Graduate School of Education

Initial Administrator License (IAL)

Course Descriptions

Completion of an initial teaching license and experience in teaching required prior to program entrance.

There are 18 credits required for the Initial Administrator License program.

Courses are in semester credits and the cost is $595/credit.

EDAD 510 The Professional Administrator: Ethics and Equity in School Leadership Practice (2)

Examines the responsibilities of a professional administrator. Participation in simulation activities, leadership-style inventories and interactive projects designed to assist in the understanding of individual leadership styles, leadership profiles and the interaction with school and societal cultures. Articulate a vision on current school issues, and individual and organizational response. Examples include special education, closing the achievement gap, NCLB, school policies and finance, based on recently-published works by leading scholars and researchers in school administration.

  • Instructor(s): Mimi Pileggi

EDAD 512 Management, Evaluation and Improvement of Instruction (2)

Application of research on teaching and learning to classroom instruction and instructional leadership. Focus is on differentiating instruction to student characteristics and staff development programs, effectively evaluating performance including modifications and adaptations for teachers/children of diverse cultures and needs.

    EDAD 513 Supervision, Evaluation and Professional Development of Personnel (2)

    Introduction to the specifics of clinical supervision for the success of student and teacher performance, as well as alternatives to traditional teacher evaluation models. Students explore issues of school leadership, staff development and professional renewal.

    • Instructor(s): Mimi Pileggi

    EDAD 514 Federal & Oregon School Law (2)

    The examination of educational governance based on case law, lectures and discussions concerning legal rights and responsibilities of public school districts. Topics include: sources of law and the courts; schools and state legislation; and law as it relates to students, families, school personnel, school management, diversity and educator and district liability.

    • Instructor(s): Dave Novotney

    EDAD 515 Planning, Preparation and Implementation of Instructional Budgets (2)

    Exploration of effective and equitable use of fiscal, human and material resources allocation to promote teaching and learning. Examines state and federal laws, regulations, and roles of ODE and the legislature in governing Oregon school finance and school budgeting. Develops an understanding of budgeting and tracking fiduciary responsibilities in schools.

    • Instructor(s): Susan Inman

    EDAD 516 Seminar in School Administration (2)

    The course will deal with issues raised from the experiences of the group and will focus on critical decisions an administrator must make every day and possible outcomes. Examples of topics: school safety alerts, second language learners, technology funding, and parent/community/media relations.

    • Instructor(s): Susan Inman

    EDAD 517 Supervised Practicum I (2)

    An extensive, on-site study of the nature of schools through an administrative lens. The study includes culture, politics and services. An examination of the administrative role through formal observation, data collection and analysis. The field-based experience, under the guidance of practicing school and university supervisors, is designed to involve the candidate in a broad scope of public education.

      EDAD 518 Supervised Practicum II (2)

      An extensive, on-site study of the nature of schools through an administrative lens, including culture, politics and services. An examination of the administrative role through formal observation, data collection and analysis. The field-based experience, under the guidance of practicing school and university supervisors, is designed to involve the candidate in the broad scope of public education.

        EDAD 540 Issues and Ethics: Rural and Urban School Settings (2)

        Examines trends and issues that school administrators K-12 face in both rural and urban settings. Includes culture and community issues, professional development of teachers new to the settings, and issues related to resources and access impacted by the rural or urban setting.