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The Educational Administration and Supervision program at UALR includes three graduate degree programs (e.g., Master’s, Specialist, and Doctorate) and three graduate certificate programs (e.g., Building (Principalship) Level Licensure, Curriculum/Program Administrator Licensure, and District Level Licensure).

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision

The graduate program in Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS) prepares students for leadership positions in schools, school districts, or state offices. In addition, students may prepare for Arkansas licensure as elementary or secondary principals, supervisors, or central office administrators. The programs include both classroom instruction and field experiences.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must have:

  • A valid teacher license. (Arkansas or other state)
  • Favorable recommendations from faculty in the program.
  • Completed Online College of Education Biographical Data Form.
  • At least two years professional experience in K-12 settings. (Please note: Four years of experience is required to be eligible for administrative licensure. Candidates may accrue this experience while in the program.)
  • Two letters of reference/recommendation addressing potential leadership ability and potential for success in a graduate program.
  • Regular Admission. (Additional requirements)
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. (4.0 scale)

or

  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses.

or

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Conditional Admission

In order to be eligible for conditional admission, an applicant must meet two out of the four following requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of no lower than 2.75. (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 144 on the Verbal Scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 141 on the Quantitative Scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least a 3.0 on the Analytical Writing section.

Once admitted on this basis, the student must take the following courses as an indicator of his/her scholarly work during the first 12 hours and maintain a 3.5 average GPA:

  • EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration
  • EDAS 7304 Supervision of Learning Services
  • EDAS 7305 The Principalship
  • EDFN 7303 Introduction to Research

Program Requirements

Students must develop a Program of Study (POS) with the consultation of their assigned advisor in the first semester of admittance into the program. The approved POS is an abiding document and it guides students about steps the students need to take towards the completion of their degrees. The building level licensure program is embedded in the masters program. Failure to progress satisfactorily will result in the removal of the candidate from the program. The POS includes the following required courses that constitute the standards associated with that body of knowledge and the application of appropriate skills and dispositions to be a successful practicing administrator.

Program of Study

Program co-requisite:

  • SPED 4301 The Exceptional Learner (or equivalent)

Educational Administration and Supervision (24 credits)

  • EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration
  • EDAS 7301 Administration & Assessment of Curricular Programs
  • EDAS 7302 School Finance and Human Resource Allocation
  • EDAS 7303 Educational Law and Ethics
  • EDAS 7304 Supervision of Learning Servicesg
  • EDAS 7305 The Principalship
  • EDAS 7309 Building Coalitions with School and Community
  • EDAS 7310 Facilitating School Improvements

Educational Foundation Courses (6 credits)

  • EDFN 7303 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDFN 7304 Basic Statistics

Building Level Internship (6 credits)

  • EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship (1st Semester)
  • EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship (2nd Semester)

M.Ed. Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of an approved Program of Study.
  • Successful presentation and approval of the Master of Education Portfolio.
  • Successful completion of the Chalk and Wire requirements.

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Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) is an advanced graduate experience for professional educators who wish to specialize in some aspects of educational administration and supervision or to upgrade their skills and licensure. The Ed.S. program presumes that students have the prerequisite basic administrative skills and knowledge to embark on an advanced program. Students deficient in any area are required to address those deficiencies as part of their programs.

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) no lower than 3.0.

In addition applicants must also submit:

  • Completed Online College of Education Biographical Data Form.
  • Two letters of recommendation on addressing potential leadership ability and success in a graduate program.
  • Valid teaching certificate.
  • Students must have at least four years’ experience in the content area by the completion of their programs.

Conditional Admission

In order to be eligible for conditional admission, an applicant must meet two out of the four following requirements:

  • Master ’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 144 on the Verbal Scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 141 on the Quantitative Scale.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section.

Once admitted on this basis, the student must take the following courses as an indicator of his/her scholarly work during the first 12 hours and maintain a 3.5 average GPA:

  • EDAS 8305 School Personnel Administration
  • EDAS 8312 School Business Management and Facilities Planning
  • EDFN 7304 Basic Statistics
  • EDFN 8305 Intermediate Statistics

Program Requirements

Students must develop a Program of Study (POS) with the consultation of their assigned advisor in the first semester of admittance into the program. The approved As an abiding document, POS guides students about the course of action (e.g., courses and internship) the students need to take towards the completion of their degrees. The district level licensure program is embedded in the specialist program. The POS includes the following required courses that constitute the standards associated with that body of knowledge and the application of appropriate skills and dispositions to be a successful school administrator. These courses are not taken in any sequential order. Failure to progress satisfactorily will result in the removal of the candidate from the program.

Program of Study

Program co-requisite:

  • SPED 4301 The Exceptional Learner (or equivalent)
Educational Administration and Supervision (27 Credits)
  • EDAS 8300 Seminar and Scholarly Writing
  • EDAS 8301 Group Dynamics and Behavior in Learning Organizations
  • EDAS 8303 Advanced Seminar in School Law and Ethics
  • EDAS 8305 School Personnel Administration
  • EDAS 8308 Central Office and Special Programs Administration
  • EDAS 8311 Superintendency
  • EDAS 8312 School Business Management and Facilities Planning
  • EDAS 8313 School and Community Relations
  • EDAS 8317 Politics & Policy Analysis in Education

Educational Foundation Courses (9 Credits)

  • EDFN 7373 Qualitative Research Methods
  • EDFN 8305 Intermediate Statistics
  • EDFN 8306 Advanced Educational Research
  • District Level Internship (6 Credits)
  • EDAS 8380 and 8381 Administrative Internship in Central Office (two semesters)

The culminating experience in the Ed.S. program is the development and presentation of an e-portfolio.

Please contact the program coordinator for additional information and current programs and requirements regarding licensure in the State of Arkansas.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of an approved Program of Study.
  • Successful presentation an approval Education Specialist Portfolio.
  • Successful completion of Chalk and Wire requirements.

Licensure

Students must take the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) for the superintendent’s license. To become a program/curriculum coordinator/director/administrator, the student must take the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA). Please contact the licensure program coordinator for additional information and current programs and requirements regarding licensure in the State of Arkansas.

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision

Admissions Requirements

  • A web application to the Graduate School.
  • Master’s or specialist degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • GRE with at least 141 on the Verbal, 150 on the Quantitative, and 4.5 on the Analytical Writing sections.
  • A valid teacher license. (Arkansas or other state.)
  • Three letters (3) of recommendation attesting to qualifications of the applicant for this advanced graduate study.
  • A professional statement outlining goals and reasons for pursuing graduate study in administration and supervision.
  • A guided interview with and approval of the EDAS Program Admissions Committee.
  • A writing sample.

Conditional Admission

In order to be eligible for conditional admission, an applicant must meet three out of the four following requirements:

  1. Master’s or Specialist’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.5. (on a 4.0 scale)
  2. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 146 on the Verbal Scale.
  3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 141 on the Quantitative Scale.
  4. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section.

Once admitted on this basis, the student must take the following courses as an indicator of his/her scholarly work during the first 12 hours and maintain a 4.0 average GPA:

  • EDAS 8303 Advanced Seminar in School Law and Ethics
  • EDAS 8307 Sociocultural Foundations of Educational Policy
  • EDFN 8306 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques
  • EDFN 8308 Advanced Statistics

Co-Emphasis Option

Doctoral program in Educational Administration and Supervision has a co-emphasis option in (a) Special Education and (b) Gifted Education. Co-emphasis serves as the “minor” within students’ concentration in Educational Administration and Supervision. The co-emphasis is designed for candidates desiring to administer these programs from the district or educational cooperative perspective. Students taking advantage of this option must have a graduate degree in the field of co-emphasis. Students pursuing a co-emphasis area should consult with the faculty member in the co-emphasis area to focus dissertation research in the co-emphasis area. Advising and dissertation chairing is provided by the program faculty. Students with co-emphasis must develop a Program of Study upon their first semester of admission to the doctoral program. Students with co-emphasis may take up to twelve credits of coursework in the co-emphasis area.

Program Requirements

Requirements for the Ed.D. in Educational Administration and The doctoral program includes the following courses that constitute the standards associated with the body of knowledge and the application of appropriate skills and dispositions to be a successful school administrator. These courses are not taken in any specified order; however, there is a logical sequence that may be beneficial to a candidate’s successful progression through the program. Students will be advised by program faculty as to the typical sequence of courses, or best individualized progression.

Program of Study

Program co-requisite:
  • SPED 4301 The Exceptional Learner (or equivalent)
Concentration in Educational Administration and Supervision (18 credits)
  • EDAS 8303 Advanced Seminar in School Law and Ethics
  • EDAS 8307 Sociocultural Foundations of Educational Policies
  • EDAS 8317 Politics and Policy Analysis
  • EDAS 8320 Advanced Administrative Leadership Theory
  • EDAS 8330 Organizational System Analysis, Design, and Change
  • EDAS 9300 Seminar and Scholarly Writing
Electives or Co-emphasis Area (12 credits)
Approved electives in concentration area or courses in co-emphasis
Education Educational Foundations (15 credits)

 

  • EDFN 7373 Qualitative Research Methods
  • EDFN 8305 Intermediate Statistics
  • EDFN 8306 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques
  • EDFN 8308 Advanced Statistics
  • EDFN 8310 Applied Measurement in Research and Analysis
Dissertation (15 credits minimum)
  • EDAS 9390 Dissertation Colloquium
  • EDAS 9199-9999 Dissertation

Residency Plan

All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed within seven consecutive years of enrollment in the program. Each Ed.D. student must file a residency plan for fulfilling residency requirement that demonstrates a commitment to the program through continuous and intensive enrollment at UALR. Students should consult with the doctoral program coordinator in the selection of residency plan at least 20 class days before the end of the first semester of the planned residence period.

Residency hours must be in degree-related graduate courses. Requirement options are:

  • 9 hours in each of 2 consecutive semesters, Fall-Spring or Spring-Fall.
  • 9 hours in a Spring or Fall semester, and 9 hours in adjacent Summer terms.
  • 24 total hours in 18 consecutive months with at least 6 hours each enrollment period.
  • At least 6 hours each in 4 consecutive Fall and Spring semesters with 30 total hours.

All residency plans require candidates to enroll for graduate hours every fall and spring semester during the entire course of graduate program.

Advanced Standing Program

Applicants with an Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration may be admitted to the doctoral program with an advanced standing. A maximum of 30 credit hours of specialist coursework may be credited towards the 60 credit hours in the doctoral program of study. A student who is accepted with advanced standing must have completed a total of 96 post-baccalaureate semester hours of which no less than 30 hours must be awarded by UALR. Crediting any specialist level hours towards advanced standing is made on an individual basis.

The following stipulations would apply for advanced standing. Applicant must have:

  • A grade of B or greater in applicable specialist level courses;
  • The specialist degree must be completed within the past 5 years, or Ed.S. degree with continuous service as a practicing administrator for the past five years in a position requiring a public school administrator license; and
  • If taken from another university, the specialist courses must be applicable to the UALR Doctoral Program in Educational Administration and Supervision.

Students must satisfy admission and graduation requirements stated in the “Academic Policies and Procedures Rules” section of the Graduate Catalog and additional program requirements found under the College of Education section of this catalog. The candidate must be able to demonstrate computer competency in course work and program requirements. The University reserves the right to modify policies and programs of study by supplying students written notice of change.

Advancement to Candidacy

Upon the completion of content coursework and successfully passing the comprehensive examinations, students apply for the advancement to candidacy. Advancement is based on the student’s record, including a GPA of at least 3.5 and recommendation of advisor. Students not meeting these requirements will have an interview with the program faculty members, who will then recommend continuation, remediation and re-examination, or withdrawal.

The dissertation is begun after the student completes the coursework and passes the comprehensive examination. With the guidance of student’s advisor a Dissertation Committee is formed. Dissertation Committee is chaired by an EDAS full-time faculty. A full research proposal is submitted to the Dissertation Committee consisting of three College of Education faculty members, one from another UALR college, and one member from outside the University (if appropriate). All committee members must have an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree. Students proposing research on human subjects must comply with protocol prescribed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Contact the program coordinator for more information.

Students must enroll in Dissertation hours and continue to enroll each semester until the dissertation is completed and approved.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of an approved program of study.
  • Successful completion of the Chalk and Wire and aLAB requirements.
  • Passing the comprehensive exams successfully.
  • Successful completion and defense of the doctoral dissertation.

Licensure

The Arkansas Department of Education requires a program of study in educational leadership for principal curriculum/program administrator, or superintendency administrator licensure. Licensure requirements may be coordinated with M.Ed .and Ed.S. requirements; the Ed.D. program is not aligned with the administrative licensure.

Applicants for licensure must take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment for licensure as a principal or the School Superintendent Assessment for the Superintendent’s License. To become a program/curriculum coordinator/director/administrator, the student must take the School Leadership Licensure Assessment. Please contact the licensure program coordinator for additional information and current programs and requirements regarding licensure in the State of Arkansas.


Graduate Certificate Programs

The Educational Administration and Supervision Program includes three graduate certificates leading the state level licenses in educational leadership.

Building Level Licensure

Building level licensure program is designed to meet the licensure requirements for principalship. The program includes a minimum 24 credit hours of graduate coursework and internship in educational administration.

Admissions Requirements
  • A degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A valid license for classroom teacher, school counselor, or library media specialist.
  • Evidence of two years of K-12 experience as a licensed classroom teacher, school counselor, or library media specialist. (Four years of experience must accrue for graduation)
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to candidate’s leadership potential.
  • An autobiographical data form.
Program Requirements

Students must develop a Program of Study (POS) with the consultation of their assigned advisor in the first semester of admittance into the program.

Program of Study
Program co-requisite:
  • SPED 4301 The Exceptional Learner (or equivalent)
  • EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration
  • EDAS 7301 Administration & Assessment of Curricular Programs
  • EDAS 7302 School Finance and Human Resource Allocation
  • EDAS 7303 Education Law and Ethics
  • EDAS 7304 Supervision of Learning Services
  • EDAS 7305 The Principalship
  • EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship (First Semester)
Graduation Requirements
  • Successful completion of an approved program of study.
  • Successful completion of an electronic portfolio and other Chalk and Wire requirements.
  • Four years of K-12 experience as a licensed classroom teacher, school counselor, or library media specialist.
  • Submission of School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA) scores.
Licensure Examination

Arkansas Department of Education requires candidates seeking building level principalship license to take The School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA). The SLLA must be taken during the last semester of candidate’s program of study.

Curriculum/Program Administrator Licensure

This graduate certificate program includes a minimum 24 credit hours of graduate coursework and internship in educational administration. The Curriculum/Program Administrator Licensure is defined by the Arkansas Department of Education as an individual that is responsible for: (a) program development and administration and/or (b) employment evaluation decisions. The license is granted to administer only the specialist area in Special Education, Gifted and Talented Education, Career and Technical Education, Content Area Specialist, Curriculum Specialist, and Adult Education Teaching.

Admissions Requirements
  • A degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A valid license in candidate’s program emphasis.
  • Evidence of two years of K-12 experience at a level appropriate to the individual’s program emphasis. (Four years of experience must accrue for graduation and licensing)
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to candidate’s leadership potential.
  • An autobiographical data form.
Program Requirements

Students must develop a Program of Study (POS) with the consultation of their assigned advisor in the first semester of admittance into the program.

Program of Study

Program co-requisite:

  • SPED 4301 The Exceptional Learner (or equivalent)
  • EDAS 7301 Administration & Assessment of Curricular Programs
  • EDAS 7303 Education Law and Ethics
  • EDAS 7304 Supervision of Learning Services
  • EDAS 8305 School Personnel Administration
  • EDAS 8308 Central Office and Special Programs Administration
  • EDAS 8313 School Community Relations
  • EDAS 8380 Administrative Internship in the Central Office (First Semester)
Graduation Requirements
  • Successful completion of an approved program of study.
  • Successful completion of an electronic portfolio and other Chalk and Wire requirements.
  • Four years of K-12 experience as a licensed classroom teacher, school counselor, or library media specialist.
  • Submission of School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA) scores.
Licensure Examination

Arkansas Department of Education requires candidates seeking Curriculum/Program Administrator License to take The School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA). The SLLA must be taken during the last semester of candidate’s program of study.

District Level Administrator Licensure

This certificate program is designed to gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be a successful superintendent or other district level administrative positions. Arkansas Department of Education requires the receipt the candidate holding a Building Level Principalship or Curriculum/Program Administrator License.

Admissions Requirements
  • A master degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A valid license in Building Level (principalship) or Curriculum/Program Administrator License.
  • Evidence of two years of K-12 experience, building level administrator experience, or curriculum/program administrator experience. (Four years of experience must accrue for graduation and licensing)
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.3.
  • Official transcripts of all university work.
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to candidate’s leadership potential.
  • An autobiographical data form.
Program Requirements

Students must develop a Program of Study (POS) with the consultation of their assigned advisor in the first semester of admittance into the program.

Program of Study

Program co-requisite:

  • SPED 4301 The Exceptional Learner (or equivalent)
  • EDAS 7302 School Finance and Human Resource Allocation
  • EDAS 8303 Advanced Seminar in School Law & Ethics
  • EDAS 8311 The Superintendency
  • EDAS 8312 School Business Management and Facilities
    Planning
  • EDAS 8313 School Community Relations
  • EDAS 8317 Politics and Policy Analysis
  • EDAS 8380 Administrative Internship in the Central Office
    (First Semester)
Graduation Requirements
  • Successful completion of an approved program of study.
  • Successful completion of an electronic portfolio and other Chalk and Wire requirements.
  • Four years of K-12 licensed experience.
  • Submission of School Superintends Assessment (SSA) scores.
Licensure Examination

Arkansas Department of Education requires candidates seeking superintendent’s licensure to take The School Superintends Assessment (SSA). The SSA must be taken during the last semester of candidate’s program of study.

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Courses in Educational Administration and Supervision

EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration
Co-requisite: EDAS 7305 or 7307. This course will provide the student with an introduction to the organization and leadership theoretical knowledge base with practical application for school administrators.

EDAS 7301 Administration and Assessment of Curricular Programs
Prerequisite: EDAS 7300, 7302, 7303, 7305, 7304. An introduction to the concepts involved in the planning, organization, administration, and evaluation of curricular programs that are aligned with instructional and assessment techniques.

EDAS 7302 School Finance and Human Resource Allocation
A study of school finance concepts and the allocation of human resources within the education system.

EDAS 7303 Education Law and Ethics
Prerequisite: EDAS 7300; 7304; 7305. A study of legal concepts, issues relating to public school administration.

EDAS 7304 Supervision of Learning Services
Prerequisite: EDAS 7300 and 7305. This course will provide the student with acquisition of knowledge and skills relevant to administrative supervision and evaluation, with opportunities for application to practice in supervising learning services.

EDAS 7305 The Principalship
Co-requisite: EDAS 7300. This course will provide the student with the acquisition of knowledge and application of practice for administration of elementary schools including pre-K through early childhood grades.

EDAS 7309 Building Coalitions in School and Community
Prerequisites: EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration and EDAS 7305 or 7307 Elementary or Secondary Principalship. This course will provide the student with the knowledge and dispositions needed to facilitate and engage in collaborating with families and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources that promote the success of all children.

EDAS 7310 Facilitating School Improvement
Prerequisites: EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration and EDAS 7305 The Principalship. This course provides the student with the acquisition of knowledge and application of practice for analyzing, initiating, managing, and evaluating the process related to organizational change for school improvement.

EDAS 7343 Workshop
Prerequisites: EDAS 7300. (For prospective, practicing, administrators, supervisors). Experiences; development of special skills.

EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship
Prerequisites: EDAS 7300, 7302, 7303, 7304, 7305. This course will provide the student with significant opportunity to synthesize and apply knowledge, and develop and practice administrative skills in diverse settings under the direction of a school and/or school district administrative mentor and the university.

EDAS 7391 Independent Study in Educational Administration
Specific topic of student’s interest in educational administration.
EDAS 8300 Educational Specialist Seminar and Scholarly Writing
Education specialist concentration in preparation for advanced graduate studies with a focus on scholarly writing.

EDAS 8301 Group Dynamics and Behavior in Learning Organizations
Prerequisite: EDAS 7300. This course will provide the student with an introduction to theoretical knowledge and an understanding of implications related to group dynamics and behavior specific to team building and group collaboration for leaders in educational organizations.

EDAS 8303 Advanced Seminar in School Law and Ethics
Prerequisites: EDAS 7300 and 7303. The advanced study of legal and ethical concepts and issues related to executive management of educational institutions.

EDAS 8305 School Personnel Administration
Techniques, practices of administering school personnel programs.

EDAS 8307 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Educational Policies
Education as a socio-cultural phenomenon; fundamental differences in views of educational aims and values in a historical context.

EDAS 8308 Central Office and Special Programs Administration
Prerequisite: EDAS 7300. Board-administration relationships, organizational theory and practice, unique requirements of administering special programs in school districts, special schools, service centers; includes special, multicultural, gifted and talented education.

EDAS 8310 Directed Readings in Educational Administration
Prerequisite: consent of advisor. Current writings; evaluation of research base, assessment of authors’ hypotheses; knowledge of current research, theory.

EDAS 8311 The Superintendency
This course addresses the theory and practice of such areas as superintendent-board relation, strategic planning, professional negotiation, leadership style, and school climate from the superintendent’s perspective.

EDAS 8312 School Business Management/Facilities Planning
This course will provide the student with acquisition of knowledge and application of practice of school personnel administration.

EDAS 8313 School and Community Relations
The course presents principles and practices in developing and maintaining appropriate school/community relationships, opinion analysis communication processes, and decision making patterns.

EDAS 8314 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Educational Administration
The course will provide the student with the opportunity to investigate contemporary issues and trends related to educational administration and examine problems and solutions that are of current concern for school organizations.

EDAS 8315 Administrative Problem Analysis
A practical examination of the skills and knowledge needed to do problem analysis (problem finding, problem solving, problem sharing, participatory decision making, and leadership sharing) for school problem situations.

EDAS 8316 Collective Negotiations
The history of the public school labor movement in the United States and in the state of Arkansas, and the role of the educational Administrators in the negotiations and contract administration process.

EDAS 8317 Politics and Policy Analysis
Theory, practice of policy making; political influences brought to bear on policy issues in education.

EDAS 8320 Advanced Administrative Leadership Theory
An in-depth examination of theoretical concepts underpinning educational administration and the relationships of theories to current research and practice.

EDAS 8330 Organizational Systems Analysis, Design, and Change
An in-depth examination of theoretical concepts related to educational organizational structures and the study of conceptual models used for organizational analysis, design and organizational change in education.

EDAS 8380 Administrative Internship in the Central Office
Prerequisites: 24 graduate hours in educational administration. This course will provide the student with significant opportunity to synthesize and apply knowledge, and develop and practice administrative skills in diverse setting under the direction of a district/central office administrative mentor and the university.

EDAS 8381 Administrative Internship in the Central Office
Prerequisites: 24 graduate hours in educational administration and completion of EDAS 8380 Administrative Internship in the Central Office. This course will provide the student with significant opportunity to synthesize and apply knowledge, and develop and practice administrative skills in diverse setting under the direction of a district/central office administrative mentor and the university.

EDAS 9300 Doctoral Seminar and Scholarly Writing
Prerequisite: program admission. Orientation to doctoral studies, program procedures, dissertation issues, reflecting the expectations of the course standards consistent with the requirements of the Arkansas Department of Education, the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

EDAS 9199-9999 Dissertation
Prerequisites: completion of all course work, consent of instructor. Development of a doctoral-level dissertation.

EDAS 9390 Dissertation Colloquium
Development of various components of doctoral-level dissertation proposal.
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