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Course Code: EDUC580 Course ID: 2807 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course explores the principles of public school financing and the roles of federal, state and local governments and agencies in financing public education. The content will incorporate forces of economic change, development of new societal and educational infrastructures, and implications for social spending. Techniques and methods of estimating local, state, and federal revenues; alternative methods of school budget planning and control; managing human resources, and cost analysis will be covered. Taxation for school purposes, the economics of education, equity and disparity issues, budgetary concerns, strategic planning, and procedures for school-site management are included. An analysis of federal and state legal issues pertaining to the provision of funds for public education is covered.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Analyze the contribution of education to the economy. (ELCC3.1, 3.2)(PII 4.2, 4.8, 4.9)
  2. Judge the measures of educational resource needs. (ELCC3.1, 3.2)(PII 4.2, 4.8, 4.9)
  3. Analyze the federal, state, and local purposes in the funding of public education. (ELCC3.1, 3.2)(PII 4.2, 4.8, 4.9)
  4. Evaluate the major sources of taxation used to support public schools. (ELCC3.1, 3.2)(PII 4.2, 4.8, 4.9)
  5. Analyze the role of social and community agencies in public school funding. (ELCC3.1, 3.2)(PII 4.2, 4.8, 4.9)
  6. Apply fiscal policies/principles to daily school management of educating students. (ELCC3.1) (PII 4.1, 4.11)
  7. Apply financial and facility resource knowledge according to school goals for efficient and effective operation of schools. (ELCC3.3, 3.2)
  8. Critique financial and facility resource policies and processes for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. (ELCC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3)
  9. Assess fiscal and facility resources to include community social service agencies, to focus on teaching and learning. (ELCC3.2, 4.2)(PII 4.7, 5.3)
  10. Develop a facility plan and school budget consistent with district goals, school mission, and student academic/social outcomes, and recommendations for improvement. (ELCC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2)(PII 4.4, 5.4, 5.5)

ELCC=ELCC Standard Elements; PII=Praxis II Standards

Required Text for this degree program:

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Web Sites:

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

APA Format

Education Week

Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards – (Required Reading Website)

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

National Community Education Association

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

National Policy Board for Education Administration (NPBEA)

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

Book Title:The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting, 3rd ed.
Publication Info:Corwin
Author:Sorenson, R. and Goldsmith, L.
Unit Cost:$32.39
Electronic ISBN:9781506389479
Electronic Unit Cost:$38.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.