degree candidates in education to engage in sophisticated research in the theory and practice of educational leadership.
Prerequisite: EDFO 504 and approval of the department chair.

EDAD 699 Independent Study in Administration and Leadership (1-6)
Empirical or literature-based research in educational administration, resulting in a written product.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of the department chair.

EDAD 798 Doctoral Dissertation (1-12)
May be repeated to a total of 12 units.
Prerequisite: approval of the School of Education dean and the chair of the Department of Administration & Leadership .   
This web page is for advisory purposes only, and although every attempt is made to ensure its accuracy, readers are directed to the Graduate Bulletin for official information. The Graduate Bulletin can be accessed online at http://lasierra.edu/academics/bulletin.html#grad.

 

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