UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Courses

ELPS 203. Urban Education in American Society (3)

Introductory foundation course. Designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of the understanding of the American educational enterprise, especially problems in urban multicultural schools. Concepts and methods from the fields of sociology, philosophy and the politics of education are used to gain knowledge of, understand and analyze the current conditions of American schools, and …

ELPS 417. Equity and Diversity in School (3)

Prepares teacher candidates to examine principles of educational equity, diversity and the implementation of curriculum content and school practices for elementary/secondary students. Focuses on the history and culture of a specific ethnic experience, and a comparative analysis is made with other ethnic groups in California. Engages students to examine, critique and reflect on their personal …

ELPS 541A. Getting Started–Introduction to Teaching in Urban Schools (1)

Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Prerequisite: Admission to the ACT Program. Corequisites: Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 500/EPC 500; EED 515, EED 520, EED 565ACT, EED 565M, EED 577; ELPS 541A. Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 541A; EPC 420; SED 511, SED 514, SED 525, SED 554. Special …

ELPS 542A. Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (1)

Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework. Corequisites: Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 565S, EED 568ACT, EED 575; HSCI 465ELM; ELPS 542A; KIN 595PE. Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; HSCI 466ADO; SED 521, SED 555. Special Education Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; …

ELPS 600. Research in Educational Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. This course introduces students to education research concepts, methods and contributions to K12 and higher education practice, with an emphasis on how administrators can use research to inform …

ELPS 600HE. Research Design in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course introduces students to education research concepts, methods, and contributions to higher education practice, with an emphasis on how administrators can use research to inform decision-making. It is designed to provide students …

ELPS 601. American Higher Education (3)

Seminar in the nature, scope and function of higher education in the U.S. Emphasis given to contemporary issues and problems.

ELPS 601HE. American Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed for students to understand the nature, scope, and function of higher education in the U.S., with an emphasis given to contemporary issues and problems. This seminar-designed class is structured …

ELPS 605. Administration of College Counseling and Student Services (3)

Prerequisite: ELPS 601. Surveys the essential dimensions in administering College Student Personnel Services, including the elements of organizations, strategic management and administrative functions, skills and techniques. Topics include managing change, budget management, program planning, staff development and conflict management. With the consent of the Department Chair, this course may be applied toward both the M.A. …

ELPS 641. Comparative Education (3)

Educational systems of selected developed and developing countries studied in cross-cultural perspective. Emphasis on problems in educational borrowing and educational change.

ELPS 650. Contemporary Administrative Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Designed to assist in the development of administrative leadership skills. Focus on the knowledge and application of leadership skills necessary in effective organizations, with special emphasis on schools. …

ELPS 650HE. Contemporary Administrative Leadership in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed to assist in the development of administrative leadership skills. Focus is on the knowledge and application of leadership skills necessary in effective organizations with special emphasis on higher education. …

ELPS 656. Minority Groups and Education (3)

Deals with the history, culture and current problems of racial and ethnic minority groups and their communities. Special emphasis placed on educational problems of racial and ethnic minorities, and methods of resolving such problems. Among the groups studied are Chicanos and other Latinos, Black, Asian and Native Americans.

ELPS 656HE. Diversity and Student Success in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course deals with current issues and challenges of diversity and student success in higher education. Emphasis is placed on understanding the overall educational experiences of diverse college student populations across various institutional …

ELPS 663. Legal Aspects of Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. General principles of American school law, with particular emphasis on California statutes. Consideration of the legal basis of federal, state and local administrative levels. Review of the salient …

ELPS 663HE. Policy and Law in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course explores key topics in higher education public policy and law at the federal and state levels in their historical and contemporary contexts. It emphasizes topics that are relevant to California, including …

ELPS 664. The Business and Financial Aspects of Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Problems and principles of educational finance, with emphasis upon the California situation. Formulation and financing of the school budget. Legal provisions concerning school finance and business management. Basis …

ELPS 667. The Organization and Administration of Community College Education (3)

Seminar designed for the study of the administration of the community college, with emphasis on community colleges in California. Administrative theory, research and application of administrative policies and procedures in the areas of faculty and student personnel, curriculum and instruction, plant and land management, and relationships with lay and governmental boards are analyzed and evaluated.

ELPS 667HE. Organization and Administration of Community College Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed for students to study the administration of community colleges with an emphasis on community colleges in California. The course focuses on administrative theory, research and application of administrative policies …

ELPS 670. Seminar in Contemporary Public Policy Issues in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisite: Valid administrative credential. Designed to evaluate contemporary issues in administration at both the elementary and secondary levels. Emphasis on the philosophical foundations that serve as a springboard for opportunity for students to reevaluate their conceptualizations and beliefs regarding those contemporary issues identified for discussion.

ELPS 672. Management of Human Resources (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Seminar in the philosophy, scope, function and evaluation of public school personnel administration. Emphasis on the development of a practical program.

ELPS 673. Leadership for Information Management and Change (3)

Prerequisites: Valid administrative credential. Planning and managing information and change within schools and school districts. Includes forces of change, models and strategies for intentional change diffusion, planning and managing change, and self-renewal in educational organizations.

ELPS 673HE. Leadership for Managing Reform in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed to support the learning of planning and managing for reform and change within colleges and universities. The class includes focuses of change, models and strategies for managing change and …

ELPS 674HE. Higher Education Operations: Finance and Human Resources in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed to help students understand the philosophy, scope, function and evaluation of postsecondary operations related to financial and human resources. The course covers general principles of American higher education finance …

ELPS 675. Decision Making Simulation (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Designed to provide experienced school administrators and graduate students in administration and supervision the opportunity to simulate the position of a school administrator and assume the leadership of …

ELPS 676. School Community Relations (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. The seminar is devoted to a study of the knowledge, dispositions and skills needed by educational administrators in order to understand and respond to diverse community interests and …

ELPS 681. Organization and Administration of Elementary, Secondary and Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Organizational structure of elementary and secondary education in the schools, with a focus on site leadership. Particular emphasis given to the organization, administration and supervision of various types …

ELPS 682. Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Foundations and philosophies of curriculum and instructional supervision. Curriculum formation, organization and assessment. Principles of professional development for staff members. The role of various school personnel in improving …

ELPS 683. Leadership, Ethics, Morals, Values (3)

Prerequisite: Valid administrative credential. Provides educational administrators an ethical and moral foundation that grounds and informs their practices in schools. Through examining moral texts and exploring case studies involving ethical dilemmas and questions, students develop an understanding of the importance of shared ethical norms in public schooling and clarify their personal beliefs regarding a variety …

ELPS 684. Field Based Leadership (3)

This course is designed to support and coach students who have initiated their careers in school leadership positions and hold the Preliminary Credential in Educational Administration. Units of study include the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective leader in strategic, instructional, organizational, political and community domains. Students receive instruction and coaching in the …

ELPS 685. Induction Plan (1)

A plan for the candidate’s induction. Individually designed by each student in consultation with a local school/district mentor and a faculty member from Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department. The plan provides, among other things, a description of the district support services available to the student, a plan for the completion of required academic coursework, …

ELPS 686. Assessment of Candidate Competency (1)

Assessment of Candidate Competence accomplished through a formal departmental evaluation process that includes four separate phases: (1) Faculty assessment of the candidate’s performance in all of the activities identified in the Induction Plan; (2) Consultation will take place with school/district mentoring partners; (3) Faculty review of the candidate’s portfolio compiled throughout their program of study; and …

ELPS 687A-Z. Selected Topics Courses (1-5)

Individually designed experiences by student in collaboration with faculty member and designated mentor. These elective credits may be satisfied by non-University based activities and/or electives from this or other departments.

ELPS 688. Fieldwork in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisites: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program; completion of ELPS 600; teaching experience; 6 hours or less of coursework remaining in the program; and approval of the administrator of the school where the fieldwork is …

ELPS 688HE. Fieldwork in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ELPS 600HE. The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed to facilitate fieldwork in educational administration with a focus on leadership through field research and professional experiences. Following ELPS 600 where students …

ELPS 689. Practicum Administration (1)

Prerequisites: Valid administrative credential; Administrative position; Approval of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Admission is by preliminary application only. These may be obtained in the department office. Applications must be received by April 1 for consideration for the Fall semester and by November 1 for consideration for the Spring semester. Individualized program …

ELPS 690HE. Research Analysis in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ELPS 688HE. The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course prepares students to understand the nature, assumptions, and logic of quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis. The course will build on concepts learned in …

ELPS 695A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Educational Administration (1-6)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Experimental topics courses in educational administration will be offered as the availability of staff and extent of student background allow.

ELPS 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Preparatory: Restricted to and required of M.A. degree candidates in the semester in which they take the comprehensive examination for the degree.

ELPS 698CHE. Culminating Experience in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ELPS 690HE. The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course prepares students for the culminating experience in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies M.A. Program in Higher Education. This course follows ELPS 690 (Research …

ELPS 700. The Art of Collaborative Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides educational leaders with the tools to establish and enhance their own leadership skills in P12 school/district- or community-college settings. Students study and apply the literature of collaborative leadership, including team building, visioning, inspiring, and empowering constituents and stakeholders connected to the learning organization.

ELPS 705. Organizational Complexity and Change (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on school/district or community colleges as complex and dynamic organizations. It emphasizes the ways in which educational leaders use knowledge of organizational theory to improve management decisions, facilitate organizational change and achieve positive outcomes for students.

ELPS 710. Curricular and Instructional Leadership for Systemic Reform (6)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on leadership for effective teaching and learning in contemporary P12 schools or community colleges. It includes advanced-level study of the nature of students, the nature of the curriculum to be taught and the fostering of instructional practices that improve learning for all students.

ELPS 715. Leading Change Through Cultural Competence (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course assists in the development of culturally competent leaders in diverse educational settings. Students develop knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to promote policies and practices that value difference and ensure equity in effective organizations. Special emphasis is given to culturally and linguistically diverse populations in …

ELPS 720. Postsecondary Finance and Enrollment Management (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. (Community College cohort only.) This course provides an overview of postsecondary finance and fiscal management. It is a study of basic principles of business management, finance and budgeting practices in community colleges. It addresses issues, challenges and policy implications of revenue and enrollment trends.

ELPS 725. Instructional Assessment and Program Evaluation (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course includes study of instructional assessment and program evaluation for effective educational leadership. Emphasis is given to an examination of measures of student achievement and accountability systems.

ELPS 730. Public Policy in Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. (P12 cohort only.) This course examines the context for policy making and the process of policy development and implementation. It includes the study of organizational structures for educational decision making at the federal, state, county and local levels, with emphasis on how and where influence can …

ELPS 735. Law and Policy in Postsecondary Education (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program in Educational Leadership (Community College cohort only.) This course covers general principles of American school law with particular emphasis on California statutes and community-college regulations. It includes review of the major federal, state and local laws and regulations, and an analysis of significant court decisions having implications for public postsecondary …

ELPS 740. Entrepreneurship in Public Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course examines developments and promising practices in educational entrepreneurship and community partnerships. Students learn professional skills, such as grant writing, collaborative planning, presentation delivery and marketing. An emphasis is placed on working effectively with a variety of stakeholders across the public and private sectors to …

ELPS 745. The Science of Administration (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on school/district or community college management strategies and issues. It is designed to help the administrator work within the organization to translate a shared vision into strategic and operational plans and to effectively manage people and resources at advanced levels of leadership.

ELPS 750. The Ethical Dimensions of Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides educational administrators an ethical and moral foundation that will both ground and inform their practice. Through examining moral contexts, exploring case studies involving ethical dilemmas and applying ethical principles and decision-making formats, students develop an understanding of the importance of shared ethical norms …

ELPS 755. Human Relations in Educational Organizations (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course enhances the effective management of human relations in collaborative organizational contexts. As the capstone course in the Doctoral Program, it addresses both self-awareness and increased understanding of others.

ELPS 760. Field Based Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. Doctoral students are guided in designing and conducting an intensive, field-based inquiry related to organizational change efforts to improve student achievement in P12 schools or community colleges. Students develop or enhance hands-on administrative skills in action research, collaborative problem solving, program planning and professional presentation.

ELPS 765. Field Based Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Field Based Inquiry I. (P12 cohort only.) Doctoral students complete their field-based inquiry related to organizational change efforts to improve student achievement, and present their findings in a seminar session.

ELPS 770. Applied Quantitative Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides an introduction to concepts, principles and methods of quantitative research in education. Problem identification, research design, data collection techniques and interpretation of research findings are addressed. Critical analysis of relevant research literature is emphasized.

ELPS 775. Applied Quantitative Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Applied Quantitative Inquiry I. This course is an advanced seminar for students who plan to use mainly quantitative research methods for their dissertation. It guides them through the process of designing a meaningful, manageable quantitative study, as well as advanced techniques in data …

ELPS 780. Applied Qualitative Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course is an overview of qualitative approaches to educational research that can be applied to educational leadership for school improvement. Students learn to be critical consumers of the qualitative research literature and to use basic qualitative research methods. Action research and qualitative approaches to the …

ELPS 785. Applied Qualitative Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Applied Qualitative Inquiry I. This course is an advanced seminar for students who plan to use mainly qualitative research methods for their dissertation. It guides them through the process of designing a meaningful, manageable qualitative study, as well as advanced techniques in qualitative …

ELPS 789. Dissertation Seminar (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Advancement to Candidacy. Students work under the guidance of their advisor to complete requirements for the dissertation. Includes independent work as well as dissertation seminars. Minimum of 12 dissertation seminar units are required in the program. May be repeated for credit. Students must be enrolled every …