EDG 501. Issues in American Education. (3 Credits)

studies the role of the schools in American society, looks at the historical context of educational development, surveys the theories of important educators, and considers current educational issues. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 502. Dir Early Child Program. (3 Credits)

EDG 503. GRAD RESEARCH WORKSHOP. (1 Credit)

EDG 505. Teaching the Faith. (3 Credits)

EDG 507. Curriculum Leadership. (3 Credits)

considers the factors that influence design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development. This course is required for the Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, and Reading programs and has no prerequisites. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, MAD, MPW

EDG 509. Disciplinary Literacy. (3 Credits)

focuses on the transfer of beginning reading skills to content areas and on higher level comprehension and study skills. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OS

EDG 510. Professional Dev Plan I. (1 Credit)

EDG 514. Ministry in a Digital World. (3 Credits)

EDG 515. Educ Research Methods. (3 Credits)

examines the research tools available to design, implement and evaluate the formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research. The course includes the study of descriptive and experimental research methods, basic statistical methods as well as techniques of literature review and report writing, that is, the reporting of research. Students completing this course should have a draft of the first three chapters for either a thesis or graduate seminar project. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, OS

EDG 516. MATH THEIR WAY WRKSHP. (2 Credits)

EDG 517. MATH THEIR WAY I. (2 Credits)

EDG 518. K-2 AIMS MATH/SCI WK. (2 Credits)

EDG 519. GR 3-5 AIMS MATH/SCI WK. (2 Credits)

EDG 520. GR 6-9 AIMS MATH/SCI WK. (2 Credits)

EDG 521. Human Learn & Motivation. (3 Credits)

examines the nature of contrasting theories of learning. Emphasis will be placed on major contemporary learning theories and their respective approaches to motivation. The primary objective is to provide in-service graduate students, as well as other school personnel, with a comprehensive picture of current major educational learning theories and issues and to develop their implication for the teaching process. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 522. AIMS-MATH/SCI II. (2 Credits)

EDG 523. MATH THEIR WAY II. (1 Credit)

EDG 524. MATH THEIR WAY III. (2 Credits)

EDG 526. American Family Today. (3 Credits)

EDG 528. Strat Effect Teaching. (3 Credits)

focuses on expanding one’s personal repertoire of effective instructional strategies utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983, 1999) as the philosophical foundation. This course will provide for practical application while still requiring a critical analysis of Gardner’s worldview as well as one’s own. The course design is constructivist, and largely grounded in the concept of experiential learning as defined by Johnson and Johnson (1975, 1994). 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 531. Principles of Education Admin. (3 Credits)

is a foundations course in educational administration and organization. Major topics include principles, concepts and issues in administration, organizing for education and administering the school program. Case studies will be emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 532. Current Topics:Research ECE. (3 Credits)

EDG 533. Leadership for Change. (3 Credits)

explores the process of change in the world of education. The course provides an overview of the sources, processes, and outcomes of change and the implications for dealing with change. The role of governments, teacher and administrator preparation, and professional development and the future of educational change are also reviewed. 3 credits. 88 Concordia University Accelerated Learning Centers and Off Campus Offerings

Prerequisite: None

EDG 535. Legal/Ethic Issues in Ed Admin. (3 Credits)

addresses the authority and liability of school personnel operating in both private and public educational institutions. Court decisions affecting curriculum, instruction, administration, and student and teacher rights are emphasized. The law as it relates to education is presented within the context of the Christian moral and ethical behavior of students, teachers, and administrators. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: EDG 531/831.

Offered at: CUW, MAD

EDG 536. Ed Govern/Admin-HR Emph. (3 Credits)

studies the organizational structure and administrative relationships in school systems. The course presents an overview of the school system, emphasizing the legal, political and social forces affecting local school systems. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 537. Supervision of Instruction. (3 Credits)

provides the student with orientation to the field of instructional supervision. The course focuses on the nature of instructional supervision with an emphasis on the human perspectives of supervisory behavior. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 538. PROACTV DISCIPLN POLICY. (3 Credits)

EDG 539. Practicum in Educ Admin. (3 Credits)

provides opportunities for aspiring or practicing administrators to relate educational administrative theory to the applied administrative profession at the elementary, middle or secondary level. Students are required to complete a practicum experience within the school setting under the supervision of the practicum instructor from Concordia University and a licensed administrator in the school district. The practicum experience is designed by the university instructor and the student in cooperation with the school administrator. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, OS

EDG 541. Business Admin of Schools. (3 Credits)

provides a theoretical and practical background in school business administration for teachers, principals, and others pursuing careers in both the public and private schools in Wisconsin. The course develops a rationale for the function of school business administration and describes the concepts and practices that implement that function. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 544. Curr Top & Research Literacy. (3 Credits)

examines current topics and issues in literacy instruction through study of journals, periodicals, recent publication and qualitative research methods. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MPW

EDG 545. Workshop:Books & Pictures. (3 Credits)

EDG 546. STRY-TELL & CREAT DRAMA. (3 Credits)

EDG 547. Dev & Assessment-Student Ser. (3 Credits)

EDG 550. MODALITY BASED READING. (3 Credits)

EDG 551. INTEGRATING READ & WRTN. (3 Credits)

EDG 552. Improve Literacy Instruction. (3 Credits)

is an introduction to the Graduate Literacy program and establishes a foundation of best practice methodologies in literacy instruction. The Course teaches students how to construct and implement highly effective early reading, word attack, comprehension, and writing programs that foster literacy development. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, OS

EDG 553. Literacy Assess for Instruct. (3 Credits)

examines the design, development, implementation, and analysis of kindergarten through grade 12 literacy assessment. In addition, the course explores the important relationship between assessment and instruction. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: EDG 552; EDG 556; one other literacycourse; permission of instructor.

Offered at: OS

EDG 554. Literacy Practicum. (3 Credits)

is the Literacy Practicum, required for #1316 licensure. This experience provides opportunities for each aspiring reading teacher to relate literacy and administrative theory to the applied professional understand of the position of reading teacher. Students will work with a student(s) for 40 hours in a one-on-one setting to administer assessment and provide intervention under the direction of a licensed reading teacher or reading specialist. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: EDG 552; EDG 553; EDG 554; one other Literacy course; permission of instructor.

EDG 555. GRAD INDEPENDENT STUDY. (3 Credits)

EDG 556. Language & Literacy Develop. (3 Credits)

studies the English language, including English phonology and how children’s language develops from childhood through adolescence and examines interrelationships of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 557. STU ASST PRGM-D&A AWR. (2 Credits)

EDG 560. Curric Design Dev Early Ch Ed. (3 Credits)

EDG 561. Assessment in Educaton. (3 Credits)

EDG 565. Early Chld:Pre-K/Prim. (3 Credits)

EDG 566. MUSIC FOR ECE/PRIMARY. (3 Credits)

EDG 567. Lang Dev & Lang Arts in EC. (3 Credits)

EDG 568. Play Workshop:Theory & Pract. (3 Credits)

EDG 569. Contemp Iss Family & Parenting. (3 Credits)

studies the family as it relates to contemporary legal and social issues facing our schools. The roles confronting parents, teachers, and students in a variety of school settings will be discussed and examined. Historical, theoretical, and philosophical frameworks of parent involvement in education will be studied in order to allow educators to consider ways of improving and building home/school partnerships to better meet the educational needs of all children. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 570. Using Coop Lrn-Classroom. (3 Credits)

EDG 571. STRAT TEACH SOC STUDIES. (3 Credits)

EDG 573. DISCOVERY SCIENCE. (1 Credit)

EDG 574. Art-Elem & Early Child. (3 Credits)

EDG 576. Lit-Kindergarten to Secondary. (3 Credits)

presents a wide selection of primary readings for students from kindergarten through the twelfth grade, criteria for selecting texts, practical methods for engaging the students’ interest in books, and tools for curriculum development and integration. The course emphasizes the historical background and foundations of the literature. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 577. CURRICULUM SEMINAR. (3 Credits)

EDG 582. ROLE OF THE EDUCATOR. (3 Credits)

EDG 585. ISSUES IN NURTURING. (3 Credits)

EDG 587. TESTS & MEASUREMENT. (3 Credits)

EDG 590. Thesis Completion Seminar. (3 Credits)

provides an advisory structure for writing the master’s thesis for the degree. The seminar is normally taken near the end of the coursework for the degree. The student defends the thesis at the end of the course. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 595. Graduate Capstone Project. (3 Credits)

provides an opportunity to examine a range of problems in school administration, curriculum, planning, organizing and evaluating. The seminar focuses on student projects and problems related his or her professional development. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, GB, MPW

EDG 596. Literacy Internship. (3 Credits)

provides opportunities for each aspiring reading specialist to relate reading and administrative theory to the applied professional understanding of the position of reading specialist. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: GB, MPW

EDG 599. Special Work:. (1-3 Credits)

EDG 600. EC Graduate Research Project. (3 Credits)

EDG 601. PRACT STUDENT ACTIVITIE. (3 Credits)

EDG 602. PRACTICUM IN ATHLETICS. (3 Credits)

EDG 603. CAMPUS MINISTRIES PRACT. (3 Credits)

EDG 604. PRACT-STUDNT PERS ADMIN. (3 Credits)

EDG 605. PRACTICUM-SUBST ABUSE. (3 Credits)

EDG 609. Lang Art Skills Across the Cur. (3 Credits)

EDG 610. Teach Critcl Think & Prblm Slv. (3 Credits)

EDG 611. NATL LUTH PRINC ACAD. (3 Credits)

EDG 612. WRITING FOR THE CHURCH. (3 Credits)

EDG 613. Meet Spec Needs ECE. (3 Credits)

EDG 614. CLASS MGMT/CONF RES ECE. (3 Credits)

EDG 622. LEARNING STYLES. (1-3 Credits)

EDG 625. COOP LEARN:MAINSTREAM. (3 Credits)

EDG 627. Portfolio I. (0 Credits)

is the first step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students complete the initial setup of their portfolio and develop rationales for each standard in their program. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 628. Portfolio II. (0 Credits)

is the second step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert one artifact for each standard into their portfolio. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 629. Portfolio III. (0 Credits)

is the third step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert at least two and no more than three additional artifacts for each standard into their portfolio. 0 credits. Concordia University Accelerated Learning Centers and Off Campus Offerings 89

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 630. DRUG & ALCHL ABUSE PREV. (3 Credits)

EDG 632. Educating Students at Risk. (3 Credits)

this course intends to help identify students in a K-12 setting who are or have the potential to be at risk academically, behaviorally or socially. The course also intends to help develop attitudes, skills and techniques to be effective teachers of the at-risk student. Response to Intervention (RtI) will be discussed. The course will look at social, personal, cultural and community dynamics in relation to the education of students who are at risk. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 633. Alternative Education. (3 Credits)

this course studies the nature of the alternative education K-12 program in the public schools. The various delivery systems and the role of the teacher in each system will be addressed. Alternative education, as a part of a community process, will be discussed. Discussion will range from early intervention to “last chance” programs. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 634. Special Ed & the Law. (3 Credits)

EDG 635. STORYTELL & ORAL INTERP. (3 Credits)

EDG 636. CHILDRENS LIT IN CLASSR. (3 Credits)

EDG 637. Strat Ed At-Risk Youth. (3 Credits)

this course will address effective interventions for at-risk youth with a focus on children in poverty and children suffering social and emotional risks. Students explore general issues regarding laws, inclusion, and suggestions for how teachers can modify, accommodate, and adapt their classrooms and instruction for at-risk students. The course will consider not only whether these initiatives ameliorate deficits and troubles, but whether they nurture strengths and resiliency, and students will examine new models of resiliency. Attention will be given to the different sources and different expression of risk and resilience across race, class, and culture. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 638. BEYOND SAP CORE TRAIN. (1-3 Credits)

EDG 639. School Leadership in Technolog. (3 Credits)

EDG 640. Sap/Group Faciltn Train. (3 Credits)

EDG 641. BASIC AODA ISSUES. (2 Credits)

EDG 642. The Reflective Practitioner. (3 Credits)

EDG 643. IMPACT-Prob Analy & Crit Think. (3 Credits)

EDG 644. Advance Group Faciltn. (3 Credits)

EDG 645. Prin,Iss,& Phil of Voc Ed Prog. (1-3 Credits)

EDG 646. CURRICULUM COMPACTING. (3 Credits)

EDG 647. CHILD LIT IN CLASSROOM. (3 Credits)

EDG 648. WHOLE LANG-RDG/WRT. (3 Credits)

EDG 649. Profess Learn Communities. (3 Credits)

provides students with greater competency in developing skills connected to communication, problem solving, data analysis and assessment within groups, teams, and learning communities. The focus of the course is upon case studies and practices associated with PLCs. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 650. HIGH LEVEL WELLNESS. (3 Credits)

EDG 651. AODA PREVENT PROGRAM. (3 Credits)

EDG 654. SCHL ADMIN & AODA PROG. (1 Credit)

EDG 655. CLASSRM FACILTN SKILLS. (1 Credit)

EDG 656. STRESS MANAGEMENT. (3 Credits)

EDG 658. CLASSROOM PUBLIS. (3 Credits)

EDG 659. ADAPT CURRIC/LEARNERS. (3 Credits)

EDG 661. WHOLE HELP-STRUG READER. (3 Credits)

EDG 662. ASSESS PORTFOLIO PLUS. (3 Credits)

EDG 664. TEACH WITH LESS STRESS. (3 Credits)

EDG 667. Number Sense & Teach Math EC. (3 Credits)

EDG 668. COMPARATIVE ED:K-12. (3 Credits)

EDG 669. IMPLEMENT WHOLE LANG. (3 Credits)

EDG 674. MOTIVAT LRNERS HIGH LEV. (3 Credits)

EDG 676. SLED-School Ldrshp Dev Pract. (3 Credits)

EDG 677. ELL Lit: Read, Writ & Grammar. (3 Credits)

provides students with opportunities to review, evaluate and adapt materials for use in teaching reading, writing and grammar to ESL learners. Students will gain facility in matching and adapting texts and materials to the needs of different kinds of ESL learners. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 678. MATH MANIPULATIVES. (3 Credits)

EDG 679. INTEGRATE SPEC NEEDS. (3 Credits)

EDG 680. Meth/Mid & Second Content Area. (1-3 Credits)

EDG 681. Accommod Diff in Lit Learners. (3 Credits)

teachers learn to prepare students in five broad areas that are instrumental in working with learners who have varying levels of language and literacy delays: relevant criteria used for determining language and literacy delays in children; relationships between cognition, speech, and language; cultural and linguistic differences; instructional arrangements for diverse learning styles; and core components of effective literacy instruction. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 682. Methods of Teaching ESL. (3 Credits)

this course introduces the student to the methods, curriculum, and current practices in the teaching of English as a second language. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDG 683. Observ, Anal, & Pract in ESL. (3 Credits)

this capstone course provides students with observation and analysis skills to apply to their own ESL teaching for this practicum experience, as well as with techniques for working with paraprofessionals in ESL/bilingual classrooms in schools. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDG 684. Mentoring. (3 Credits)

EDG 685. Internship. (8 Credits)

EDG 686. Student Teach-Elementary. (8 Credits)

EDG 687. Student Teach-Middle. (1-6 Credits)

EDG 688. Student Teach-High School. (1-8 Credits)

EDG 689. Studnt Tchng Elem/Middle Schoo. (1-6 Credits)

EDG 690. Prof Sup Strat for Init Educat. (1 Credit)

EDG 691. Topics in Special Education. (1-3 Credits)

Offered at: CUW

EDG 692. Instructional Design. (3 Credits)

EDG 693. Theories of Learning & Design. (3 Credits)

EDG 694. Digital Literacy. (3 Credits)

EDG 695. Portfolio: ESL. (0 Credits)

capstone assessment for the ESL Minor that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and ESL Knowledge. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDG 696. Portfolio I - Sp Ed. (0 Credits)

EDG 697. Portfolio II - Sp Ed. (0 Credits)

EDG 698. Portfolio III - Sp Ed. (0 Credits)

EDG 699. Assessment for Learning. (3 Credits)

provides the student with an understanding of test analysis and design. Special emphasis is placed on evaluating the validity and reliability of commercially available tests and self-created test instruments.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 700. Cross Cultural Comm Teachers. (3 Credits)

students will examine the cultural diversity that exists locally, nationally, and globally in order to develop a positive appreciation for the contributions of other cultures. Student will gain personal contact with members of other cultures and learn effective intercultural communication skills for our diverse world. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: KEN

EDG 702. Effct rltnshps w fam&communit. (3 Credits)

EDG 703. Develop Approp Assessment Prct. (3 Credits)

EDG 706. Basic English Linguistics. (3 Credits)

EDG 708. Dev Apprp Pract Early Child Ed. (3 Credits)

EDG 709. Ed Admin Pract. (1 Credit)

for students returning for 5010 licensure. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDG 711. Servant Leadership. (3 Credits)

EDG 712. Field Experience Early Childhd. (3 Credits)

EDG 718. Portfolio. (0 Credits)

EDG 722. MENTOR Internship. (1 Credit)

EDG 723. Coll w Fam & Pro Div Soc. (3 Credits)

examines the relationships between families of children with disabilities and special education professionals. To increase understanding of family perspectives, the impact of exceptionality on the family is studied in the framework of family systems theory, functions, and the life cycle. Strategies for establishing collaborative partnerships with families resulting in a family centered approach to service delivery are emphasized. The course requires students to examine their values and beliefs about working with families, to challenge their assumptions, and to critically analyze their professional roles in working with families. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 724. Teach Stu w Sig Disabilities. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to teach students ways to incorporate community involvement in their curriculum specifically for the students with a wide range of disabilities. Family involvement will be stressed. Students will look at curriculum that incorporates basic issues related to social self-help skills. Units will focus on transitions, vocational options, legal issues, and post-secondary programs ranging from sheltered workshops to universities with special education services. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 730. Math Manipul in Elem Class. (1 Credit)

EDG 731. Eval Tech/Erly Child Spec Educ. (3 Credits)

includes the study of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment tools used in the identification of young students with a variety of developmental disabilities. Students will observe, then conduct screening and diagnostic assessments of young children while researching appropriate observational assessment techniques to identify certain behaviors or characteristics indicating developmental delays or at-risk status in the youngest of children. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 732. Cur & Prog Erly Chld Sp Ed 0-8. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to provide students with the methods, techniques, and adaptations necessary for programming for young children with disabilities. The course examines how teachers can implement developmentally appropriate practices for children with disabilities in early childhood settings. Students will learn to design and adapt learning environments, curricular activities, and materials so they will better enable the active and full participation of all children, especially children with disabilities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 733. Lang Acq&Lit Sp Ed 0-3/PK/Prim. (3 Credits)

provides an introduction to theory and research on language acquisition. This course will focus on language development including the major milestones in the development of: speech perception, speech production, word learning, morphology, syntax, pragmatic and social language skills. This course will also study the language acquisition of special needs children ages birth to age 8. The course includes analysis, assessment of literacy development and early intervention strategies necessary to support literacy development. Students will acquire a specialized knowledge of young children’s language development and will reflectively learn to analyze children’s oral and written language as a basis for curriculum planning and adaptations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 734. Wkg Inf & Todd wth Disab & Fam. (3 Credits)

EDG 735. Char & Legal Issues in SPED. (3 Credits)

is designed to provide students with an overview of children and youth with disabilities and the legal requirements of providing an education for those students. Students will examine the components of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and how they ensure students with disabilities appropriate educational and related services. Other case studies and laws regarding the education and treatment of students with disabilities will also be examined. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 736. Spec Ed Proced Safeguards. (2 Credits)

EDG 737. Lf Span & Dev Chld/Excep Needs. (3 Credits)

this course presents a study of human growth and development of children, youth, and adults including those with exceptionalities. Physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development are explored with attention to how exceptionalities influence development throughout the life span. Diversity and bias in and outside of school is explored with regard to gender, race and ethnicity, culture and language, and how they affect the teaching and learning process throughout the developmental stages of life. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 738. Tchng Yth At-Rsk Spec Ed. (2 Credits)

EDG 739. Reading Diag/Instruct Spec Ed. (3 Credits)

explores the practice and process of authentic reading assessment and instruction that contributes to student learning. This course focuses on the teacher’s role in the diagnostic and assessment process, the nature and interrelatedness of factors that affect reading performance, and reading interventions which are effective for students with a variety of disabilities, including cognitive disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities and learning disabilities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 740. Assist Tech Indiv/Spec Needs. (3 Credits)

this course includes assistive technology evaluation, the selection and application process for individuals with disabilities in school as well as application of microcomputers and related technology to persons with learning, behavior, sensory, motor and communication disorders. The course emphasizes the evaluation of abilities in relation to environmental demands and curricular adaptations. Students utilize adaptive equipment and/or assistive devices that can be used to ensure student participation. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 741. Curr Adapt Learners with Excep. (3 Credits)

covers historical prospective, philosophies, current issues and practices, and curriculum models. Developing and adapting curriculum materials for learners with a variety of disabilities including learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, physical /health associated with impairments, traumatic brain injury, and cultural barriers is emphasized. The course also includes identification of characteristics and educational programs, service models, trends, research, theories and practice for SLD, ID, and Gifted students. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 742. Consul,Collabor and Teaming. (3 Credits)

presents the literature reflecting the importance and process of professional staff including administrators, teachers, assistants, special educators, and related service staff collaborating for the successful inclusion of children with disabilities. This course also introduces students to state and federal laws impacting the education of students with disabilities, which prepares them to work collaboratively with other professionals and parents. Students become familiar with special education organizations, associations and other resources that will assist them in meeting their professional needs, the needs of families, and the needs of students with disabilities. Issues of communication, planning, role clarity, initiative, reporting, responsibility and administrative support are considered and analyzed in case studies and during team activities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 743. Cross Catg Sp Ed: StdTchng/Sem. (1 Credit)

provides the student with opportunities to experience, in depth, the full role and meaning of teaching in a special education or an inclusive classroom setting. Experiences include planning and organizing for instruction, accommodations and adaptations of instruction and instructional materials, developing classroom teaching competencies and skills, evaluating pupil progress, participating in extra-class activities, collaborating with school personnel, and utilizing school and community resources in the instructional program. Placements are made according to the concentration area of ID, SLD or EBD. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 744. EC Sp Ed:Studnt Tchng/Sem. (1 Credit)

provides the student with opportunities to experience, in depth, the full role and meaning of teaching in a special education or an inclusive classroom setting. Experiences include planning and organizing for instruction, accommodations and adaptations of instruction and instructional materials, developing classroom teaching competencies and skills, evaluating pupil progress, participating in extra-class activities, collaborating with school personnel, and utilizing school and community resources in the instructional program. Placements are made according to age level needs. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 745. The Principalship. (3 Credits)

focuses on the nature of instructional leadership and the role of the principal. The course will provide the student an orientation to the responsibilities and tasks of the principal. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, MAD, OS

EDG 746. Org & Admin of Voc Ed Prog. (1-3 Credits)

EDG 749. Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood. (3 Credits)

EDG 750. Explor Classrm Assess in Math. (1 Credit)

EDG 751. Mentor Training Workshop. (1 Credit)

EDG 752. Thinking Like an Assessor:. (1 Credit)

EDG 753. ELA Instruct and Assessment. (1 Credit)

EDG 754. ELA Inst and Assessment. (1 Credit)

EDG 755. Assess for Understand:Proj Dev. (1 Credit)

EDG 756. Intro to Brain-Based Learning. (1 Credit)

EDG 757. Brain-Based Learn: Essen Topic. (1 Credit)

EDG 758. Meet Lit Needs of Spec Child. (1 Credit)

EDG 759. Becoming a Reflec Math Tchr. (1 Credit)

EDG 760. Searching Vs Researching. (1 Credit)

EDG 761. Market Operat & Fin Market ECE. (3 Credits)

EDG 762. Adv Intern Seuper II. (2 Credits)

a continuation of Advanced Internship in Superintendecy I. Specific applications will be tied to coursework completed in EDG 789/989, EDG 790/990, EDG 791/991, EDG 792/992. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 763. Found of Adult & Community Ed. (3 Credits)

introduces adult learning principles and varying philosophical and historical approaches to adult and community education, within a broad range of contexts including: human resource development, job training, higher education, and community organizations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 764. The Adult Learner. (3 Credits)

emphasizes adult developmental and the social context of learning within formal, non-formal and informal settings. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 765. Prog Planning Adult & Comm Ed. (3 Credits)

provides an overview of the steps and processes of effective practice in program development including needs assessment, program design and delivery, transfer of learning, program evaluation, and marketing. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 766. Strat Teach & Learn Adult Lear. (3 Credits)

emphasizes approaches to instruction and facilitation of learning in adult and community contexts. Given a particular learning need, students develop a portion of a program for a specific adult population. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 767. Ldrshp & Ad of Adult & Comm Ed. (3 Credits)

frames the vocation of adult educators as servant leadership. Students develop administrative knowledge and skill in areas such as staff selection, effective delivery practices, using technology, marketing and budgeting. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 768. Sign Lang for Spec Educator. (3 Credits)

this course will provide communication and learning methods for exceptional children with an emphasis on multi-sensory learning. Exceptional children may require innovative techniques to help them communicate with others and learn developmental skills. American Sign Language will be introduced as a means to develop communication and understanding between children and their families as well as between children and educators. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 769. Strat Integ Autism Spec Dis. (3 Credits)

this course will describe autism spectrum disorders and the characteristics in detail with an emphasis on understanding these characteristics in the context of the students' educational needs. The course will include strategies to incorporate in therapy, home and classroom. A distinction between medical and educational diagnostic models will be made. This course is appropriate for both health professionals and educators. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 770. Laws, Regs, Lic & Credent ECE. (3 Credits)

EDG 778. The Superintendency. (3 Credits)

using a research and theory-based approach, this course will explore the role and responsibility of the 21st century superintendent. Students will analyze the relationship between superintendent, school board, and other authorities and examine how to build effective relationships. Students will also observe best practices of high-performing superintendents to learn to promote positive change to improve schools and student achievement. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 779. Asses & Inst Spec Needs Child. (3 Credits)

places emphasis on assessing and promoting the attainment of cognitive, language, social, self-help, and motor skills. Students will learn to observe children and to conduct developmental evaluations and assessments. From results of the evaluations, students will learn to develop, implement, and monitor Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP). Students will also be introduced to the concepts of homebased and center-based assessment and instruction. Issues surrounding the administration and interpretation of standardized instruments used in the identification of students with developmental disabilities, health disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities are also examined. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 780. EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIO. (3 Credits)

EDG 781. Lan/Comm Disorders. (3 Credits)

includes analysis of language/communication disorders (functional and dysfunctional anatomy of the oral, velopharyngeal, nasal and laryngeal areas) and the individual needs of persons with communication disorders. Diagnostic and treatment methods utilizing a multidisciplinary team are emphasized. Issues in assessment, treatment and classroom intervention strategies are considered and especially applied to the full gambit of communication with an emphasis on the relationship of the oral and written language abilities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 782. Hist, Pol, Method of Sec Lang. (3 Credits)

is an introduction to the history and education policies of bilingual education. This course will provide a background in theories and best practices of bilingual education. Students will become familiar with the different types of bilingual education, while investigating effective teaching and learning methods in bilingual classrooms. Students will be provided with the opportunity to become familiar with first and second language acquisition and theory and develop philosophical beliefs of bilingual education. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDG 783. Obs, Anal, Pract Bilingual Cl. (3 Credits)

This capstone course provides students with observation and analysis skills to apply to their own bilingual teaching in their practicum experience, as well as with techniques for working with paraprofessionals in bilingual classrooms in schools. Portfolio’s will be created in this course to be used as a final assessment for the Bilingual Minor that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and knowledge of Bilingual Education. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDG 784. Ed/Behv Manag in Spec Ed. (3 Credits)

includes individual behavior management, behavioral change strategies, and classroom management for students with special needs. Principles of applied behavior analysis are discussed to promote appropriate academic and social behaviors and to decrease challenging behaviors in school settings. Creating learning environments that facilitate student learning and effective social interaction is emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 785. Portfolio: Bilingual. (0 Credits)

(0 CREDITS, PASS/FAIL) Capstone assessment for the Bilingual minor that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and bilingual education knowledge. 0 credits CSC 501/801 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATICS This course allows students to explore and understand the manifold dimensions of informatics. Informatics is using technology to aid people in solving problems. As The Technology Program with a Soul, CUW’s MS IT program concentrates on the vital role played by people in information technology. Information technology is the interrelationship between hardware, software, and people in the context of solving problems. This course also reviews a number of important concepts present in an undergraduate information technology program. In addition to the science of informatics, unique aspects of graduate studies in information technology are explored including practical issues related to graduate student success. The history and mission of CUW as a Lutheran higher education institution are examined. Because technological problems are solved via the communication of information, an emphasis is placed on reading and writing techniques for comprehension. Students will analyze their writing via the “writing cycle” as they read technical information and demonstrate comprehension of that information by creating effective documentation. CSC501/801 is required of students who do not have an undergraduate degree in an information technology related discipline from an accredited U.S. university. This course is especially helpful for students who have been away from higher education for some time or for international students. CSC 501/801 may be taken concurrently with CSC 505/805 if desired. CSC 505/805 FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is a survey and overview of information technology used in the enterprise today. It includes such information technology fundamentals as: grand ideas of information technology; technology organizational issues; history of information technology; informing and allied disciplines; application domains; mathematical and statistical foundations; and ethical, moral and vocational issues in information technology. This course is a required first course in the Masters of Science in Information Technology curriculum. In addition to providing an overview of the discipline of information technology, the course develops an “IT mindset” in students by illustrating the diverse context and challenges in information technology. CSC 505/805 serves as the pre-requisite for all other MS IT course. CSC 510/810 VOCATION AND ETHICAL COMPUTING this course provides the foundation for professional ethics in the field of Information Technology (IT). Students are familiarized with the doctrine of vocation and its implications for ethical attitudes, policies and behaviors within IT. They also learn the history of computer ethics and the codes of practice proposed by professional societies such as the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute for the Management of Information Systems. As our society becomes increasingly dependent on IT, it is imperative that students see their work as a means of service with social responsibilities that go far beyond the immediate legal and business-related requirements of their employer. Students learn that although the field of IT poses some unique ethical problems and challenges, these can be evaluated with the same moral criteria that apply in other walks of life. Specific topics studied include: serving the user’s needs; developing sustainable and modifiable solutions; creating ethical products; computer security and privacy (including the problems of malicious software, hacking and identity disclosure); intellectual property rights; and the ethical implications of an electronic global community. Relevant moral criteria are presented and applied to contemporary case studies. CSC 515/815 APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE this course discusses the concepts of intelligence, both human and machine, and the nature of information, its origin, description, and transmission. This course will offer a practical approach to incorporating artificial intelligence into useful applications. It includes such topics as: face recognition, speech recognition and robotic construction. The nature of human intelligence and the limits of machine intelligence will be treated from a scientific, philosophical, and computational perspective. Prerequisite: CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 520/820 HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION information Technology practitioners do not create and manage systems for their own personal interest; instead, they create and manage systems as effective problem-solving tools for others. This course deals with the fundamental IT issue of effective and usable human computer interaction. In addition to technical issues, people and process must be understood to create effective and usable tools. IT practitioners must develop a user-centered perspective within the organizational context. To that end this course will study related issues including cognitive principles, human-centered design, ergonomics, accessibility, emerging technologies and usable environments. Prerequisite: CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 525/825 DATA SECURITY AND INFORMATION ASSURANCE this course is a survey and overview of methods to safeguard the information technology used in the enterprise today. IT systems are increasingly under attack and therefore knowledge of attacks, protection, and counter-measures is important to the IT practitioner. The IT practitioner must comprehend and manage assurance and security measures within the enterprise. Topics include: operational issues, policies and procedures, attacks and related defense measures, risk analysis, backup and recovery, and the security of information. Prerequisite: CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 530/830 DATABASE AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT this course provides students with the background to plan, design, implement, maintain, and use database management systems. It addresses the database structures, requirements, functions and evaluation of database management systems. The course focuses on the relational database model, standard SQL language, database structure normalization, conceptual data modeling, and the entity-relationship data model. Concepts of data integrity, security, privacy, and concurrence control are included. Prerequisite: CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 532/832 ADVANCED DATABASE TOPICS this course explores advanced topics in database and information management systems. It is designed to delve deeper into subjects presented in CSC 530 Database and Information Management. In addition, it will examine new topics that were not covered in the introductory course. The course will provide a combination of practical applications and theoretical information. Major topics include: distributed databases, object-oriented databases, security, advanced SQL, performance tuning, and database integration with the internet. Throughout the course, we will incorporate the requirement for ethical use of information. Prerequisite: CSC 530/830 - 3 credits. CSC 535/835 SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE this course is a survey and overview of creating software solutions using professional programming practice. Programming is a foundational skill for all computing disciplines. This knowledge area develops skills and concepts that are essential to good programming practice and problem solving. It covers fundamental programming concepts, event-driven programming, object-oriented programming, basic data structures, and algorithmic processes. The use of current development environments and languages will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CSC 510/810 - 3 credit hours. CSC 537/837 PROGRAMMING PRACTICE II advanced computer programming concepts are explored within the genre of iPhone/iPad programming. An industry standard tool is used which allows students to create visually stunning iPhone/iPad applications while learning advanced programming techniques, and beginning data structures. Topics covered include: object oriented design, linked lists, stacks, queues, and recursion. These topics are covered within the context of good problem solving technique, algorithm design, and the iPhone OS software development kit (SDK). Prerequisite: CSC 535/835 - 3 credits. CSC 540/840 NETWORKING this course is an in-depth view of data communication and networking ranging from the primitive historical approaches to the ever changing modern state of the field. It includes principles of network design, using a top-down approach and focusing on technologies used in the Internet. It will help students learn to design network-aware applications using sockets, threading, and concurrency. It will help students understand how the Internet works, from the transport layer down to the physical layer. It will help students prepare for future positions in research and development by introducing them to the latest research in Internet technologies. It will help students become better writers by emphasizing written work where possible. It will also help students apply networking technology in ways that can enrich their lives and assist in spreading the Gospel. Prerequisite: CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 545/845 SYSTEM DESIGN AND CONFIGURATION this course provides an in-depth treatment of those concepts practitioners must understand to effectively design and configure information technology systems. Topics include: operating systems, computer organization and architecture, computing infrastructures, enterprise deployment software, firmware and hardware, scripting and task automation, backup, and configuration. Prerequisites: CSC 510/810 and CSC 530/830 - 3 credit hours CSC 550/850 SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE this course presents concepts and skills the professional system administrator must understand to effectively maintain enterprise information technology. Topics include: operating systems, application packages, administrative activities, administrative domains. Prerequisite: CSC 545/845 - 3 credits. CSC 555/855 PROJECT MANAGEMENT project management concepts, skills, and techniques are vital for the successful development of any product using the software engineering process. This course will cover issues such as: requirements, request for proposals, acquisition and sourcing, integration, testing and quality assurance, and organization context. Prerequisite:CSC510/810 and CSC 530/830 - 3 credit hours. CSC 560/860 WEB SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES from eCommerce to data mining, web systems are the primary information repository of 21st century information technology. This course focuses on: web technologies, information architecture, digital media, web design and development, vulnerabilities and social software. Prerequisite: CSC 520/820 - 3 credit hours. CSC 565/865 IT INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE the integrative capstone course provides the student the opportunity to showcase computer science concepts and problem solving skills by effectively analyzing a real problem and synthesizing an effective solution. Students choose an acceptable problem and then fully implement the solution to that problem following professional programming practice in a software engineering framework. Students present their progress and project via written reports and oral presentations. The final acceptable project includes an actual product along with both process and product documentation equivalent to a masters thesis. Prerequisite: candidate status and CSC 510/810, CSC 520/820, CSC 530/830, CSC 535/835. CSC 570/870 READINGS IN IT this course provides insights into effective reading and writing techniques in the domain of information technology. In addition to specific activities focusing on reading and writing about information technology, students will select an interesting area of IT to investigate as a guided independent study. Useful information sources for technology will be explored, and students will be challenged to read widely and well as a foundation for life-long learning. Prerequisite: CSC 505 - 3 credits. CSC 580/880 - INTERNSHIP IN IT 1 credit hour.

Prerequisites: CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 530/830 - 3 credits. CSC 510/810 - 3 credit hours. CSC 535/835 - 3 credits. CSC 505/805 - 3 credits. CSC 510/810 and CSC 530/830 - 3 credit hours CSC 550/850 SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE this course presents concepts and skills the professional system administrator must understand to effectively maintain enterprise information technology. CSC 545/845 - 3 credits.CSC510/810 and CSC 530/830 - 3 credit hours. CSC 520/820 - 3 credit hours. candidate status and CSC 510/810, CSC 520/820, CSC 530/830, CSC 535/835. CSC 505 - 3 credits.

EDG 787. Intervent Strateg in Spec Educ. (3 Credits)

provides an overview of strategies used from Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention programs to those used in elementary and secondary settings. Specific intervention strategies and curriculum planning issues are also considered. The main focus of this course is to assist students in linking assessment to service delivery. More specific interventions are covered in the following areas: cognitive skills; social skills and emotional development; adaptive behavior skills; motor skills; transition; personal competence; and program evaluation. This course will also provide a thorough study of the philosophical and practical base of effective assessment and intervention for young children with disabilities. Topics include eligibility evaluation, programmatic assessment, IFSP/IEP development, intervention planning and implementation in various service delivery settings, family participation, and progress monitoring. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 788. Profess Ethics in Leadership. (3 Credits)

the focus of this course is a deeper understanding of a code of ethics & standards for school superintendents. Superintendents and all school leaders whom they supervise, promote the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner. Eight guiding standards for the superintendent are to make the well-being and success of students the fundamental value in all decision making and actions; to fulfill professional responsibilities with honesty and integrity, to support the principle of due process and protect the civil and human rights of all individuals. The superintendent implements the governing board of education's policies and administrative rules and regulations; and avoids using the position for personal gain through political, social, religious, economic, or other influence. She or he maintains the standards of and seeks to improve the effectiveness of the profession through research and continuing professional development and recognizes that sustained leadership will be attained through trust and ethical behavior. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 789. Organizational & Policy Develo. (3 Credits)

this course explores, identifies, and defines significant roles of school superintendents in providing a quality learning environment, and how individual educational leaders learn to maneuver within institutions. Organization & Policy Development provides guidance to future superintendents on how to use processes to bring about a quality and accepted result. The course will research group intuition and responses. The course will also study how a systems approach to organizational leadership can bring about positive results. The course will also examine examples of organizational leadership that results in negative consequences as a result of a lack of systems thinking. Organizational and Policy Development will include a segment on school finance and school business administration as part of the role of a Superintendent. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 790. School Improve & Data Analysis. (3 Credits)

is a graduate course used to empower all stakeholders including students, teachers, leaders, and families to improve student achievement. While data can be used purposefully to bridge the divide between standardized instruction and the personalized learning that students deserve, teachers and leaders need further development in linking data to standards, curricular resources, and individualized learning needs. In this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to interpret and use data effectively to guide instructional decisions and meet SLOs. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 791. Public Relations. (3 Credits)

this course is designed cover the principles, philosophy, and strategies utilized to improve school and community relations. The course focus is on effective communication to improve school quality and enhance student achievement. Effective strategies for responding to the dynamics associated with school and district’s unique culture. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 792. Facility Planning. (3 Credits)

the facility planning course of study will including a curriculum that includes capital budgeting, developing a needs assessment, on site review of facilities, a literature search, oversight of facility remodeling, the bidding process, referendums, staff and community input to facility projects and state and federal facility standards. The course will include onsite experience with facility planning Students will participate in a systematic course of study to research, study, replicate and implement good and professional facility planning methodology. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 793. Adv Internship in Superintende. (1 Credit)

is designed to give the student a “hands on” experience with the actions and activities of a Superintendent of Schools. The course will explore real life strategies that will be utilized by current successful Superintendency in providing good leadership for a school program. Students will observe Superintendents and engage in administrative activities as assigned by the onsite Superintendent. A series of reflection papers (no more than four 1 page) reflections will be used to capture how the Superintendent maximized learning, managerial, educational and leadership characteristics during the internship period. The student will also be required to attend at least two School Board meetings and write one reflection paper on the role of the Superintendent during the School Board meetings.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 794. Portfolio. (0 Credits)

the EDG Portfolio is designed to provide a thorough representation of the candidate including a resume with objectives/goals, employment record, college/university information, education certificates and licensures, professional memberships, and references. The candidate will also complete a self-assessment including artifacts and extensive reflections representing their demonstration of each of the 8 administrative standards. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 801. Issues in American Education. (3 Credits)

studies the role of the schools in American society, looks at the historical context of educational development, surveys the theories of important educators, and considers current educational issues. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 802. Effct rltnshps w fam&communit. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 803. Develop Approp Assessment Prct. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 807. Curriculum Leadership. (3 Credits)

considers the factors that influence design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development. This course is required for the Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, and Reading programs and has no prerequisites. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 808. Dev Apprp Pract Early Child Ed. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 809. Disciplinary Literacy. (3 Credits)

focuses on the transfer of beginning reading skills to content areas and on higher level comprehension and study skills. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 810. Professional Development Plan. (1 Credit)

EDG 811. Servant Leadership. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 812. Field Experience Early Childhd. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 814. Ministry in a Digital World. (3 Credits)

EDG 815. Educational Research Methods. (3 Credits)

examines the research tools available to design, implement and evaluate the formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research. The course includes the study of descriptive and experimental research methods, basic statistical methods as well as techniques of literature review and report writing, that is, the reporting of research. Students completing this course should have a draft of the first three chapters for either a thesis or graduate seminar project. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 816. ELL Lit: Read, Writ & Grammar. (3 Credits)

provides students with opportunities to review, evaluate and adapt materials for use in teaching reading, writing and grammar to ESL learners. Students will gain facility in matching and adapting texts and materials to the needs of different kinds of ESL learners. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 817. Accommod Diff in Lit Learners. (3 Credits)

teachers learn to prepare students in five broad areas that are instrumental in working with learners who have varying levels of language and literacy delays: relevant criteria used for determining language and literacy delays in children; relationships between cognition, speech, and language; cultural and linguistic differences; instructional arrangements for diverse learning styles; and core components of effective literacy instruction. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 818. Portfolio. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 819. Methods of Teaching ESL. (3 Credits)

this course introduces the student to the methods, curriculum, and current practices in the teaching of English as a second language. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 820. PRIN OF EDUC ADMIN. (3 Credits)

EDG 821. Human Learn & Motivation. (3 Credits)

examines the nature of contrasting theories of learning. Emphasis will be placed on major contemporary learning theories and their respective approaches to motivation. The primary objective is to provide in-service graduate students, as well as other school personnel, with a comprehensive picture of current major educational learning theories and issues and to develop their implication for the teaching process. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 825. SCHOOL LAW. (3 Credits)

EDG 826. American Family Today. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 828. Instructnl Strat Effect Teach. (3 Credits)

focuses on expanding one’s personal repertoire of effective instructional strategies utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983, 1999) as the philosophical foundation. This course will provide for practical application while still requiring a critical analysis of Gardner’s worldview as well as one’s own. The course design is constructivist, and largely grounded in the concept of experiential learning as defined by Johnson and Johnson (1975, 1994). 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 830. SUPERVIS OF INSTRUCT. (3 Credits)

EDG 831. Principles of Education & Admi. (3 Credits)

is a foundations course in educational administration and organization. Major topics include principles, concepts and issues in administration, organizing for education and administering the school program. Case studies will be emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 833. Leadership for Change. (3 Credits)

explores the process of change in the world of education. The course provides an overview of the sources, processes, and outcomes of change and the implications for dealing with change. The role of governments, teacher and administrator preparation, and professional development and the future of educational change are also reviewed. 3 credits. 88 Concordia University Accelerated Learning Centers and Off Campus Offerings

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 835. Legal/Ethic Issues in Ed Admin. (3 Credits)

addresses the authority and liability of school personnel operating in both private and public educational institutions. Court decisions affecting curriculum, instruction, administration, and student and teacher rights are emphasized. The law as it relates to education is presented within the context of the Christian moral and ethical behavior of students, teachers, and administrators. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: EDG 531/831.

Offered at: OL

EDG 836. Ed Govern/Admin-HR Emph. (3 Credits)

studies the organizational structure and administrative relationships in school systems. The course presents an overview of the school system, emphasizing the legal, political and social forces affecting local school systems. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 837. Supervision of Instruction. (3 Credits)

provides the student with orientation to the field of instructional supervision. The course focuses on the nature of instructional supervision with an emphasis on the human perspectives of supervisory behavior. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 839. Practicum in Education Admin. (3 Credits)

provides opportunities for aspiring or practicing administrators to relate educational administrative theory to the applied administrative profession at the elementary, middle or secondary level. Students are required to complete a practicum experience within the school setting under the supervision of the practicum instructor from Concordia University and a licensed administrator in the school district. The practicum experience is designed by the university instructor and the student in cooperation with the school administrator. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 840. EDUC GOVERN/ADMIN. (3 Credits)

EDG 841. Business Admin of Schools. (3 Credits)

provides a theoretical and practical background in school business administration for teachers, principals, and others pursuing careers in both the public and private schools in Wisconsin. The course develops a rationale for the function of school business administration and describes the concepts and practices that implement that function. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 844. Curr Top & Research Literacy. (3 Credits)

examines current topics and issues in reading instruction through study of journals, periodicals, recent publications and qualitative research methods. Content varies as the reading literature is updated. However, this course may be taken only once toward a #316 certification. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Six credits of reading and permission of instructor.

Offered at: OL

EDG 845. Principalship. (3 Credits)

focuses on the nature of instructional leadership and the role of the principal. The course will provide the student an orientation to the responsibilities and tasks of the principal. 3 credits. EDG EDG 982 HISTORY, POLITICS, AND METHODOLOGY OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION is an introduction to the history and education policies of bilingual education. This course will provide a background in theories and best practices of bilingual education. Students will become familiar with the different types of bilingual education, while investigating effective teaching and learning methods in bilingual classrooms. Students will be provided with the opportunity to become familiar with first and second language acquisition and theory and develop philosophical beliefs of bilingual education. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 846. Workshop:Books & Pictures. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 847. Language Arts & Teach Reading. (3 Credits)

EDG 848. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. (3 Credits)

EDG 849. Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 850. Value-Added Leadership. (3 Credits)

EDG 851. INTER READING & WRIT. (3 Credits)

EDG 852. Improve Literacy Instruction. (3 Credits)

concentrates on the methodologies in reading instruction and the role of the reading teacher in education. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 853. Literacy Assess for Instruct. (3 Credits)

examines the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of kindergarten through grade 12 reading programs and their interrelationships with other language arts instruction and other curricular areas. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: EDG 552; EDG 556; one other reading course; permission of instructor.

Offered at: OL

EDG 854. Literacy Practicum. (3 Credits)

is the culmination of the reading curriculum for DPI #316 certification. Teachers work with elementary, middle and secondary level students with a variety of abilities in one-to-one and small group contexts. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: EDG 552; EDG 553; one other reading course; permission of instructor.

Offered at: OL

EDG 855. PRACT ED ADMIN. (3 Credits)

EDG 856. Language & Literacy Develop. (3 Credits)

studies the English language, including English phonology and how children’s language develops from childhood through adolescence and examines interrelationships of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 860. Curric Design Dev Early Ch Ed. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 861. Market Operat & Fin Market ECE. (3 Credits)

EDG 867. Lang Dev & Lang Arts in EC. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 869. Contemp Iss Family & Parenting. (3 Credits)

studies the family as it relates to contemporary legal and social issues facing our schools. The roles confronting parents, teachers, and students in a variety of school settings will be discussed and examined. Historical, theoretical, and philosophical frameworks of parent involvement in education will be studied in order to allow educators to consider ways of improving and building home/school partnerships to better meet the educational needs of all children. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 870. Laws, Regs, Lic & Credent ECE. (3 Credits)

EDG 871. Observ, Anal, & Pract in ESL. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 876. Literature for Children K-12. (3 Credits)

presents a wide selection of primary readings for students from kindergarten through the twelfth grade, criteria for selecting texts, practical methods for engaging the students’ interest in books, and tools for curriculum development and integration. The course emphasizes the historical background and foundations of the literature. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 883. Sel Iss in Family Life. (3 Credits)

EDG 885. Research in Educational Tech. (3 Credits)

EDG 887. Assessment for Learning. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 889. Apply Tech in Content Areas. (3 Credits)

EDG 890. Thesis/Project Completion Semi. (3 Credits)

provides an advisory structure for writing the master’s thesis for the degree. The seminar is normally taken near the end of the coursework for the degree. The student defends the thesis at the end of the course. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 892. Instructional Design. (3 Credits)

EDG 893. Theories of Learning & Design. (3 Credits)

EDG 894. Digital Literacy. (3 Credits)

EDG 895. Graduate Capstone Project. (3 Credits)

provides an opportunity to examine a range of problems in school administration, curriculum, planning, organizing and evaluating. The seminar focuses on student projects and problems related his or her professional development. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 896. Literacy Internship. (3 Credits)

provides opportunities for each aspiring reading specialist to relate reading and administrative theory to the applied professional understanding of the position of reading specialist. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 897. Portfolio: ESL. (0 Credits)

capstone assessment for the ESL Minor that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and ESL Knowledge. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 899. Readings and Research in Educa. (1-4 Credits)

EDG 900. Cross Cultural Comm Teachers. (3 Credits)

students will examine the cultural diversity that exists locally, nationally, and globally in order to develop a positive appreciation for the contributions of other cultures. Student will gain personal contact with members of other cultures and learn effective intercultural communication skills for our diverse world. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 901. Hist & Phil of Christian Ed. (3 Credits)

EDG 902. Ldrshp & Innov in Christian Ed. (3 Credits)

EDG 903. Contemp Issues in Christian Ed. (3 Credits)

EDG 904. Mthds, Models, Metaphrs Chr Ed. (3 Credits)

EDG 905. Faith & Learning Chritian Ed. (3 Credits)

EDG 906. Basic Eng Ling for Teach Lang. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 907. Multimedia for the Classroom. (3 Credits)

EDG 908. Critical Issues in Ed Technolo. (3 Credits)

EDG 909. Ed Admin Pract. (1 Credit)

EDG 910. Portfolio I - Altern Ed. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 911. Portfolio I - Reading. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 912. Portfolio II - Reading. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 913. Portfolio III - Reading. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 918. Comm in a Diverse Environ. (3 Credits)

EDG 919. Teach Stu w Sig Disabilities. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 920. Praxis:the art of pedagogy. (3 Credits)

EDG 921. Portfolio I - Ed Admin. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 922. Portfolio II - Ed Admin. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 923. Portfolio III - Ed Admin. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 924. Portfolio I - Teach & Learning. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 925. Portfolio II-Teach & Learning. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 926. Portfolio III-Teach & Learning. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 927. Portfolio I. (0 Credits)

is the first step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students complete the initial setup of their portfolio and develop rationales for each standard in their program. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 928. Portfolio II. (0 Credits)

is the second step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert one artifact for each standard into their portfolio. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 929. Portfolio III. (0 Credits)

is the third step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert at least two and no more than three additional artifacts for each standard into their portfolio. 0 credits. Concordia University Accelerated Learning Centers and Off Campus Offerings 89

Prerequisite: None

EDG 930. Language Acquisition and Literacy. (3 Credits)

provides an introduction to theory and research on language acquisition. This course will focus on language development including the major milestones in the development of: speech perception, speech production, word learning, morphology, syntax, pragmatic and social language skills. This course will also study the language acquisition of special needs children ages birth to age 8. The course includes analysis, assessment of literacy development and early intervention strategies necessary to support literacy development. Students will acquire a specialized knowledge of young children’s language development and will reflectively learn to analyze children’s oral and written language as a basis for curriculum planning and adaptations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 931. Evaluative Tech in EC Spec Ed. (3 Credits)

includes the study of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment tools used in the identification of young students with a variety of developmental disabilities. Students will observe, then conduct screening and diagnostic assessments of young children while researching appropriate observational assessment techniques to identify certain behaviors or characteristics indicating developmental delays or at-risk status in the youngest of children. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 932. Educating Students at Risk. (3 Credits)

this course intends to help identify students in a K-12 setting who are or have the potential to be at risk academically, behaviorally or socially. The course also intends to help develop attitudes, skills and techniques to be effective teachers of the at-risk student. Response to Intervention (RtI) will be discussed. The course will look at social, personal, cultural and community dynamics in relation to the education of students who are at risk. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 933. Alternative Education. (3 Credits)

this course studies the nature of the alternative education K-12 program in the public schools. The various delivery systems and the role of the teacher in each system will be addressed. Alternative education, as a part of a community process, will be discussed. Discussion will range from early intervention to “last chance” programs. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 934. Read Diag & Inst in SpEd CCSE. (3 Credits)

explores the practice and process of authentic reading assessment and instruction that contributes to student learning. This course focuses on the teacher’s role in the diagnostic and assessment process, the nature and interrelatedness of factors that affect reading performance, and reading interventions which are effective for students with a variety of disabilities, including cognitive disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities and learning disabilities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 935. Legal Issues in Special Education. (3 Credits)

is designed to provide students with an overview of children and youth with disabilities and the legal requirements of providing an education for those students. Students will examine the components of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and how they ensure students with disabilities appropriate educational and related services. Other case studies and laws regarding the education and treatment of students with disabilities will also be examined. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 936. Language/Comm Disorders. (3 Credits)

includes analysis of language/communication disorders (functional and dysfunctional anatomy of the oral, velopharyngeal, nasal and laryngeal areas) and the individual needs of persons with communication disorders. Diagnostic and treatment methods utilizing a multidisciplinary team are emphasized. Issues in assessment, treatment and classroom intervention strategies are considered and especially applied to the full gambit of communication with an emphasis on the relationship of the oral and written language abilities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 937. Life Span/Devel of Child w Dis. (3 Credits)

this course presents a study of human growth and development of children, youth, and adults including those with exceptionalities. Physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development are explored with attention to how exceptionalities influence development throughout the life span. Diversity and bias in and outside of school is explored with regard to gender, race and ethnicity, culture and language, and how they affect the teaching and learning process throughout the developmental stages of life. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 938. Adaptations and Programming in Early Childhood Special Education. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to provide students with the methods, techniques, and adaptations necessary for programming for young children with disabilities. The course examines how teachers can implement developmentally appropriate practices for children with disabilities in early childhood settings. Students will learn to design and adapt learning environments, curricular activities, and materials so they will better enable the active and full participation of all children, especially children with disabilities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 939. School Leadership in Tech. (3 Credits)

EDG 940. Networking and Sup of Del Sys. (3 Credits)

this course includes assistive technology evaluation, the selection and application process for individuals with disabilities in school as well as application of microcomputers and related technology to persons with learning, behavior, sensory, motor and communication disorders. The course emphasizes the evaluation of abilities in relation to environmental demands and curricular adaptations. Students utilize adaptive equipment and/or assistive devices that can be used to ensure student participation. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 941. Curr Adapt for Learners Disabi. (3 Credits)

covers historical prospective, philosophies, current issues and practices, and curriculum models. Developing and adapting curriculum materials for learners with a variety of disabilities including learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, physical /health associated with impairments, traumatic brain injury, and cultural barriers is emphasized. The course also includes identification of characteristics and educational programs, service models, trends, research, theories and practice for SLD, ID, and Gifted students. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 942. Consul,Collabor and Teaming. (3 Credits)

presents the literature reflecting the importance and process of professional staff including administrators, teachers, assistants, special educators, and related service staff collaborating for the successful inclusion of children with disabilities. This course also introduces students to state and federal laws impacting the education of students with disabilities, which prepares them to work collaboratively with other professionals and parents. Students become familiar with special education organizations, associations and other resources that will assist them in meeting their professional needs, the needs of families, and the needs of students with disabilities. Issues of communication, planning, role clarity, initiative, reporting, responsibility and administrative support are considered and analyzed in case studies and during team activities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 943. CC Spec Ed Pract & Sem. (1 Credit)

provides the student with opportunities to experience, in depth, the full role and meaning of teaching in a special education or an inclusive classroom setting. Experiences include planning and organizing for instruction, accommodations and adaptations of instruction and instructional materials, developing classroom teaching competencies and skills, evaluating pupil progress, participating in extra-class activities, collaborating with school personnel, and utilizing school and community resources in the instructional program. Placements are made according to the concentration area of ID, SLD or EBD. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 944. EC Sp Ed Pract & Sem. (1 Credit)

provides the student with opportunities to experience, in depth, the full role and meaning of teaching in a special education or an inclusive classroom setting. Experiences include planning and organizing for instruction, accommodations and adaptations of instruction and instructional materials, developing classroom teaching competencies and skills, evaluating pupil progress, participating in extra-class activities, collaborating with school personnel, and utilizing school and community resources in the instructional program. Placements are made according to age level needs. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 945. Strat for Teach At-Risk Youth. (3 Credits)

EDG 946. Coll w Fam & Pro Div Soc. (3 Credits)

EDG 947. Assist Tech for Ind w/Disabil. (3 Credits)

EDG 949. Professional Learning Communit. (3 Credits)

provides students with greater competency in developing skills connected to communication, problem solving, data analysis and assessment within groups, teams, and learning communities. The focus of the course is upon case studies and practices associated with PLCs. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 952. Org & Admin of Coop Ed Program. (3 Credits)

this course is a study of vocational/occupational programs which utilize the internship/youth apprenticeship/cooperative method of instruction. This course includes the knowledge and procedures necessary to implement the quality components of an occupational program. Current issues facing Career and Technical Education are to be discussed. The cooperative method, procedures, and techniques are stressed. Specific topic areas covered are how to: locate job training sites, sell the employer on program participation, articulate the classroom curriculum with cooperative experience, evaluate the student’s work performed, and supervise on-the-job problems. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 953. Prin of Career & Technical ED. (3 Credits)

explores the history and development of career and technical education both in the United States and Wisconsin. The administrative structure of career and technical education at the local, state, and national levels is outlined. Career and technical education program areas are discussed with emphasis given to issues, trends, and problems in career and technical education. 3 credits

Prerequisites: Enrolled in a Business Education program or currently have a Department of Public Instruction Business—250 License.

Offered at: OL

EDG 957. Building Online Learning Commu. (3 Credits)

EDG 962. Adv Intern Super II. (2 Credits)

a continuation of Advanced Internship in Superintendecy I. Specific applications will be tied to coursework completed in EDG 789/989, EDG 790/990, EDG 791/991, EDG 792/992. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 963. Found of Adult & Community Ed. (3 Credits)

introduces adult learning principles and varying philosophical and historical approaches to adult and community education, within a broad range of contexts including: human resource development, job training, higher education, and community organizations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 964. The Adult Learner. (3 Credits)

emphasizes adult developmental and the social context of learning within formal, non-formal and informal settings. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 965. Prog Planning Adult & Comm Ed. (3 Credits)

provides an overview of the steps and processes of effective practice in program development including needs assessment, program design and delivery, transfer of learning, program evaluation, and marketing. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 966. Strat Teach & Learn Adult Lear. (3 Credits)

emphasizes approaches to instruction and facilitation of learning in adult and community contexts. Given a particular learning need, students develop a portion of a program for a specific adult population. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 967. Ldrshp & Ad of Adult & Comm Ed. (3 Credits)

frames the vocation of adult educators as servant leadership. Students develop administrative knowledge and skill in areas such as staff selection, effective delivery practices, using technology, marketing and budgeting. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 968. Sign Lang for Spec Educator. (3 Credits)

this course will provide communication and learning methods for exceptional children with an emphasis on multi-sensory learning. Exceptional children may require innovative techniques to help them communicate with others and learn developmental skills. American Sign Language will be introduced as a means to develop communication and understanding between children and their families as well as between children and educators. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDG 969. Strat Integ for Autism SpecDis. (3 Credits)

this course will describe autism spectrum disorders and the characteristics in detail with an emphasis on understanding these characteristics in the context of the students' educational needs. The course will include strategies to incorporate in therapy, home and classroom. A distinction between medical and educational diagnostic models will be made. This course is appropriate for both health professionals and educators. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 970. Integ Tech in the Classroom. (1,3 Credits)

EDG 971. Grants and Funding. (3 Credits)

EDG 972. Practicum Experience I. (1 Credit)

EDG 973. Practicum Experience II. (1 Credit)

EDG 974. Practicum Experience III. (1 Credit)

EDG 975. Graduate Capstone Project I. (1 Credit)

EDG 976. Graduate Capstone Project II. (1 Credit)

EDG 977. Graduate Capstone Project III. (1 Credit)

EDG 978. The Superintendency. (3 Credits)

using a research and theory-based approach, this course will explore the role and responsibility of the 21st century superintendent. Students will analyze the relationship between superintendent, school board, and other authorities and examine how to build effective relationships. Students will also observe best practices of high-performing superintendents to learn to promote positive change to improve schools and student achievement. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 979. Assess & Inst for Child Sp Nd. (3 Credits)

places emphasis on assessing and promoting the attainment of cognitive, language, social, self-help, and motor skills. Students will learn to observe children and to conduct developmental evaluations and assessments. From results of the evaluations, students will learn to develop, implement, and monitor Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP). Students will also be introduced to the concepts of homebased and center-based assessment and instruction. Issues surrounding the administration and interpretation of standardized instruments used in the identification of students with developmental disabilities, health disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities are also examined. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 980. EDUC ORGANIZATIONS. (3 Credits)

EDG 982. Hist, Pol, Method of Sec Lang. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 983. Obs, Anal, Pract Bilingual Cl. (3 Credits)

this capstone course provides students with observation and analysis skills to apply to their own bilingual teaching in their practicum experience, as well as with techniques for working with paraprofessionals in bilingual classrooms in schools. Portfolio’s will be created in this course to be used as a final assessment for the Bilingual Minor that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and knowledge of Bilingual Education. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 984. Educ/Behav Mgmt in Sp Ed. (3 Credits)

includes individual behavior management, behavioral change strategies, and classroom management for students with special needs. Principles of applied behavior analysis are discussed to promote appropriate academic and social behaviors and to decrease challenging behaviors in school settings. Creating learning environments that facilitate student learning and effective social interaction is emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 985. Portfolio: Bilingual. (0 Credits)

(0 credits, pass/fail) Capstone assessment for the Bilingual minor that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and bilingual education knowledge. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 987. Interv Strat in Sp Ed. (3 Credits)

provides an overview of strategies used from Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention programs to those used in elementary and secondary settings. Specific intervention strategies and curriculum planning issues are also considered. The main focus of this course is to assist students in linking assessment to service delivery. More specific interventions are covered in the following areas: cognitive skills; social skills and emotional development; adaptive behavior skills; motor skills; transition; personal competence; and program evaluation. This course will also provide a thorough study of the philosophical and practical base of effective assessment and intervention for young children with disabilities. Topics include eligibility evaluation, programmatic assessment, IFSP/IEP development, intervention planning and implementation in various service delivery settings, family participation, and progress monitoring. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 988. Profess Ethics in Leadership. (3 Credits)

the focus of this course is a deeper understanding of a code of ethics & standards for school superintendents. Superintendents and all school leaders whom they supervise, promote the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner. Eight guiding standards for the superintendent are to make the well-being and success of students the fundamental value in all decision making and actions; to fulfill professional responsibilities with honesty and integrity, to support the principle of due process and protect the civil and human rights of all individuals. The superintendent implements the governing board of education's policies and administrative rules and regulations; and avoids using the position for personal gain through political, social, religious, economic, or other influence. She or he maintains the standards of and seeks to improve the effectiveness of the profession through research and continuing professional development and recognizes that sustained leadership will be attained through trust and ethical behavior. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 989. Organizational & Policy Develo. (3 Credits)

this course explores, identifies, and defines significant roles of school superintendents in providing a quality learning environment, and how individual educational leaders learn to maneuver within institutions. Organization & Policy Development provides guidance to future superintendents on how to use processes to bring about a quality and accepted result. The course will research group intuition and responses. The course will also study how a systems approach to organizational leadership can bring about positive results. The course will also examine examples of organizational leadership that results in negative consequences as a result of a lack of systems thinking. Organizational and Policy Development will include a segment on school finance and school business administration as part of the role of a Superintendent. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 990. School Improve & Data Analysis. (3 Credits)

is a graduate course used to empower all stakeholders including students, teachers, leaders, and families to improve student achievement. While data can be used purposefully to bridge the divide between standardized instruction and the personalized learning that students deserve, teachers and leaders need further development in linking data to standards, curricular resources, and individualized learning needs. In this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to interpret and use data effectively to guide instructional decisions and meet SLOs. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 991. Public Relations. (3 Credits)

this course is designed cover the principles, philosophy, and strategies utilized to improve school and community relations. The course focus is on effective communication to improve school quality and enhance student achievement. Effective strategies for responding to the dynamics associated with school and district’s unique culture. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 992. Facility Planning. (3 Credits)

the facility planning course of study will including a curriculum that includes capital budgeting, developing a needs assessment, on site review of facilities, a literature search, oversight of facility remodeling, the bidding process, referendums, staff and community input to facility projects and state and federal facility standards. The course will include onsite experience with facility planning Students will participate in a systematic course of study to research, study, replicate and implement good and professional facility planning methodology. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 993. Adv Internship in Superintende. (1 Credit)

is designed to give the student a “hands on” experience with the actions and activities of a Superintendent of Schools. The course will explore real life strategies that will be utilized by current successful Superintendency in providing good leadership for a school program. Students will observe Superintendents and engage in administrative activities as assigned by the onsite Superintendent. A series of reflection papers (no more than four 1 page) reflections will be used to capture how the Superintendent maximized learning, managerial, educational and leadership characteristics during the internship period. The student will also be required to attend at least two School Board meetings and write one reflection paper on the role of the Superintendent during the School Board meetings.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 994. Portfolio. (0 Credits)

the EDG Portfolio is designed to provide a thorough representation of the candidate including a resume with objectives/goals, employment record, college/university information, education certificates and licensures, professional memberships, and references. The candidate will also complete a self-assessment including artifacts and extensive reflections representing their demonstration of each of the 8 administrative standards. 0 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDG 995. Int Tech to Enhance OL Instruc. (3 Credits)

EDG 996. Portfolio I - Sp Ed. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 997. Portfolio II - Sp Ed. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 998. Portfolio III - Sp Ed. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 5030. Intervention Strategies, Adaptations, and Collaboration for Exceptional Students. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 9000. Advanced Leadership Theory and Practice. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 9010. Exemplary Leadership Case Studies. (3 Credits)

EDG 9020. Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership. (3 Credits)

EDG 9030. Servant and Ethical Leadership. (3 Credits)

EDG 9040. Intro to Doctoral Program and Research Methods. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 9050. Quantitative Research Seminar. (3 Credits)

EDG 9060. Qualitative Research Seminar. (3 Credits)

EDG 9070. Advanced Research and Statistics. (3 Credits)

EDG 9080. Research Seminar 1. (1 Credit)

Offered at: OL

EDG 9090. Research Seminar 2. (1 Credit)

EDG 9100. Research Seminar 3. (1 Credit)

EDG 9110. Research Seminar 4. (1 Credit)

EDG 9120. Research Seminar 5. (1 Credit)

EDG 9130. Research Seminar 6. (1 Credit)

EDG 9140. Research Seminar 7. (1 Credit)

EDG 9150. Research Seminar 8. (1 Credit)

EDG 9160. Research Seminar 9. (1 Credit)

EDG 9170. Media, Marketing, and Branding in Education. (3 Credits)

EDG 9180. Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 9185. Futures Thinking in the World of Education. (3 Credits)

EDG 9190. Innovation and Design Thinking. (3 Credits)

EDG 9200. Six Sigma Applications. (3 Credits)

EDG 9210. Lean Systems Analysis. (3 Credits)

EDG 9220. Operations and Supply Chain Management. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 9230. Applications of Management Science and Analytics. (3 Credits)

EDG 9240. Special Topics: Business and Industry. (3 Credits)

EDG 9250. Leading Non-Profit Organizations. (3 Credits)

EDG 9260. Special Topics in Healthcare: The Business of Healthcare. (3 Credits)

EDG 9270. Business Informatics. (3 Credits)

EDG 9280. The Business and Sustainability of Social Entrepreneurship. (3 Credits)

EDG 9290. Diversity and Culturally Responsive Leadership. (3 Credits)

EDG 9300. Educating the Adult Learner. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDG 9310. Evaluation and Testing in Higher Education. (3 Credits)

EDG 9320. Professional Practice to Higher Education. (3 Credits)

EDG 9330. Instructional Design for Higher Education. (3 Credits)

EDG 9350. Dissertation. (3 Credits)