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EDDL 910 : Transformational Leadership and Coalition Building

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D in Educational Leadership.
Description: Reviews research about educational leadership, emphasizing transformational leadership, creating and implementing a vision; develop skills in identifying, interacting with, and mobilizing key constituents, emphasizing board relations; includes introduction to important leaders in the field.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

EDDL 911 : Organizational Behavior, Change, and Systemic Reform

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D in Educational Leadership.
Description: Presents key constructs from organizational theory that are critical to understanding, analyzing, and implementing organizational and systemic reform; discusses key measures of accountability used in California; provides case studies of district and college systemic reform efforts.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

EDDL 912 : Advanced Educational Leadership Seminar

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership.
Description: Capstone course in Ed. D. program. Addresses key educational challenges embedded in high-level educational leadership positions through close interaction with regional educational leaders. Participants develop and present dissertation prospectuses to panels of local educational leaders.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

EDDL 920 : Literacy and English Language Learners

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D in Educational Leadership.
Description: Reviews recent research on best practices for developing the academic skills of English language learners, K-adult; includes curriculum and instruction issues at the administrative level, supervision of instruction and teacher evaluation, and approaches for implementing best practices.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

EDDL 921 : Theories of Learning and Student Development in Math and Science

Prerequisites: Admission to Ed.D. program.
Description: Students analyze theories and promising practices for improving academic and life opportunity outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

EDDL 930 : Qualitative Analysis of Race, Class, and Gender in Society and Education

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Description: Presents research on issues of race, class, gender and disability in education in historical and contemporary contexts; emphasizes evidence-based, qualitative data analysis; introduces qualitative analysis of data, assumptions, designs, collection, analysis, and research ethics.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

EDDL 931 : Quantitative Analysis of Structural Inequality in Education

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Description: Presents research on structural inequality in education from contemporary and historical perspectives; emphasizes evidence-based, quantitative analysis of data on equity and achievement gaps in education; addresses quantitative methods, descriptive analysis, measurement, and research ethics.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

EDDL 932 : Transformational Strategies to Address Inequality in Education and Society

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D. Educational Leadership Program.
Description: Research on historical and contemporary responses to inequality in education; includes multicultural education, culture of poverty, single race/sex schools; new trends and strategies affecting equity in education, including immigrants, sexual identity, age, gender, organizations, and special needs learners.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

EDDL 940 : Policy, Law and the Political Economy of Education

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D in Educational Leadership.
Description: Public policy processes and legislation related to education; public financing structures; schooling and school law, including fairness and justice, as well as common problems encountered in districts; special needs learner issues (i.e. older adult learners and students with disabilities).
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

EDDL 941 : Accountability and Performance of Educational Organizations

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Description: Addresses strategic planning processes, development of performance and institutional effectiveness measures, including California education accountability structures and introduction to program evaluation, incorporating quantitative and qualitative data.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

EDDL 942 : Integrated Planning and Budget

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D in Educational Leadership.
Description: Budgeting and financial management in public education; budget as manifestation of mission, goals, application of equity at district level; quantitative budget analysis skills, data presentation; financial management systems, focus on information technology, special needs learner impacts.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

EDDL 944 : Human Resource Management in Education

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Ed. D. program in Educational Leadership.
Description: Overview of human resources management issues in public education organizations; includes legal contexts, labor relations, faculty professional development, student services, assessment and evaluation, supervision of instruction and employees and teacher evaluation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2011

EDDL 945 : Communication Techniques & Strategies in Educational Leadership

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership.
Description: Review research in communication styles and techniques with emphasis on cross cultural communication; training in public communication techniques and analysis and improvement of communication styles; use of technology, communication with public media, and date presentation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

EDDL 952 : Field-Based Residency in Educational Leadership

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program.
Description: Focus on collecting data for dissertation; includes mentorship and leadership seminars with current school leaders. Individual conference and independent study; examine district-level teaching, learning, assessment, management, and policy issues.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2011

EDDL 961 : American Education Leadership

Prerequisites: Admission to Ed.D. program.
Description: To be completed during the first fall semester of the Ed.D. program. Introduction to doctoral-level reading, writing, research skills, and research problems in the field of educational leadership. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

EDDL 962 : Analyzing Critical Issues in Education

Prerequisites: EDDL 961.
Description: To be completed during the first spring semester of the Ed.D. program. Continuation of the development of doctoral-level reading, writing, research skills, and research problems in the field of educational leadership. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

EDDL 963 : Seminar: Linking Theory with Practice

Prerequisites: Admission to Ed.D. program.
Description: To be completed during the first summer session of the Ed.D. program. Guides student development of a research problem and literature review appropriate for dissertation study. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

EDDL 964 : Research Seminar: Analyzing Critical Issues in Teaching and Learning

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership.
Description: Introduction to mixed methods research; critique examples of published research and investigate qualitative and quantitative problem statements and methodologies. (To be completed in the fourth semester.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

EDDL 965 : Dissertation Research Design

Prerequisites: None
Description: Development of a research design suitable for the dissertation; to be completed during the fifth semester.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

EDDL 966 : Dissertation Data Collection

Prerequisites: EDDL 965.
Description: Challenges in data collection for the dissertation; collection and analysis processes. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

EDDL 998 : Dissertation

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy.
Description: Independent student research leading to the completion of the doctoral dissertation; includes dissertation support seminar for sharing and critique of preliminary research findings.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

EDDL 999 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Classifed standing in Ed.D. in Educational Leadership; enrollment by petition.
Description: Intensive study of a particular problem. Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of program faculty. Open only to doctoral students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1-6
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