Courses in Educational Administration & Policy Studies

E APS 120 (formerly E EST 120) Toleration (3)
Interdisciplinary study of the theory, practice, and problems of tolerance. Stressing the historical origins of, the theoretical justifications for, and the sociopolitical conditions conducive to tolerance as well as those factors impeding it.

E APS 300 (formerly E EST 300) Social Foundations of Education (3)
Inquiry into educational policies, purposes, and ideas based upon the resources and insights of the humanities and the social sciences. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing.

E APS 301 (formerly E EST 301) Issues in American Higher Education (3)
Study of the structure and function of American higher education in the light of contemporary problems. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior standing.

E APS 400 United States Educational Governance, Policy, and Administration (3)
Historical and current trends in educational governance, policymaking, and administration. Analyses of K-12 and higher education issues at the federal, state, and local levels. Special emphasis on education reform issues specific to New York State.

E APS 456 Introduction to Peer Education (3)
Designed for students to support teaching, tutoring and mentoring of lower-division students in academic courses and support offices at UAlbany. Students assume roles of responsibility and leadership in supporting other students and to demonstrate high standards for academic accomplishment, knowledge of and respect for the University's resources, policies and procedures. Students should have a 3.3 GPA in the relevant academic area or prior course work (unless home department or office specifies otherwise), be in good standing, and must meet other criteria from their home department as deemed appropriate. Students must be endorsed by their home department and must have a peer educator placement in that home department while enrolled in the course. Students will gain experience working with peers in an educative manner and will become familiar with the field of instruction in a higher education setting. May not be taken for credit by students who completed the course under E APS 487. S/U graded.

E APS 457 Advanced Peer Education (3)
Designed for successful Peer Educators to continue to support teaching, tutoring and mentoring of lower-division students in academic courses and support offices at UAlbany. Students assume roles of responsibility and leadership in supporting other students and to demonstrate high standards for academic accomplishment, knowledge of and respect for the University's resources, policies and procedures. Students should have a 3.30 GPA in the relevant academic area or prior course work (unless home department or office specifies otherwise), be in good standing, and must meet other criteria from their home department as deemed appropriate. Students must be endorsed by their home department and must have a peer educator placement in that home department while enrolled in the course. Building upon the skills attained in E APS 456, students will gain experience working with peers in an educative manner and will advance their knowledge of academic instruction in higher education settings. May not be taken for credit by students who completed the courses under E APS 487. S/U graded.

E APS 470 Introduction to Law and Education (3)
Legal rights and responsibilities of professional personnel and students in K–12 American education, with an emphasis on constitutional principles. Topics include: public-private distinction, freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, academic freedom and tenure, and due process and equal protection guarantees.

E APS 487 Institute in Education (1-9)
Special course, not part of the pattern of regular offerings, designed to meet particular nonrecurring needs. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

 

E APS 497 (formerly E EST 497) Independent Study in Educational and Social Thought (3)
Independent reading, study, and research in educational and social thought. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing, and consent of department.