Leadership Studies (LS)

LS 510 Principalship:Role & Tasks3 Credit hours   

The Principalship is the study of school management as it relates to ethical behavior, and to support services, information systems, fiscal matters, and facility utilization and maintenance.

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LS 515 Curric and Instr Leadership3 Credit hours   

The development and/or upgrading of supervisory practices in the areas of instructional leadership, instructional program development, instructional strategies, implementation and evaluation, and human relations.

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LS 520 Admin Elem Mdle & Sec Schools3 Credit hours   

An investigation of the effects of the unique physical, social, mental, and moral characteristics of pre, early, and adolescent children on educational processes, organizations, and personnel.

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LS 530 Human Rel Skills for Leaders3 Credit hours   

This course assesses and develops students' knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations and ethical practices. It provides structured experiences in group processes, verbal and non-verbal communications leadership styles, and team building.

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LS 550 Schools as Systems3 Credit hours   

Assesses and develops student's knowledge and skills in change strategies, school cultures, systems theory, and understanding of the school in relation to other systems, agencies, and organizations.

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LS 558 School Law and the Teacher3 Credit hours   
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LS 561 Professional Development1-4 Credit hours   

These courses and activities are designed to meet the specific in-service needs of public school administrators. Credit in these courses may be used for certificate renewal and salary upgrading but not in degree programs.

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LS 562 Professional Development1-4 Credit hours   

These courses and activities are designed to meet the specific in-service needs of public school administrators. Credit in these courses may be used for certificate renewal and salary upgrading but not in degree programs.

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LS 563 Staff Development1-4 Credit hours   

These courses and activities are designed to meet the specific in-service needs of public school administrators. Credit in these courses may be used for certificate renewal and salary upgrading but not in degree programs.

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LS 580 Special Topics in Leadership1-9 Credit hours   

To provide the master's level student an opportunity to examine selected issues in leadership and to apply their findings to the field of study.

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LS 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Approval of Program Director and Permission of chair. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 to take class.

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LS 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Approval of Program Director and Permission of chair. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 to take class.

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LS 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Approval of Program Director and Permission of chair. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 to take class.

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LS 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Approval of Program Director and Permission of chair. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 to take class.

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LS 600 School Personnel Administra3 Credit hours   

This course offers an examination of personnel functions including recruitment, selection, orientation, evaluation, and retention with particular emphasis on staff development.

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LS 604 CTE Leadership Studies I3 Credit hours   

Leadership preparation for career and technical education programs located at technical centers and/or high schools. Students will study career and technical education policies, funding sources, and accountability within Simulated Workplace.

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LS 606 Plan Res & Eval for Sch Lead3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to avail potential school administrators with an understanding of planning strategies, academic research, action research, and program evaluation methods, with the intent of their being able to write a cogent, data-based school improvement plan.

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LS 608 CTE Leadership Studies II3 Credit hours   

Leadership preparation for career and technical education programs located at technical centers and/or high schools. Students will study career/technical education initiatives, importance of advisory committees, and economics of Simulated Workplaces.

Pre-req: LS 604 with a minimum grade of D.

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LS 610 Leadership for Sch Improve3 Credit hours   

Leadership preparation for developing and implementing a shared vision and strategic plans focused on teaching and learning, implementing change, applying leadership theory and acting with understanding of society's influences.

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LS 612 Educ Tech for Administrators3 Credit hours   

This course addresses the role of the principal in the development and implementation of school curriculum. This includes developmentally appropriate curriculum design, special education curriculum and modifications, the integration of technology, and authentic assessment.

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LS 615 Leadership in Public Sector3 Credit hours   

This course will enable public sector leaders to better understand the perspectives they bring to the setting, define and evaluate personal and organizational goals, and develop strategies to achieve shared goals.

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LS 616 Higher Ed Governance3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to develop an understanding of the structure of governance of multi-campus public higher education systems.

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LS 617 Intro Stu Pers Adm/Higher Ed3 Credit hours   

This course surveys the purpose and functions of student personnel administration in higher educational institutions and the administrative procedures developed to accomplish these purposes.

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LS 618 History of Higher Education3 Credit hours   

This course will present a historical overview of the factors that influence the development of higher education in America.

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LS 621 Pub Policy Analysis Higher Ed3 Credit hours   

This course will introduce students to the process of developing federal and state public policy for higher education and examine legislation related to governance, finance, and oversight.

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LS 625 Human Resources Management3 Credit hours   

This course develops knowledge of the major functions and tasks necessary for the development of human resources.

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LS 626 Fundraising Management3 Credit hours   

This course will provide students with an overview of the fundamentals of fundraising including such vehicles as major campaigns, donor research, management practices, and ethical issues.

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LS 628 Nonprofit & Public Sector Orgs3 Credit hours   

Nonprofit & public sector organizations constitute a significant part of every community and this course is designed to examine the major leadership issues they encounter.

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LS 630 The School and the Community3 Credit hours   

This course provides students the opportunity to study the concept of community, to examine relationship patterns, to explore the possibilities for combining the resources of the school and community in the interest of school improvement, and to evaluate communication strategies designed to enhance the school-community relationship.

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LS 632 Human Rel in Public Sec3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to assist leaders in the public sector to establish and maintain positive relationships with the organization's staff and volunteers, as well as with its constituents.

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LS 635 Organizational Theory3 Credit hours   

This course analyzes leadership theories and their application to leadership and management in nonprofit and public sector organizations.

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LS 640 Legal Issues NPO & Public3 Credit hours   

This course provides students with an overview of federal and state laws governing nonprofit and public sector organizations, current legal trends and legal issues affecting CEO's, staff, governing boards.

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LS 645 Comm Collaborative Plan Mgmt3 Credit hours   

Students will be provided with the opportunity to anaylze the nature of collaboration among state, local, federal agencies, business, and community organizations to address an array of complex issues facing non-profit and public agencies. The importance of networking and social entrepreneurship are among other concepts that will be explored.

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LS 647 Adult & Continuing Educa3 Credit hours   

This course develops an understanding of the principles, concepts, and processes involved in planning learning experiences for adults within the framework of higher education.

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LS 650 Internship-School Management 13 Credit hours   
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LS 655 Externship1-9 Credit hours   

This is a field-based course designed for practicing professionals.

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LS 660 Capstone: School Management3 Credit hours   
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LS 661 Internship-Instr Supervision 23 Credit hours   
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LS 675 Legal and Policy Issues3 Credit hours   

This course examines the principal's role and responsibility related to law and administrative policy.

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LS 685 Capstone: Portfolio Assessment3 Credit hours   

Training and assessment experiences for students seeking initial certification as a school principal.

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LS 690 Leadership Capstone Course3 Credit hours   

This course represents a culminating experience and an opportunity to demonstrate a broad mastery of learning across the respective program curriculum.

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LS 691 The Attendance Director3 Credit hours   

This course develops the administrative skills required for managing policies, programs, and activities related to the position of public school social worker or attendance director.

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LS 692 Capstone: School Social Serv3 Credit hours   

This course provides pre-service training and assesment for students seeking licensure as a public school social worker/ attendance director.

Pre-req: LS 691.

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LS 693 Sch Law for Support Personnel3 Credit hours   

This course provides the student with a working knowledge of school law and other legal matters as it pertains to the attendance director. The focus of this course is on those laws dealing with mandatory attendance and juvenile matters. (PR: Admission into the Social Services/Attendance Program)

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LS 700 Superintendency3 Credit hours   

This course examines the roles, relationships, behaviors and competencies which characterize school superintendents ans their staffs.

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LS 701 Internship-Begng Supertndncy3 Credit hours   
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LS 704 LDSH SP POP3 Credit hours   

This course identifies and explains the laws and policies that service students with special needs. School leaders will learn to apply these laws to ensure they meet students' needs while making the best decisions for their school.

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LS 705 Administration Theory3 Credit hours   

This course analyzes administrative theories and their application to organizational leadership and management.

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LS 707 Ethical Theory3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on the primary ethical theories and the ethical resoning processes which are representative of each, providing students opportunities to analyze decisions against existing ethical models and reinforce or reform those decisions in light of moral principles.

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LS 708 Comparative Study Comm Coll3 Credit hours   

An examination of community colleges in the U.S. and abroad including Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Areas for comparison include governance, finances, curriculum, faculty and students.

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LS 710 Principles of Leadership3 Credit hours   

This course is a study of the characteristics and behaviors of leaders. Emphasis is on the development of understandings and abilities which will work in different situations.

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LS 711 School Leadership Practices 13 Credit hours   
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LS 712 School Leadership Practices 23 Credit hours   
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LS 714 Higher Ed Admin3 Credit hours   

This course is a survey of higher education with attention to administrative functions at the campus and state levels.

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LS 715 Computer & School Management3 Credit hours   
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LS 716 Higher Ed Governance3 Credit hours   

This class will review different models for governing public higher education at a system level and will examine the changing nature of higher education.

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LS 717 Intro Stu Pers Adm/Higher Ed3 Credit hours   

This course surveys the purpose and functions of student personnel administration in higher educational institutions and the administrative procedures developed to accomplish these purposes.

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LS 718 Hist of Higher Ed3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the historical development of American higher education. It will examine past and future issues that have or may affect higher education.

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LS 720 Financial Models in Education3 Credit hours   

This course examines concepts in the financing and economics of education in multiple education environments.

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LS 724 Organizational Analysis3 Credit hours   

This course is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of organizational structure, relationships, and functions focusing on problems and alternatives for solving them.

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LS 726 Institutional Adv in High Ed3 Credit hours   

Students will understand the broad area of institutional advancement, including major campaigns, donor research, donor recognition programs, restricted gifts, and so forth.

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LS 730 Educational Facility Planning3 Credit hours   

This course teaches the systematic collection and utilization of data in planning for educational facilities. (PR: Principal or supervisor certificate or consent)

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LS 740 Legal Issues in Education3 Credit hours   

This course examines various legal issues in education in multiple education environments.

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LS 747 Admin of Comm Colleges3 Credit hours   

An analysis of community college governance, structure, functions, and relationship with its respective community and local/state government.

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LS 755 Internship-Admin of Higher Ed3 Credit hours   

This course provides a field experience in higher education administration. (PR: Consent)

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LS 756 Current Issues in Leadership3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on current and emerging problems of leadership among varied organizational types.

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LS 760 Politics of Education3 Credit hours   

This course explores the social process of governance in the public schools including higher education. The milieu of federal state and local inputs will be explored.

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LS 762 Higher Ed Politics3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to make students familiar with the basic concepts and tools of politics. The course will apply these political concepts to higher education.

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LS 764 Adv Research I3 Credit hours   

This class for doctoral candidates will develop a foundation in research methods, research ethics, and research skills.

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LS 765 Adv Res II in Lead Studies3 Credit hours   

This is an advanced research course directed toward the preparation of a thesis or dissertation. (PR: Consent)

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LS 770 Practicum3 Credit hours   

This is a highly individualized cooperative educational administration experience between the college and another public agency. (PR: Consent)

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LS 771 School District Leadership 13 Credit hours   

This is an individualized cooperative field experience in district level school administration. (PR: Consent)

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LS 772 School District Leadership 23 Credit hours   

This is an individualized cooperative field experience in district level school administration. (PR: Consent)

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LS 775 Seminar3 Credit hours   

This course is a concentrated analysis of current problems in educational administration. (PR: Consent)

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LS 780 Special Topics1-6 Credit hours   

This course requires study, reading and research is an approved area of education and supervision. (PR: Consent)

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LS 785 Externship1-9 Credit hours   

This is a field based program designed for practicing administrators. (PR: Consent)

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LS 787 Cont First Amendment Issues3 Credit hours   

This course will examine contemporary first amendment issues as they relate to education in public education and higher education.

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LS 790 Dissertation Research1-9 Credit hours   
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LS 792 MU Research Colloquium3 Credit hours   
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LS 797 Dissertation Research1-9 Credit hours   

Dissertation research is the purpose of this course. (PR: Consent)

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