Course Offerings

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (EADM)

Upper Division

511. Contemporary School Business Management
Analysis of various approaches to school business administration, current trends, models of organization and management, relationship to county, state, and federal agencies, and functions of business management in relation to the size of school districts. (4 units)
512. School Finance and Budgeting
Legal considerations in finance and budgeting, evaluation of the California school finance program, fiscal relationship to county, state and federal agencies, budget control, school revenues and expenditures and budgetary procedures and processes. (4 units)
513. School Accounts and Related Functions
School fund accounting, attendance accounting, organization and review of student body accounts, state and federal project funding, and certificated and classified payroll laws and regulations pertaining to school accounting procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT 211 or equivalent. (4 units)
514. School Business Management and Service Functions
A variable topic course on management and service functions in the school business office. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
  1. Purchasing, Warehousing and Inventory (2 units)
  2. Risk Management (2 units)
  3. Facilities Planning, Construction (2 units)
  4. Computer Services in Business Functions (2 units)
  5. Maintenance, Operations and Transportation (2 units)
  6. Employee Supervision (2 units)
519. Legal Aspects of Classified Personnel Administration
Current laws and court decisions affecting public school education with a focus on classified personnel administration and laws of California. (4 units)
525. Classified Personnel Administration
Recruitment, selection, induction, training, evaluation and contract negotiations involving classified employees under merit and non-merit systems. (4 units)
542. Seminar in Educational Administration
Intensive study of topics and problems in education. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes and with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. (1-4 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.
601. Educational Leadership and Ethics
Introduction to school administration including leadership, vision, and ethics. Explores the theory and practice of school administration and restructuring. The leadership focus includes shared decision-making, problem solving, change management, planning, conflict management, evaluation, and school culture and climate. Must be taken during the first quarter of the program concurrently with EADM 603 Prerequisite: admission to Educational Administration program or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
602. Research Methods in Educational Administration
Introduction to qualitative, quantitative and action research for school administrators using APA guidelines. Includes a proposal for an action research project. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601, 603, and consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
603. Application of Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Theory
Introduction to the assessment and fieldwork component of school administration including leadership, vision, and ethics. Initial assessment of candidate competence on the California Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Preliminary Administrative Services Credentials. Candidates apply concepts of leadership, ethics and organization developed in EADM 601. Must be taken during the first quarter of the program concurrently with EADM 601. Prerequisite: admission to Educational Administration program or consent of program coordinator. (1 unit)
607. Culture, Politics and Communication in a Diverse Society
Impact of educational administrators and collaboration with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. Emphasis on understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and 603 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
610. Supervision and Evaluation of Teachers
Supervision of classroom instruction including behavior management, using a variety of theories and models including developmental and clinical supervision. Planning and implementing staff development programs, procedures of documenting classroom teacher performance, and techniques of improving achievement of all students. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and 603, or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
613. School Personnel Management
Recruitment, selection and evaluation of personnel at all levels of employment, including progressive assistance, conflict management, and file building. Laws and policy development in relationship to school district and collective bargaining. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and 603 and admission to the Educational Administration program. (4 units)
617. Cultural and Political Experiences
Cultural and political experiences in diverse communities. Additional hours entailed. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601, 603 and 607 or consent of program coordinator. (1 unit)
619. Policy, Governance and Legal Aspects of Education
Current laws and court decisions affecting public education with special emphasis on the laws of the State of California. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and 603. (4 units)
620. Practicum in Educational Administration
Practicum for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential is designed to fulfill the experiences required in the student's induction plan. Student must receive approval of the Practicum Application Form and documentation of completion of an entry level administrative experience selected in consultation with instructor and district mentor. Ninety hours of experience is required. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and admission to Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or consent of program coordinator. (1 unit)
621. Fieldwork in Educational Administration
Administrative fieldwork at the elementary and the secondary school level, coordinated with the district. Consists of a minimum of 60 hours of administrative fieldwork experience at the elementary and repeated at the secondary level for 2 units and 60 hours at each level for a total of 4 units. Formerly EADM 628.
  1. I. Prerequisites: EADM 601, 603, 610, 620, advancement to candidacy and consent of the program coordinator. (2 units)
  2. II. Prerequisite: EADM 601, 617, 621A and 622. (2 units)
622. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Examines the California and national accountability systems and their impact on curriculum and instruction for both the school district and school site. Includes issues of norm and criteria referenced testing, the role of California state content standards in defining curriculum, instruction and assessment, and how diversity issues relate to accountability, curriculum, and instruction. Practice in use of technology for assessment and instructional decision making. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and 603 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
625. School Finance and Business Management
Economics of school finances; evolution of the California School Finance Programs; fiscal relationship to county, state and federal agencies; school budget procedures; school accounting; financial management of categorical and special education funds; and the planning, financing, and management of school facilities. Formerly EADM 624. Prerequisites or corequisites: EADM 601 and 603 and admission to the Educational Administration program. (4 units)
626. Issues and Trends in School Administration
Current theories, research and program in school leadership with an emphasis in practice of social justice, access and student achievement.
  1. School Reform (1 unit)
  2. Common Core Standards (1 unit)
  3. S.T.E.M. Programs (1 unit)
  4. Special Education (1 unit)
630. Internship Fieldwork in Educational Administration
Field experiences for students enrolled in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program, Internship Option.
  1. Formerly EADM 630. Prerequisite: consent of program coordinator. (2 units)
  2. May be repeated up to a maximum of 10 units. Prerequisites: EADM 630A and consent of program coordinator. (2 units)
660. Advanced Field Studies: Assessment
The student, university faculty, and selected district personnel will complete a comprehensive assessment of the candidates utilizing multiple assessment measures and develop a plan for addressing identified needs and continued personal growth. This course is a requisite for or can be taken concurrently with EADM 664, 667, 670, 672, 675, and 678. Prerequisites: admission to Professional Administrative Services Credential program and consent of the program coordinator. (3 units)
664. Principles of Leadership, Organizational Theory and Decision Making
Seminar in principles of leadership and organizational theory including a review of leadership styles, a variety of management strategies and human relations skills, dynamics of team building, and effective decision-making are also studied. Prerequisites: admission to Professional Administrative Services Credential program, completion of, or concurrent enrollment in EADM 660, or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
667. Instructional Leadership for Program Development and Evaluation
Seminar in practical and theoretical issues related to leadership, including effective schools, teacher supervision and evaluation, staff development, instructional management and support, quality control, and computer technology needs of the administrator. These topics provide an opportunity for reflection and discussion on instructional leadership as it relates to program components and development, program evaluation, and evaluation designs and implementation. Prerequisites: admission to Professional Administrative Services Credential program, completion of, or concurrent enrollment in EADM 660, or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
670. School Law
Seminar on the impact of education law upon the educational administrator and how it can facilitate school leadership, including the study of judicial structure and dynamics of law cases and interpretations on administrative settings. Prerequisites: admission to Professional Administrative Services Credential program, completion of, or concurrent enrollment in EADM 660, or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
672. Human Resources Management
Seminar in the theory and function of personnel administration as it relates to instructional leadership in schools. School personnel law is reviewed and applied to understanding of political relationships. Fiscal management of personnel resources as related to strategic planning. Prerequisites: admission to Professional Administrative Services Credential program, completion of, or concurrent enrollment in EADM 660, or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
675. School Business and Facility Management
Seminar on trends and issues in school finance with emphasis on current and innovative procedures including development of a site-based budget; fiscal issues, attendance and student activity accounting; strategic planning; and the planning and utilization of school facilities. Prerequisites: admission to Professional Administrative Services Credential program, completion of, or concurrent enrollment in EADM 660, or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
678. Social and Political Issues in Education
Seminar on the political forces that propel public education at the local, state, and national levels, and the social issues that impact the operation of schools and school districts. Prerequisites: admission to Professional Administrative Services Credential program, completion of, or concurrent enrollment in EADM 660, or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
680. Advanced Field Studies: Evaluation
Exit fieldwork structured to provide the student with an evaluation by university faculty and selected district personnel of progress on the initial program assessment plan and development of a plan for continued growth as an effective school leader. Prerequisites: admission to Professional Administrative Services Credential program, EADM 660, 664, 667, 670, 672, 675 and 678 or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
681. Vision and Learning
Development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community for current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
682. Culture for Student Learning and Professional Growth
Developing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth to nurture current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. Prerequisite: EADM 681. (3 units)
683. Organization and Resource Management
Management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe efficient and effective learning environment for current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
684. Collaboration with Diverse Families and Communities
Collaboration with diverse families and community members, responding to community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources for current administrators. Prerequisite or corequisite: EADM 683. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
685. Leadership Capacity and Ethics
Development of professional leadership capacity in decision-making, problem solving, change management, planning, conflict management, evaluation, and ethics for current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. (3 units)
686. Factors of School Context
Understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal and cultural context of schools for current administrators. Prerequisite: admission to the Administrative Services Professional Credential program or consent of program coordinator. Prerequisite or corequisite: EADM 685. (3 units)
687. Professional Development and Assessment
Advanced study and analysis of the California Professional Standards for School Leaders which will lead to the Professional Administrative Services Clear Credential. Focus will be on knowledge, skills and dispositions of the students as they relate to professional development. Prerequisite: consent of coordinator. (4 units)
688. Professional Development and Evaluation
Final summative evaluation of the students' understanding and application of the California Professional Standards for School Leaders as verified by a standards based portfolio. Prerequisite: EADM 687. (4 units)
692. Comprehensive Evaluation in Educational Administration
Review and preparation for the written comprehensive examination. Prerequisites EADM 601, 603, 607, 610, 613, 617, 620, 621A and 621B (or 630), 622, and 625. Prerequisite or corequisite: advancement to candidacy and permission of program coordinator. Corequisite: EADM 999. (4 units)
699. Master's Thesis in Educational Administration
Independent graduate research conducted under the direction of two program faculty members. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, EADM 601, 602, 607, 610, 619, 621A, 621B, 622, and permission of program coordinator. (4 units)
999. Comprehensive Examination
An assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the masters program, and in good academic standing. (0 units)

Doctoral-level courses

730. Politics, Legislative Action and Educational Change
Processes governing the development of educational policy, including significant laws, legal principles, recent litigation, board relationships and labor management relations. Focuses on connections between legislative and judicial action and the social, political and economic forces affecting education. Covers the interactions and relationships between public and charter schools. Prerequisites: admission to the Ed.D. program; COMM 522; and PA 662 or MGMT 641. (4 units)
732. Fiscal Planning and Facilities Management
Methods of financing public education. Identifies budgeting and accounting techniques used by school districts in support of the instructional process and considers legal requirements and public reactions to the financing of education and resource allocation to achieve student outcomes. Explores facilities issues. Four hours lecture and two hours practicum. Prerequisites: admission to the Ed.D. program; COMM 522; and PA 662 or MGMT 641. (5 units)
734. Advanced Human Resource Management
Examines issues of conflict/resolution, legal issues, harassment, affirmative action, labor relations, state and federal laws, staffing, staff development, training, collective bargaining, team building and coaching. Four hours lecture and two hours practicum. Prerequisites: EADM 730 and 732. (5 units)
736. Instructional Leadership and Learning Strategies
Covers standards, curriculum, instructional strategies, supervision, trends, and innovations. Prerequisites: EADM 730 and 732. (4 units)
738. Assessment and Evaluation
Assessment and evaluation of student learning, tests and measurements, measurement theory and using data for improvement. Four hours lecture and two hours practicum. Prerequisites: EADM 734 and 736. (5 units)
760. Foundations and Introduction to Community College
Examines the evolution and mission of community colleges in California. Covers the history of community colleges, the Master Plan, the fiduciary duties, the history of curriculum and the relationship of community colleges to P-12 and higher education. Prerequisites: admission to the Ed.D. program; COMM 522; and PA 662 or MGMT 641. (4 units)
762. Trends and Issues in Community Colleges
Examines assessment, accountability, changing demographics, community outreach, legal issues, curricular issues, and transfer/articulation issues. Emphasizes trends and issues, past and present. Prerequisites: admission to the Ed.D. program; COMM 522; and PA 662 or MGMT 641. (4 units)
764. Instructional Methodologies and Strategies in Community Colleges
Explores the socio-cultural context of education in community colleges and the diversity of learners. Examines the use of instructional strategies that integrate technology to support student success. Discusses current theories of teaching, learning, and assessing adults. Four hours lecture and two hours practicum. Prerequisites: EADM 760 and 762. (5 units)
766. Community College Finances and Fiscal Resources
Examines external funding sources, grant writing, full-time faculty and adjunct-faculty issues, facilities, FTEs/enrollment management, human resource implications, salary schedules, state and federal laws, harassment policies, Average Daily Attendance (ADA) and diversity. Four hours lecture and two hours practicum. Prerequisites: EADM 760 and 762. (5 units)
768. Community College Leadership, Governance, Policy and Politics
Examines administrator and board relationships, administrator and faculty relationships, school and community relationships, bargaining unit, labor management relations, conflict mediation and conflict resolution. Four hours lecture and two hours practicum. Prerequisites: EADM 764 and 766. (5 units)

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