Educational Administration (EDADM)

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Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Teacher licensure and permission of instructor
Basic principles of educational organizations, including an understanding of organizational behavior and theoretical approaches to administration. Exploration of substantive elements related to school reform, such as the change process, current issues in education, and developing a shared vision and mission around inclusive leadership.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Study of effective classroom instructional practices that reflect current principles of learning. Understanding and practice of supervisory techniques that support teachers in improving the teaching and learning process, including skills in observational data collection, data analysis, collaboration, and conferencing skills.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Essential tasks of building-level leadership and management in contemporary school settings, including: curriculum and organizational structure, theory and practice of scheduling, financial management, roles and responsibilities of governance, communication and public relations skills, home/parental involvement and relationships, project and crisis management, technology integration, school climate and culture, effective student support programs such as counseling and guidance, attendance and discipline.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Study of principles of transformational leadership and collaborative decision-making skills. Leadership activities that facilitate the development of a school culture that embraces change and school reforms that result in high quality schools dedicated to improved student achievement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Practical and theoretical perspectives on school administrative problems from critical pedagogical studies and research. Exploration of related issues such as cultural literacy, forms of authority and control, and other historical problems of schools in dealing with minorities and culturally different persons.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Leadership theory and practice that focuses on the professional development of school staff to promote improved student learning. Principles of school personnel evaluation; legal issues related to hiring, retention, and dismissal; evaluation models for professional and classified staff; and effective professional development models to support lifelong learning and reflective practice.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Practical and ethical dimensions of school leadership, especially related to disability status, race, gender, language status, and other minoritized statuses. Specific focus will be on the various ecological contexts of the school, the community, and the family as means of making effective use of multiple resources to enrich education.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Generic administrative approaches to the design and delivery of elementary and secondary school curricula including the study of the organizations for learning; cognition and learning theories; validation; concepts of balance; school goals, student assessments and reporting of progress, alignment, and professional development; development of curriculum guides; mapping; employing national standards and benchmarks.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Examination of constitutional, statutory, and judicial provisions as a basis for the legal operation of educational institutions. Rights and ethical responsibilities of school leaders are examined in relation to their roles and responsibilities with boards, other school personnel, and students.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: 9 credits in education

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: EDADM 541 and admission to program and instructor's approval
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: EDADM 541 and admission to program and instructor's approval
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.

Prereq: EDADM 541 and admission to program and instructor's approval
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-4.

Prereq: 9 credits in education

Cr. 1-3.

Prereq: 9 credits in educational administration

Courses for graduate students:

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


In-depth study of administrative topics of contemporary interest and importance.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


In-depth study of administrative topics of contemporary interest and importance.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


In-depth study of administrative topics of contemporary interest and importance.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


In-depth study of administrative topics of contemporary interest and importance.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


In-depth study of administrative topics of contemporary interest and importance.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


In-depth study of administrative topics of contemporary interest and importance.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


In-depth study of administrative topics of contemporary interest and importance.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Assessment of candidate skill areas, including communication, leadership, technology, and team facilitation for the development of an individualized learning plan for the program. Orientation to program expectations and leadership challenges in the context of schooling for a global society.

(5-0) Cr. 5. F.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Alignment of system goals and leadership theory with student achievement, governance, systems thinking, and communication and collaboration with various publics.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Allocation of system resources to enhance student achievement; human resource development and negotiations; and coaching and evaluating the administrative team.

(1-0) Cr. 1. SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Mid-program assessment of candidate progress and exploration of leadership strategies for working with diverse populations.

(2-0) Cr. 2. SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
General issues of school finance and managing a school district’s financial responsibilities. Role of the federal, state and local governments in educational finance, tax issues, and structures; budgeting procedures; and financial analysis and accountability. Includes attendance at selected sessions of the Iowa School Business Management Academy in the spring and two additional class sessions during the summer.

(5-0) Cr. 5. F.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Accountability strategies for applying leadership theory to student achievement, governance, systems thinking, change agentry, and communication and collaboration with various publics.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Leadership strategies to promote a culture of high student achievement; effective human capital management, including recruitment and induction of new personnel; and effective communication with parents and other patrons.

(1-0) Cr. 1. SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Development of entry plan for creating a culture of collaboration; professional growth plan for first year in new position; and authentic performance assessment of values and beliefs platform.

(2-0) Cr. 2. SS.

Prereq: EDADM 541
Management of school operations; accountability and ethical business practices; risk management; school plant operations, food service and student transportation. Includes attendance at selected sessions of the Iowa School Business Management Academy in the spring and two additional class sessions during the summer.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered even-numbered years.


Exploration of ethical models and practice of educational administrators. Participants develop personal and professional codes of ethics: define concepts of care, spirituality, democracy, equity, diversity, and social justice; and explain how those concepts relate to students' academic and social success. Case studies offer opportunities to consider moral and legal consequences of decision-making. Participants develop their own vision of leadership.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 9 credits in educational administration

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 credits.

Prereq: EDADM 541, admission to program, and instructor's approval
Supervised on-the-job field leadership experience in clinical dilemmas of practice. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: 9 credits in education