This course provides the basic common understanding of schools as social organizations and the professional role of teachers in public schools; analyzes selected legal issues relating to student rights, employment and teacher rights, and collective bargaining in schools; and serves as an introduction to instructional supervision, teacher evaluation, and continuing professional development of teachers. Concurrent enrollment in EDPR 432 or EDPR 442. Prerequisite: Admission into a teacher preparation program.
Examination of American higher education both as a system and as a field of study. Includes consideration of organizational patterns, stakeholders, governance, and the purposes of higher education.
The examination of critical trends that impact higher education from various perspectives, including legal, organizational, and political. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.