Clark Atlanta University Learn Lead Change

Course Descriptions

   School of Education
    Educational Leadership
    Rufus E. Clement Hall, 318

    Telephone: (404) 880-6015

Course Descriptions

The Department of Educational Leadership is responsible for the following courses:
  CEDA 500   CEDA 600   CEDA 709
  CEDA 510
   CEDA 601
   CEDA 719
  CEDA 520   CEDA 610    CEDA 729
  CEDA 530    CEDA 612    CEDA 730
  CEDA 535   CEDA 614   CEDA 735
  CEDF 550   CEDA 620    CEDA 739
  CEDF 553   CEDF 654   CEDA 790
  CEDA 590   CEDA 630   CEDA 795
  CEDA 599   CEDA 690    CEDA 791
  CEDA 560   CEDA 699    CEDA 660
        CEDA 995

CEDA 500: Introduction to Educational Administration & Supervision. 3 credits
Surveys the field(s) of educational administration and supervision, introduces basic theories and principles of administration and supervision.

CEDA 510: Curriculum Planning for Educational Leaders. 3 credits
Focuses on the comprehensive curriculum development process and emphasizes leadership skills required for implementation and evaluation of the curriculum. Field-based activities are integral parts of the course.

CEDA 520: Educational Resource Management. 3 credits
This course provides an overview of the school system business administration. The course helps the student of educational leadership in urban schools to explore and understand the issues of efficiency and equity in educational resources management.

CEDA 530: School/Community Relations. 3 credits
Examines principles and practices for improving urban school and community relationships with emphasis on the local school site.

CEDA 535: Educational Policy and the Law. 3 credits
Provides a comprehensive review of legal structures and foundations of the American public school system. Students will understand the policy context governing the administration of public schools.

CEDA 560/561: Practicum for the Master’s Degree. 6 credits
Provides opportunities at local school sites to synthesize and apply knowledge over two semesters in diverse educational settings. The field experience requires 300 contact hours including scheduled reflective seminars.

CEDA 590: Educational Tests and Measurements. 3 credits
This course examines methods used to measure and evaluate student progress and how the information gathered through these processes can be used to inform decisions about students, programs and activities.

CEDA 599: Research for School Improvement. 3 credits
This course will guide students through basic research skills needed to locate and evaluate educational research and the utilization of their skills to solve problems that arise in the school setting through the application of action research.

CEDA 600: Administration of the Urban School System. 3 credits
Reviews contemporary administrative and organizational models at the system level in American public schools and considers their impact on urban school policies and practices.

CEDA 601: Strategic Planning for Systemic Reforms. 3 credits
Introduces students to the concept of systemic school reform and the challenges facing educational change initiatives. Considers methods and issues of planning large school interventions.

CEDA 608: Macro Educational Planning (IDE). 3 credits
Explores application of planning models and instruments for development of system level facilities, services and programs.

CEDA 610: Administration & Supervision of the Instructional Program. 3 credits
Focuses on teaching/learning process and provides the administrator knowledge, skills and attitudes in supervising the curriculum and instructional program. A primary emphasis is on improvement of instruction in urban schools. Direct support of teacher, group development, professional development, curriculum development and action research will be emphasized.

CEDA 612: Student Personnel Administration. 3 credits
Studies student personnel problems in public schools.

CEDA 614: Staff Personnel Administration. 3 credits
Studies principles and practices needed in recruitment of personnel and maintenance of school personnel programs.

CEDA 620: Economics of Educational Equity. 3 credits
Provides analysis of pervasive equity issues facing urban schools. In-depth consideration of economic and financial challenges of ensuring equity for all students.

CEDA 630: Community Educational Leadership. 3 credits
Introduces students to the theory and practice of community education and the role of education in urban community development.

CEDA 660/661: Advanced Practicum. 6 credits
Provides a variety of field-based experiences for education specialist and doctoral candidates over two semesters in diverse settings at school districts, state education departments or higher education. The field experience requires 300 contact hours including scheduled reflective seminars.

CEDA 690: Systematic Evaluation. 3 credits
Evaluates school level organizational units and instructional programs through application of social system model of organization and planning instruments.

CEDA 699: Research Methods in Organizations. 3 credits
Examines methods of researching problems in organizations and develops instruments for measurement of variables in school organizations.

CEDA 709: Seminar in Strategic Leadership. 3 credits
Utilizing social systems theories, students will examine the issues of systemic change in educational organizations. They will review relevant literature, formulate research questions and design frameworks for interpretation and analysis.

CEDA 719: Seminar in Instructional Leadership. 3 credits
Students will examine school reform issues from the perspective of curriculum and instructional leadership. They will review relevant literature, formulate research questions and design frameworks for interpretation and analysis.

CEDA 729: Seminar in Organizational Leadership. 3 credits
Utilizing the perspective of transformational leadership, students will examine organizational decision making and the problems of organizational change. They will review relevant literature, formulate research questions and design frameworks for interpretation and analysis.

CEDA 730: Politics of Urban Education. 3 credits
Examines effects on educational policies of political behavior at national, state, local and institutional levels with particular focus on implications for urban schools.

CEDA 735: Educational Policy Analysis. 3 credits
Develops a framework for analysis and decision making in education policy, analyzes selected issues of current significance and introduces students to educational policy research methodology.

CEDA 739: Seminar in Political/Community Leadership. 3 credits
Analyzes issues of leadership and governance as they relate to the larger political, social and cultural context of urban schools. Students will review relevant literature, formulate research questions, and design frameworks for interpretation and analysis.

CEDA 790: Quantitative Research Methodology in Education. 3 credits
Students will learn how to construct a variety of quantitative research designs, identify and use appropriate statistical tools and techniques, analyze, interpret and report research results using narrative, tabular and graphic forms. Prerequisite: Computer Literacy.

CEDA 795: Qualitative Research Methodology in Education. 3 credits
Assists doctoral students to develop theoretical framework from which qualitative inquiry emerges. Aims, assumptions, methods and strategies of qualitative research are addressed.

CEDA 791: Directed Research. 3 credits
Develops competencies in designing and developing research proposals. (Elective)

CEDA 990: Doctoral Advisement. 1 credit
Maintains status of students for preparation and writing comprehensive examination and/ or prospectus or for making corrections of dissertation after final defense.
Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair.

CEDA 995: Dissertation Research. 3 credits
Provides guidance on research for and writing of the dissertation. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all required courses and the comprehensive examinations. Minimum six (6) hours required.

CEDF 550: History of Urban Education. 3 credits
Through the disciplinary lens of history, the course reviews the major forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the modern school system in the United States. Particular focus will be directed at the urban setting.

CEDF 553: Schooling and the Urban Community. 3 credits
This course seeks to cultivate and them encourage the utilization of a sociological lens to examine our urban societies, our communities and our schools.

CEDF 654: Education and Urban Development. 3 credits
Explores the social context of urban education, the development and expansion of concentrated poverty in central city schools, and the research on the relationship between poverty and educational performance. Students study coordinated services for children and families and models for institutional collaboration.