EDUC-504 – Comparative Education
Students will develop an understanding of the field of comparative education. Course content centers on the study of the development and evolution of educational systems, educational constructs and models across nation states, cultures and societies. The history, organization, structure and knowledge traditions that have shaped the nature of formal, non-formal, and informal educational models will be explored. A focus on current challenges facing educational systems will be a major thrust of the course.
EDUC-510 – Educational Research: Principles and Methods of Qualitative & Quantitative Research
Students will understand the paradigms and procedures involved in mixed methods research and experiment with mixed methods by designing a short research project. Course content centers on identification of a problem, a short literature review, research design and data analysis with an emphasis on finding complementary themes in collected data. Students will make recommendations for a solution to the research problem based on their findings.
EDUC-511 – Principles & Methods of Qualitative Research
Students will construct basic understandings of the theoretical paradigms and procedures involved in qualitative research and experiment with different forms of qualitative inquiry. Course content centers on a comparison of the five main approaches to qualitative research; procedures involved in undertaking qualitative research; options and methods for conducting qualitative inquiries, and multiple ways of writing and presenting a qualitative study.
EDUC-570 – Concepts, Principles & Models Educational Leadership
Students will examine conceptual foundations of educational management and organization with the aim of integrating theory and research to solve the problems of practice in school organizations. Students will understand historical and theoretical foundations of educational administration; compare and contrast the various models and theories of educational administration; view the school as a social system giving special emphasis on structural, cultural, political and individual elements of educational organizations; understand the nature of the school culture and climate and the school improvement process. Students will use theories of leadership, participative management, decision making, motivation and school culture to solve administrative problems.
You must complete the first four modules before proceeding to the next five modules.
EDUC-571 – School Organisation & Administration
Students will evaluate the leadership and administrative role of the school administrative team and identify functions and/or duties which fall within each role. Students will examine various administrative models and delineate their philosophic, social and anthropological backgrounds.
They will understand such concepts as open systems, school culture and ethos, school vision, communication,and distributed leadership. Students will realize the importance of the participative model of leadership and the need for collective effort in determining school vision, leading change and innovation, and promoting professional development at the school level.
EDUC-572 – Observation and Evaluation of Teaching
Students will examine the main approaches and theories of teacher evaluation and professional development. They will understand the link between observation, evaluation, and teacher quality. They will demonstrate effective observation and evaluation skills and understand the moral and ethical implications of appropriate reporting. Students will examine the role of professional development in the role of a lifelong learner.
EDUC-579 – Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Education
The study of educational units as organizations and how individuals behave in those organizational settings. Students will assess and compare their own personal competencies to the organizational and administrative needs and realities of their own educational or related contexts.
EDUC-671 – Educational Policy
This course examines the ways in which educational policies influence the organization, form, and content of teaching and learning in schools. It relates social and educational thought about the goals, purposes, and methods of schooling to national, regional and local policy initiatives, and it explores how politics, social and economic conditions, educational philosophies, and research frame these initiatives. Students will analyze policies and their implementation, as well as the theories about education, teaching, learning, and human behavior that underlie different policy paradigms.