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Educational Administration (EDEA)

College of Education

EDEA 360 Dynamics of Student Leadership (3) Theoretical approaches and an experimental orientation toward leadership in student organizations via classroom activities and practicum experiences with student organizations.

EDEA 460 Emergent Paradigms of Leadership (3) Exploration and application of advanced leadership concepts including emergent theories, issues, trends and empowering leadership. Supervised practicum experience in promoting leadership and organizational development required. Pre: 360 and consent.

EDEA 480 Organization and Administration of Schools (3) Principles and practices of school administration in relation to the function of the teacher. Special emphasis placed on Hawai‘i’s state organization of public education and its laws and regulations.

EDEA 499 Directed Reading (V) Planned individualized study, reading, research, teaching, and/or projects under direct supervision of instructor. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

EDEA 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.

EDEA 581 (Alpha) Practicum in Educational Administration (1) In-service training for teachers and administrators in specific problem areas in the field of educational administration. Repeatable. CR/NC only. Pre: teaching experience and consent.

EDEA 582 (Alpha) Practicum in Educational Administration (2) Continuation of 581. Repeatable. CR/NC only. Pre: teaching experience and consent.

EDEA 601 Introduction to Education Administration (3) Develops view of administrative process and organization elements in context of system of personal, social, and physical variables. Emphasis on role and functions of school administrator.

EDEA 602 Research in Education Administration (3) Develops basic concepts of research on educational administration: methodology, status of particular topics, communication, and application of findings to problems of school administration. (Meets PhD common core inquiry methods requirement.)

EDEA 604 Qualitative Research Methods in Educational Organizations (3) Introduction to methods of qualitative research in educational administration. (Meets PhD common core requirement.)

EDEA 605 Collective Negotiation in Education (3) Principles and practices of collective negotiations as they apply to public and private education. Special emphasis placed on negotiation practices under Hawai‘i’s public employee collective bargaining act.

EDEA 608 Survey Research Design and Analysis (3) Survey study designs, survey sampling, questionnaire construction, interviewing, pre-tests, pilot studies, logic of measurement and association, table construction, and elaboration models. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as SOC 608)

EDEA 610 School-Community Relations (3) Application of principles, techniques, policies, organization of school-community information program.

EDEA 620 Education Finance (3) Educational revenues, apportionments, budgetary procedures, costs, business management, economics of education, measures of productivity.

EDEA 623 Administration in Kinesiology (3) Current problems, trends, and strategies in the administration of physical education, recreation, sport and fitness programs in school and non-school settings. Pre: KLS 423 or consent. (Cross-listed as KLS 623)

EDEA 629 Educational Statistics (3) Statistical inference including applications of parametric and nonparametric methods to educational problems. (Cross-listed as EDEP 629)

EDEA 630 Education Law (3) Status and functions of educational institutions and personnel relative to their legal rights and responsibilities. Includes interpretation of important court decisions, statutes, equity measures.

EDEA 640 Systems Approach—Program Planning (3) Basic concepts and techniques in systems approach to educational management. Emphasizes preparation of program plans required at various organizational levels.

EDEA 642 Information Systems in Education (3) Integration of information systems and computer technology in educational planning, policy analysis, decision-making, and program assessment. Pre: ETEC 442 and consent.

EDEA 645 Principles of School Leadership (3) Examine the emergent theories, issues, practices, and problems relevant for educational leaders in school organizations. Integrates the aspects of management and administration within the context of leadership.

EDEA 646 American College Student (3) Study of psycho-social characteristics of the American college student and college environment, from viewpoint of student personnel work. (Cross-listed as EDCG 646)

EDEA 650 Human Factors in Organization (3) Analysis of the nature of organizations, human nature and needs, and their relationship to leadership, staffing, and staff development. Implications of group structure and human conflict, communications, and supervision and evaluation considered.

EDEA 652 Conflict Management in Education (3) Human factors in administration. Skills in the management of conflict in organizations; theories and practical application techniques. Pre: 601, 650, or consent.

EDEA 655 Intercultural Interactions (3) Theory-based frameworks and training methods of intercultural interaction and their applications to educational administration situations.

EDEA 657 Introduction to Higher Education (3) Salient historic, social, and organizational aspects of higher education; history, philosophy, purposes, governance, administration, structures, financing, faculty and student selection, curricula, legal and social issues. (Cross-listed as EDEF 657)

EDEA 660 Management/Leadership in Higher Education (3) Trends, research, and problems in college and university management. Pre: 657 or consent.

EDEA 661 Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (3) Philosophy, history, organization, and administration of student personnel services at college and university levels, including admissions, housing, student activities, financial aids, placement, counseling, health services. Pre: 657 or consent.

EDEA 662 Curriculum in Higher Education (3) Traditional and contemporary curriculum issues. Development of performance competencies in curriculum design and evaluation using systems and design theory as central paradigms. Pre: 657 or consent.

EDEA 663 Community College Leadership (3) Development and changing missions of community colleges; in-depth study of emerging leadership issues: planning, financial management, decision-making, governance, and student personnel. Pre: 660 or consent.

EDEA 670 School Supervision (3) Principles of supervision, development of supervisory programs.

EDEA 675 Introduction to Educational Policy Studies (3) Examines theories and models of educational policy and policy making and the contribution of policy analysis to the policy-making and change processes. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as EDEF 675)

EDEA 676 The Politics of Education (3) Examination of the ways in which education can be viewed as political, arising from its connection to the larger political system including local, state, and federal governments. A-F only. Pre: 675, EDEF 675, or consent. (Cross-listed as EDEF 676)

EDEA 695 Plan B Master's Project (3) Independent study for students working on a Plan B Master’s Project. A grade of Satisfactory (S) is assigned when the project is satisfactorily completed. Pre: graduate standing in EDEA or consent.

EDEA 699 Directed Reading and/or Research (V) Individual reading and/or research. Pre: consent of instructor and department chair.

EDEA 700 Thesis Research (V) Research master’s thesis.

EDEA 704 Advanced Qualitative Research (3) Study in trends, research, and problems. Pre: 604 or comparable; or consent.

EDEA 720 Administrative Internship (V) Supervised intern experience in school and university administration. Emphasizes the development of leadership skills through program and project management. A-F only. Pre: approval of cooperating agencies and department.

EDEA 745 Creative Learning Strategies for Adults (3) Analysis of psychology of adult learner; forces that affect learning in dynamics of individual, group, and organizational behavior; concept of lifelong learning vis-a-vis development of creative strategies that assist maturing, self-directed persons to develop their potentialities. (Cross-listed as EDEP 745 and NURS 745)

EDEA 767 Seminar on the Educational System (3) Examination of structure and dynamics of the educational system. Particular focus on how educational policy interacts with principles that explain educational system behavior. A-F only. Pre: 675 or EDEF 675; or consent. (Cross-listed as EDEF 767)

EDEA 775 Seminar on the Principalship (3) Series of planned seminar experiences on problems and issues confronting school principals, such as contract administration, program planning and budgeting systems (PPBS), teacher evaluation. Topic to be announced. Repeatable.

EDEA 780 (Alpha) Seminar (3) Study in trends, research, and problems. (B) policy formulation; (C) organizational change; (D) evaluation and research management (meets PhD common required advanced methodology course); (E) program management/PPBS; (F) curriculum administration; (G) school governance; (H) college student affairs administration; (I) higher education administration; (J) administrative theories; (K) administrative problems and issues; (M) facilities planning and management. Pre (for 780H): 646, 657, and 660. Pre (for all others): consent.