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EDPU 511 Special Education Law for Administrators

January 26 – March 22 |  Registration Closes January 19, 2015
This course examines the legal bases of special education policy.  Students will review legal issues and cases in the United States and in the State of Maine. Legal issues of importance to administrators employed in Maine are studied as well.  Special Education  law topics include Federal law, state law and regulations of concern to the school administrator,  FAPE (free appropriate public education), evaluation and program development, LRE (least restrictive environment), procedural due process, parental and student rights, special education remedies and district liability. Students will have the opportunity to analyze case studies of personal interest.  The course also has a focus on best practices and proactive leadership to prevent litigation.

Required Text: Special Education Law, Loose-Leaf Version with Pearson eText — Access Card Package (3rd Edition) Loose Leaf – June 7, 2013  ISBN-13: 978-0133399851 by Nikki L. Murdick (Author), Barbara L. Gartin (Author), Gerard A. Fowler Nikki L. (either

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EDPF 518 Organizational Theory and Planning

January 19 – March 1 |  Registration Closes January 12, 2015
From theory to practice, this course will present a readable, teachable, relevant, and timely look at educational leadership and organizational behavior. This course will be aligned with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards with a strong focus on how to translate the theory into practice. Students will examine historical, contemporary, scholarly, and research-supported ideas about leadership in organizations (particularly schools) and shows their relevance in actual practice. Students will explore the meaning and professional relevance of the leadership topics?and see how to apply those ideas to their actual work settings, now or in the future. Leadership behaviors will be looked at through  case studies and personal experiences by the author. Students will get a firm understanding of organizational information and how to relate it to their own personal experiences or transfer it to new situations”  (adapted from http://www.pearsonhighered.com/product?ISBN=0137050445)

Required Text:  Owings, W., and Kaplan, L. (2011). Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Education: Theory into practice. Upper saddle River, NJ: Pearson education

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EDPF 505 School Finance and Budget

January 26 – March 22 | Registration Closes January 19, 2015
This course will focus upon the fundamentals of school finance. You will be introduced to the fiscal concepts and practices related to the budgeting process. According to our author (Hartman): “The school budget has always been of crucial importance to school administrators, but has received relatively little attention to date” (p. v). Many administrators consider the school budgeting process as a “necessary evil” but this process is one that can make a principal’s job be very successful or very unsuccessful. During this course we will review the school accounting system, the components of a school district budget, the development, marketing, and management and control of a school budget, state accounting terminology and classification of accounts, and school board policy. We will also review revenue and expenditure items over which principals have little or no control and how that affects the school budget. The course will close with a review of the use and impact of technology and the future of school budgeting. The intent of this course is to present future principals with an in depth practical knowledge of the school district budgeting process.  Required Text:  Hartman, William   School District Budgeting

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EDPF 513 Supervision and Evaluation

January 19 – March 1 |  Registration Closes January 12, 2015

This course provides a study of numerous pedagogical approaches that show supervision and evaluation as two separate but complementary responsibilities of the school administrator. The course is designed to provide educators with the knowledge and skills needed to guide and maximize the professional growth of all teachers, pre-service, novice, veteran, and marginal. Readings also focus on the development of an effective accountability process that aligns with teacher standards and district policies. The course culminates with readings and activities for the prospective school administration to reflect and self assess his/her leadership knowledge and skills according to the ELCC Standards.

Required Text:  Teacher Supervision and Evaluation (Wiley/Jossey-Bass Education) by James Nolan Jr. and Linda A. Hoover 3rd edition (Sep 14, 2010)

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EDPF 529 Community Relations

January 19 – March 1 |  Registration Closes January 12, 2015
This course provides a study of “current developments and concepts on school and community relations…including how schools are successfully using new and emerging communication technology; attracting new students and keeping current ones in the face of growing competitive pressures; handling the changing nature of crisis communication as it expands to include health and environmental issues, bad acts by employees, and more; managing the communication demands of increasing financial and bond election issues; the legal management issues confronting communication officials through the demands of both privacy and freedom-of-information issues; ideas for assessing impact and boosting the accountability of school-communication programming; and the role of communication in supporting student and school achievement by building parental involvement and community support.”  (Bagin, Gallagher, & Moore, 2005).

Required Text: The School and Community Relations (2005) by Don Bagin, Donald Gallagher, & Edward Moore.

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 EDE  530 Critical Issues in Education

January 26 – March 22 | Registration Closes January 19, 2015

This course explores the foundational issues of the role of education in society, the impact of philosophies of learning on education, the human, technical and structural dimensions of education, and critical issues facing schools today. In this course participants will understand issues of culturally responsive leadership, navigating in complex environments with diverse stakeholders, and working with diverse groups/stakeholders to build a shared vision and establish shared goals.

Required Text: Jack Nelson, Stuart Palonsky, and Mary Rose McCarthy. Critical Issues in Education: Dialogues and Dialectics, 7th edition ISBN# 007337864X

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EDPA  584 Standards Based Curriculum Development

January 19 – March 1 |  Registration Closes January 12, 2015
This course will allow students to examine essential components of a cohesive curriculum based on such influences as national and state standards established to guide local curricular planning and development to meet the changing needs of students and other stakeholders in a diverse community. Processes for development of curricula at classroom, building, and district levels, regardless of grade, academic discipline, or kind of student, will be considered in preparation for hands-on experience in creating curriculum in the student’s primary discipline. Integrating differentiated instruction through various curriculum designs will allow the educator to develop necessary skills, as an instructional leader, to facilitate his or her faculty’s creation of successful curriculum documents. The entire process, from initial needs assessment to implementation, will be the focus of this course.

Required Text: Creating Standards-Based Integrated Curriculu… (Paperback) by Susan M. Drake

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EDPV 543 Mass Customized Learning

January 19 – March 1 |  Registration Closes January 12, 2015
This course will: Examine the rationale for structural change, identify the proven technologies of today that make MCL possible, look at the potential MCL has to motivate learners to high achievement, describe highly professional teacher roles, and outline and concretely describe what school systems must do to make MCL a reality. Leaders will learn to operate a MCL system and still remain in control! “The transformational change of MCL becomes clear, logical, and believable”. This course will also provide students the steps necessary for implementing the Mass Customized Learning vision .

September 22- November 17 | Registration Closes September 15, 2014

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EDPO 518 Federal and Maine Law for Administrators

January 26 – March 22 | Registration Closes  January 19, 2015

This course examines the legal bases of public education policy.  Students will review legal issues and cases in the United States and in the State of Maine. Legal issues of importance to administrators employed in Maine are studied as well.  School law topics include Federal law, state law of concern to the school administrator, teacher and student rights, special education, civil rights, school finance, and district liability. Students will have the opportunity to analyze case studies of personal interest.  The course also has a focus on best practices and proactive leadership to prevent litigation.  

Required Text: La Morte, M. (2011). School Law: Cases and concepts. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. 10th edition     Buy new or rent at:, http://www.amazon.com/School-Law-Concepts-Educational-Leadership/dp/0137072473

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