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Lays the foundation for further study of Human Resource Development (HRD) by examining the knowledge of HRD professionals, the roles they play, and the organizational settings in which HRD occurs. The design and development of education and training programs, how change occurs in organizations, how career development can optimize the match between individual and organizational goals and needs, and how to improve performance in organizations by analyzing performance opportunities and designing employee training to address these opportunities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Examines the role of instruction for enhancing human learning and performance in organizations. The analysis of performance problems/opportunities and design of interventions for learning and performance improvement. The essential components of instruction, selecting instructional methods and media to achieve program objectives, the transfer of learning, and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction. The performance enhancing potential of systematically linking needs analysis, instructional design, and program evaluation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 499H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
For those interested in exploring leadership and leadership issues from a cross-cultural perspective. Students construct their understanding of different cultural perspectives on leadership through readings, interviews, and field trips. Provides students with a valuable perspective on their own and other cultural perspectives through the comparison of cultural viewpoints. Native American understanding of leadership.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
May be repeated for credit. Rating and supervision of teachers; principles and procedures in the development of school policies; selection and promotion of teachers; courses of study and professional ethics.
Credit Hours: 3-4
Max credits per degree: 8
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Organization and administration of physical education and athletic programs in colleges and school systems. Practices and policies as they relate to various situations and problems and in the theoretical base for these practices and policies.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Legal and risk management aspects of construction, supervision, and management of sport, athletic, and recreation indoor and outdoor facilities.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 825
Foundation and scope of current and projected vocational cooperative education programs and general education work experience. Coordination techniques, selection and placement, instructional procedures, youth leadership activities, organization and administration, and evaluation of cooperative occupational education.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to classic and contemporary administrative theory as applied to educational organizations. The theoretical nature of the course content is relevant to those with an interest in a broad variety of educational institutions. General organizational theory, organizational models, historical schools of administrative theory, authority, power, motivation, and leadership. Frequently students are involved in studying problems of practice as a means of testing theory.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Critical analysis of the political and economic elements impacting K-12 school finance. Content and activities address both building and district level concerns with an emphasis on principles, programs, and trends in school finance.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Allocation and management of fiscal resources including aspects of financial planning and reporting, budgeting and accounting procedures, purchasing, risk management and insurance, investing and bond issues, and auxiliary service.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Rationale for planning in a changing environment will be explored; the theoretical base for planning presented; strategic, futuristic planning and operational planning explored; the development of planning strategies, techniques and procedures; the process of evaluation, feedback and revisions explored; and the management of the change process analyzed.
Credit Hours: 2-3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 837
Evolution, principles, and practice of education law in relation to local, state, and national units of organization. Education law of Nebraska.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
School systems and its educational program in terms of needs of attendance area served. Organization and interpretation of pertinent data and formulation of recommendations for improvement of educational systems. Long-range planning.
Credit Hours: 2-3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Techniques for planning educational facilities through use of surveys, educational specifications, and standards. Function of the school administrator in school facilities planning, construction, and utilization.
Credit Hours: 2-3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
This course is designed to provide students an understanding of a broad range of facts and issues pertaining to undergraduate college students in America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
This is an introductory level counseling course designed specifically for educational administrators. It is not intended to prepare individuals to become professional counseling practitioners. It offers a broad overview of counsel principles. This is a theory-to-practice course.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Equips leaders to develop educational organizations that value professional development and match research-based professional learning to meet the daily needs of students. Creation of a professional learning culture to provide opportunity for professional learning opportunities.  Improve effectiveness in increasing student achievement.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Students will examine emerging issues related to selected educational leadership challenges and develop implementation strategies for resolving these issues.  Using the standards for professional development identified by Learning Forward (formerly the National Council for Staff Development), students will review the literature and define the selected issue, discuss and evaluate examples of best practice, complete case study analysis activities, and collaboratively develop a professional development plan of response.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Educators must utilize a roadmap to provide quality professional learning opportunities for teachers, principals, superintendents, boards of education and education stakeholders. This course will enable participants to use professional development standards focused on context, process and content identified by learningforward, formerly the National Staff Development Council, to deliver high quality professional development based on your specific role and responsibilities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Every professional development initiative must yield results that are measureable and allow educators to continually improve their effectiveness.  Ultimately, improving educator effectiveness enhances student achievement. This course will focus upon designing initiatives and measuring the impact of professional learning for all educational stakeholders.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Faculty and support staff in P-12 schools: appraisal, professional learning communities, high standards/high performance and accountability.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
School culture and student behavior in P-12 schools. Personalized teaching and learning environments that address student diversity, needs and interests.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 855
Teaching Learners to LearnCrosslisted as SPED 855, NUTR 855, EDPS 855, TEAC 855
Effective teachers facilitate student learning. Facilitating student learning depends on understanding learning principles and on designing instruction that is compatible with learning principles. Instructors can provide learning-compatible instruction that helps students learn more effectively and ultimately teaches them how to learn. Assists teachers to teach in learning-compatible ways and helps them embed within their curriculum a program for teaching learners to learn.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 856
Supervising Special EducationCrosslisted as SPED 856
For principals or other administrators who have special education programs in their buildings. Overview of disabilities, related law, special education programs, personnel issues, etc., and instructional methods and administrative support for effective integration of disabled students into regular programs.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 857
Special Education AdministrationCrosslisted as SPED 857
Intensive preparation for special educators who intend to administer special education programs in the public schools. Information about best practices in special education, including programming, supervision, legal/regulatory issues, financing, personnel, as well as current controversial topics which are affecting these programs in the schools.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 858
Special Education LawCrosslisted as SPED 858
Body of law that pertains to the organization, administration, and implementation of special education programs in PreK-12 schools. Substantive and procedural rights of disabled students, and the authority and responsibility of states and school districts that are grounded in state and federal law.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 870
Constitutional Law ICrosslisted as LAW 609G
Structure of the federal government, including the history and judicial interpretation of the Constitution, federalism, interstate commerce, due process, equal protection, and separation of powers.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 871
Constitutional Law IICrosslisted as LAW 732G
Emphasizes protected individual civil liberties. The origin and modern applicability of the state action concept in constitutional litigation; the scope of congressional power to enforce the post Civil War amendments; freedom of speech, association, and press; and constitutional principles enforcing the first amendment’s command that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
How law is made and changed, the role of the individual, the business corporation, the private association, the administrative agency, the voting public, the legislature, and the courts in making and changing law.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 874
Torts ICrosslisted as LAW 503G
Legal protection afforded in civil proceedings against interference with the security of one’s person, property, relations, and other intangible interests. Substantive principles that govern tort claims (ranging from claims for intentional wrongdoing, to negligence claims, to claims that the defendant is strictly liable for harms caused to the plaintiff), and the theoretical bases and practical implications of such claims.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 875
Legal protection afforded in civil proceedings against interference with the security of one’s person, property, relations, and other intangible interests. Substantive principles that govern tort claims (ranging from claims for intentional wrongdoing, to negligence claims, to claims that the defendant is strictly liable for harms caused to the plaintiff), and the theoretical bases and practical implications of such claims.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 890
Refer to Workshop Seminars in Education under the “Education” section of this bulletin.
This course has no description.
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 892
Special Topics in EducationCrosslisted as SPED 892, EDUC 892, EDPS 892, CYAF 892, TEAC 892
Prereqs:
EDPS 859 or parallel; EDPS 859 or equivalent
Aspects of education not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 893
Refer to Workshop Seminars in Education under the “Education” section of this bulletin.
This course has no description.
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Selected topic with the direction and guidance of a staff member.
Credit Hours: 1-6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 900J
Prereqs:
EDPS *800 or equivalent; EDPS 459/859 or equivalent
Connections in the general study of history to the study of the history of education. Concepts employed in educational historical research and the methods used by historical researchers. The methodology of historical research.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Knowledge and skills required for system-level leaders to bring about school improvement and enhance student achievement. Creating systems that engage the public, performing in complex political environments, and delivering needed services to schools and classrooms.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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EDAD 902 requires developing an initial school improvement plan.
Assessment theory and types of assessments used to measure student performance relative to a school improvement goal. Relationships between profile data and baseline data, locally developed classroom assessments, and post data pertaining to school improvement goals and action plans.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Principles of community relations and public relations; development of school and community understanding; collaboration of educators and community agents and agencies; communication tools and evaluation.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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EDAD 904 requires generating recommendations for proceeding into the next cycle of school improvement and conducting a personal self-analysis of improvement process skills and obtain information from supervisors and/or colleagues regarding abilities as a
Analyze how staff attitudes and behaviors are impacted through the improvement process.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Issues in the governance of K-12 schools including administrator-school board roles and relationships.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Masters degree or equivalent.
Selected system level issues faced by pre-K to grade 12 school administrators.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Analyze and evaluate policy processes involved in making choices; develop understanding, apply and evaluate knowledge about key political concepts and theories to the analysis of educational policy issues; analyze and evaluate issues as points of political conflict between institutional structures with competing interests; understand people as the actors in roles they occupy in the political system.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 908/929
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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Current research and theory within the field of human resource development, broadly defined. Stresses key problems affecting the training, development, and education of human resources within organizational settings.
Credit Hours: 1-3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Universities are adaptive, living systems interacting with their environment. Equips participants with the skills required to analyze and assess the environment of higher education institutions. Environment concepts, components and structures are studied together with analysis techniques and methodological approaches to future study.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Strategic thinking, application of leadership theories in the educational setting. Develop a clear personal philosophy of leadership and engage in collaborative active-learning. Multi-media simulations and/or scenarios and role playing to examine options, consequences, and leadership effectiveness in decision-making.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Issues facing community college leaders and the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to provide effective leadership in the community college setting. Case studies of community colleges, combined with the literature on community college leadership, and active learning opportunities to examine current practices and develop a personal philosophy of leadership.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to contemporary issues in the administration of higher education with a focus on the scholarly literature, a comparative analysis of administration in types of institutions, leadership and planning, institutional and environmental issues, and selected topics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Federal and state government funding, institutional planning, technological and community influences, human resources finance, budgeting, and sources of financial support as they relate to higher education institutions and agencies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Designed particularly for those interested in upper secondary and college levels. Junior college movement; relationship of movement to provisions for an adequate educational program; functions of the junior college; legal status and basis for extension of junior college; problems of organization, administration, and curriculum.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Administration of higher education instructional programs. Exploration of curricular issues including an assessment of program quality and reputation, program reallocations, retrenchments, and expansions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Examination of legal principles applicable to higher education institutions. Overview of the legal system, higher education institutions as legal entities, authority for governance and administration, faculty rights and responsibilities, student rights and responsibilities, institutional and personal liability, and other selected issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Contemporary faculty issues in postsecondary education institutions from the perspective of college administrators. Current status of faculty, assigning faculty workloads and monitoring performance levels, evaluating faculty performance, structuring development activities, and special topics.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Foundation in management information systems. Issues in information systems, current research and writings, key terms, and how information systems impacts organizational culture, business processes, work-flow, and overall operations of an institution. The roles in the application, analysis, and management of higher education administration technology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Selected issues affecting global educational policies and practices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 933 requires the student to analyze their respective institution's planning process and plan, and to participate in a simulation activity that reinforces the principles and practices of strategic planning.
System theory, practice and problem solving. The strategic planning process in higher education. Models of strategic planning.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Develop comprehensive understanding of five aspects of the community college: Curricular missions in general education, transfer education, career education, remedial/developmental education and community education; faculty and student populations; exemplary teaching and assessment of student learning outcomes; program and curriculum development; and human resources aspects related to instructional programs in hiring faculty and providing faculty development programs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Workforce, economic and community development role of higher education within the broader context of recent economic, social, and technological changes in communities, society, and the economy. Applicable to higher education in general with an emphasis on the example of two-year community colleges.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Changing roles for persons engaged in instructional and curricular leadership in educational institutions. Literature on staff development, assessment and evaluation, and effective schools serve as the basis for studying and applying this information to a variety of educational settings. Issues such as teacher empowerment and site-based management, along with cooperative learning provide the focus of the activities.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 956
Employment Law SeminarCrosslisted as LAW 759G
Selected current national and state legal issues pertaining to private and public employment.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 959
Law and Educational AdministrationCrosslisted as LAW 695G
Current legal issues of national significance relating to educational institutions; analysis of constitutional provisions, statutes, and court decisions affecting education; separation of church and state; rights of equality; student rights, responsibilities, and discipline; application of criminal and juvenile provisions; use of school property; control of the curriculum and extracurricular activities; contractual and tort liability; hiring, collective actions, tenure, outside activities, discharge, and retirement of teachers; confidentiality; accrediting agencies; and similar current legal matters.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Legal issues relating to public employment with particular emphasis on public schools and colleges; collective bargaining by public employees, impasse, and resolution of public employee disputes; grievances, arbitration, and enforcement of agreements; civil rights of public employees; and laws applicable to public employment apart from collective bargaining, such as discrimination acts, wage and hour laws, retirement plans, and public records.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 961
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Students perform weekly exercises which are videotaped and critiqued and will try a case. Fundamentals of trial practice. Emphasis on questioning witnesses, selecting and addressing the jury, and admitting items into evidence.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 963
Legislation SeminarCrosslisted as LAW 777G
Development of further skills in drafting and interpreting statutes, understanding legislative processes and decision making, and evaluating the role of legislation in governmental regulation. Opportunity for in-depth study of subjects pertaining to or involving legislation, centering on subjects considered by the Nebraska Legislature and the Nebraska legislative process.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 964
Local Government LawCrosslisted as LAW 788G
Law of local government units with emphasis on current problems in the operation and administration of local government, models and theories of local government.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Education administration problems with an analysis of research and literature pertaining to these problems.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 968
Education Law SeminarCrosslisted as LAW 621G
Selected current national and state legal issues pertaining to education.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 970
Criminal LawCrosslisted as LAW 508G
Substantive criminal law, focusing on the theoretical foundations, general principles, and doctrines that govern the rules of liability and defenses, both in the common law tradition and under the Model Penal Code.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 971
EvidenceCrosslisted as LAW 646G
Relevancy and admission of evidence, including hearsay, opinions, privileges, other exclusionary rules, examination of witnesses, judicial notice, and physical evidence.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 973
JurisprudenceCrosslisted as LAW 672G
What is good and what is bad about law; the judicial process; principal schools of jurists; theories of the nature of law and the legal order; the American social system and the law; obligations to obey or to disobey the law; and ideas of justice.
Credit Hours: 3
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Selected legal issues pertaining to the legal control of discrimination.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 977
Constitutional HistoryCrosslisted as LAW 619G/619
American constitutional history with a focus on "transformative" moments at which the Constitution and the nature of American politics and government changed. American Revolution and the framing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, Civil War and Reconstruction, and the New Deal. Exploration of the courts and how they stood on history and original intent when they interpret the Constitution.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Format: Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 978
Mass Communications LawCrosslisted as LAW 649G
In-depth focus on the first amendment. Includes legal distinctions between the print and broadcast media, free press and fair trial, access to media, and licit and illicit ideas.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 979
Current professional issues related to the organization and administration of student personnel within higher education. Exploration of research literature, some field experiences, and in-depth examination of special topics.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 980
Special field experiences and research projects are available to students for additional credit.
Current knowledge, theories, and practices, and related issues in the area of college student development.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
A written report is required. Investigation and analysis of current problems in education administration and supervision.
Credit Hours: 1-6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to a doctoral program
Intended for students who are working on the development of their dissertation proposal. Component parts of the dissertation proposal. Students from all areas of Teachers College and the University of Nebraska who are in the process of developing their proposal will find this course to be of use. Typically the course should be taken after the research tools have been completed.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Intended primarily for students of education who are candidates for doctoral degrees. Readings, discussions, and an analysis of educational problems and research.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 990
Refer to Workshop Seminars in Education under the “Education” section of this bulletin.
This course has no description.
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 991
Field Studies in EducationCrosslisted as TEAC 991, NUTR 991
Prereqs:
Permission
Identification and solutions of problems associated with program planning; organizational, administrative, and instructional procedures within an institutional setting. Designing, implementing, and evaluating new or modified patterns of operation and teaching within a public school, postsecondary institution, or adult education agency.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 993
Refer to Workshop Seminars in Education under the “Education” section of this bulletin.
This course has no description.
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Course Delivery: Classroom
EDAD 995
Prereqs:
Permission
Students are immersed in outcome-based scholarly activities with a faculty mentor. Working on either an individualized or small group basis, students develop, execute and report one or more projects addressing the interaction between research and practice. Intended primarily for doctoral students, although non-doctoral graduate students may be admitted with special permission of the instructor.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 18
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Opportunity for educational administrators to gain an understanding of administering changes or innovations, and to obtain supervised field experience. Consideration will be given antecedents of change, change models, the role of government, forces that restrict or stimulate change, tools to implement change, and evaluation.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 12
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
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Course Delivery: Classroom