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Open Graduate Seminar Courses

Please note that this list only includes available seminars. Some courses are restricted to specific cohorts.

Summer 2021 SEMESTER

EDA 6931: School Safety and Discipline

Professor

Dr. Chris Curran

Class Meeting Information

Modality: HyFlex (Offered 100% synchronously online and in a face-to-face section)

Day: Thursday

Period/Time: 7-E2 (5:00 – 9:45 p.m.)

Description

School safety and discipline have emerged over the last several years as highly relevant domains of educational policy and practice.  Educational leaders must cope with competing demands to ensure that school environments are safe while also conducive to learning and equitable for all learners.  This course provides an overview of timely topics in the school safety and discipline subfields as well as a practical experience developing research in this area..  Drawing on theoretical perspectives and empirical analyses of various policy and practice approaches to safety and discipline, it probes the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions and policies including those around school bullying, school shootings, zero tolerance discipline, and restorative practices.  The course is designed as a graduate seminar, drawing primarily on primary empirical studies and providing space for students to develop an original research project of their own.


EDA 6061: Educational Organization and Administration

Professor

Dr. Chris Redding

Class Meeting Information

Modality: HyFlex (Offered 100% synchronously online and in a face-to-face section)

Day: Monday

Period/Time: 7-E2 (5:00 – 9:45 p.m.)

Description

A school is a world in which people live and work. Like any other social organization, the world of school has a system of power, defined/undefined structure, logic, ethics and values which influence the way individuals behave or see the world, interpret it and respond to it. The behavior of people at work in an educational organization, individually and as a group, is significantly shaped and molded by the social norms and expectations of the culture in the organization. This interplay between the individual and the social environment of the educational organization is the underlying concept influencing the behavior of people in the educational organization. Those who desire to be effective educational leaders must have a clear understanding of the concepts of organizational behavior to decide how to practice leadership and bring about educational change, change of the status quo, achievement enhancements, teacher development, and student learning. This course is an introduction to organizational behavior and related elements and activities to examine the role of the educational administrator as a strategic partner in leading today’s schools.


 

Available Research Methods Courses

All Courses are Summer C unless noted otherwise.

Quantitative

  • EDF 6463 Culturally Responsive Evlauation in Educational Environments (Summer A)
  • EDF6416 – Quantitative Methods for Evaluation in Educational Environments (Summer B)
  • EDF 6403 Quantitative Foundations of Educational research
  • EDF 7931 Seminar in Educational Research

Qualitative

  • EDF6938 – Special Topics: Writing Qualitative Research (Summer A)

 


Fall 2021 SEMESTER

Available Research Methods Courses

All Courses in Fall are face-to-face unless noted otherwise.

Quantitative

  • EDF6400 – Quantitative Foundations of Education Research Overview
  • EDF6403 – Quantitative Foundations of Educational research
  • EDF7405 – Advanced Quantitative Foundations of Educational Research
  • EDF6471 – Survey Design and Analysis in Educational Research
  • EDF6938 – Special Topics: Advanced Measurement
  • EDF6938 – Special Topics: Mutlilevel Randomized Trials
  • EDF7439 – Item Response Theory

Qualitative

  • EDF6938 – Special Topics: Qualitative Foundations of Research (face-to-face)
  • EDF6938 – Special Topics: Qualitative Foundations of Research (online section)
  • EDF7479 – Qualitative Data Analysis
  • EDF6938 – Special Topics: Writing in Qualitative Research
  • EDF6938 – Special Topics: Critical Ethnography