Educational Leadership Courses - PAGE 2

EDL 643 GRANTS AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES FOR LEADERS (3 credits)
Reviews the latest research and trends in the leadership and management of funded programs. The  development of appropriate evaluation strategies and record-keeping methods will be included. Students will be encouraged to pursue personalized research and grant projects for their school district.
 
EDL 645 MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3 credits)
In this course, theories of leadership, management, administration and change are applied to educational settings. Students are expected to analyze the management and leadership styles of educational administrators and to engage in reflective practice on the leadership style and strategies most suited to their individual personalities.
 
EDL 646 FUNDAMENTALS OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (3 credits)
The focus of this course is the practice of administration, on a day-today basis, in a school based setting.  Students study theories, concepts and processes of administration regarding school organization; decision-making and communication; relationships of the different constituencies in the
school; relationship of the school administrator with the district, local, state and federal agencies and with the implementation of legal mandates.
 
EDL 647 SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3 credits)
Discusses sources of funds and procedures utilized in school financial planning, budgeting, analysis and evaluation with emphasis on the understanding of procurement, control, accounting and payment procedures. This course will introduce efficient office and personnel management systems, control and accountability, as well as financing of functional supportive services.
 
EDL 648 EDUCATIONAL LAW AND SCHOOL LEADERSHIP (3 credits)
Provides educators with a broad overview of the legal authority under which they and their school boards operate, and examines the legal principles governing their day-to-day operations. Emphasis will be placed on the responsibilities, rights and restraints of supervisory staff. Course may be taken on a non-credit basis with the approval of the Department Chair.
 
EDL 650 SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY ISSUES AND TRENDS (3 credits)
Presents through case studies, contemporary national, state and local issues in education from the perspective of the chief school officer. Management of decline; staff development; inflation and issues of PL94/142; Regents Competency Tests; Comprehensive Assessment Reviews, plus other timely issues, will be included.
 
EDL 653 EDUCATIONAL BUDGETING (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide the student with a practical understanding of the budgetary process and how the budget is prepared,  presented and approved. In addition, the course will explore the functions of the faculty, the board of education and the community in the budget process, as well as how to administer the budget.
 
EDL 655 EDUCATIONAL ACCOUNTING (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with a functional knowledge in educational financial management. The course will deal with accounting procedures and policies relative to debits and credits, revenues and expenditures, capital projects, debt services and internal accounting controls.
 
EDL 656 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS (3 credits)
Familiarizes present or future school administrators with a philosophy of planning, a definition of planning, the planning discipline and the planning process. Students will have the opportunity to explore the following elements of a strategic plan: beliefs, mission, policies, internal and external analysis, competition objectives, strategies and action plans for change.
 
EDL 657 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS (3 credits)
A study of cash flow management, investment theory, endowment management, insurance, contracts and cost projections. The course offers an introduction to financial management to private or parochial school personnel, as well as employees of non-profit organizations who do not have prior training in finance. The unique constraints on non-public school finance managers, such as statutory limits on types of investments, will be considered.
 
EDL 660 THE ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF A SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (3 credits)
Analyzes the tasks of the school administrator in relation to the organization, administration and supervision of a special eduction program. Current regulations with regard to special education will be discussed in the context of their application to educational programs for exceptional children.
 
EDL 667 CULTURAL PLURALISM AND SCHOOL LEADERSHIP (3 credits)
Studies the significance of ethnicity and culture diversity for the school administrator. The course traces the movement from total assimilation and the melting pot theory to a cultural pluralism that encourages each group to value its own contributions but at the same time gives support to the overall needs of the community and the nation. A major goal is to explore the manner in which the school can play a role in promoting the principle of unity through diversity. Satisfies N.Y.C. Human Relations Component.
 
EDL 669 CURRICULUM WORKSHOP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR SCHOOL LEADERS (3 credits)
Attends to the specific curricula of the various areas of special education. In addition, the development of individual education programs within the curricular modes will be explored. Special attention will also be given to similarities and differences among the elementary, middle and high schools when considering curricula and methodology in special education.
 
EDL 673A-Z RECENT APPROACHES IN EDUCATION (3 credits)
The substance of this course will vary. The focus is on contemporary issues; approaches to teaching, learning, administration; strategies/understandings effecting leadership management and change.
 
EDL 673C SHARED DECISION MAKING (3 credits)
This course is consistent with cross-role theory, a philosophical grounding of educational administration as offered at Pace University.
 
EDL 673L CRISIS MANAGEMENT (3 credits)
The emphasis here is on safety promotion and violence prevention, prerequisites necessary for effective teaching and learning.
 
EDL 674 PUBLIC RELATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3 credits)
Focuses on the functions and responsibilities of educators in developing and maintaining effective school/public relations. Major areas of review will include the meaning and purpose of school/public relations, the related roles and functions of boards of education and school personnel, school/community relations, communication processes, techniques and strategies, the preparation of communication materials, and relations with the new media.
 
EDL 695 INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (6 credits)
EDL 696, EDL 697 INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (3 credits)
In this practicum experience, the intern is supervised by a member of the Pace faculty and an on-site supervisor. Each intern is also required to attend a seminar to discuss accomplishments, issues, research, and problems growing out of the actual performance of the intern. Emphasis is placed on the process of informed and shared decision making through the application of principles of educational leadership. Prerequisites: Core plus 18 credits for EDL 695; 15 credits for the two term internship.