UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Educational Administration


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; 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 that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

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

Educational Administration: EDA

380L. School Finance.
Advanced studies in equity issues, taxation, statutory programs for school support, budget making, fiscal management, and business operations of school systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380M. Higher Education Finance.
An overview of higher education finance, including the econmics of higher education, the principles and practices of financing higher education, the costs of higher education, and higher education budgeting concepts as they apply to institutions and to states. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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.
Skills needed to conduct educational research: the understanding of empirical techniques and the ability to manage software and databases. Emphasis on theory and application of survey research, including sampling, measurement, questionnaire construction, validity and reliability, data reduction and analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Educational Administration 387Q.

381Q. Qualitative Research Design.
Types of qualitative research, including the broad categories of phenomenology, case study research, ethnography, and critical research. The philosophies, methodologies, and issues associated with various kinds of qualitative research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Educational Administration 387Q.

381R. Field Methods and Analysis.
Development of skills in methods of gathering data, such as interviewing, participant observation, and collection of documents and records. Students examine and begin the process of data analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381S. Advanced Qualitative Research.
Advanced philosophies and methodologies for conducting qualitative and ethnographic research. Includes development of research designs, interviewing and observation methods, document analysis, analysis of verbal data, and interpretation and representation of data. Also examines critical issues in qualitative research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, a graduate course in qualitative or ethnographic research methods, and consent of instructor.

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 Theory in Education--Core Course.
The application of theories of organization to the problems of educational institutions; designed to develop diagnostic skills necessary for successful administration of complex educational enterprises. Prerequisite: For educational administration majors, graduate standing; for others, graduate standing and consent of instructor.

382N. Organizational Behavior in Education--Core Course.
Subjects such as motivation, work and careers, power and influence, communication and perceptions, group dynamics, work design, and organizational control, considered from the perspective of the leader and decision maker. Educational Administration 382N and 395 (Topic 7: Organizational Behavior and Decision Making) may not both be counted. 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 12: The College Student.

Topic 13: Faculty and Curriculum in Higher Education.

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. Educational Administration 683 (Topic: School Restructuring and Renewal) and 683C may not both be counted. 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.

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. Educational Administration 385 (Topic: School Improvement: Instructional Leadership and Development) and 385C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

685D. Insructional 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. Educational Administration 685 (Topic: Instructional Leadership Block) and 685D may not be counted. 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 different epistemological orientations and to the fundamental issues within each paradigm. Covers both quantitative and qualitative approaches, such as postpositivism, interpretivism, postmodernism, critical theory, and feminism. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388E. Economics of Education--Core Course.
Survey of theoretical and empirical literature related to the economic context of educational institutions, including scarcity, income determination, expenditures, resource allocation, and perspectives on progressivity and economic development. 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, 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. Educational Administration 383 (Topic: Ethics and Values) and 388V may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391C. Comparative Higher Education.
Examination of the higher education systems and institutions of selected countries. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 11: Comparative Higher Education) and 391C may not be counted. 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. Educational Administration 391D and 391K (Topic 8: Institutional Analysis and Planning) may not both be counted. 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. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 12: The College Student) and 391E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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 2: Administrative Leadership in Higher Education.

Topic 4: Instructional Analysis and Planning.

Topic 9: Seminar: Policy Issues in Higher Education.

Topic 10: External Influences on Higher Education.

Topic 11: Curriculum Planning and Administration in Higher Education.

Topic 12: Policy and Policy Development in Higher Education.

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. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 14: Higher Education Law) and 391T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

393C. Administration of Special Education Programs.
Application of principles of administration and leadership to the unique problems associated with special education and instruction for special populations. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 4: Administration of Special Education Programs) and 393C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

393D. Law and Disabilities.
Issues of law and policy associated with serving people with disabilities, with emphasis on federal legislation. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 15: Law and the Handicapped) and 393D may not both be counted. 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. Educational Administration 383 (Topic 16: Special Topics: Education Futures) and 393E may not both be counted. 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 10: Colloquium.

395C. School Leadership: Micropolitics and Change.
The micropolitics of leadership, from control to empowerment, as they affect what principals can and should do about change within the school. Designed to assist prospective principals in analyzing and interpreting the dynamic process of initiation, implementation, and institutionalization of change in and around schools. Educational Administration 395 (Topic: School Leadership: Micropolitics and Change) and 395C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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. Educational Administration 395 (Topic: Special Populations) and 395D may not both be counted. 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. Educationa Administration 395 (Topic: Class, Gender, and Race in Schools) and 395E may not both be counted. 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. Advanced Research 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.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Educational Administration 399R, 699R, or 999R.



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