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Application and any transcripts are to be submitted directly to:
The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
Fax (734) 432-5862
Email: grad@madonna.edu

Educational Leadership
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Educational Leadership    
   Req EDU Ldrshp Courses    
      Req Foundation Core    
         EDU 5060   Research & Educational Practice 3 s.h.  A focus on the knowledge and skills needed by educators to understand, evaluate, and use research. Critical analysis of the major principles of teaching and classroom learning. Applying research skills to researching and critically analyzing recent trends and traditional theories in the field of education. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. 
         Core Choice 5050/5070     (3 s.h. to be chosen)    
            EDU 5050   American Education: Historical, Social & Political Perspectives 3 s.h.  A focus on the historical events, ideological controversies, and political and social forces that have shaped the American education system from the colonial period to the present. Designed to develop in educational leaders an understanding of the relationship between schooling and society. 
            EDU 5070   Schooling in Comparative & International Perspectives 3 s.h.  Provides an overview of education systems and developments in selected countries; describes major similarities and differences among these systems of education; and delineates exemplary practices of some countries that may be worth emulating by others. Particular attention is given to assessing Americans education in international context, and to inquiring about developments around the world that may have important implications for the improvement of American schools. 
      Req Leadership    
         EDU 5100   Data Management for Educational Leaders 2 s.h.  The design, implementation, and evaluation of typical data management activities at the building and school system levels. Attention is given to (1) standards-based evaluation, (2) survey data collection and analysis, (3) technology-based strategies for disseminating findings, and (4) ethical considerations in data management. 
         EDU 5300   Organizational Behavior in Schools 2 s.h.  Theories and models of leadership in organizations; design, structure, and the behavior of organizations within the larger community; and models and strategies of change and conflict management within the political, social, cultural, and economic contexts of schools. 
         EDU 5400   Human Resource Management & Organizational Development 2 s.h.  Theories and models of organizations and the principles of organizational development, human resource management and development; and operational designs and procedures to achieve the vision and goals of the school. 
         EDU 5650   Education & the Community 2 s.h.  The development of the knowledge and competencies needed by educational leaders to work professionally with their communities, including understanding of school governance, communication, community organizations and structures, roles of key community actors and parents, volunteerism, and the community education concept.\ 
         EDU 5750   Financing of Education 2 s.h.  The development of the knowledge and skills needed by educational leaders to provide leadership in the debate over appropriate financial support of education and how to implement a fiscally sound school program. Focus on the sources and nature of funding for public education, budget development, expenditure control, and current state and national trends in the financing of public education. 
         EDU 5890   Legal & Ethical Issues in Educational Leadership 2 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Emphasizes the knowledge needed by educational leaders to carry out professional responsibilities mindful of the legal and ethical implications of educational decisions. A study of educational policy and governance, the role of the governor, legislature, State Board of Education, boards, courts, and business/community organizations in determining educational policy; mechanisms for enforcing policy; the relation of fiscal resources to policy direction; major educational policy issues and decisions that have shaped the delivery of education; legal and ethical parameters of educational policy initiatives; student rights, legal status of teachers, administrators, boards of education, the State Tenure Act, and teacher certification. Examines how educational leaders can understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, ethical, and cultural context of education. 
      Req Program&Staff Develop    
         EDU 5220   Essentials of Leadership in Education 1 s.h.  An introduction to educational leadership, current educational leadership research, and exemplary leadership characteristics and practices. Focus on professional development plan and leadership philosophy vision. Examination of knowledge, dispositions, and performances of national (ISLLC) and State standards of leadership particular to an orientation to the field of study and practice. Overview of competencies and expectations of the Master's Program in Educational Leadership. 
         EDU 5950   Curriculum Leadership 3 s.h.  Examines a broad perspective of leadership in instructional areas, current issues in the educational field, and processes of change and reculturing in teaching and learning based on the latest research. Focus on leaders in the field of educational change and curriculum theory; managing change within the committee infrastructure and collaborative process to improve student instruction; communication processes; the restructuring movement; and leadership qualities of teachers and administrators involved in systemic change. Emphasis on the concept of the coherent curriculum and the interconnection of teaching and learning standards, as well as the “best practices” research. Learning opportunities are kept flexible to reflect current issues in instructional leadership, student growth, and staff professional development. 
         EDU 6930   Seminar in Educational Leadership 3 s.h.  A synthesis of course work and professional experiences as students complete the educational leadership program. Examination of concepts and practices of educational leadership as a complex process. Topics are drawn from research and practice of successful school leadership and integrated with the program's course work. Emphasis is on knowledge, analysis, and application of effective leadership within the context of current State of Michigan and national ELCC standards. 
      Req Clinical Experience    
         EDU 6320   Internship/Project in Educational Leadership & Seminar 2 s.h.  The first course of a two-semester clinical experience designed to provide a substantial and sustained school-based educational leadership internship. The proposal and initial planning phases of a school improvement project focus on the range of administrative roles and areas of leadership addressed by the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. Demonstration and documentation of significant knowledge, reflection, and performances of Michigan Standards 1-6. 
         EDU 6330   Internship/Project in Educational Leadership & Seminar 2 s.h.  The second course of a two-semester clinical experience designed to provide a substantial and sustained school-based educational leadership internship. The implementation and assessment phases of a school improvement projects focus on the range of administrative roles and areas of leadership addressed by the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. Demonstration and documentation of significant knowledge, reflection, and performances of Michigan Standards 1-6. Prerequisite: EDU 6320. 
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