ELPA/​COUN PSY  350 — PEER LEADERSHIP AND MENTORSHIP WITH TRANSITIONING STUDENTS

1 credit.

Examines student development in the first college year and strategies upper class students can utilize to be effective leaders and mentors of new students. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 502 — WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY ANALYSIS

1-3 credits.

Practical problems derived from student interests and needs. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 600 — COOPERATIVE PROGRAM OFF-CAMPUS TERM

0 credits.

For participants in M.S. cooperative program to maintain UW-Madison status during terms when taking courses from partner institution. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 640 — LEGAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR TEACHERS

1-3 credits.

Examines the legal issues confronting the classroom teacher on a daily basis. An emphasis will be placed on understanding legal analysis in order to empower teachers to better balance the multiple interests confronting them. Also, understanding of how law can further the development of a democratic classroom. Specific topics to be examined include: curricular control, teachers' academic freedom, religion in the curriculum, equity in programming, special education, student records, student discipline, teacher contracts, teacher discipline, and negligence. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​INTER-HE  660 — FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION FOR WORK

2-3 credits.

Analysis of perspectives and issues associated with the development of work-focused education policies and practice. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​INTER-HE  661 — ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF EDUCATION FOR WORK PROGRAMS

3 credits.

Procedures, policies and research associated with various systems of work-related education. This course is intended for students who have teaching experience. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 700 — FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

3 credits.

Supervised field experience: elementary, secondary, vocational, technical, higher, and/or special education at local, state, or national level. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 701 — INTRODUCTION TO HIGHER AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

3 credits.

Examines the history and philosophy of higher and postsecondary education; the major participants; curriculum; governance and leadership; relations with state and federal government; and current issues. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 702 — INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

3 credits.

Integration of research, theory, and standards of practice for effective leadership in contemporary educational organizations. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 703 — EVALUATING AND SUPPORTING QUALITY CLASSROOM TEACHING

3 credits.

Evaluate teaching practices and recognize and support quality classroom teaching in K-12 settings. Application of established evaluation frameworks to video cases of classroom practice. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 710 — INTRODUCTION TO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Examine the administration of intercollegiate athletics in higher education institutions with particular emphasis on providing practical and theoretical approaches. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 715 — GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

3 credits.

Functions, organization, and administrative practices of colleges and universities; role of governing boards, administrators, faculty members, and students in policy making. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​COUN PSY/​CURRIC/​ED POL/​ED PSYCH/​RP & SE  719 — INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

3 credits.

Provides an overview of qualitative inquiry, examining assumptions, standards, and methods for generating and communicating interpretations. Methodological and theoretical works illustrate case study, ethnography, narrative, and action research. Does not include a field method component. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 725 — RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Role of theory and hypothesis testing in research. Introduction to research problems, questions, hypotheses, variables, constructs, definitions, measurement, research and experimental designs, sampling, descriptive statistics, proposal writing, types of research and statistical computing. Critical analysis of published research. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 726 — DATA-BASED DECISION-MAKING FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

3 credits.

Engages educational leaders in data-driven decision making from a system-wide perspective, and developing basic data analysis skills. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 735 — LEADERSHIP FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

3 credits.

Coordinating and effective utilization of school-based special services in the context of student diversity with attention to values, theory, and research underlying curriculum, instruction and policy, in terms of social class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and race. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 736 — ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENT SERVICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Organization and administration of student services in higher education including philosophy, current issues, student development, program planning, financial aid, auxiliary services, housing, counseling, advising, social and health services, student organizations, legal aspects, and special populations. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​INTER-HE  742 — FACILITATING LEARNING FOR ADULTS

3 credits.

Analysis of concepts and procedures for helping adults learn. Emphasis on the teaching-learning transactions that encourage and assist adults in their learning activities. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​CURRIC  746 — THE ADULT LEARNER: IMPLICATIONS FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

3 credits.

Analysis of the principles and instructional models applicable to the instruction of adults. Attention to the integration of research on learning and teaching in informal and formal educational settings. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​CURRIC  748 — PROSEMINAR: ISSUES & PROBLEMS IN TEACHING-LEARNING IN ADULT EDUC

3 credits.

A planned, systematic analysis of basic issues; instructional group strategies, instructional modes, independent learning, etc. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​ED POL/​PUB AFFR  765 — ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL POLICY ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Theory, research, and practical experience in educational policy analysis, including the social construction of policy problems in education; the design, implementation, and evaluation of policy responses; and the practical and ethical dilemmas of the policy analyst. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​INTER-HE  770 — COMMUNITY, OPPORTUNITY, AND JUSTICE

3 credits.

Critical examination of school-community engagement and collaboration. Examines theory and practice of mutually beneficial collaboration in diverse education settings, including leadership issues in collaborative settings, and facilitators and inhibitors to effective collaboration. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 777 — HIGHER AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION CAPSTONE SEMINAR

3 credits.

Provides an opportunity to use concepts and theories learned in previous coursework to analyze professional issues facing higher education administrators. Assists with career transitions and provides a culminating experience for the master's program. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​ED PSYCH  780 — TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING COMMUNITIES

3-4 credits.

Focuses on knowledge and skills teachers need to be leaders in their schools in facilitating the development of strong learning communities that include students, teachers, families, administrators, and other educators. Understand key concepts, theories, and models used in building and sustaining effective learning communities; develop skills in creating practices that contribute to effective teacher leadership; and identify and strengthen skills needed to lead schools to build learning communities that promote student learning. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 785 — STAFF PERSONNEL SYSTEMS IN EDUCATION

3 credits.

Personnel systems and collective bargaining processes for professional and nonprofessional staff in education including elementary, secondary, higher and post-secondary education. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​COUN PSY/​CURRIC/​ED POL/​ED PSYCH/​RP & SE  788 — QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION: FIELD METHODS I

3 credits.

Introductory field methods experience in qualitative research. Learn to define good research questions, determine which methods of data collection and analysis are useful for addressing those questions, engage in these methods, reflect on their utility in education research. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​COUN PSY/​CURRIC/​ED POL/​ED PSYCH/​RP & SE  789 — QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION: FIELD METHODS II

3 credits.

Focus on data analysis and translation of finds and implications. Gain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills regarding coding and analysis techniques, use of qualitative analytic tools, strategies for sharing findings with audiences beyond research team. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​ED POL/​PUB AFFR  795 — ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION

3 credits.

Shows how basic economic concepts are applied to the study of education policy and what economic research has concluded about the efficiency of various types of education systems. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 810 — DOCTORAL INQUIRY IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Introduction to inquiry in the field of educational leadership and policy analysis for first semester doctoral students. Provides an introduction to research through engagement with ideas, including identifying and crystallizing meaningful problems, fundamentals of research design, and key challenges in conducting disciplined inquiry. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 815 — PROBLEMS IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Theory and research applied to the study of policy issues and problems in college and university administration. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​ED PSYCH  822 — INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE INQUIRY IN EDUCATION

3 credits.

Utilize the concepts and methods of quantitative social science research to conduct research on education issues. Topics include hypothesis testing, statistical inference, point estimates, graphic and numerical data displays, correlation and regression. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 823 — DATA MANAGEMENT FOR EDUCATION POLICY ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Focuses on the knowledge and skills required to support rigorous quantitative inquiry. Acquire and import data; combine (merge/append) multiple data sets; organize directories and files for optimal workflow; clean data; document data manipulations for reproducibility and transparency; write code to facilitate collaboration; and summarize data in visual (graph, chart, map) and tabular forms. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 824 — FIELD RESEARCH DESIGNS & METHODOLOGIES IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATN

3 credits.

Focuses on research design, the major qualitative methods and techniques used in field research, data analysis, communicating field research, ethical challenges, and trustworthiness in conducting qualitative research. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 825 — ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Research designs for problems in educational administration including role of theory and hypothesis testing; variable definition and measurement; correlational, survey, experimental and non-experimental, factorial and single-subject designs. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​INTER-HE  826 — EVALUATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION MAKING IN EDUCATION

3 credits.

Theory and methods of evaluation for administrators. Models and techniques related to educational needs assessment, program and product development, formative and summative evaluation. Use of evaluative information for administrative decision making and administration of educational evaluation projects. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​ED PSYCH  827 — SURVEYS AND OTHER QUANTITATIVE DATA COLLECTION STRATEGIES

3 credits.

Methods and concepts of survey research methods as they are commonly used in education research. Strategies include surveys (phone, mail, electronic, in person), logs/diaries, and experience sampling instruments. Emphasis is given to self-administered surveys, including periodic surveys, since these strategies are the most common in education research. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​ED POL/​PUB AFFR  830 — SCHOOL FINANCE AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION

3 credits.

Contemporary bases for collecting and distributing local, state, and federal funds for elementary and secondary education; problems and issues in financial support of education; current, alternative and more effective uses of educational resources. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 831 — FINANCING POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

3 credits.

Contemporary bases for collecting and distributing funds for postsecondary education provided by two-year institutions, colleges and universities; problems and issues in financing postsecondary institutions; economic aspects of expenditures for postsecondary education. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 832 — RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

3 credits.

School finance and resource allocation for educational leaders, with an emphasis on educational adequacy, equity and efficiency. Includes an emphasis on the strategic deployment of human and material resources to address inequality and promote educational opportunity. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​RP & SE  835 — LEADERSHIP FOR INCLUSIVE SCHOOLING

3 credits.

Examines historical and organizational context of special education administration at the federal, state and local levels. Includes policy implementation, constituency management, coordination, communication, and current issues. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 840 — PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW

3 credits.

Legal aspects of public K-12 education. Legal structure; employee rights; employee discipline; curriculum; students' rights; student discipline, special education; torts; contracts, religion. Impact of federal and state constitutions, statutes, and court decisions on education. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 841 — LEGAL ASPECTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Legal structure of higher education, including historical evolution as well as current legal problems. Attempts to assess the impact of legal decisions, statutes, and regulations upon higher education and to discuss the implications of the interaction of the legal system and university governance for the practicing administrator. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​ED POL/​ED PSYCH/​RP & SE  842 — LEGAL FOUNDATIONS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND PUPIL SERVICES

3 credits.

Legal requirements and issues relative to special education and pupil services programs; special education, juvenile justice, programs for English language learners, programs for children who are homeless; examination of applicable federal and state statutes and case law. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 844 — TECHNOLOGY AND SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

3 credits.

Investigates how school leaders develop and use technological tools and systems to improve student learning and effect change in schools. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 845 — SCHOOL-LEVEL LEADERSHIP

3 credits.

Dimensions of school-level leadership includes a focus on dimensions of the principal's leadership role, leadership tasks needed to advance equity and excellence in student learning, and distributed leadership. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 846 — THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY

3 credits.

Investigation of leadership and political theories, professional competencies, and the personal commitment involved in the role of the school superintendent. Covers the evolution of theoretical and practical perspectives of the school superintendence, including internship experiences. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 847 — INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TEACHER CAPACITY

3 credits.

Learn to create and sustain successful teaching and learning environments. Designed to provide teachers, learning specialists, principals, and other administrators with the foundations of research, theory, and best practices of instructional leadership to enhance teachers' capacity for equity and excellence in student learning. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 848 — PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

3 credits.

Examines educators' professional learning in organizations and its contributions to organizational change, learning, and renewal. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 860 — ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOR IN EDUCATION

3 credits.

Theoretical constructs and empirical research relating to administering organizations in education. Emphasis on administrative behavior with special attention to planning and organizational improvement. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 863 — RACE, CLASS AND EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY

3 credits.

Critically examines race and class inequality in education, including the importance of race and class at multiple levels of analysis, including the classroom and school, as well as the family, neighborhood, and community. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 870 — THE POLITICS OF EDUCATION

3 credits.

Policy development in education as a political process; community power, state and national politics in educational decision making; role of leadership and pressure groups, particularly the educational lobbies, in the shaping of educational policy at local, state, and national levels. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 875 — THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EDUCATIONAL PLANNING

3 credits.

Theory, research and practice in advanced program planning and evaluation involving elementary, secondary and higher and post-secondary education. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 878 — THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3 credits.

Addresses policies, trends, and debates in the evolution of the American community college from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, as well as current research on the community college and the diverse body of students it serves. Topics include, but are not limited to, governance and administration, faculty and advising, credential completion and transfer, enrollment patterns, developmental education, complexities surrounding students' goals and aspirations, and the cooling-out versus warming-up effect of the community college. Through class discussions and the culminating course project (research study or policy proposal), course participants will engage in a critical, scholarly examination of the American community college, considering its strengths and weaknesses, as well as opportunities and challenges within the broader context of education. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 880 — ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

3 credits.

Explores higher education curriculum including academic program philosophy and design, planning and development, program innovations, liberal education, academic majors, graduate and professional education, program review and evaluation. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 881 — IDEAS OF THE UNIVERSITY: IMAGES OF HIGHER LEARNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

3 credits.

Explores alternative images and models to guide universities in the twenty-first century by engaging a diverse range of voices representing multiple stakeholders. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 882 — MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Examines the origins, contemporary landscape, structures, and stakeholders of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) -- historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) -- including related challenges and opportunities for research and practice. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 883 — PERSPECTIVES ON COLLEGE STUDENT IDENTITY AND DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

An introduction to identity and college student development theory that can either be applied to higher education administration practice or to research in higher education. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 885 — LEADERSHIP FOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

3 credits.

A comprehensive understanding of leadership and administration of higher education study abroad programs and international student services. Delving into the latest discussion and debates on this subject from both researchers' and practitioners' points of view, serves as a venue to develop knowledge and expertise in developing and implementing policies, programs, and strategies for optimizing leadership for study abroad programs, international student services, and international enrollment management. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 886 — INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Close look at issues, trends, and challenges concerning internationalization in higher education in both the U.S. and foreign countries. Focus includes internationalizing teaching and learning, international partnerships and collaborations, international student recruitment and advising, study abroad etc. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 887 — DIVERSITY AND INEQUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Survey of equity issues related to higher education access, admissions, transitions, persistence, and success. Focuses on the role of inequities across categories such as race, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, language, nationality, or religion in higher education alongside considerations as to how researchers and practitioners can better communicate with one another about diversity issues. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 888 — ASSESSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

3 credits.

An overview of the key concepts, tools, and practices of assessment in academic and student services settings. A theoretical and practical basis for choosing, designing and using assessment and evaluation tools will also be provided. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 890 — APPLIED RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Supervised research on topics in the administration of elementary and secondary education. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 900 — INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

In administration and other leadership positions in elementary and secondary, vocational, technical, and adult, and higher educational systems or other educational agencies. Enroll Info: Post-master st, approp advanced cr cons inst

ELPA 910 — SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL LAW

3 credits.

Interpretation and critique of legal authority impacting education. Topics may include education and religion, students' rights, teachers' rights, and federal involvement in education. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 911 — AUTHENTIC PEDAGOGY AND ACHIEVEMENT

3 credits.

Concentrates on a specific formulation of authentic intellectual work that has a compelling research base. Critical analysis of some of the roots of authentic pedagogy, its research base, its connections to other formulations (critical pedagogy, culturally relevant pedagogy), as well as theoretical perspectives and empirical studies on pedagogy's role in the reproduction of inequality and its possibilities for social justice. Read seminal works on pedagogy and assessment, in the sociology of education, and in critical/post-structural theory applied to teaching, and relate them to both current assessment practices/policies and education leadership. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 915 — SEMINAR: COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Research and discussion on topics in college and university administration. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 940 — SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

1-3 credits.

Research on and/or discussion of selected topics in educational leadership and policy analysis. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 960 — SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL FINANCE

3 credits.

Problems of financing education; school financial management; and related research. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 961 — CRITICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL POLICY

3 credits.

Orients contemporary policy issues in education by connecting education policy to rigorous research evidence, using a theoretically motivated and disciplinary-based approach to understand educational policies, processes, and outcomes. Considers current efforts to "translate" key research findings to practitioners, policymakers, and laypersons in schools and communities, where the results can help improve educational practice and results. Discusses how research evidence from a range of disciplines - including psychology, sociology, social work, and economics - has been, is being, and could be applied to educational practice and education policy. Enroll Info: None

ELPA/​ED PSYCH  964 — HIERARCHICAL LINEAR MODELING

3 credits.

Introduction to the statistical methodology of hierarchical linear modeling, including random intercept and random slope and intercept models; models for longitudinal data; and multilevel generalized linear models. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 965 — SEMINAR IN THE POLITICS OF EDUCATION

3 credits.

Research related to power structure, decision making, pressure groups, and professional influence in the formulation of public policy in education at the local, state, and national levels. Enroll Info: None

ELPA 990 — RESEARCH OR THESIS

1-12 credits.

Enroll Info: None

ELPA 999 — INDEPENDENT READING

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None