National University




EDA601 Orientation and Advisory

Lead Faculty: Dr. David Kurth

Course Description

Builds a broad understanding of the Educational Administration program and its requirements, facilitates a permanent advisory relationship between faculty and students, and examines the role of the professional administrator and opportunities for advancement in the field. Must be the students first class (may be taken concurrently with another course). Grading is by S or U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • General student writing requirements for National University and the Department of Educational Administration.
  • The qualities needed for educational leadership.
  • The differences and similarities between Action Research and the Master's Thesis.
  • The Field Experience process.
  • The exit exam process and its oral component, and how to maximize their chances for success in the administrative hiring process.