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Department

Department of Educational Leadership

Kenneth Magdaleno, Chair
Education Building, Room 350
559.278.0350
www.fresnostate.edu/era

Dr. Linda Hauser, Program Coordinator for M.A. in Education Option: Educational Leadership and Administration

Education Building, Room 350

559.278.0350


Dr. Ignacio Hernández, Facilitator for Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership Pathway
Education Building, Room 369
559.278.0166

Degrees and Programs Offered

CRED in Administrative Services - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Admin Serv Cert of Eligibility
CRED in Administrative Services - Internship Credential
MA in Education - Educational Leadership & Administration Option, M.A.

Program Description

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Master of Arts degree in Education (MAE) with an option in Educational Leadership and Administration. Students may pursue one of two distinct pathways towards P-12 leadership or Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership.

Note: Students in the P-12 leadership pathway complete a program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Education and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Courses

Educational Leadership

EAD 259. Conflict Resolution in Organizations

Highlights issues related to conflict resolution in organizations. Topics include defining and diagnosing conflict, communication, power as a variable of conflict, steps in resolving conflict, defining positions, interests and needs, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. ( Formerly EAD 278T)

Units: 1

EAD 261. Introduction to Education Administration

Initial course in Education Administration sequence. Development of knowledge and skills central to managing educational organizations.

Units: 3

EAD 262. Education Leadership

Prerequisites: EAD 261. Initial course in education leadership. Development of knowledge and skills essential to organizational leadership.

Units: 3

EAD 263. Seminar in Instructional Supervision

Prerequisites: EAD 261, EAD 262. Seminar for clarification and application of modern concepts and techniques of supervision; practice in leadership roles, promoting productive human relationships, developing communication skills, and evaluation of teaching; ways of helping teachers in their credential fields.

Units: 4

EAD 264. Seminar in the Legal Aspects of Education

Prerequisites: teaching experience; EAD 261. A case study approach in reviewing important court decisions, both state and federal, that have directly affected the public schools. Legal relationships in public education applied to federal, state, and local levels.

Units: 2

EAD 265. Seminar in School-Community Relations

Prerequisite: EAD 261. Seminar on interaction with community forces, news media, political agencies, and minority groups in policy analysis and development; databased decision-making and analysis.

Units: 2

EAD 266. Seminar in School Finance and Business Administration

Prerequisite: EAD 261. Economic perspectives and practices of school finance and business admin istration; local, state, and federal responsibility for financial support of education. (2 seminar hours)

Units: 2

EAD 269. Site-based Leadership

Prerequisites: EAD 261, EAD 262, EAD 263, EAD 272. Includes essentials of site leadership: school law, finance, community relations, personnel, and support services. In-depth research into restructuring, teacher empowerment, and student achievement in culturally diverse schools.

Units: 4

EAD 271. Seminar in School Facilities

Prerequisite: preliminary credential or permission of instructor. Emphasis on planning, design, and function of educational facilities so they are consistent with the educational goals of the school and school district. (2 seminar, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3

EAD 272. Advanced Curriculum Design and Development

Prerequisites: EAD 261 or permission of instructor. Nature and scope of curriculum development; administrative determiners of curriculum; influence of governmental agencies and organizations, foundations, business and industry, and power structures as curriculum determiners; international influence on curriculum development and curriculum evaluation at various levels of govenmental operation.

Units: 4

EAD 273. Ethical and Professional Issues in Education Administration

Prerequisite: Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or permission of instructor. Seminar on the ethical and professional issues of administrative professionalism, examined in the context of the various roles the administrator is expected to perform as a practitioner.

Units: 3

EAD 274. Instructional Systems and Leadership for Equity

Equip students with the knowledge and skill to create systemic and systematic responses to adress the diverse levels of student need and use evidence of student learning to create and deeply embed a culture of equity and continuous improvement.

Units: 3

EAD 275. Seminar in Advanced Techniques of Personnel Administration in Education

Prerequisite: EAD 261. Advanced techniques of staff improvement in-service, staff participation in policy making, improvement of communication channels and methods of communication, economic and contractual relationships,and improvement of working condition; work and responsibility of nonteaching staff members.

Units: 2

EAD 277. Computer Applications in Education Administration

Prerequisite: preliminary credential or permission of instructor. Factors relating to assessment and implementation of computer applications to support educational programs and administrative operations in school districts, including computer assisted instruction, student personnel, fiscal and property controls, personnel, and related educational and business functions characteristic of school districts. (2 seminar, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3

EAD 278T. Topics in Advanced Education Administration

Prerequisite: preliminary credential or permission of instructor. Seminar covering special topics relating to education administration: new developments in education administration, special populations, and current research.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 8 units

EAD 278T. Student Affairs in Higher Education

This course is designed for current or prospective educational leaders who will lead in today's complex educational environment. The following issues will be addressed: student discipline, personnel issues, property issues, religious and cultural issues, and man unexpected issues and situations.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 8 units

EAD 278T. School Accounting

Units: 3

EAD 279. Advanced Administration Fieldwork

Prerequisites: employment in a position requiring an Administrative Services Credential and permission of instructor. Supervision of Professional Administrative Services Credential candidates in their place of employment. The type of assignment will depend on requirements of the university and will be individually developed in corporation with candidate's employer. Includes seminar discussion of field experience and required research. CR/NC only. (40 hours required for 1 unit)

Units: 1-8

EAD 280T. Topics in Professional Development

Prerequisite: preliminary credential or adviser permission. Advanced-level studies in theory, procedures, and application of education administration principles. Includes such topics as: community advisory committees, marshalling resources, interventions for school improvements, technology utilization, and restructuring. CR/NC only.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 4 units

EAD 281. Transformational Leadership

Prerequisite: EAD 283 and permission of instructor. A course for experienced practitioners in organizational development. Interventions for restructuring, including site-based management, staff development, strategic planning, and team building, as well as individual and community iterventions aimed at transforming schools and other organizations into world class operations.

Units: 2

EAD 283. Professional Development Induction

Prerequisites: preliminary administrative services credential, full-time employment in an administrative position, and permission of instructor. A professional development course is required for the professional administrative services credential. First course among advanced credential requirements. RP or CR/NC grading only.

Units: 2

EAD 284. Professional Development Assessment

Prerequisites: completion of professional administrative services credential coursework and permission of instructor. A professional development course is required for the professional administrative services credential to verify satisfactory completion of the induction plan and individualized course of study to meet the advanced credential requirements. Final course among the advanced credential requirements. CR/NC only.

Units: 2

EAD 287. Internship I

Prerequisites: employment in a position requiring an administrative services credential, concurrent enrollment in EAD 261, and permission of adviser. Supervised administrative practice with emphasis on leadership, school management, classroom supervision, and community relations, while employed in a full time position requiring an administrative services credential. Includes seminar discussion of internship experiences, professional development plan, and required research. CR/NC only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 3

EAD 288. Internship II

Prerequisites: employment in a position requiring an administrative services credential, completion of EAD 261, EAD 262, EAD 272, and CI 285, taken concurrently with EAD 263 and EAD 269, and permission of adviser. Supervised administrative practice with emphasis on continuation of professional development plan, leadership, school management, classrooms supervision, and community relations. Student must be employed in a full time position requiring an administrative credential. Includes seminar discussions of internship experiences and required research. CR/NC only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 3

EAD 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- [-LINK-]. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

EAD 298. Project

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy for the master's degree; B average on 24 units of the master's program including ERA 220. See [-LINK-]. A project consists of a significant undertaking appropriate to graduate study in education. An approved proposal is required for enrollment. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 4

EAD 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project EAD 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

EAD 299. Thesis

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy for the master's degree; B average on 24 units of the master's program including, ERA 220 and completion of an acceptable thesis proposal. See [-LINK-]. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. See Kremen School of Education and Human Development's graduate programs coordinator for school thesis guidelines. Approved for Rp grading.

Units: 4

EAD 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis EAD 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

ERA 153. Educational Statistics

Methods of describing, analyzing, and interpreting data; statistical methods including correlation, regression, t-tests, 1 and 2-way ANOVA designs, and chi-square. Computer applications during lab activities. (2 seminar, 1 lab hours) (Formerly ERF 153)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ERA 180T. Topics in Education

Issues and topics in educational foundations; curriculum and instruction; early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary education; pupil personnel services; supervision and administration; child abuse, and computer literacy.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ERA 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ERA 220. Research in Education

Prerequisites: ERA 153. Seminar in education research methodology; library resources; critiquing data collection, analyses, interpretation in research articles; writing research papers; for elementary adn secondary teaching, early childhood, reading, administration, counseling, special education, related fields. (2 seminar, 1 lab hour).

Units: 3

ERA 243. Research on Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Prerequisite: CI 245. Provides students with a series of modules on quantitative and qualitative research techniques used in action research. Students begin to develop their Action Research Project after reviewing articles, developing mini-research ideas, collecting and analyzing data in the classroom context to improve teaching and learning.

Units: 3

ERA 244. mixed Methods Research in Diverse Classrooms

Provides students with a series of modules on quantitative and qualitative research techniques used in action research. Students conduct mini-research studies by collection and analyzing data in the classroom context to improve teaching and learning and to synthesize the results.

Units: 4

ERA 260. Assessment as Learning

Analyze interaction among assessment models, effective instruction, and learning in educational settings. Use educational theory to identify criteria for choosing and integrating alternative assessments including performance, observation/interview, portfolio, curriculum-embedded and self-assessment. Develop assessment items and protocols.

Units: 3

ERA 272. Instructional Planning and Evaluation

Principles and practices of instructional planning, assessment and testing of learning outcomes, performance appraisal and evaluation of teaching; test construction analysis, and grading.

Units: 3

ERA 280T. Advanced Topics in Education

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Advanced, in-depth analysis of issues and problems in educational foundations; curriculum and instruction; reading; early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary education; and computers in education. Emphasis placed on advanced research.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ERA 288. Educational Measurement and Program Evaluation

Prerequisite: ERA 153. Procedures and issues involved in the measurement and evaluation of educational programs; planning, etc. Applications in educational settings are emphasized. (2 seminar, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3

ERA 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement --Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ERA 298. Project

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy for the master's degree; B average on 24 units of the master's program including ERA 220. See [-LINK-]. A project consists of a significant undertaking appropriate to graduate study in education. An approved proposal is required for enrollment. Spproved for RP grading.

Units: 4

ERA 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project ERA 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

ERA 299. Thesis

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy for the master's degree; B average on at least 24 units of the master's program including ERA 220 and completion of an acceptable thesis proposal. See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission for the master's degree. See the Kremen School of Education and Human Development's graduate programs coordinator for school thesis guidelines. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 4

ERA 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis ERA 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

Requirements

Requirements

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Faculty

Name Degree Email Phone
Akhavan, Nancy Doctor of Philosophy nakhavan@csufresno.edu 559.278.0345
Boris, Virginia R Doctorate of Education vboris@csufresno.edu 559.278.0405
Bushman, James D Doctorate of Education jbushman@csufresno.edu 559.278.7207
Davis, Ketti L Master of Arts kettid@csufresno.edu
Franks, Mabel W Doctorate of Education mafranks@csufresno.edu
Gardner, Debra A Doctorate of Education dgardner@csufresno.edu
Gomes, Edward C egomes@csufresno.edu
Gonzalez, Juan C Doctor of Philosophy jugonzalez@csufresno.edu 559.278.4279
Hannigan, Jessica J Doctorate of Education jhannigan@csufresno.edu
Hauser, Linda A Doctorate of Education lhauser@csufresno.edu 559.278.0362
Hernandez, Ignacio Doctor of Philosophy ihernandez@csufresno.edu
Hernandez, Susana Doctor of Philosophy suhernandez@csufresno.edu
Kohl, Taryn B Doctorate of Education tkohl@csufresno.edu
Magdaleno, Ken R Doctorate of Education kmagdaleno@csufresno.edu 559.278.0309
Mecum, Patricia K Master of Arts pmecum@csufresno.edu
Oliver, Diane E Doctor of Philosophy doliver@csufresno.edu 559.278.0448
Severns, Julie E Doctorate of Education jseverns@csufresno.edu
Tanner, David E Doctor of Philosophy davidt@csufresno.edu 559.278.0254
Unruh, Ronald P Doctor of Philosophy ronu@csufresno.edu 559.278.0296
Williams, Christopher P Master of Science chrwilliams@csufresno.edu
Wise, Donald A Doctor of Philosophy dwise@csufresno.edu 559.278.0298