Courses for M.S.Ed. School Supervision, Single Subject

The faculty of the School of Education take pride in the curriculum they teach. Whether just beginning in the field of education as an undergraduate student or pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree, the coursework will prepare students to confidently and effectively make a difference in classrooms, school districts, and communities.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
GADS 547

Advanced Strategies in Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum research; needs assessment; curriculum management; implementation; analysis of test data; curriculum models.

GADS 557

Supervision and Performance Evaluation

This course is intended to acquaint the perspective supervisor with principles and techniques of supervision as they evaluate and work with teachers in improving their ability to develop and deliver the curriculum.

GADS 574

Pupil Personnel Administration

Examination of the regulations and mandates from PDE that involve children in schools, including such issues as special education, child abuse, student assistance programs, community agencies, and pupil personnel services in Pennsylvania schools.

GADS 681

Educational Law, Ethics & Advocacy

Principal provisions in school law affecting teachers, principals, and superintendents; constitutional, statutory, ruling case and common law bases for public education interpretations; legal procedures with emphasis on Pennsylvania school law.

GADS 700

Orientation to Educational Leadership & Practice for Improvement

This course provides an orientation to the structure and processes of administration and supervision leadership and to the program requirements. Solving real problems experienced by practicing leaders is a major part of this course and will help to inform candidates of what the job entails as well as giving them practical strategies for dealing with school based problems.

GADS 705

Supervisory Field Experience II

Competencies related to the thirteen program standards that form the program’s conceptual framework are examined through a combination of class meetings, virtual learning and field experiences. A Reform Project specific to the area of concentration is the culminating project in this experience.

GADS 706

Supervisory Practice

This course is the final course before applying for supervisory certification. It requires field experiences that are developed in consultation with a university advisor as well as field site personnel at all three levels (elementary, middle and secondary). Four group seminars are scheduled during this final course.

GREV 500

Statistics in Behavioral Research

Skills necessary for critical analysis of quantitative research in the behavioral sciences are emphasized. The major goal is to understand and interpret the statistical analyses used to describe distributions and test hypothesis that are commonly used in empirical studies employing quantitative data.