Educational Admin (EDAS)

EDAS 6655. The Principal as Instructional Leader. (3 Credits)

This is an advanced course in school administration for students in the Education Specialist Performance-Based Program specializing in building level administration. Although some emphasis will be placed on management and structure of the school, the major focus in on the role of the principal in creating and maintaining a program of instructional excellence. Thus, every facet of the course will lead to creating a school leader who is able and willing to promote student achievement.

EDAS 6670. School Finance. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the candidate with the basic principles of school finance, accounting procedures and an overview of school business management. Included is a review of the issues (and possible resolutions) that confront educational leaders, boards of education (BOE) and the public. Also included is the planning, preparation and administration of budgets. Candidates examine theories of financing public elementary and secondary schools with special attention to the Georgia requirements. Basic overview of taxation, bond issues and SPLOST are reviewed. This course is part of the performance-based specialist program. One third of the activities/assessment for this course are performance-based, while two thirds of the activities/assessment are content-based and practice-based. Performance-based activities from the Ed.S. Handbook are to be performed and recorded in the candidate’s electronic portfolio. A verification for each activity by the candidate will be posted on verification form.

EDAS 6685. School and Community Relations. (3 Credits)

Students study school-community relations and their impact on the school operation. Emphasis is on the influence of the social forces on the school.

EDAS 6702. Educational Leadership and School Improvement. (3 Credits)

This pre-service course for entrance into the Ed.S. program is one of two required of those candidates who have not completed a masters degree in educational leadership. This is primarily a content course with some application and performance. Emphasis is given to the study of leadership and school improvement. Candidates will learn the importance of analyzing data to plan and implement appropriate instructional experiences for students and to identify and analyze the measures of data to understand student learning needs.

EDAS 6708. Residency I District Level. (6 Credits)

Candidates acquire district level administrative experience under a practicing supervisor / administrator. This course is part of a Performance-Based Educational Specialist program. One hundred percent of the activities/assessments for this Course are performance-based. This course is designed for Ed.S. Candidates to maximize opportunities and practices and to refine their skills in district level administration. The experiences of this course include the beginning of an Administrative Preparation Portfolio for the candidate to document and record progress toward meeting Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Standards and Board of Regents (BOR) Performance Strands for Specialists’ Level preparation, assess needs and complete performance-based experiences in an authentic district level setting. These experiences will lead to Residency II EDAS 6770.

EDAS 6710. The Superintendent. (3 Credits)

This course is an intensive study of Research literature on the School Superintendent. The Executive Leadership responsibilities, roles, and styles with references on superintendent and school-board relationship will be considered. This course is part of a Performance-Based Educational Specialist Program. One hundred percent of the Activities and Assessments for this course are Performance-Based.

EDAS 6711. Software Systems in educational Administration. (3 Credits)

Students examine administrative computer software currently used in Georgia school systems such as pupil accounting, grade reporting, grade posting, food service accounting, class scheduling, discipline records, communication systems, multimedia presentation systems, activity fund accounting, general fund accounting, personnel records, purchasing, bus scheduling, maintenance and repair scheduling, payroll, budgeting and balance sheet preparation.

EDAS 6719. Residency I Building Level. (6 Credits)

Candidates acquire building level administrative experience under a practicing supervisor /administrator. This course is part of a Performance-Based Educational Specialist program. One hundred percent of the activities/assessments for this Course are performance-based. This course is designed for Ed.S. candidates to maximize opportunities and practices and refine their skills in building level administration. The experiences of this course include the beginning of an Administrative Preparation Portfolio for the candidate to document and record progress toward meeting Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Standards and Board of Regents (BOR) Performance Strands for Specialists’ Level preparation, assess needs and complete performance-based experiences in an authentic building level setting. These experiences will lead to the Residency II EDAS 6769.

EDAS 6733. Educational Policy. (3 Credits)

This course will combine in-depth knowledge of the textbook, reading of a paperback and study of selected websites on current educational issues, as well as class discussions and stringent question and answer sessions led by the instructor. Students will then be able to analyze a number of policy documents from their school system and provide an evaluation based on the material studied in this class.

EDAS 6769. Residency II Building Level. (6 Credits)

Residency II is a continuation of Residency I. Candidates acquire building level administrative experience under a BLCST. This course is part of a Performance-Based Educational Specialist program. One hundred percent of the activities/assessments for this course are performance based. EDAS 6769 is designed for Ed.S. candidates to maximize opportunities and practices and to refine their skills in building level administration. The experiences of this course include the continuation of an Administrative Preparation Portfolio for the candidate to document and record progress toward meeting Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Standards and Board of Regents (BOR) Performance Strands for Specialists’ Level preparation using the GaDOE Leader Keys, assess needs and complete performance-based experiences in an authentic building level setting.

EDAS 6770. Residency II for District Level Administrator. (6 Credits)

Candidates acquire district level administrative experience under a practicing supervisor / administrator This course is part of a Performance-Based Educational Specialist program. One hundred percent of the activities/assessments for this Course are performance-based. This course is designed for Ed.S. Candidates to maximize opportunities and practices and to refine their skills in district level administration. The experiences of this course include the beginning of an Administrative Preparation Portfolio for the candidate to document and record progress toward meeting Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Standards and Board of Regents (BOR) Performance Strands for Specialists’ Level preparation, assess needs and complete performance-based experiences in an authentic district level setting.