Introduction to Educational Administration I


This course examines conceptual foundations of educational administration with the aim of using theory and research to solve the problems of practice. The focus of this course is on the school as a social system with special emphasis on structure, politics, decision making, and quality outcomes. The class will include discussion and analysis of cases, examination of experiences in schools, and the application of theory to practice.

Our goal is to go beyond simply participating in these activities and use experiences together with relevant theory and research to expand your understanding of the school as a social system. In particular, we will deal with the following set of guiding questions:

Guiding Questions


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Introduction to Educational Administration II


This course is an extension of Introduction to Educational Administration I. The focus of the course remains on the school as a social system with emphasis on motivation, school culture, organizational climate, shared decision making, and leadership. The class will include discussion, analysis of cases, examination of your own experiences in schools, and the application of theory to practice. Our goal is to go beyond simply participating in these activities and use your experiences together with relevant theory and research to expand your understanding of school organizations, motivation, decision making, and leadership. In particular, we will deal with the following set of guiding questions:

Guiding Questions


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Organizational Theory and Research in Educational Administration


This is a course in research and theory for educational organizations. The focus is to explain organizational and administrative behavior in schools and examine sound theoretical research. Relevant theories are used both to generate research hypotheses and to solve problems of practice.

Course Objectives

Students will:


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Ohio State School of Education
Wayne K. Hoy Picture
Novice Fawcett Chair
In Educational Administration

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