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Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development M.A.

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, 206 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-1006; fax: 612-624-3377)
Email: olpd@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 36
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Arts
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development is a leader in advancing knowledge about educational and organizational change in local, national, and international contexts. Our research, teaching, and outreach reflect a commitment to interdisciplinary and intercultural engagement with educators, scholars, and policy makers seeking to enhance leadership, policy, and development around the globe. Students in the MA and PhD programs choose from one of five complementary but distinct program tracks: education policy and leadership (EPL), evaluation studies (ES), higher education (HE), comparative and international development education (CIDE), and human resource development (HRD). Our undergraduate programs focus on human resource development and business and marketing education. In addition, the department offers a variety of programs for practicing professionals and various licensure programs.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit scores from the General Test of the GRE, two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their scholarship and research potential, transcripts, a current résumé, and answer to two essay questions found within the University's online application. The GRE is not required for EPL and MCTL M.A. applicants but is required for application to other M.A. program tracks (CIDE, ES, HE, and HRD). International students must also submit a TOEFL or IELTS score, but international applicants to the M.A. program are exempt from the GRE. All applications for admission are reviewed once a year. All new students begin in fall semester unless permission to start earlier is granted by the track coordinator. The annual deadline is March 1 for the two-year MA program. The annual deadline is March 1 for one-year MA program options (not available for the HRD or MCTL tracks). Letters of recommendation, résumé, essays, and other department application materials are submitted via the University online application system. Unofficial GRE scores, transcripts, and TOEFL/IELTS score may also be submitted via the online application for admission review purposes only. Admitted students must submit official GRE scores (as applicable), transcripts (sent directly from institution[s]), and TOEFL/IELTS scores (as applicable) to the University as a condition of any admission offer. Applicants must have completed appropriate undergraduate and graduate study. In some cases, where previous coursework or degrees are marginally related, otherwise qualified applicants will be asked to complete additional background courses after admission. Applications are encouraged from individuals who may have completed undergraduate and/or master's programs in social science, liberal arts, public affairs, and business fields. The department offers study opportunities for professionals who are employed full time as well as for those who wish to pursue graduate studies full time.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 15 to 26 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 24 to 28 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is written.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Comparative and International Development Education
Plan A
Total Plan A CIDE Credits: 34 credits
Plan A or Plan B
Plan A
Total Plan A CIDE Credits: 34 credits
Program Core
Offered only in the fall term and normally taken during the year in which the student is writing the masters thesis. Student must take 3 credits of OLPD 5087
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar (1.0-3.0 cr)
Program Specialization
Select one of the specializations below and choose two of its three core courses.
Comparative and international development education
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
or Intercultural/international education
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
Research Design and Methods
3 credits to be selected in consultation with advisor.
Related Fields (6 cr outside CIDE)
The master's degree requires 6 semester credits taken outside the CIDE program track that directly relate to the student's area of study. These credits should be selected in consultation with the advisor and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student's thesis. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.
Electives
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following list with advisor approval as needed to reach 34 credits total in the program: Note: 8xxx courses should be taken only with the consent of the instructor.
OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8104 - Innovative Systems Thinking in Education and Culture (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8302 - Educational Policy Perspectives (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B
Total Plan B CIDE Credits: 30 credits
Program Core
This is a course (OLPD 5087) or an independent study under the adviser (OLPD 5095) to prepare Plan B paper. Students pursuing the degree as a one-year program must take a total of 6 cr of OLPD 5087 over 3 semesters (three of those credits will count towards the electives requirement). Students pursing the degree as a two-year program must take a minimum of 3 credits of OLPD 5087 or OLPD 5095.
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
Program Specializations
Select one of the specializations below and choose two of its three core courses.
Comparative and international development education
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
or Intercultural/international education
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
Research Design and Methods
3 credits to be selected in consultation with advisor.
Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following list with advisor approval as needed to reach 30 credits total in the program: Note: 8xxx courses should be taken only with the consent of the instructor.
OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8104 - Innovative Systems Thinking in Education and Culture (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8302 - Educational Policy Perspectives (3.0 cr)
Related Fields (6 cr outside CIDE)
The master's degree requires 6 semester credits taken outside the CIDE program track that directly relate to the student's area of study. These courses should be selected in consultation with the advisor and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student's thesis. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.
Education Policy and Leadership
Plan A or Plan B
Plan A
Program Core (Minimum 6 cr)
Take from the following including subgroup 1:
OLPD 5041 - Sociology of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5344 - School Law (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5364 - Context and Practice of Educational Leadership (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8302 - Educational Policy Perspectives (3.0 cr)
or Subgroup 1
Take OLPD 5001 if it is being offered or one of the two alternatives if OLPD 5001 is not being offered. Note: OLPD 5011 should be taken only with advisor approval.
OLPD 5001 - Formal Organizations in Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5011 - Leading Organizational Change: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5607 - Organization Development (3.0 cr)
Research Design and Methods (6 cr)
Selected in consultation with advisor.
Related Fields (6 cr outside EPL)
The master's degree requires 6 credits taken outside of the EPL program track that directly relate to the student's area of study. These courses should be selected in consultation with the advisor.
Electives (2-8 cr)
Selected in consultation with advisor.
Thesis Credits (10 cr)
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Research Project
Plan A students will develop and carry out an empirical research project under the supervision of their advisor.
Total = 30 - 36 credits
-OR-
Plan B
Required Coursework (Minimum 6 cr)
Take a minimum of 6 credits from the following including subgroup 1:
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8302 - Educational Policy Perspectives (3.0 cr)
or Subgroup 1
Take OLPD 5001 if it is being offered or the alternative if OLPD 5001 is not being offered. Note OLPD 5011 should only be taken with advisor approval.
OLPD 5001 - Formal Organizations in Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5011 - Leading Organizational Change: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
Program Core (6 cr)
Choose one course from each of the following two areas:
Leadership courses
Choose one of the following:
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5364 - Context and Practice of Educational Leadership (3.0 cr)
Other Coursework
Choose one of the following:
OLPD 5041 - Sociology of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5324 - Strategic Financial Planning and Policy for Educational Leaders (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5344 - School Law (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5346 - Politics of Education (3.0 cr)
Research Design and Methods (3 cr)
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
Related Fields (6 cr outside EPL)
6 additional credits outside of the EPL program track, selected in consultation with advisor. These usually include additional courses from the program core or other OLPD courses.
Electives (3-8 cr)
Selected in consultation with advisor to meet required 30-32 total credit requirement for this track.
Colloquium Paper (3-6)
Students prepare a paper on an issue of relevance in school administration or revise and expand three course papers. Total of 120 hours of work required. Students in the two-year program must take 3 or more credits of OLPD 5095. Students in the one-year program must take a total of 6 cr of OLPD 5087 or OLPD 5095 over 3 semesters with advisor approval (three of those credits will count towards the electives requirement).
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
Evaluation Studies
Plan A or Plan B
Plan A
Total Plan A ES Credits: 31-32 credits
Program Core (6 cr)
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5502 - Theory and Models of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8502 - Program Evaluation Theory and Models: Qualitative and Quantitative Alternatives (3.0 cr)
Research Design and Methods (Minimum 6 cr)
Two qualitative methods courses selected in consultation with advisor for a minimum of 6 credits.
Related Fields (6 cr outside ES)
The master's degree requires 6 semester credits taken outside the ES program track that directly relate to the student's area of study. These courses should be selected in consultation with the advisor. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department such as: • EPSY 5261-Introductory Statistical Methods (3 cr) or comparable stats course required • One additional EPSY measurement or methods course
Electives ( Minimum 3 cr)
At least 3 cr selected in consultation with advisor to meet required 31-32 total credit requirement.
Thesis Credits (10 cr)
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B
Total Plan B ES Credits: 30-32 credits
Program Core (9 credits)
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5521 - Cost and Economic Analysis in Educational Evaluation (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5502 - Theory and Models of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8502 - Program Evaluation Theory and Models: Qualitative and Quantitative Alternatives (3.0 cr)
Research Design and Methods (Minimum 6 cr)
Two qualitative methods courses selected in consultation with advisor.
Related Fields (6 cr outside ES)
The master's degree requires 6 semester credits taken outside the ES program track that directly relate to the student's area of study. These courses should be selected in consultation with the advisor and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student's thesis.
Electives (6-7 cr)
Coursework related to the student's specialization, selected in consultation with the advisor. This will total 6-7 credits for students in the one-year or two-year program. These may be OLPD or outside courses.
Colloquium Paper (3-6 cr)
Total of 120 hours of work required. Students in the two-year program must take 3 or more credits of OLPD 5095. Students in the one-year program must take a total of 6 cr of OLPD 5087 or OLPD 5095 over 3 semesters with advisor approval (three of those credits will count towards the electives requirement).
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
Higher Education
Plan A or Plan B
Plan A
Total Plan A HE Credits: 34 credits
Required Coursework (6 cr)
OLPD 5701 - U.S. Higher Education (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5709 - Critical Issues in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
Program Area (9 cr minimum)
From the following with advisor consultation and approval. Other courses as offered by HE program track faculty may also meet this requirement.
OLPD 5001 - Formal Organizations in Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5704 - College Students Today (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5721 - Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5724 - Leadership and Administration of Student Affairs (2.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5732 - The Law and Postsecondary Institutions (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5734 - Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education (2.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5736 - Public Engagement and Higher Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8702 - Administration and Leadership in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8703 - Public Policy in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
Related Fields (6 cr outside HE)
The master's degree requires 6 semester credits taken outside the HE program track that directly relate to the student's area of study. These courses should be selected in consultation with the advisor and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student's thesis. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.
Research Design and Methods (3 cr minimum)
Select courses in consultation with their advisor.
CI 8148 - Conducting Qualitative Studies in Educational Contexts (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 8261 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8812 - Quantitative Research in Education (3.0 cr)
or CI 5116 - Action Research in Educational Settings (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits (10 cr)
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B
Total Plan B HE Credits: 30 credits
Required Coursework (6 cr)
OLPD 5701 - U.S. Higher Education (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5709 - Critical Issues in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
Program Area (12 cr minimum)
Selected from the following with advisor consultation and approval. Other courses as offered by HE program track faculty may also meet this requirement.
OLPD 5001 - Formal Organizations in Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5704 - College Students Today (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5721 - Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5724 - Leadership and Administration of Student Affairs (2.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5732 - The Law and Postsecondary Institutions (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5734 - Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education (2.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5736 - Public Engagement and Higher Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8702 - Administration and Leadership in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8703 - Public Policy in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
Related Fields (6 cr)
The master's degree requires 6 semester credits taken outside the HE track that directly relate to the student's area of study. These courses should be selected in consultation with the advisor and should constitute a solid coursework foundation for the student's thesis. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.
Methods Course (3 cr minimum)
Select courses in consultation with advisor for a minimum of 3 credits. It is strongly recommended that students in the one year program take a methods course with a course designator other than OLPD.
CI 8148 - Conducting Qualitative Studies in Educational Contexts (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 8261 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 8812 - Quantitative Research in Education (3.0 cr)
or CI 5116 - Action Research in Educational Settings (3.0 cr)
Colloquium Paper (3 - 6 cr)
Plan B paper is prepared under the guidance of advisor and committee. The final paper must represent no fewer than 120 hours of work. Students in the two-year program must take 3 or more credits of OLPD 5087 or 5795. Students in the one-year program must take a total of 6 cr of OLPD 5087 or OLPD 5795 over 3 semesters with advisor approval (three of those credits will count towards the related fields requirement).
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar (1.0-3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5795 - Plan B Research Design (3.0 cr)
Human Resource Development
Plan A or Plan B
Plan A
The masters degree requires 6 credits taken outside the program track that directly relate to the students area of study. Courses totaling 6+ credits should be selected in consultation with the advisor. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.
General Aspects (3 cr)
OLPD 5801 - Survey: Human Resource Development and Adult Education (3.0 cr)
Research (7 cr)
OLPD 5819 - Evaluating and Using Research in Organizations and Education (3.0 cr)
OLPD 8815 - Ethics and Responsible Research (1.0 cr)
an 8xxx qualitative or quantitative research course (3 cr)
Program Core (16 cr minimum)
Student must take 4 credits of OLPD 5696. Advisor can substitute courses as appropriate.
OLPD 5605 - Strategic Planning through Human Resources (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5696 - Internship: Human Resource Development (1.0-10.0 cr)
OLPD 5615 - Training and Development of Human Resources (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5201 - Strategies for Teaching Adults (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits (10 cr)
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Electives
Credits to total a minimum of 36 graduate-level coursework credits
Total = 36 cr
-OR-
Plan B
The masters degree requires 6 credits taken outside the program track that directly relate to the students area of study. Courses totaling 6+ credits should be selected in consultation with the advisor. These courses may include additional methods courses taught outside the department.
General Aspects (3 cr)
OLPD 5801 - Survey: Human Resource Development and Adult Education (3.0 cr)
Research (7 cr)
OLPD 5819 - Evaluating and Using Research in Organizations and Education (3.0 cr)
OLPD 8815 - Ethics and Responsible Research (1.0 cr)
an 8xxx qualitative or quantitative research course (3 cr)
Program Core (16 cr minimum)
Student must take 4 credits of OLPD 5696. Advisor can substitute courses as appropriate.
OLPD 5605 - Strategic Planning through Human Resources (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5696 - Internship: Human Resource Development (1.0-10.0 cr)
OLPD 5615 - Training and Development of Human Resources (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5201 - Strategies for Teaching Adults (3.0 cr)
Plan B Project Paper (3 - 6 cr)
Plan B project/paper is prepared under the guidance of advisor & committee - must represent no fewer than 120 hours of work. Students should register for between 3-6 credits
OLPD 5893 - Directed Study in OLPD (1.0-4.0 cr)
Electives
With approval of advisor as needed to total a minimum of 34 graduate-level coursework credits overall for this plan.
Total = 34 cr
 
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OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This research seminar is designed for students who are in their final year of completing Plan A theses or Plan B papers as part of their degree program requirements. During this seminar we will work towards the completion of your paper by writing solid drafts of the first three chapters of your thesis.
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Strategies for improving quality/efficiency of schooling in developing countries. Introduction to current research on what policy/programmatic interventions have proven most successful in increasing access, raising quality, and improving efficiency of education in developing countries. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of comprehensive policy-oriented frameworks for international education; practices of U.S. and other universities; conceptual development of international education and its practical application to programs, to employment choices, and to pedagogy.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Costs and economic benefits of education, with a focus on K-12; educational markets, prices, and production relationships; investment and cost-benefit analysis.
OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Qualitative case study research methods and their applications to educational policy and practice. Emphasis on designing studies that employ open-ended interviewing as primary data collection technique.
OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in aspects of field methodology below the level of full field study; detailed reading; analysis of studies in anthropology and education for methodological content.
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Course or independent study on specific topic within department program emphasis.
OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of gender/gender relations in international development/education. Interdisciplinary body of literature from development studies, political science, economics, anthropology, cultural studies, gender/women's studies.
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Insights from educational anthropology for educators to address issues of culture, ethnicity, and power in schools.
OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological/comparative perspectives used to understand educational processes in a globalized world. What can be gained by adopting translocal view of educational phenomena.
OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of international development in post-World War II era. Theories of how education affects economic, political, social development. Case studies of contemporary international development/education issues. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
OLPD 8104 - Innovative Systems Thinking in Education and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Critical aspects of historical/contemporary systems philosophy, thinking, and analysis. Development of concepts/skills applicable to understanding multiple dimensions of educational systems in diverse contexts. Implications for leadership and fostering organizational and systemic change.
OLPD 8302 - Educational Policy Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy issues in education. Historical, international, political, research perspectives. Current policy strategies for reforming U.S. public schools.
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This research seminar is designed for students who are in their final year of completing Plan A theses or Plan B papers as part of their degree program requirements. During this seminar we will work towards the completion of your paper by writing solid drafts of the first three chapters of your thesis.
OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Course or independent study on specific topic within department program emphasis.
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Strategies for improving quality/efficiency of schooling in developing countries. Introduction to current research on what policy/programmatic interventions have proven most successful in increasing access, raising quality, and improving efficiency of education in developing countries. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of comprehensive policy-oriented frameworks for international education; practices of U.S. and other universities; conceptual development of international education and its practical application to programs, to employment choices, and to pedagogy.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Costs and economic benefits of education, with a focus on K-12; educational markets, prices, and production relationships; investment and cost-benefit analysis.
OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Qualitative case study research methods and their applications to educational policy and practice. Emphasis on designing studies that employ open-ended interviewing as primary data collection technique.
OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in aspects of field methodology below the level of full field study; detailed reading; analysis of studies in anthropology and education for methodological content.
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Course or independent study on specific topic within department program emphasis.
OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of gender/gender relations in international development/education. Interdisciplinary body of literature from development studies, political science, economics, anthropology, cultural studies, gender/women's studies.
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Insights from educational anthropology for educators to address issues of culture, ethnicity, and power in schools.
OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological/comparative perspectives used to understand educational processes in a globalized world. What can be gained by adopting translocal view of educational phenomena.
OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of international development in post-World War II era. Theories of how education affects economic, political, social development. Case studies of contemporary international development/education issues. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
OLPD 8104 - Innovative Systems Thinking in Education and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Critical aspects of historical/contemporary systems philosophy, thinking, and analysis. Development of concepts/skills applicable to understanding multiple dimensions of educational systems in diverse contexts. Implications for leadership and fostering organizational and systemic change.
OLPD 8302 - Educational Policy Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy issues in education. Historical, international, political, research perspectives. Current policy strategies for reforming U.S. public schools.
OLPD 5041 - Sociology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5041/Soc 5455
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structures and processes within educational institutions; linkages between educational organizations and their social contexts, particularly related to educational change.
OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Costs and economic benefits of education, with a focus on K-12; educational markets, prices, and production relationships; investment and cost-benefit analysis.
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5344 - School Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Legal foundations of elementary/secondary education. Statutory themes, relevant case law, emergent policy issues. Implications for educational organizations and for administrative practice.
OLPD 5364 - Context and Practice of Educational Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Current research/practice on educational leadership. Focuses on creating school cultures conducive to continuous improvement/change. Strategies for personal/organizational leadership in PK-12 settings.
OLPD 8302 - Educational Policy Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy issues in education. Historical, international, political, research perspectives. Current policy strategies for reforming U.S. public schools.
OLPD 5001 - Formal Organizations in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Classical/current theories of organizations. Applications to education and related fields.
OLPD 5011 - Leading Organizational Change: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
How theory is incorporated, affects the change process, and can improve schools/institutions of higher education. Characteristics that impact change processes/outcomes. Leadership/policy effects.
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to major concepts, skills, and techniques for organization development/change. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to major concepts, skills, and techniques for organization development/change. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 8302 - Educational Policy Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy issues in education. Historical, international, political, research perspectives. Current policy strategies for reforming U.S. public schools.
OLPD 5001 - Formal Organizations in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Classical/current theories of organizations. Applications to education and related fields.
OLPD 5011 - Leading Organizational Change: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
How theory is incorporated, affects the change process, and can improve schools/institutions of higher education. Characteristics that impact change processes/outcomes. Leadership/policy effects.
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5364 - Context and Practice of Educational Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Current research/practice on educational leadership. Focuses on creating school cultures conducive to continuous improvement/change. Strategies for personal/organizational leadership in PK-12 settings.
OLPD 5041 - Sociology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5041/Soc 5455
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structures and processes within educational institutions; linkages between educational organizations and their social contexts, particularly related to educational change.
OLPD 5044 - Introduction to the Economics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Costs and economic benefits of education, with a focus on K-12; educational markets, prices, and production relationships; investment and cost-benefit analysis.
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Insights from educational anthropology for educators to address issues of culture, ethnicity, and power in schools.
OLPD 5324 - Strategic Financial Planning and Policy for Educational Leaders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
State-local school finance systems, budgeting, governmental fund accounting. Interpretation of financial information. prereq: Grad student pursuing licensure as elementary-secondary [principal or superintendent]
OLPD 5344 - School Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Legal foundations of elementary/secondary education. Statutory themes, relevant case law, emergent policy issues. Implications for educational organizations and for administrative practice.
OLPD 5346 - Politics of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Political dimensions of policy formulation/implementation in education. Use of power/influence in shaping educational policies and in resolving conflicts over educational issues. Analysis of consequences/cross-impacts. prereq: postbac, MEd, or grad student
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to program evaluation. Planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; evaluation strategies; overview of the field of program evaluation.
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This research seminar is designed for students who are in their final year of completing Plan A theses or Plan B papers as part of their degree program requirements. During this seminar we will work towards the completion of your paper by writing solid drafts of the first three chapters of your thesis.
OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Course or independent study on specific topic within department program emphasis.
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to program evaluation. Planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; evaluation strategies; overview of the field of program evaluation.
OLPD 5502 - Theory and Models of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Evaluation theories/models currently available to practitioners. Communication with clients about value/utility of program. Systems theory. prereq: [5501/EPsy 5243] or PA 5311 or PubH 6034 or another introductory evaluation course approved by instructor.
OLPD 8502 - Program Evaluation Theory and Models: Qualitative and Quantitative Alternatives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, approaches, models, and theoretical frameworks for program evaluation that have developed since the 1960s. prereq: 5501 or EDPA 5501 or EPSY 5243
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to program evaluation. Planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; evaluation strategies; overview of the field of program evaluation.
OLPD 5521 - Cost and Economic Analysis in Educational Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Use and application of cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-utility, and cost-feasibility in evaluation of educational problems and programs.
OLPD 5502 - Theory and Models of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Evaluation theories/models currently available to practitioners. Communication with clients about value/utility of program. Systems theory. prereq: [5501/EPsy 5243] or PA 5311 or PubH 6034 or another introductory evaluation course approved by instructor.
OLPD 8502 - Program Evaluation Theory and Models: Qualitative and Quantitative Alternatives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, approaches, models, and theoretical frameworks for program evaluation that have developed since the 1960s. prereq: 5501 or EDPA 5501 or EPSY 5243
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This research seminar is designed for students who are in their final year of completing Plan A theses or Plan B papers as part of their degree program requirements. During this seminar we will work towards the completion of your paper by writing solid drafts of the first three chapters of your thesis.
OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Course or independent study on specific topic within department program emphasis.
OLPD 5701 - U.S. Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
U.S. higher/postsecondary education in historical/contemporary perspective. Emphasizes structure, history, and purposes of system as a whole.
OLPD 5709 - Critical Issues in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/opportunities facing American higher education. Financial, demographic, athletics, for-profit, changing public opinion. Framework for analysis.
OLPD 5001 - Formal Organizations in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Classical/current theories of organizations. Applications to education and related fields.
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5704 - College Students Today
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EDPA 5704/EPSY 5451
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Issues involving population of students in colleges/universities. College student development theory, students' expectations/interests. How college affects student outcomes. Role of curricular/extracurricular activities. Student-faculty interaction.
OLPD 5721 - Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Review of research. Theoretical frameworks, methodological perspectives, and research strategies used to study students, staff, and faculty. Historical perspectives.
OLPD 5724 - Leadership and Administration of Student Affairs
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5724/EPsy 5421
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scope, administration, coordination, and evaluation of programs in college and university student affairs.
OLPD 5732 - The Law and Postsecondary Institutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis of court opinions and federal regulations affecting postsecondary educational institutions.
OLPD 5734 - Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Scope, role, administration, research strategies, and evaluation of institutional research in postsecondary institutions. Methodologies, disciplinary foundations of research. Use of institutional, state, and national databases in addressing institutional missions/functions. prereq: [5701, [EPSY 5231 or EPSY 8261], grad student] or instr consent
OLPD 5736 - Public Engagement and Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study/practice of public engagement in higher education. Civic roles of post-secondary education institutions.
OLPD 8702 - Administration and Leadership in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Leadership, governance, and administration in higher education through theoretical perspectives and practical analysis. Planning, change, decision making, organizational culture, budgets, conflict. prereq: [5001 or EDPA 5001], [5701 or EDPA 5701]
OLPD 8703 - Public Policy in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories, analytic methods, and critical issues in postsecondary education policy at national/state levels. Equality of educational opportunity, affirmative action, system governance/coordination, research funding, student financial aid, public accountability. prereq: [5001 or EDPA 5001], [5701 or EDPA 5701]
CI 8148 - Conducting Qualitative Studies in Educational Contexts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Qualitative research methods. Ethnography, sociolinguistics, symbolic interactionism. Observation. prereq: CI 8133 and [CI or OLPD PhD student]
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey methods, including mail, phone, and Web-based/e-mail surveys. Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Grad student
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Qualitative case study research methods and their applications to educational policy and practice. Emphasis on designing studies that employ open-ended interviewing as primary data collection technique.
OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in aspects of field methodology below the level of full field study; detailed reading; analysis of studies in anthropology and education for methodological content.
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to program evaluation. Planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; evaluation strategies; overview of the field of program evaluation.
OLPD 8812 - Quantitative Research in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Assumptions, procedures for, considerations in planning/conducting quantitative research in education.
CI 5116 - Action Research in Educational Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Action research as method of improving teaching/learning in educational settings. Experience doing research in classrooms. Relative strengths/challenges of different approaches to classroom research. Ethical issues.
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
OLPD 5701 - U.S. Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
U.S. higher/postsecondary education in historical/contemporary perspective. Emphasizes structure, history, and purposes of system as a whole.
OLPD 5709 - Critical Issues in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/opportunities facing American higher education. Financial, demographic, athletics, for-profit, changing public opinion. Framework for analysis.
OLPD 5001 - Formal Organizations in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Classical/current theories of organizations. Applications to education and related fields.
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5704 - College Students Today
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EDPA 5704/EPSY 5451
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Issues involving population of students in colleges/universities. College student development theory, students' expectations/interests. How college affects student outcomes. Role of curricular/extracurricular activities. Student-faculty interaction.
OLPD 5721 - Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Review of research. Theoretical frameworks, methodological perspectives, and research strategies used to study students, staff, and faculty. Historical perspectives.
OLPD 5724 - Leadership and Administration of Student Affairs
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5724/EPsy 5421
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scope, administration, coordination, and evaluation of programs in college and university student affairs.
OLPD 5732 - The Law and Postsecondary Institutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis of court opinions and federal regulations affecting postsecondary educational institutions.
OLPD 5734 - Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Scope, role, administration, research strategies, and evaluation of institutional research in postsecondary institutions. Methodologies, disciplinary foundations of research. Use of institutional, state, and national databases in addressing institutional missions/functions. prereq: [5701, [EPSY 5231 or EPSY 8261], grad student] or instr consent
OLPD 5736 - Public Engagement and Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study/practice of public engagement in higher education. Civic roles of post-secondary education institutions.
OLPD 8702 - Administration and Leadership in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Leadership, governance, and administration in higher education through theoretical perspectives and practical analysis. Planning, change, decision making, organizational culture, budgets, conflict. prereq: [5001 or EDPA 5001], [5701 or EDPA 5701]
OLPD 8703 - Public Policy in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories, analytic methods, and critical issues in postsecondary education policy at national/state levels. Equality of educational opportunity, affirmative action, system governance/coordination, research funding, student financial aid, public accountability. prereq: [5001 or EDPA 5001], [5701 or EDPA 5701]
CI 8148 - Conducting Qualitative Studies in Educational Contexts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Qualitative research methods. Ethnography, sociolinguistics, symbolic interactionism. Observation. prereq: CI 8133 and [CI or OLPD PhD student]
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey methods, including mail, phone, and Web-based/e-mail surveys. Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Grad student
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Qualitative case study research methods and their applications to educational policy and practice. Emphasis on designing studies that employ open-ended interviewing as primary data collection technique.
OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in aspects of field methodology below the level of full field study; detailed reading; analysis of studies in anthropology and education for methodological content.
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to program evaluation. Planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; evaluation strategies; overview of the field of program evaluation.
OLPD 8812 - Quantitative Research in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Assumptions, procedures for, considerations in planning/conducting quantitative research in education.
CI 5116 - Action Research in Educational Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Action research as method of improving teaching/learning in educational settings. Experience doing research in classrooms. Relative strengths/challenges of different approaches to classroom research. Ethical issues.
OLPD 5087 - MA Research Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This research seminar is designed for students who are in their final year of completing Plan A theses or Plan B papers as part of their degree program requirements. During this seminar we will work towards the completion of your paper by writing solid drafts of the first three chapters of your thesis.
OLPD 5795 - Plan B Research Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Foundation to design Plan B research project relevant to student's professional interests. Literature review strategies to establish conceptual framework for project. Relates research question to design alternatives and to associated qualitative/quantitative analysis techniques. Issues such as human subjects and APA guidelines for preparing research papers. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5801 - Survey: Human Resource Development and Adult Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of fields of human resource development and adult education. Societal context, theories, processes, definitions, philosophies, goals, sponsoring agencies, professional roles, participants, and resources. Unique characteristics and ways fields overlap and enhance one another. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5819 - Evaluating and Using Research in Organizations and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of educational research in professional practice. Problems of practice for research. Alternative modes of research. Synthesis/application of results of research. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 8815 - Ethics and Responsible Research
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical/legal issues involved in practicing responsible educational research. Key issues, formal/informal codes of conduct, ethical reasoning.
OLPD 5605 - Strategic Planning through Human Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Strategic nature of organizations. How HRD can align its goals with those of organization. Strategic planning, systems thinking. Ways HRD managers can become strategic players in organization. prereq: 5607 or 5615 or HRD 5201 or HRD 5301
OLPD 5696 - Internship: Human Resource Development
Credits: 1.0 -10.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students apply/contract for human resource development positions. prereq: [[3901 or HRD 3601, [3696 or HRD 3196], [3620 or 3640 or HRD 3201 or HRD 3301], [3202 or ADED 3101], undergrad] or [[5607 or 5615 or HRD 5201 or HRD 5301], [5801 or WHRE 5001], grad student]], instr consent
OLPD 5615 - Training and Development of Human Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Training/development of human resources in organizations. Process phases of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to major concepts, skills, and techniques for organization development/change. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5201 - Strategies for Teaching Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Psychological theories of adult learning; learning styles and personality types; teaching styles; group and team learning; moderating and study circles; teaching technologies and distance learning; gender, race, and cultural communication. Applications of strategies. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
OLPD 5801 - Survey: Human Resource Development and Adult Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of fields of human resource development and adult education. Societal context, theories, processes, definitions, philosophies, goals, sponsoring agencies, professional roles, participants, and resources. Unique characteristics and ways fields overlap and enhance one another. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5819 - Evaluating and Using Research in Organizations and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of educational research in professional practice. Problems of practice for research. Alternative modes of research. Synthesis/application of results of research. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 8815 - Ethics and Responsible Research
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical/legal issues involved in practicing responsible educational research. Key issues, formal/informal codes of conduct, ethical reasoning.
OLPD 5605 - Strategic Planning through Human Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Strategic nature of organizations. How HRD can align its goals with those of organization. Strategic planning, systems thinking. Ways HRD managers can become strategic players in organization. prereq: 5607 or 5615 or HRD 5201 or HRD 5301
OLPD 5696 - Internship: Human Resource Development
Credits: 1.0 -10.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students apply/contract for human resource development positions. prereq: [[3901 or HRD 3601, [3696 or HRD 3196], [3620 or 3640 or HRD 3201 or HRD 3301], [3202 or ADED 3101], undergrad] or [[5607 or 5615 or HRD 5201 or HRD 5301], [5801 or WHRE 5001], grad student]], instr consent
OLPD 5615 - Training and Development of Human Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Training/development of human resources in organizations. Process phases of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to major concepts, skills, and techniques for organization development/change. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5201 - Strategies for Teaching Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Psychological theories of adult learning; learning styles and personality types; teaching styles; group and team learning; moderating and study circles; teaching technologies and distance learning; gender, race, and cultural communication. Applications of strategies. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5893 - Directed Study in OLPD
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study, with faculty advice, in areas not covered by regular courses.