Educational Leadership – PreK-12 – Course Descriptions

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Summer II 

LEED 8035 – Doctoral Seminar in Educational Leadership (3) – Advanced study of theory, research, and exemplary practice in changing nature of educational leadership.

LEED 8045 – Cases and Concepts in Educational Leadership (3) Key concepts of educational leadership examined primarily through case study analysis.

Fall Semester 

LEED 7470 – School Business Management (3) – Background necessary for efficient school system operations to facilitate instruction.  This is one of four courses designed to meet the NC Superintendent’s License requirement.

LEED 8410 – Advanced Research in Educational Leadership (3) – Evaluation and use of quantitative and qualitative research in the practice of educational leadership.

Spring Semester 

LEED 7429 – Problems in Educational Supervision (3) – Advanced research of selected problem in supervision and presentation of results for critical analysis and discussion. This is one of four courses designed to meet the NC Superintendent’s License requirement.

LEED 8010 – Advanced Research in Educational Leadership (3) – Evaluation and use of quantitative and qualitative research in the practice of educational leadership.

Summer I

LEED 8015 – Doctoral Seminar in Human Resource Development (3) – Advanced study of theory, research, and exemplary practice in developing human resources in educational organizations.

Summer II

LEED 8030 – Educational Planning (3) – Concepts, strategies, and practices of educational planning utilized for school and school district leadership.

LEED 8025 – Doctoral Seminar in Political and Social Issues in Educational Leadership (3) – Process through which political and social issues affect education. Analysis of some contemporary issues that affect NC. (Study Abroad Option)

Fall Semester 

LEED 8430 – Qualitative Research in Educational Leadership (3)Philosophy and methodology of various forms of qualitative research used in educational leadership.  

LEED 7520 – Special Topics Seminar in Educational Leadership (3) – Advanced topics in educational leadership depending on student interest and current educational priorities.  May be repeated with change of topic.  This course is designed as two of the four courses required to meet the NC Superintendent’s License requirement.  Maximum of 9 s.h. toward a degree.

Spring Semester 

LEED 8440 – Applied Research Design in Educational Leadership (3) – Knowledge and skills needed to plan and implement a major independent research project in educational leadership.

LEED 7520 – Special Topics Seminar in Educational Leadership (3) – Advanced topics in educational leadership depending on student interest and current educational priorities.  May be repeated with change of topic.  This course is designed as two of the four courses required to meet the NC Superintendent’s License requirement.  Maximum of 9 s.h. toward a degree.

Summer I 

LEED 8055 – Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (3)– Advanced study of current theory and research in curriculum and instruction and their applications in educational settings.

Summer II 

LEED 8040 – Policy Development and Analysis (3) – Policy making and role of educational leader in policy development and implementation. Emphasis on skills used in policy analysis and policy development in education.

LEED 8060 – Program Evaluation (3) – Theory and research on program evaluation. Techniques used in designing, implementing, and reporting program evaluations

Fall Semester 3

LEED 8991 – Doctoral Internship: Leadership Practicum (3)Advanced internship. Participation in series of structured and supervised field experiences at local, regional, and state levels.

LEED 9000 – Dissertation (3) – May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.

Spring Semester 3

LEED 8992 – Doctoral Internship: Research Practicum (3) – Advanced internship. In depth practical experience in educational organization. Completion of field study at site

LEED 9000 – Dissertation (3) – May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.