Core Courses

Core Educational Administration Courses Required for all Masters Degrees in EDAD

 

Required for Master's Degrees
Introduction to classic and contemporary administrative theory as applied to educational organizations. The theoretical nature of the course content is relevant to those with an interest in a broad variety of educational institutions. General organizational theory, organizational models, historical schools of administrative theory, authority, power, motivation, and leadership. Frequently students are involved in studying problems of practice as a means of testing theory.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
A written report is required. Investigation and analysis of current problems in education administration and supervision.
This course is a prerequisite for: EDAD 983
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Finance Requirement
Critical analysis of the political and economic elements impacting K-12 school finance. Content and activities address both building and district level concerns with an emphasis on principles, programs, and trends in school finance.
This course is a prerequisite for: EDAD 985
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom

OR

Federal and state government funding, institutional planning, technological and community influences, human resources finance, budgeting, and sources of financial support as they relate to higher education institutions and agencies.
This course is a prerequisite for: EDAD 985
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom


Law Requirement
EDAD 837
Evolution, principles, and practice of education law in relation to local, state, and national units of organization. Education law of Nebraska.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Delivery: Classroom

OR

Examination of legal principles applicable to higher education institutions. Overview of the legal system, higher education institutions as legal entities, authority for governance and administration, faculty rights and responsibilities, student rights and responsibilities, institutional and personal liability, and other selected issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom