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Instructional Leadership (ILR) Course Descriptions

ILR 7113  Paradigms in Instructional Leadership
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: LDR 7133.
Pluralistic alternatives and advanced approaches in instructional leadership, including research related to models of instruction and student achievement, frameworks for identifying and analyzing models of teaching, and decision making.

ILR 7123  Cases in Instructional Development and Reform
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: LDR 7183.
Examines historical developments in instruction and schooling and the results. Focuses on social, achievement, and cultural criteria for evaluating curricular effects and factors in positive curriculum developments.

ILR 7133  Introduction to Single-case Methodology
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: SPE 5503 or approval of the instructor.
The content of this course will examine questions appropriate for single-case research, data collection procedures, selection, implementation, analysis of research designs, and manuscript development/structure. (Same as SPE 7133. Credit cannot be earned for both ILR 7133 and SPE 7133.)

ILR 7143  Application of Single-case Methodology
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ILR 7133.
This advanced course will involve the application of single-case methodology in the area of education. This course will focus on the development of research questions, research-board approval, selection and implementation of research designs, and data analysis. (Same as SPE 7143. Credit cannot be earned for both ILR 7143 and SPE 7143.)

ILR 7203  Leadership in Curriculum Development
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
An examination of processes related to the facilitation and management of curricular innovation and delivery systems in varied educational settings including school systems, higher education, and other human service institutions.

ILR 7643  Advanced Research on Instruction
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ILT 7733 or consent of instructor.
Design and development of interdisciplinary research studies including appropriate data collection and analysis methods. Participants conduct directed educational research.

ILR 7771,3  Independent Study
1 or 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Doctoral standing and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor and the student’s Graduate Advisor of Record.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Doctoral degree.

ILR 7783  Special Problems
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Doctoral standing and consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often part of the regular course offerings. Special Problems courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Doctoral degree.

ILR 7873  Survey Research Methods
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Introductory statistics or research methods course; or consent of instructor.
Exploration of survey research methodology, development of survey, questionnaire or inventory, including item construction. Discussion and application of sampling and data collection procedures. Coding data, piloting instrument and conducting reliability and validity of instrument. Conducting data analysis procedures using SPSS to respond to research question(s) will include application of descriptive and inferential statistics. Data analysis will include employing factor analysis as a data reduction technique and to determine underlying constructs measured by instrument.

ILR 7893  Directed Doctoral Research
3 hours credit.
Supervised research on a topic in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching. May be repeated for credit, but no more than 6 hours may be applied to the Doctoral degree.

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