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EDA 501 Prequel to Administration (B). The purpose of the Leadership Institute is to identify educators in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region who exhibit strong leadership skills but who have not yet committed to entering the field of school administration. The goal of the Institute is to offer a rigorous three-year school administrator preparatory program that results in well qualified, certified administrators. The course provides a broad perspective on the administration of public schools in a setting that requires analysis of current issues and policy, as well as reflection and critique of the myriad roles of a school administrator. 3 Cr.

EDA 600 Foundations of Educational Leadership (B). Prerequisite: Two years of satisfactory teaching or certificated pupil personnel services experience. This is defined as a full-time probationary position or long-term substitute experience; per diem substitute teaching does not qualify. The student must so verify by submitting a letter on school district stationery from the superintendent of schools or the director of personnel/human resources. Provides an introduction to school administration, including organizational dynamics and the managerial skills of communication, decision making, leadership, planning and small group dynamics. 6 Cr.

EDA 610 Seminar in Executive Leadership (B). Intended to serve practicing educational leaders and will focus on issues associated with district level leadership including: the politics of working with School Districts and Boards of Education, BOCES services, distributive leadership and other leadership theories, group dynamics and relationship building and processes associated with Central Office Leadership. 3 Cr.

EDA 653 Building Level Leadership (B). Prerequisite: EDA 600. Defines site as a discrete unit with varying amounts of autonomy, accountability and responsibility, e.g., building or department. Focuses on management of personnel, students, resources, programs and facilities within the unit, including policy implementation, assessment and long-term planning. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDA 656 Personnel Administration (B). Covers personnel administration at the business office level, including the identification and determination of school policies; collective negotiations; recruitment, selection and appointment of personnel; affirmative action; the formulation and administration of salary schedules and general working conditions; and the separation of personnel from service. 3 Cr.

EDA 678 Evidence-Based Techniques for Teacher Assessment (B). Prerequisite: EDA 600. Provides for school supervision, including observation and conferencing skills, induction and professional growth of personnel, and performance appraisal. 3 Cr.

EDA 691 Principles and Practices of Budgeting (B). Covers budgeting theories and practices used by the school business official, including estimating expenditures, personnel costs and revenues. Provides an in-depth explanation of budget administration and function/object coding. Examines board, community and staff support, including determining local needs and constraints, educating the public, conducting annual referenda, and contingent budgets. 3 Cr.

EDA 692 Data Management and Presentation (B). Helps students develop skills in using technology for school business administration. Concentrates on the use of the Microsoft Office suite of programs for performing business office functions. Gives attention to the use of the Internet and technology planning. 3 Cr.

EDA 693 Administration of Support Services (B). Covers services that support the instructional operations of the district: food service, transportation, school store, supply management, purchasing and bidding, insurance and records management. Also explores the question of in-house vs. contracted services. 3 Cr.

EDA 694 Resource Management (B). Prerequisite: EDA 600. Provides students with concepts that aid understanding of the school district budget, practices that aid participation in the development and management of a building's budget, and tools that aid recruitment and selection of teachers and building support staff. Also covers labor-management relations and grievance response practices. 3 Cr.

EDA 699 Independent Study in Educational Administration (B). Designed individually through consultation between student and instructor to suit the student's needs and interests and the special competence of the instructor. Additional requirements may be established by the department. 3 Cr.

EDA 715 Managing the Middle School (B). Prerequisite: EDA 600. Recognizes that middle-level education has become the focal point of major reform in promoting student identity, drop-out prevention, and career decisions. Explores organizational and instructional strategies uniquely adapted for the middle school. 3 Cr.

EDA 725 Technology Initiatives (B). Provide hands-on experience with the latest technology as it relates to curriculum and integration, staff development, the change process, funding, and data analysis. Develp a sense of how and why schools are using technology as well as help them analyze an integrated plan for incorporating technology into a total school system. 3 Cr.

EDA 728 Grantsmanship (B). Provides understanding of the basics of grantsmanship and proposal development. Students will research and identify funding sources for a specific project, learn the mechanics of proposal development, write an actual grant proposal and apply the skills of a field reader in evaluation and rating and applications for funding. Issues of project implementation, grants management and compliance will also be introduced. 3 Cr.

EDA 820 Executive Leadership for Instruction & Professional Develop (B). Addresses formal and informal instructional leadership, professional development, assessment and data collection issues, special education, curriculum writing and development, and grants procurement. 3 Cr.

EDA 830 Leading Instructional Improvement Strategies (B). Prerequisite: EDA 600. Designed for principals, vice principals, department leaders, lead teachers and central office managers who have responsibility for instructional program evaluation and development. Provides for experience in program design, implementation and management with an emphasis on evaluation. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDA 843 Executive Leadership for Human Resources (B). Deals with contract negotiations, employee services, legal issues, hiring practices, employee/management issues, civil service guidelines and human resources issues associated with school districts/BOCES and other educational organizations. 3 Cr.

EDA 860 Special Education Law I (B). Prerequisite: EDA 600. Focuses on the administrative integration of services for educationally implementing the governing regulations. Includes lectures, guest speakers, group discussions, Committee on Special Education simulations, and field trips. 3 Cr.

EDA 861 Special Education Law II (B). Prerequisite: EDA 600. Focuses on the due process rights of handicapped students. Emphasizes understanding and applying relevant regulations, statutes, Commissioner of Education decisions, and case law. Includes lectures, guest speakers, group discussions, impartial hearing simulations, and field trips. 3 Cr.

EDA 871 Legal Basis of Education (B). Prerequisite: EDA 600. Covers laws, judicial decisions and constitutional provisions relating to education; the legal responsibilities of teachers and school officials; and the role of the state as it relates to practical problems of public school administration. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDA 885 Practicum in Educational Leadership (B). Prerequisites: EDA 600 and successful completion of two of the following courses: EDA 653, EDA 678, EDA 694, EDA 830, or EDA 871. A field experience that allows students to demonstrate leadership, communication and planning proficiency in a realistic school setting, under the supervision of a department member. Requires students to attend seminars and conferences. Also requires students to submit evidence of successful completion of practicum requirements. Successful completion is a prerequisite to internship application. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDA 888 Administrative Internship I (B). Prerequisites: Successful completion of and a grade of "B" or better in each of the following courses: EDA 600, EDA 653, EDA 678, EDA 694, EDA 830, EDA 871 and EDA 885. A field experience that further develops administrative competencies. Supervised by a department member in cooperation with an appropriate administrator. Requires students to attend seminars, conferences, and have personal conferences with their supervisors. Also requires students to submit evidence of successful completion of the internship requirements. 6 Cr.

EDA 890 Issues in Site Management for School Business Administrators (B). Teaches SBA students behaviors to be effective leaders in their districts by giving them skills and techniques to identify organizational culture, to lead a group, to understand diversity, to resolve conflicts and human relations problems, to be a good communicator and listener, to make good decisions, and to plan for change. Provides a better understanding of the educational mission of the district and their role in accomplishing that mission. 3 Cr.

EDA 891 Facilities Planning and Management (B). Covers the administration and use of existing district buildings and grounds, new construction, and renovation, including capital fund management. Also covers health and safety issues that affect students, staff and community. 3 Cr.

EDA 892 Legal Issues for School Business Administrators (B). Presents sections of law affecting school business operations. Includes sources of law such as: education law, general municipal law, local finance law, public officers law, court cases, and commissioner's decisions and regulations. Also discusses records management and ethics. 3 Cr.

EDA 893 School Finance and Revenue Management (B). Covers school district revenue sources, including taxation concepts and practices, theoretical models in state funding, state aid in New York, federal aid and special education, and public support for non-public schools. Also discusses revenue management in terms of forecasting and long-term financial planning, maximizing revenues, and cash management. 3 Cr.

EDA 894 Public School Accounting (B). Prerequisite: EDA 691. Examines in depth fund accounting in New York state for the general and other funds. Also covers the duties of the district treasurer and other accounting operations of the district in the areas of district census and pupil attendance and extracurricular fund management. Studies payroll development, administration, and reporting for both salaries and fringe benefits. 6 Cr.

EDA 896 Central Office Administration (B). Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required EDA courses listed in the Plan of Study, and successful completion of EDA 885. Completion of EDA 888 is not a prerequisite for EDA 896. EDA 888 may be taken before or after EDA 896 but not concurrently. A six-credit course combining direct instruction and field experiences in central office responsibilities. Designed to complete the preparation of a candidate for serving as a central office administrator, such as the positions of superintendent, assistant superintendent of instruction, and director of special education. Builds heavily upon the competencies acquired during school building leadership preparation and provides a grounding in the more global role of district-wide responsibilities. Includes five Saturdays (9am – 4:30) distributed throughout the semester and requires a set of field experiences (125 clock hours) under the guidance of a College professor and a mentor. The mentor must hold SDA certification and have served in a central office administrative position full-time for at least two years. 6 Cr.

EDA 897 Practicum in School Business Administration (B). Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least two required SBA courses. EDA 897 must be successfully completed prior to the start of the sixth course in the SBA program. A shadowing experience for the student to engage in a limited number of school business tasks at a school business office. Augmented by 37.5 class hours covering the role and function of the school business administrator and legal and procedural issues for the district clerk. 6 Cr.

EDA 898 Internship in School Business Administration (B). Prerequisites: An earned master's degree and successful completion of all 10 required SBA courses, including the SBA Practicum. A field experience enabling the student to gain direct experience in the role of school business administrator under the supervision of a practitioner. A department professor, in cooperation with the field administrator, supervises the student during this experience. 6 Cr.

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