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EDDS 7315   (3-3-0)   Budgeting and Finance Principles
This course is designed to provide the graduate student with a practical knowledge of the business and financial aspects of K-12 education administration. Students will gain an understanding of terminology, concepts, issues, and standard practices related to K-12 education budgeting and finance. Students will participate in a variety of applicable and research-based activities designed to provide the budgeting and finance knowledge and skills necessary to lead a school or school district. The content of the course will be discussed and applied from a Christ-centered servant leadership perspective.  
Prereq: None.


EDDS 7320   (3-3-0)   Internship in K-12 Leadership (S-L)
Students will participate in a collaboratively developed, field-based internship experience in district level school leadership. These experiences are under the joint supervision of a district level leader and a university professor. Activities and experiences will align with the Texas State Board for Educator Certification standards, domains, and competencies. Application for the internship must be made one semester prior to enrollment.  
Prereq: None.


EDDS 7355   (3-3-0)   Advanced School Law (K-12)
Students will participate in a variety of authentic and research–based activities designed to provide the legal knowledge and skills necessary to lead school districts. Issues of local, state, and federal laws and policies will be addressed and applied from a servant leadership perspective.  
Prereq: None.


EDDS 7362   (3-3-0)   Human Resource Management and Development
The purpose of this course is the practical study of personnel administration in the Texas public school system, aka human resources. All aspects will be explored, including legal issues, staffing, contracts, benefits, compensation, evaluations, leaves, labor, staff development, etc.  
Prereq:


EDDS 7363   (3-3-0)   Instructional Leadership and School Improvement
Students will participate in a variety of authentic and research-based activities designed to enhance their district level instructional leadership skills with a focus on continuous school improvement. Leadership issues will be addressed and applied from a servant-leadership perspective.   
Prereq: None.


EDDS 7364   (3-3-0)   The Superintendency
Students will participate in a variety of authentic and research-based activities designed to provide the global overview of superintendency state and national standards, domains, and competencies necessary to lead school districts from a servant-leadership perspective.  
Prereq: None.


EDDS 7373   (3-3-0)   Supervision and Staff Development Training
This course explores the models, management techniques, and group process of supervision and staff development including an analysis of staffing patterns and organizational structure that support teaching and learning in K-12 education settings.  
Prereq: None.


EDDS 7378   (3-3-0)   Curriculum Design and Administration
This course explores current and classical theories of curriculum development with an analysis of the various determinants of, approaches to, and the systematic evaluation of curriculum in K-12 education settings.  
Prereq: None.


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