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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Education

Educational Administration

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

EDA | Educational Administration

381K. Systems for Observing and Analyzing Instruction. Provides skill in systematic observation, organized ways of examining teacher/student behavior in the classroom. Incorporates Texas Teacher Assessment Seminar training. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381P. Quantitative Research Design and Analysis. Introduction to the knowledge base in measurement theory and quantitative research designs, including research designs appropriate to different research contexts; and analyzing, interpreting, and representing statistical data to scholarly and practitioner audiences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Educational Psychology 371 or another introductory course in statistics, and Educational Administration 387Q or the equivalent.

381Q. Qualitative Research Design. Introduction to the utilization of theoretical frames; research questions or focus, and literature reviews; ethical issues; research design; research methods; data analysis; representations of data; interpretation of data; trustworthiness; implications; and strengths and limitations in the conduct of qualitative research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Educational Administration 387Q or the equivalent.

381S. Advanced Qualitative Research. Examines in-depth exemplary qualitative studies and considers critical issues that have been raised in qualitative research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Educational Administration 381Q and 387Q or their equivalents.

381T. Interactive Qualitative Analysis. Introduction to a systems theory of qualitative research, Interactive Qualitative Analysis (IQA), and direct experience in an integrated approach to research design, data collection, analysis, representation, and interpretation. Case studies are used with each of the major stages of a qualitative study. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Educational Administration 381Q or 387Q or their equivalents.

682G. Foundations in Educational Administration. A fused, multidisciplinary foundational core course covering major task areas, administrative theory and processes, and supporting knowledge from other disciplines. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some sections are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Admission by application only.

Topic 2: Community College Administration.

682H. Foundations in Educational Administration. A fused, multidisciplinary foundational core course covering major task areas, administrative theory and processes, and supporting knowledge from other disciplines. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some sections are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Admission by application only.

Topic 1: Public School Administration.

382M. Organizational Design and Behavior--Core Course. Theories of organization from structuralist, behaviorist, and critical traditions that are useful for diagnosing problems endemic to schools and colleges, and for developing skills necessary for administering complex educational systems. Study of concepts related to bureaucracy, organizational design, decision making, power and control, leadership, motivation, and organizational communication. Only one of the following may be counted: Educational Administration 382M, 382N, 395 (Topic 7: Organizational Behavior and Decision Making). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382T. Administration of the Individual School. Organization, direction, management, and leadership for the program of a single school. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to an approved internship program for administrator preparation.

Topic 1: Elementary Schools.

Topic 2: Secondary Schools.

383, 683. Directed Advanced Studies. Group and individual studies of research literature; execution of investigative projects and reports of research. For 383, three lecture hours a week for one semester; for 683, the equivalent of six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Individual Projects.

Topic 2: School-Community Relations.

Topic 3: Strategies of Educational Planning.

Topic 5: School Business Management.

Topic 6: Community College Programs.

Topic 7: Special Topics in Administration and Supervision.

Topic 9: Special Topics in Educational Finance.

Topic 15: Principalship.

683C. School Restructuring and Renewal. Critical examination of school restructuring, renewal research, and systemic change processes since 1975. Study and evaluation of school restructuring and renewal processes, and their underlying research bases, in conjunction with the influence patterns of teachers, principals, superintendents, school boards, parents, and state and national policy makers on the development and use of such concepts and processes. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384G. Seminar in Instructional Supervision. Systematic analysis of research and theory related to supervisory behavior in education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384L. Designing In-Service Education Programs. Designing, planning, evaluating, and directing in-service education and training for professional-level personnel. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385, 685. Practicum in Instructional Supervision. For each semester hour of credit earned, one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisite for Educational Administration 385: Enrollment in an approved internship program.

Topic 1: General, Elementary, and Secondary Programs.

Topic 2: Directing Instructional Services Programs.

Topic 3: Student Personnel Administration.

Topic 4: Practicum in Program Development.

Topic 5: Higher Education Administration.

385C. School Improvement: Instructional Leadership and Development. Designed to provide prospective school leaders with the conceptual, technical, and human-interaction skills necessary for school improvement. Focus on knowledge, principles, problems, and issues related to instructional leadership. Examines instructional supervision theory, goals, functions, supervisory models, and strategies that enhance teaching and learning. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

685D. Instructional Leadership. An integrated, problem-based specialization course covering major instructional task areas. Emphasis on change process theory, innovative school reform, restructuring, and leadership theory and practice. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387. The Community College. Evolution, role, and functions of the community college; patterns of organization; purposes and programs; current issues. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

387Q. Introduction to Systems of Human Inquiry. Designed for doctoral students. Introduction to the range of different epistemological perspectives that are used in the conduct of social science research, including the scientific method/positivism, postpositivism, interpretivism, postmodernism, critical theory, race-based and culture-based perspectives, and feminisms. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388E. Educational Economics and Finance Policy--Core Course. Survey of the theoretical and empirical literature related to the economic context of and finance policy within K-12 or higher education institutions. Separate K-12 and higher education sections are taught. Covers a wide range of concepts, processes, and policies, such as patterns of financing educational institutions; federal, state, and local governmental roles; revenue sources; costs; benefits; equity; efficiency; budgeting; and finance policy implementation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388L. School Law. Legal bases for organizing and administering public and private school systems; statutes and court decisions affecting educational functions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388M. Social and Cultural Contexts of Education--Core Course. The relationship of contemporary educational institutions, both public school and higher education, to their social setting. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388P. Educational Politics and Policy--Core Course. Survey of theoretical and empirical literature related to educational politics and policy concerning K-12 or higher education institutions, including political systems theory, intergovernmental relations, power and conflict, community relations and intergroup theory, and policies dealing with equity, quality, efficiency, and choice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388V. Ethics and Values in Educational Administration--Core Course. Examination, from the point of view of various ethical systems, of issues of equity, distributive justice, codes of ethics in educational professions, treatment of students, and other issues that face administrators of educational systems. Designed to sensitize prospective educational leaders to the ethical content of educational decisions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391C. Comparative Higher Education. Examination of the higher education systems and institutions of selected countries. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391D. Institutional Research and Planning. Study of the ways planning and governance are informed by data collection, analysis, and information-use strategies in order to improve institutions of higher education. Institutional research and planning functions in colleges and universities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391E. The College Student. Study of the student population in contemporary colleges and universities, with emphasis on student development theory and the impact of campus environments on student development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391F. Seminar: Issues in Higher Education and Specialization Qualification. Examines current issues in higher education from a practical and administrative perspective. In-depth examination of issues not covered or not covered in detail in other specialization courses. Students select, prepare, and present an instructional unit. Includes a significant technology-based/interactive component emphasizing independent and shared learning. The final individual project is submitted digitally and includes an oral and "practice teaching" component designed to demonstrate the student's breadth of understanding of higher education. Educational Administration 391F and 391K (Topic 9: Seminar: Policy Issues in Higher Education) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and completion of all required coursework in the student's doctoral specialization.

391G. Administrative Leadership in Higher Education. Examination of executive leadership in institutions of higher education. Includes consideration of roles, responsibilities, styles, and differences in more than one organizational context. Some consideration given to selection, replacement, training, guidance, development, and evaluation of leaders. Educational Administration 391G and 391K (Topic 2: Administrative Leadership in Higher Education) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and completion of at least two semesters of doctoral coursework in educational administration or consent of instructor.

391J. Policy and Policy Development in Higher Education. Designed to enhance the student's understanding of policy as a concept, policy responsibilities of leadership, and policy development in higher education through formulating and refining institutional policy responses to select issues. Strong focus on critical thinking and policy writing skills. Educational Administration 391J and 391K (Topic 12: Policy and Policy Development in Higher Education) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and admission to the doctoral program in educational administration or consent of instructor. Educational Administration 388P is recommended but not required.

391K. Administration in Institutions of Higher Education. Administrative organization, functions, and practices within colleges and universities; roles of the administrator and principles of effective administrative practice; intensive study in selected areas of college operation. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Community Colleges.

Topic 11: Curriculum Planning and Administration in Higher Education.

Topic 13: Instructional Leadership. Additional prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Educational Administration 395 (Topic 7: Higher Education Futures and Issues).

Topic 14: The American Professorate and Academic Administration.

391P. College Student Personnel Administration. An examination of the rationale for student personnel programs and the various administrative units involved in carrying out their mission. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391Q. Higher Education Business Management. An examination of the nature, goals, and basic principles of the business management functions in colleges and universities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391R. Organization and Administration of Higher Education. Introduction to the study of higher education. Analysis of all elements of higher education institutions, with particular attention to structure and governance. Educational Administration 391K (Topic 5: Organization and Administration of Higher Education) and 391R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391S. History of Higher Education. The development of higher education since the Middle Ages, with emphasis on the development of higher education in the United States. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 10: History of Higher Education) and 391S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391T. Higher Education Law. Legal principles relevant to postsecondary institutions. Emphasis on statutes and cases applicable to both public and private institutions; interpretation and compliance. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

393D. Law and Disabilities. Issues of law and policy associated with serving people with disabilities, with emphasis on federal legislation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

393E. Education Futures. Technological forecasting methods as a basis for long-range planning in school organizations. The effects of demographic trends and alternative future scenarios on educational objectives and strategies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

394P. Personnel Administration: Managing Instructional Resources. Functions of school personnel offices. Topics include development of personnel administration; job descriptions; planning for personnel needs; recruitment, selection, and evaluation of personnel; and management of the personnel office. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

195, 395, 695. Topical Seminar. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Educational Administration 195 is offered on the credit/no credit basis only, but is recommended for all degree seekers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 7: Higher Education Futures and Issues. Additional prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Educational Administration 391K (Topic 13: Instructional Leadership).

395D. Special Populations. Designed to provide students with knowledge and skills needed to address the "equal opportunity to learn" needs of special populations and the programs that serve them. Also addresses what educational leaders need to know in order to be effective advocates for appropriate services to special populations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

395E. Class, Gender, and Race in Schools. The problem of the public educational system's delivery of unequal academic results to students of different classes, genders, and races. Focus on a comprehensive, research-based understanding of educational inequities and on methods to develop schools that give all students an equal opportunity for academic achievement. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

196, 296, 396. Research Apprenticeship. For doctoral students. Group and individual projects in research design, research methodologies, and research execution. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, preparation satisfactory to instructor, and consent of the graduate adviser.

396R. Dissertation Seminar. Intensive examination of selected dissertation topics, issues of framing research problems, methodology of educational inquiry, and application of theoretical perspectives. Student reports on current research and panel discussions on significant issues in the study of education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

396T. Directed Research in Educational Administration. Investigation of assigned problems under direction of a Graduate Studies Committee member; development and demonstration of competence in research design and execution; production of acceptably written reports of technical character. Conference course. May be repeated for credit by doctoral students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

397P, 697P, 997P. Graduate Internship. Supervised practice in a professional position; the number of hours required varies with the student's program. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the positions vary. Some sections are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission by internship committee.

399K, 699K, 999K. Treatise. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree. Prior to registering, students must obtain University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board approval for research involving human subjects.

399L, 699L, 999L. Treatise. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Educational Administration 399K, 699K, or 999K.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree. Prior to registering, students must obtain University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board approval for research involving human subjects.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Educational Administration 399R, 699R, or 999R.

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