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ELA 502 Special Problems

Offered under various subtitles which indicate the subject matter covered. May be taken for a maximum of 3 credits per semester and a total of 6 credits overall.

ELA 511 Foundation for School Library Specialists

Elements of librarianship. Introduction to the history, purpose, and role of the school library. Overview of current issues and legislation affecting school libraries. Same as ELA 411.

ELA 512 Administration of the School Library

Principles and practices related to the function, structure, and management of school libraries. Same as ELA 412.

ELA 513 Curriculum Role of the School Library Specialist

Introduction to the integration of curriculum in school library programs. Current trends in collaborative planning and teaching between school librarians and teachers. Same as ELA 413.

ELA 514 Collection Management and Development in School Libraries

Principles of identifying, selecting, acquiring, managing, and evaluating information for school libraries. Same as ELA 414.

ELA 530 Management of Educational Change

Leadership in implementing innovations in education.

ELA 531 Special Education Administration

Competencies for the administration of special education programs with an emphasis upon New Mexico public school standards.

ELA 532 Human Relations in Educational Administration

Administrative skills necessary to promote quality relationships among staff, students, and parents; also skills needed to open communication and work with various individuals and groups in educational settings.

ELA 540 Management of Student Services in Higher Education

History and overview of student services (e.g., admissions, counseling, registration, financial aid, housing, food services, student organizations) and a review of management components used in student services.

ELA 550 Higher Education Law

This course is designed to review the impact of the legal process and the judiciary on higher education.

ELA 555 Higher Education Finance and Funding

This course examines the impact and process of financing and funding higher education.

ELA 563 Higher Education Administration

This course provides an overview of higher education in the United States including history, mission, and governance, in the context of organizational theory.

ELA 564 Internship: Public Schools Part I

First  half of a practical internship in PK-12 schools under supervision of school administrator. Prerequisites: 18 credits of ELA coursework, 3 years of PK-12 teaching experience and consent of instructor. Restricted to majors.

ELA 565 Internship: Public Schools Part II

Second half of a practical internship in PK-12 schools under supervision of school administrator. Prerequisite: ELA 564. Restricted to majors.

ELA 566 Internship: Higher Education Part I

First half of practical internship in administrative setting under supervision of experienced higher education administrator. Prerequisite: 15 credits of ELA and consent of instructor. Restricted to majors.

ELA 567 Internship: Higher Education Part II

Second half of practical internship in administrative setting under supervision of experienced higher education administrator. Prerequisite: ELA 566 and consent of instructor.

ELA 568 Topics in School Administration

Designated by subtitle.

ELA 569 Basing Decision on Data: Higher Education

Analysis of accountability data and other evidence to support educational decision making. Disaggregating and interpreting assessment data to guide improvement of instruction. Moving from evidence to plans for action.

ELA 570 Educational Leadership, Supervision, and Evaluation

Leadership, supervision, and evaluation in PK-12 and post secondary education.

ELA 572 History and Philosophy of Education

An overview of the historical development of the American school system and the relation of various philosophies to American education.

ELA 575 The Principalship

Key issues surrounding the role of school-site leaders.

ELA 576 Educational Financial Management

Educational finance and business applications.

ELA 578 Leadership and Administration of Bilingual Education

Concepts and practical approaches to improving the education of English language learners through higher education. Restricted to majors.

ELA 579 Public School Law

Legal processes of education, major court decisions and the legislative process will be studied.

ELA 580 Administration of Adult and Continuing Education

Administration of programs in public schools, higher education, community and nontraditional educational settings.

ELA 581 Design, Development, and Administration of Distance Education Programs

Quality distance education programs require skills in new policy development, program administration, and faculty training to reconfigure existing courses for delivery via voice, video, and data.

ELA 582 Community College Administration

An overview of the history, role, objectives and patterns governing the effectiveness of the community college.

ELA 585 Elements of Research

Survey and analysis of research methods and designs focusing on sound educational research and its presentation.

ELA 586 Multicultural Leadership in Education

Examine cultural diversity and how appropriate  understanding, leadership and instructional strategies can be used to reach all learners. Enhances understanding of what it means to be an educator in culturally diverse contexts. Restricted to majors.

ELA 587 Educational Politics and Community Relations

Politics, policies, and community relations impacting PK-12 and post-secondary education.

ELA 589 Evaluation Design in Education

This course focuses on evaluation and accountability models; application to educational programs.

ELA 590 Basing Decision on Data: PK-12

Analysis of accountability data and other evidence to support educational decision making. Disaggregating and interpreting assessment data to guide improvement of instruction. Moving from evidence to plans for action. Prerequisite: ELA 569.

ELA 595 Current Topics

Offered under various subtitles which indicate the subject matter covered. May be taken for a maximum of 6 credits.

ELA 598 Independent Studies

Individual investigation in special topic areas. Requires prior approval of project advisor.

ELA 599 Master’s Thesis

Thesis.

ELA 600 Doctoral Research

Research. S/U to traditional grade options.

ELA 620 Doctoral Seminar

A study of current issues in educational administration at the national, state, and local levels.

ELA 621 Doctoral Seminar II

A survey of research methodologies in education administration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to majors.

ELA 622 Quantitative Research I

Explores quantitative research methods and models, and their application in the field of educational leadership. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to majors.

ELA 623 Qualitative Research I

Explores qualitative research methods and models, and their application in the field of educational leadership. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to majors.

ELA 630 Concepts of Leadership in Education

Survey of concepts of leadership in general and educational leadership in particular. Consideration of implications for practice. Restricted to majors.

ELA 640 Management of Student Services in Higher Education

History and overview of student services (e.g., admissions, counseling, registration, financial aid, housing, food services, student organizations) and a review of management components used in student services. Restricted to doctoral ELA majors.

ELA 650 Higher Education Law

This advanced course is designed to review the impact of the judiciary on higher education. The legal standing of institutions of higher education on issues of staff rights, student rights, and tort liability will be addressed. In addition, the impact of legal ordinances, state and federal laws and regulations will be examined. This course is restricted to doctoral students.

ELA 655 Higher Education Finance and Funding

This advanced course examines the impact and process of financing and funding higher education. The course is an examination of higher education finance as it relates to operational budgets, capital budgets, and policy issues which impact the financing of higher education. This course is restricted to doctoral students.

ELA 665 Higher Education Administration

This is an advanced course that provides an overview of higher education in the United States including history, mission, governance, in the context of organizational theory. This course is restricted to doctoral students.

ELA 670 Advanced Internship

For those pursuing an advanced degree to meet the field work requirement. To bear an appropriate subtitle. Graded S/U.

ELA 671 Foundation of Educational Administration

Advanced course about the political, economic, and social forces on policy making and governance of PK-12 and post-secondary education. Restricted to doctoral ELA majors.

ELA 676 Educational Financial Management

This advanced course offers an overview of economic and financial concerns relating to the public school system of the United States. This course is restricted to doctoral ELA majors.

ELA 679 Pubic School Law

Advanced course in which the legal processes of education, major court decisions, and the legislative process will be studied. This course is restricted to doctoral students.

ELA 682 Quantitative Research II

Advanced quantitative methods of research and implementation in the field of educational leadership. Prerequisite: ELA 622 and consent of instructor. Restricted to majors.

ELA 683 Qualitative Research II

Advanced qualitative methods of research and implementation in the field of educational leadership. Prerequisite: ELA 623 and consent of instructor. Restricted to majors.

ELA 685 Elements of Research

Advanced survey and analysis of research methods and designs focusing on sound educational research and its presentation. This course is restricted to doctoral students.

ELA 689 Evaluation Design in Education

Advanced course that focuses on evaluation and accountability models; application to educational programs. This course is restricted to doctoral students.

ELA 693 Dissertation Seminar

Same as BIL, CEP, ECED, EDUC, RDG, SPED 693

ELA 698 Selected Topics

Offered under various subtitles which indicate the subject matter covered. May be taken for a maximum of 6 credits per semester and a total of 6 credits overall.

ELA 699 Ed.S. Research Project

In completing the Ed.S. degree, student has the option of conducting a research project or writing a thesis.

ELA 700 Doctoral Dissertation

Dissertation. Consent of instructor required. Minimum of 3 credits per regular semester. May be taken for a maximum of 36 credits.