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    Gordon College
  Dec 14, 2017
Graduate Academic Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU 725 - School Finance, Administration and Technology

Credits: 3
Financial support is critical to the success of public schools.  School leaders are required to be adept at assessing school needs and for developing a financial plan to successfully address these needs.  Needs are identified as those financial, human or material resources necessary to advance the goals of the district, school, or department.  This course will prepare future educational leaders to understand the federal, state, and local context of school finance.  Students will be able to identify the major types of budgeting models that can be utilized and become directly involved in the preparation of an actual school budget.  Course provides students with a comprehensive overview of school budgeting processes and business administrative functions.  Specific emphasis is given to program, school, and district level budget development and implementation.  Other related issues regarding the operation and maintenance of facilities, acquisition and maintenance of instructional equipment and materials (including educational technology), transportation management, and other ancillary student health and counseling services are examined as well. Students spend 15 prepracticum hours learning about school finances from different educational leaders’ perspectives as well as technology needed to manage school finances.

Field experience required.

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