Course Descriptions

EDLD 5342-School Finance
The School Finance course is a study of Texas school finance issues and challenge associated with the superintendent’s position. Course content includes school district budgeting practices, accountability systems, audit reports and practices, funding formulas, ethical standards, and administration of funds.

EDLD 5343-Educational Facilities Planning
Educational Facilities Planning provides contemporary information for the school superintendent on facilities planning, student safety, funding, energy management, new construction and renovation, and the relationship of appropriate facilities to student performance. Texas Education Agency facility guidelines and National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities information are incorporated into course content.

EDLD 5371-The School Superintendent
The School Superintendent describes the roles and responsibilities of the school district superintendent with emphasis on five major topics. These topics are: Building Community Partnerships, Leading School Districts during Change, Demonstrating Ethical Leadership and Building Relationships, The Superintendent as Instructional Leader, and The Superintendent as CEO. Course content will introduce knowledge and skills necessary to being a successful superintendent.

EDLD 5387-Seminar in School Administration
Seminar in School Administration is a course that emphasizes the study of concepts and principles of school district administration as applied to selected topics and current challenges associated with the school superintendent.

EDLD 5396-Internship A
The Superintendent Internship/Practicum provides the opportunity to integrate current, relevant, research with best practices for successful school district leadership. A site supervisor and Lamar University faculty member will guide the program participant through course activities and requirements.

EDLD 5399-Internship B
The Superintendent Internship/Practicum is a continuation of your internship/practicum requirements and activities that include the completion of the Internship Plan, Professional Development Plan, and Electronic Portfolio. Your site supervisor and Lamar University faculty member will guide your progress and development