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Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Courses



Introduction to Elem and Secondary Educational Administration 3 u

Introduction to K-12 Elementary and Secondary Administration (728) is a three-credit graduate course designed to introduce students to the main themes of research and practice in American primary and secondary school leadership through a sustained investigation of the conditions for successful instructional leadership.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 728


School and Community Relations 3 u

School and Community Relations is a 3 credit graduate class designed to help guide educators in engaging the public in our schools with the idea that schools benefit from parent and citizen involvement, input and understanding of what happens in public schools. The following are areas covered in this class: social, economic, and political characteristics of communities; marketing theory, marketing plans, and public relations; communications theory, mass media and group processes; political theory, community power, and conflict resolution; organization, operation, and evaluation of school community relations programs. Special emphasis will be to ensure engagement of all members of the community, including diverse populations, both racially and income level.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 734


Supervision of Instruction 3 u

Analysis of basic concepts of supervision and competencies essential to effective supervisory performance. Extended examination of current and emerging supervisory practices found in local school districts. Supervision as a process is considered in a variety of roles and positions of leadership.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 769


The School Principalship 3 u

Study of the application of theories to the administrative behavior problems of leadership in schools. The course content will present research concerning the operation and management of schools. It is designed for students who will have a leaderships function role in their school duties, such as a team leader, supervisor, coordinator or principal.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 776


Practicum 1-6 u

Supervised field experience: elementary, secondary, and/or special education at local, state, or national level.  Required for Wisconsin Licensure as K-12 principal, director of Instruction, or Director of Pupil Services.



School Finance and Accounting 3 u

School Finance and Accounting is designed for administrators and other school personnel who desire to learn the principles and concepts of school accounting; auditing and financial reporting; major sources of revenue; and cost management and investment techniques.