Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
EAD 690 - Finanace and Business Administration for the School Administrator - 3 credits
Pre-practicum: 15 hours of directed field-based training required. This course prepares educators to understand and effectively manage the fiscal aspects of a school or school district. The work focuses on school finance as a matter of public policy and law, the different sources of school financing, and the funding mechanisms at various levels of government. Proposition 2 1/2, the Massachusetts foundation budget process, and the financing of charter, choice and voucher programs are examined. In addition, educators study school budgets, the role of the school's community in developing and establishing the budget, and different approaches to the budgeting process. Finally, educators address the issues of plant management - custodial care, building maintenance, preventive maintenance, scheduling, energy management, collective bargaining and purchasing of materials for plant management.