Course Offerings

Below is a list of courses that are currently offered in this department.

Educational Leadership Current Offerings

Spring 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EDLD 715 - 01 Admin Ldrshp in Stu Affairs - - W - - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 402

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1630 - 1900

Location:

MOH 402

Course Registration Number:

21343 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Wendy Robinson

This course explores the connections of theory and practice in administrative leadership and management of student affairs. Beginning with higher education finance and budget management, the course broadens to include the principles of supervision and management and their connections to professional standards and best practices. You will be provided the opportunity to practice leadership and management in your own department while also creating the partnerships needed within student affairs and with other faculty and staff colleagues.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 780 - 01 Master's Integrative Sem - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21049 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jean P. Bongila

This is a capstone course for the M.A. in Educational Leadership. It is designed for students to critically reflect upon and articulate their learning. Students examine cases through various frames, read leadership literature and evaluate their experiences.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 785 - 01 Clinical Prac: Stu Affairs I - - - R - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 322

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1630 - 1900

Location:

MOH 322

Course Registration Number:

20630 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Cornelius K. Gilbert

The student is involved in an internship experience accruing approximately 250 hours with an on-site mentor at a college or university in a student affairs or student services position. Interns keep a reflective journal and bring the fruits of their reflections to the readings and discussions in a seminar that emphasizes the importance of reflective practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 786 - 01 Clinical Prac: Stu Affairs II - - - R - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 322

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1630 - 1900

Location:

MOH 322

Course Registration Number:

20631 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Cornelius K. Gilbert

The student is involved in an internship experience accruing approximately 250 hours with an on-site mentor at a college or university in a student affairs or student services position. Interns keep a reflective journal and bring the fruits of their reflections to the readings and discussions to a seminar that emphasizes the importance of reflective practice. Prerequisite: EDLD785

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 801 - 01 Ldrshp & Organiz Theory - - W - - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 321

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1630 - 1900

Location:

MOH 321

Course Registration Number:

22755 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Aura N. Wharton-Beck

This course examines how educational organizations develop and change and how leaders and followers interact within organizations from several theoretical and conceptual perspectives. Students observe the workings of educational institutions and programs, interview educational leaders, and analyze their own understanding and practice of leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 801 - 21 Ldrshp & Organiz Theory - - W - - - - 1830 - 2000

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1830 - 2000

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22987 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jean P. Bongila

This course examines how educational organizations develop and change and how leaders and followers interact within organizations from several theoretical and conceptual perspectives. Students observe the workings of educational institutions and programs, interview educational leaders, and analyze their own understanding and practice of leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 806 - 01 College Student Devel Theory - T - - - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 326

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1630 - 1900

Location:

MOH 326

Course Registration Number:

21298 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jayne K. Sommers

This course focuses on the background assumptions that shape both student learning and development. A variety of learning and human development theories will be explored. The course examines how students learn and construct meaning and create knowledge. Further, it explores theories and models on how to facilitate the development of a student-centered integrated learning environment.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 845 - 01 Comm/Conflict & Dec Mkg M - - - - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 417

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1630 - 1900

Location:

MOH 417

Course Registration Number:

21340 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Aura N. Wharton-Beck

This course examines strategies for analyzing and dealing with conflict between individuals and groups, effective communication processes and decision-making strategies. The theoretical foundations of particular strategies are emphasized. Students use case studies, simulations and exercises to practice problem analysis and resolution, negotiation, and collaborative relationship and team building.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 864 - 01 Ldrshp-Stu Affairs Capstone See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21341 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jayne K. Sommers

This is the capstone course for the leadership in student affairs concentration in the master's program in educational leadership. It integrates the coursework and experiences into a systemic view of student affairs and higher education and the practitioner's role in optimizing the student learning experience. It focuses on strategies for influencing organizational culture in order to provide an enriched integrated learning experience for the college student.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MOH 3261630-203007 Feb '20
MOH 3260830-160008 Feb '20
MOH 3261630-203013 Mar '20
MOH 3260830-160014 Mar '20
MOH 3261630-203017 Apr '20
MOH 3260830-160018 Apr '20
MOH 3261630-203008 May '20
MOH 3260830-160009 May '20
EDLD 895 - 21 Tpcs: Field Experience I - - - - - S - 0830 - 1000

Days of Week:

- - - - - S -

Time of Day:

0830 - 1000

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23020 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Beth R. Russell

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 895 - 22 Tpcs: Field Experience II - - - - - S - 0830 - 1000

Days of Week:

- - - - - S -

Time of Day:

0830 - 1000

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23021 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Beth R. Russell

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 905 - 01 Analysis of Research Data - - - R - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 326

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1630 - 1900

Location:

MOH 326

Course Registration Number:

21345 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jean P. Bongila

In this course, students will learn various types of data analysis. The course addresses such issues as coding, data analysis, content analysis, and alternative approaches to analyzing and writing about research data. Students will have the opportunity to analyze their own data collected from their own research studies. Prerequisite: EDLD 904

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 918 - 01 Foundations of Education See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22756 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Aura N. Wharton-Beck

This course explores the social, cultural, and historical foundations of education. We will consider education as formal schooling at all levels and analyze the development of schooling as a social institution in relationship to broader social, cultural, and political economic relations from a historical perspective. We will learn about and apply major theoretical concepts which scholars of education have developed to understand the dialectical relationship between schooling and society.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
-- - - - - - -
MOH 3220830-170008 Feb '20
0900-103029 Feb '20
0900-103021 Mar '20
0900-103004 Apr '20
MOH 3220830-170025 Apr '20
EDLD 921 - 01 Research Proposal Design - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22980 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

In this course, each student develops a complete draft of a dissertation proposal. The proposal will consist of a full developed statement of the problem, review of relevant literature including a theoretical framework, and proposed methods of data collection. In the semester following this class, each student will finalize the proposal with a dissertation chair and present it to a dissertation committee. A grade is given for the class when the proposal is completed and approved by the committee. Prerequisite: EDLD 920

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 922 - 01 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20643 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Sarah J. Noonan

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 922 - 02 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23459 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Aura N. Wharton-Beck

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 922 - 03 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23460 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jayne K. Sommers

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 922 - 04 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23461 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jean P. Bongila

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 922 - 05 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23493 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eleni Roulis

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 923 - 01 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20644 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 923 - 02 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23494 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eleni Roulis

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 924 - 01 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20645 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Sarah J. Noonan

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 924 - 02 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23462 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eleni Roulis

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 925 - 01 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20646 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Sarah J. Noonan

This major paper demonstrates the doctoral student's ability to research an important question in education and to present and interpret the findings in clear and logical written form. The dissertation is completed under the supervision of a faculty chair and is formally presented in an oral presentation to the dissertation committee. Refer to Doctoral Student Handbook (email soe_edlead@stthomas.edu to request a copy). A student will not be given a grade for any of the dissertation course numbers until the dissertation has been defended and approved by the committee. Prerequisite: EDLD 920 and EDLD 921.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 925 - 02 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23463 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eleni Roulis

This major paper demonstrates the doctoral student's ability to research an important question in education and to present and interpret the findings in clear and logical written form. The dissertation is completed under the supervision of a faculty chair and is formally presented in an oral presentation to the dissertation committee. Refer to Doctoral Student Handbook (email soe_edlead@stthomas.edu to request a copy). A student will not be given a grade for any of the dissertation course numbers until the dissertation has been defended and approved by the committee. Prerequisite: EDLD 920 and EDLD 921.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 925 - 03 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23464 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jayne K. Sommers

This major paper demonstrates the doctoral student's ability to research an important question in education and to present and interpret the findings in clear and logical written form. The dissertation is completed under the supervision of a faculty chair and is formally presented in an oral presentation to the dissertation committee. Refer to Doctoral Student Handbook (email soe_edlead@stthomas.edu to request a copy). A student will not be given a grade for any of the dissertation course numbers until the dissertation has been defended and approved by the committee. Prerequisite: EDLD 920 and EDLD 921.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 928 - 01 Doctoral Enrollment - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20647 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

Doctoral students must maintain continuous enrollment from time of admission until completion of dissertation. During any semester in which a student is not registered for a regular course, he/she must register for and pay special tuition for EDLD 928 (Permits validation of student ID).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EDLD 785 - 01 Clinical Prac: Stu Affairs I See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

30379 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Cornelius K. Gilbert

The student is involved in an internship experience accruing approximately 250 hours with an on-site mentor at a college or university in a student affairs or student services position. Interns keep a reflective journal and bring the fruits of their reflections to the readings and discussions in a seminar that emphasizes the importance of reflective practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1730-2030M - - - - - -
-- - - - - - -
EDLD 786 - 01 Clinical Prac: Stu Affairs II See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

30526 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Cornelius K. Gilbert

The student is involved in an internship experience accruing approximately 250 hours with an on-site mentor at a college or university in a student affairs or student services position. Interns keep a reflective journal and bring the fruits of their reflections to the readings and discussions to a seminar that emphasizes the importance of reflective practice. Prerequisite: EDLD785

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1730-2030- T - - - - -
-- - - - - - -
EDLD 820 - 21 School Law - - W - - - - 1830 - 2000

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1830 - 2000

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30481 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Steven B. Liss

Federal, state and local relationship of law to education are studied. Areas covered include school law as it pertains to districts, boards of education, and school personnel; contractual authority and tort liability; problems of employment of teachers; transportation, attendance and discipline; and landmark school law cases.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 826 - 21 Princ of School Finance - - W - - - - 1830 - 2000

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1830 - 2000

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30485 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Thomas R. Sager

This course covers federal, state and local support of education; analysis of various revenue-raising alternatives; a study of the trends in receipts and expenditures for education; and the Minnesota financial accounting and reporting systems.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 889 - 01 Research Paradigms in Ed See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

30537 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jayne K. Sommers

This course introduces students to paradigmatic assumptions that underlie various traditions, with an eye toward helping students conceptualize research problems, develop researchable questions, and select appropriate research methods to respond to those questions. In this course, students examine how ontological, epistemological, and methodological assumptions shape research in education. The traditions of inquiry discussed in this class will help students understand the underlying assumptions about knowledge and knowledge production that lead to similarities and differences within and across qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
-- - - - - - -
0830-1600M T W R F - -
EDLD 894 - 01 Feminist Perspect on Ldrshp - T - R - - - 1730 - 2030

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2030

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30381 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Aura N. Wharton-Beck

Students in this course explore writings of feminist scholars who offer a foundation of history, language and concepts that can be used to critique the androcentric, racist world views that have shaped many prevailing notions of leadership, power and change in education. Students study works by feminists who specifically address issues in educational leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 897 - 01 Tpcs Coll. Stdt. Mental Health - - W - - - - 1730 - 2030

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2030

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30397 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Hussein J. Rajput

The topics course will vary each semester and will provide in-depth study of particular issues, concerns and trends in education.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 916 - 01 Education Leaders & Learners See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

30382 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jane A. Kise

Students explore leadership development and collaborative educational improvement through the underlying theory and practical application of psychological type, emotional intelligence, and theories of change. This course serves two purposes: (1) cohort formation, and (2) the use of theory, scholarship, and practice (tacit) knowledge to analyze educational dilemmas and make educational change. Students become members of a leadership/research team and investigate and analyze a case study involving an educational dilemma. After identifying root causes, students examine and critique underlying assumptions regarding problem definition and solution(s) using the lens of social justice, and apply adult learning and change theory to identify the opportunities for leadership and potential barriers to implementing change.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
-- - - - - - -
1800-200002 Jun '20
1300-160006 Jun '20
1800-200016 Jun '20
1800-200030 Jun '20
1800-200014 Jul '20
1300-1700M T W - - - -
0830-1200- T - R F - -
1800-200028 Jul '20
1800-200004 Aug '20
EDLD 917 - 01 Scholars & Researchers in Educ See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

30383 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jayne K. Sommers

This course emphasizes the importance of learning how to access, read, review/critique, and summarize scholarly literature in education as an entry point in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and habits of scholars who later engage in research. Students learn strategies regarding how to critically read and evaluate literature. This understanding leads to knowledge about the results of educational research, and also the different methods of inquiry employed. Students become members of research teams and co-write a review of literature on an assigned research question. Students then consider and apply educational philosophy and theory to analyze and interpret review findings. Students gain knowledge and skills with regard to forming an argument, using APA style, and judging the merit of scholarly studies using established criteria in the field.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
-- - - - - - -
0800-120006 Jun '20
1800-200009 Jun '20
1800-200023 Jun '20
1800-200007 Jul '20
1800-200021 Jul '20
0830-1200M - W - - - -
1300-1700- - - R F - -
1800-200030 Jul '20
1800-200011 Aug '20
0800-143015 Aug '20
EDLD 920 - 01 Framing a Research Study - - W - - - - 1730 - 2030

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2030

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30398 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jean P. Bongila

This course is designed that each participant develops a researchable research question for his or her dissertation work. The major outcome of the course will be a research prospectus consisting of a statement of the problem, literature review, and theoretical framework suitable as a basis for a dissertation proposal. Work will consist of library research, small group editing activities, and instructor-led discussion of the nature and purpose of a research prospectus.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 922 - 01 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30647 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 923 - 01 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30648 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 924 - 01 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30649 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDLD 925 - 01 Dissertation - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30650 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

This major paper demonstrates the doctoral student's ability to research an important question in education and to present and interpret the findings in clear and logical written form. The dissertation is completed under the supervision of a faculty chair and is formally presented in an oral presentation to the dissertation committee. Refer to Doctoral Student Handbook (email soe_edlead@stthomas.edu to request a copy). A student will not be given a grade for any of the dissertation course numbers until the dissertation has been defended and approved by the committee. Prerequisite: EDLD 920 and EDLD 921.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)