This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2015 to April 2016.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2015-2016, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


EADM 303.3 — 3L
Education in Society Structures Systems and Stakeholders

This course considers the structures and contexts that shape education for learners and teachers. By examining historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives as ways of understanding current systems, institutional policies, educational philosophies, governance issues, law, institutional norms, family, and community contexts this course will support the exploration of one’s own philosophies, practices of teaching, and membership in (professional) learning communities.

Note: Students with credit for EADM 321, EADM 425 or EDUC 303 will not recieve credit for this course.

EADM 411.3
Inquiry Project and Community Learning Field Experience

Post-interns will develop an independent or interdependent inquiry project connected with their on-campus and field study experiences. Post-interns will be facilitated in developing understanding approaches to inquiring appropriate to questions they wish to address and will be encouraged to organize an inter-professional community-learning field experience through which they will develop positive attitudes toward community partnerships in education and develop skills related to community engagement and community-based learning.

Prerequisite(s): EXPR 422.15.
Note: Students with credit for EDUC 411, EFDT 411, ECUR 411, or EPSE 411 will not receive credit for this course.

EADM 422.3 — 1/2(3L)
Leading Organizations An Introduction to Leadership Theory and Practice

Designed to familiarize prospective and practicing professionals with the nature of public, private, and not-for-profit structures and social systems and to examine the effects of the organization and group interaction patterns on the experiences and life course trajectories or directions of individual professionals.

Note: Completion of 60 credit units of university level courses prior to registration in this course is recommended.

EADM 423.3 — 1/2(3L)
The Professional Leader and Organizational Development

Designed to prepare students for diverse working environments and to have students explore trends and issues regarding organizational development and transformation. Research on organizational effectiveness in various situations will be examined. Models for developing organizational capacity employed within specific organizations and through contextual actions will be assessed.

Note: Completion of 60 credit units of university level courses prior to registration in this course is recommended.

EADM 424.3 — 1/2(3L)
The Diligent Leader

Designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of leadership concepts by integrating theory, research, philosophy, and practice. Students will discuss: the history and nature of leadership; the tasks, contexts, attributes, and powers associated with leadership; and the related role of professionals and individuals assuming leadership responsibilities.

Note: Completion of 60 credit units of university level courses prior to registration in this course is recommended.

EADM 425.3 — 2(3L)
Legal and Institutional Contexts of Education

Students will integrate the knowledge and experience acquired in earlier coursework and the extended practicum by examining the components of governmental, administrative, legal, ethical and professional aspects of public education in Saskatchewan and Canada.

Prerequisite(s): EXPR 402 or EXPR 422.15 or equivalent.
Note: Students with credit for EADM 321 or EDUC 303 may not take this course for credit.

EADM 498.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

EADM 811.3 — 1(3S)
History and Development of Organizational Theory

Traces major theories through the evolution of organizational thought, and examines recent trends in the study of organizations. A variety of schools of thought are investigated and utilized as perspectives from which to view educational organizations. The content is designed to provide a basis for further in-depth study of concepts and processes in educational settings.

EADM 812.3 — 1/2(3S)
Educational Finance

Financing public education; educational revenues and expenditures; principles underlying grants systems for education; alternative models for financing public education; taxation and principles of taxation; financial administration in local school systems; cost-quality relations in education; trends in educational finance; financial planning in times of retrenchment.

EADM 813.3 — 1/2(3S)
Planning and Data Based Decision Making

Designed to provide individuals with a knowledge of educational planning at the Board of Education level. Includes such theoretical aspects as the nature of educational planning, planning concepts, and approaches and models. Investigates applied aspects such as data collection, demographic analysis and enrolment forecasting, school facilities, master plans, and new planning techniques.

EADM 816.3 — 1(3S)
Instructional Leadership for the Enhancement of Teaching

Focuses on the formal and informal organization of the school. The leadership styles of principals and vice-principals, as they affect curriculum development, implementation and evaluation, will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on organizational development strategies.

Prerequisite(s): EADM 811.

EADM 819.3 — 1(3S)
Leadership and Governance in First Nation Education

Focuses on First Nation educational governance, community leadership roles in Indian Control of Indian Education and examines band operated school governance across Canada. New directions in First Nation educational governance as evidenced in the Mi'Kmaq Education Act and emerging administrative mechanisms will form a major concentration of the course.

EADM 820.3 — 1/2(3S)
Administrative Roles in School Systems

Examines the roles of various educational administrators: vice-principal, principal, assistant director and director. The relationships and functions associated with each of these roles will be examined from several perspectives - legislation, theoretical models, role theory, and research findings. The specific content will address means by which these roles can lead to effective administrative practice.

Prerequisite(s): EADM 811.

EADM 821.3 — 2(3S)
Organizational Behaviour in Education

Focuses on behaviour within the formal and informal contexts of the educational system. It includes such topics as motivation, group processes, communication, decision making, conflict management, leadership, power and authority.

Prerequisite(s): EADM 811.

EADM 824.3 — 1/2(3S)
Structure and Organization of Education in Canada

Traces the historical basis and development for the present forms of education in the various provinces in Canada. It explores the current structure and organization of education in different provinces. Finally, it studies the issues and problems germane to the Canadian educational scene.

EADM 825.3 — 1/2(3S)
Educational and Administrative Law

Deals with constitutional law as applied to education and language, intentional wrong and defenses, the various aspects of negligence and its defenses, occupier's liability, employer's liability, administrative law, defamation, and human rights. Wherever relevant, a parallel tie-in will be made with statute law.

EADM 826.3 — 1/2(3S)
Human Resources Leadership in Education

Designed to provide a review of the literature in personnel administration in education and exposure to applications in human resources management. The topics addressed include manpower planning, recruitment of personnel, selection of personnel, placement and induction of personnel, staff development, appraisal of personnel, administration of collective agreements, legal aspects of personnel administration and supervisory practices.

Prerequisite(s): EADM 811.

EADM 829.3 — 1/2(3S)
School and Organizational Renewal

Focuses on organization development as a planned and sustained effort to apply behavioral science and school effectiveness research to school and system improvement. Strategies which involve school and system members themselves in the assessment, diagnosis and transformation of their own school organization will be studied in detail.

EADM 830.3 — 1/2(3S)
Rural Education Schools Communities and Policy Contexts

The focus of this course is on the context of rural education and on the generation of possible organizational and administrative actions that can be taken to foster meeting both the objectives of education and the development of our rural communities. Governance, finance, organization and administration of rural education will be examined.

EADM 834.3 — 1/2(3L/S)
Case Studies in Educational Leadership

Considers issues and dilemmas arising from a wide variety of educational leadership cases. Classical and contemporary moral philosophies as well as professional ethics will be utilized to examine these problematic cases. The challenges associated with developing ethical frameworks for decision-making and with promoting ethical consciousness and competencies in particular education settings will be explored.

Prerequisite(s): EADM 811.

EADM 835.3 — 1/2(3S)
Governance and Policy Making in Education

Deals with the use of political, jurisprudential and organizational theories to better understand and analyse educational governance at state, system, and site-based levels. The course includes the application and assessment of various models and mechanisms of educational policy and decision making. Consideration will be given to the evolving roles and relationships of interest groups, interagency personnel, professional educators, legislators, executives, the judiciary and citizens.

Prerequisite(s): EADM 811.

EADM 836.3 — 1/2(3L)
Leading Community Development

Deals with issues, principles and strategies used to develop and maintain learning communities and effective community relations. Topics include: community-participation theory; contemporary leadership and followership theory; stakeholder collaboration; communication and conciliation strategies; the politics of diversity and inclusion; as well as approaches taken to community and capacity building in education.

Prerequisite(s): EADM 811.

EADM 881.3 — 1/2(3S)
Organizational Paradigms and Analysis

Analyzes a number of organizational paradigms based upon different sets of metatheoretical assumptions about the nature of social science and the nature of society. Emphasis will be placed on the paradigmatic shifts that are occurring in educational administration.

Prerequisite(s): EADM 811.

EADM 884.3 — 1/2(3S)
Policy Making in Education A Critical Perspective

An advanced doctoral level course in educational administration dealing with policy-making in education. Focuses on three main aspects of educational policy-making: building consent for educational policy; promoting deliberation, understanding, and informed action in policy-making; and synthesizing basic considerations for formulating and implementing educational policy.

EADM 885.3 — 1/2(3S)
Research Methods

Designed to explore the various methods of research, and the problems related to research design. Special emphasis will be placed on research methods related to Educational Administration.

EADM 892.3 — 1/2/1&2(3L)
Trends and Issues in Educational Administration

Selected current trends and issues in educational administration will be analyzed in detail. Literature, research and related developments in other areas will be examined. These courses will normally be taught during summer sessions by visiting professors with particular expertise.

Note: May be taken more than once on the recommendation of the Department Head.

EADM 894.3 — 1&2(P), 1(P)
Laboratory in Educational Administration

Provides opportunities for students to apply theory to practice in undertaking field research projects which differ from thesis and project topics. Preparation of a scholarly report and regular consultation with faculty members are key course requirements.

Note: Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.

EADM 898.3 — 1/2(R/T)
Individual Reading Course

Provides an opportunity for a student to pursue a topic of personal interest. The topic studied must fall outside the scope of educational administration courses offered, although this provision may be waived with the consent of the department. The student is responsible for defining the area of interest and approval of the project must be gained prior to registration. The student undertakes intensive reading under the guidance of a staff supervisor, and submits a major paper for assessment on or before a date agreed upon in writing with his/her supervisor. An oral examination is also required.

EADM 899
Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

EADM 990

A required non-credit seminar for graduate students in the Master's and Ph.D. programs. Provides students with information, guidance, and some skills needed to succeed in and profit from their program of studies. Enhances skills in seminar participation, scholarly writing, library use, and computer applications. Discussions of educational issues, research opportunities, research protocols, and research funding sources are also included. Separate seminars are arranged for full- and part-time Master's students and Ph.D. students.

EADM 991.3
Educational Leadership Field Based Applications

Designed to provide students with an opportunity to participate in field-based research in the area of educational leadership. Students may choose to 1) participate in a three week field-based educational leadership internship; or 2) undertake research related to educational leadership. Both options require the submission of a research paper.

Prerequisite(s): 27 credit units of course work toward M.Ed. degree including EADM 811, 990, ERES 800.

EADM 994

A student undertaking research leading to a Master's thesis must register in this course each year until the thesis is completed. This applies to thesis work done extramurally as well as intramurally.

EADM 996

Students writing a Ph.D. thesis must register in this course.