Course Descriptions

The Course Descriptions catalog describes all undergraduate and graduate courses offered by Michigan State University. The searches below only return course versions Fall 2000 and forward. Please refer to the Archived Course Descriptions for versions prior to Fall 2000.

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EAD 800A  Professional Seminar in Educational Leadership

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Description:
Fundamentals of school leadership. Enduring problems in educational administration. Program orientation, including organizing perspectives and expectations for students. Technological tools and resources for learning.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2008 - Open


EAD 801  Leadership and Organizational Development

Semester:
Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Interaction of leadership with organizational culture and development within a variety of educational organizations.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 805  Administration in Higher Education

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Theories, systems, structures, and processes of college and universities. Comparison of the organization, leadership, and governance of higher education institutions to other non-profit organizations.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 806  Evolving Practice of School Leaders

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open to graduate students in the K-12 Educational Administration major.
Description:
Historical analysis of K-12 school leadership. Comparative analysis of leadership and school improvement. Leadership theory. Ethical leadership. Critical thinking and reflection of one's own leadership.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2008 - Open


EAD 811  Inquiry and Analysis of Teaching and Learning

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Not open to students with credit in:
EAD 854
Description:
Inquiry and applied research methods and skills. Data-based decision making for instructional improvement. Computer skills for data analysis. Methods of data use for teachers and leaders. Legal and ethical use of data.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2010 - Open


EAD 812  Inquiry and Analysis of School Organizations

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
EAD 811
Not open to students with credit in:
EAD 855 or EAD 856
Description:
Inquiry and applied research methods and skills. Data-based decision making for organizational improvement. Analyzing schools as rational, natural, and open systems. Methods of data use for school administration. Legal and ethical concerns of data use.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2010 - Open


EAD 813  Education, Development and Social Change

Semester:
Spring of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Rise of modern systems of education in developed and developing countries. Education, the state, and national development. Colonial heritage, linkages, and globalization of educational development.
Interdepartmental With:
Teacher Education
Administered By:
Educational Administration
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2004 - Open


EAD 820  School Leadership Internship

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Restrictions:
Open to graduate students in the K-12 Educational Administration major.
Description:
Supervised internship in an educational institution focused on school leadership issues.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2008 - Open


EAD 821  Internship in Educational Administration II

Semester:
Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Restrictions:
Open only to graduate students in K-12 Educational Administration.
Description:
Supervised internship in an educational and/or community organization focused on school-community leadership issues.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2001 - Open


EAD 822  Engaging Diverse Students and Families

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Not open to students with credit in:
EAD 853B
Description:
Comparative and historical analysis of education within the broader social, cultural, and linguistic contexts of schools. Students in contemporary schools. Social problems, social policies, and school practice. School, family, and community relationships.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2008 - Open


EAD 824  Leading Teacher Learning

Semester:
Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Not open to students with credit in:
EAD 853C
Description:
Instructional leadership. Learning environment for teachers and students. Teacher supervision and evaluation. Staff development and teacher collaboration. Improvement of instructional program. Assessing student achievement.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2008 - Open


EAD 830  Issues in Urban Education: Racial Achievement Gap

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Institutional, class, race systemic factors that contribute to the racial achievement gap. Strategies for improving urban schools; uncover areas of study for future research.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2011 - Open


EAD 840  Inquiry in Postsecondary Education

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Inquiry concepts and methods related to postsecondary education; problems of theory and practice in teaching and learning, administration, and leadership.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2011 - Open


EAD 850  Issues and Strategies in Multicultural Education

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Historical, pedagogical, and administrative considerations of multicultural education in K-16 educational settings.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2003 - Open


EAD 852  The School Principalship

Semester:
Fall of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Not open to students with credit in:
EAD 852A or EAD 852B
Description:
Administration of K-12 schools. Alternative organizational arrangements, curricula, and practices. Problems and strategies for improving schools.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2008 - Open


EAD 853  Education Finance and Policy

Semester:
Fall of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Not open to students with credit in:
EAD 853A
Description:
Alternative policies to fund public schools. Equity and adequacy in school finance. Cost-effective education practices. Privatization of education service provision.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2008 - Open


EAD 860  Concept of a Learning Society

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Learning in the Knowledge Age with special focus on the role of technology as a partner in the learning process and in extending intelligence.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 861  Adult Learning

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Learning and change in the adult years. Motivation and barriers to participation. Cognitive, emotional, developmental, and socio-cultural processes involved in adult learning. Understanding differences among adults in approaches to learning.
Semester Alias:
EAD 861A
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 863  Training and Professional Development

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Design of training and professional development programs for postsecondary education contexts.
Semester Alias:
EAD 862A
Effective Dates:
FALL 2001 - Open


EAD 864  Adult Career Development

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Psychological, social and institutional elements of careers. Cases and theories of career and adult development in the context of changing conditions of work and learning across the life-span.
Semester Alias:
EAD 862B
Effective Dates:
FALL 2001 - Open


EAD 866  Teaching in Postsecondary Education

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Philosophies and beliefs undergirding teaching strategies. Effective teaching strategies and formal learning environments. Assessment of teaching and of student learning.
Semester Alias:
EAD 861B
Effective Dates:
FALL 2001 - Open


EAD 867  Case Studies in Educational Leadership

Semester:
Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Case-based learning to examine contemporary K-16 leadership.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2003 - Open


EAD 868  Pro-Seminar in Higher and Adult Education

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open to master's students in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education major.
Description:
Foundations and development of higher and adult education as a professional discipline. Traditional and contemporary issues in theory, research, and practice.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 870  Foundations of Postsecondary Education

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Historical, philosophical and social forces that shaped development of colleges and universities. Emphasis on higher education in the United States.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - Open


EAD 871  Collegiate Contexts for Teaching and Learning

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Sociocultural contexts of teaching and learning in collegiate environments. Organizational strategies to improve learning contexts for diverse students.
Semester Alias:
EAD 871B
Effective Dates:
FALL 2001 - Open


EAD 872  Legal Issues in Higher Education

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Legal aspects of administrative practice in institutions of higher education. Governance, academic freedom, due process, and anti-discrimination.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - Open


EAD 873  College Student Development

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open to master's students in the Student Affairs Administration major.
Description:
Research, theory, and literature related to student development in the college years.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 874  Introduction to Student Affairs

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open to master's students in the Student Affairs Administration major.
Description:
History, development, philosophy, organization, and administration of college student personnel as a profession. Needed services, programs and skills.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 875  Issues and Strategies in Student Affairs

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
EAD 874
Restrictions:
Open to master's students in the Student Affairs Administration major.
Description:
Student affairs work in colleges and universities. Integration of theory with practice.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 876  Budgeting and Finance in Higher Education

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Fundamentals of higher education budgeting and finance, including external sources of funding, internal resource allocation processes, social and economic principles and values regarding the distribution of resources among competing concerns.
Semester Alias:
EAD 971C
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 877  Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Contexts

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Planning and evaluating programs for learning in diverse educational contexts.
Semester Alias:
EAD 871A
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - Open


EAD 878  Education in the Digital Age

Semester:
Fall of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
An exploration of the historical, philosophical, critical, and practical questions associated with the technological transformation of all levels of education.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


EAD 879  College Student Cultures

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Examines college student cultures at diverse institutional types globally using theoretical lenses and learning experiences.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2015 - Open


EAD 881  Workshops in Educational Administration

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 9 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Description:
Laboratory experiences focused on common supervisory and administrative problems.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - Open


EAD 882  Seminars in Educational Administration

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 9 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Description:
Seminars in various fields in K-12 educational administration and in higher, adult, and lifelong education.
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2002 - Open


EAD 889  Research and Assessment in Student Affairs

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open to master's students in the Student Affairs Administration major.
Description:
Introduction to strategies for research and inquiry in student affairs.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2007 - Open


EAD 890  Independent Study

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 9 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Approval of department.
Description:
Individual study in an area of K-12 administration or higher, adult, and lifelong education.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - Open


EAD 893  Professional Development Seminar in Student Affairs

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 4 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Student Affairs Administration major.
Description:
Supervised work experience in student affairs.
Semester Alias:
EAD 894A
Effective Dates:
FALL 2010 - Open


EAD 894  Laboratory and Field Experiences

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 6
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 9 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Description:
Supervised graduate practica, observations, internships, or externships in K-12 administration and in higher, adult, and lifelong education.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - Open


EAD 895  Research Ethics

Semester:
Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Open to graduate students.
Description:
Identifying and resolving ethical problems in research. Collegial interactions. Authorship, publication, and reviewing practices. Data management. Ownership of data and intellectual property. Conflicts of interest. Protection of human and animal subjects. Lab safety and compliance.
Semester Alias:
PES 895
Interdepartmental With:
Kinesiology, Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, Teacher Education
Administered By:
Kinesiology
Effective Dates:
FALL 2006 - Open


EAD 899  Master's Thesis Research

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 9
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 15 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Description:
Master's thesis research.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - Open