Akihito Kamata, Department Head
102 Lorry I. Lokey Education Building
Gina Biancarosa, assistant professor (adolescent literacy, struggling readers, advanced statistical methods). BA, 1992, Boston College; EdM, 1999, EdD, 2006, Harvard. (2009)
David T. Conley, professor (policy analysis in education, educational leadership, school restructuring). BA, 1972, California, Berkeley; MA, 1983, PhD, 1986, Colorado, Boulder. (1989)
Nancy Heapes, instructor (leadership theory and practice, organization culture, group process). BA, 1979, Adams State; MEd, 1987, PhD, 2007, Oregon. (1998)
Akihito Kamata, professor (psychometrics, quantitative research methods). BEd, 1988, Yamanashi; MS, 1990, Eastern Washington; PhD, 1998, Michigan State. (2009)
Keith Hollenbeck, senior instructor (large-scale assessment, curriculum-based measures, curriculum and assessment). BA, 1976, Humbolt State; MS, 1981, PhD, 1996, Oregon. (1996)
Charles R. Martinez, associate professor (equity and achievement, diversity issues in education, at-risk families). BA, 1991, Pitzer College; MA, 1993, PhD, 1997, California School of Professional Psychology. (1998)
Kathleen M. Scalise, associate professor (electronic learning, instructional technology and assessment, equity studies). BA, 1982, MA, 2004, PhD, 2004, California, Berkeley. (2005)
Kimberly Sherman, instructor (curriculum and assessment, teacher development, special education). BA, 1983, California State, Northridge; MS, 1990, Hawaii, Hilo; PhD, 2007, Oregon. (2008)
Joseph Stevens, professor (educational and psychological measurement and assessment, statistical and quantitative methods). BA, 1974, MA, 1976, PhD, 1983, Arizona. (2005)
Gerald Tindal, Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor (systems, assessment program evaluation, applied behavior analysis). BA, 1975, PhD, 1982, Minnesota. (1984)
Yong Zhao, presidential chair; professor (technology and education, globalization and education, educational policy). BA, 1986, Sichuan International Studies; AM, 1994, PhD, 1996, Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (2010)
Keith Zvoch, associate professor (quantitative methods, program evaluation, statistical modeling). BS, 1992, Pittsburgh; MA, 1995, PhD, 2001, New Mexico. (2007)
Max G. Abbott, professor emeritus. BS, 1949, MS, 1951, Utah State; PhD, 1960, Chicago. (1966)
Keith A. Acheson, professor emeritus. BS, 1948, MS, 1951, Lewis and Clark; EdD, 1964, Stanford. (1967)
Gerald K. Bogen, professor emeritus. BA, 1959, Western Washington; MS, 1961, DEd, 1963, Oregon. (1961)
C. H. Edson, associate professor emeritus. BA, 1964, California, Berkeley; MA, 1970, Oregon; PhD, 1979, Stanford. (1973)
Robert D. Gilberts, professor emeritus. BS, 1950, Wisconsin State; MS, 1955, PhD, 1961, Wisconsin, Madison. (1970)
Arthur C. Hearn, professor emeritus. AB, 1934, MA, 1937, EdD, 1949, Stanford. (1950)
Martin J. Kaufman, professor emeritus. BA, 1964, MEd, 1965, William and Mary; PhD, 1970, Texas, Austin. (1992)
John E. Lallas, professor emeritus; executive dean emeritus. BA, 1947, Washington (Seattle); BA, 1952, Western Washington; EdD, 1956, Stanford. (1957)
Roy E. Lieuallen, chancellor emeritus, Oregon University System. BS, 1940, Pacific University; MS, 1947, Oregon; EdD, 1955, Stanford. (1961)
Philip K. Piele, professor emeritus. BA, 1957, Washington State; MS, 1963, PhD, 1968, Oregon. (1967)
Richard A. Schmuck, professor emeritus. BA, 1958, MA, 1959, PhD, 1962, Michigan. (1967)
The date in parentheses at the end of each entry is the first year on the University of Oregon faculty.
Edward J. Kame’enui, special education and clinical sciences
Surendra Subramani, counseling psychology and human services
About the Department
The curriculum leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership focuses on the process for development, implementation, and achievement of results in organizations in K–12 settings.
Programs provide educational leaders, policymakers, and researchers with the skills needed to design and implement strategies that improve practices in educational organizations. Graduates are qualified for a variety of positions such as supervisors; specialists in technology and curriculum; principals and superintendents; administrators at the college level (community colleges, four-year colleges, research universities, and international agencies); consultants with school districts; and researchers in evaluation, management, leadership, and educational policy.
The department offers master of arts (MA), master of science (MS), master of education (MEd), doctor of education (DEd), and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees with a major in educational leadership.
The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership offers the master of science (MS) and master of education (MEd) degrees.
During the first term of graduate work, each student plans a program of study with the assistance of the student’s advisor.
In collaboration with the UO Academic Extension office, a master of science degree program with a specialization in educational leadership is offered in British Columbia.
The master of science in educational leadership focuses on five major areas of specialization. Students select one of these specializations when entering the degree program:
Policy and Leadership. For those pursuing careers in central school administration, student support services, or staff and community relations; as program coordinators or college advisors.
Educational Technology and Virtual Schools. Builds theoretical knowledge and applied skills in uses of technology within schools and for leadership in technology-based programs and virtual schools.
Reading Degree or Endorsement. For those who want to work as reading interventionists and serve as local leaders in the development, evaluation, and implementation of data-driven literacy systems.
Quantitative Research Methods in Education. Prepares those pursuing careers in educational research.
Canada Leadership Degree. Focuses on research leadership in pre-K–12 educational systems: development of educational leaders; creation of organizational sttructures and functions to facilitate change; classroom assessment techniques and analyses; professional writing for educators.
Students should consult the Graduate School section of this catalog for general university admission and degree requirements.
The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership offers two doctoral degrees: DEd and PhD The DEd program, which emphasizes the development of expertise in professional practice, is intended for individuals who want careers as administrators, staff developers, curriculum specialists, or professors specializing in the preparation of educators. The PhD degree program emphasizes the development of expertise in educational research and statistical analysis, in educational organizations, in measurement and assessment, or as preparation for becoming a professor of education with a specialization in research.
Both doctoral degree programs attract a diverse group of United States and international students. The programs share several distinctive features:
Students add depth and breadth to their program by taking courses in other departments of the College of Education and throughout the university
Course content reflects the college’s research institutes as well as teacher and administrator preparation programs
The doctoral programs follow the general regulations governing graduate work at the university. Each PhD student plans a program with the guidance of a faculty advisor. In contrast, DEd students complete their program with a cohort and a fixed set of courses. This degree option is closely aligned with the administrator license program and is completed in collaboration with school districts throughout Oregon.
In collaboration with the Portland-area school districts, a DEd degree and continuing administrative license is offered through the Portland Metro compact.
A minimum of 135 graduate credits are required for the doctoral degree. Of these, at least 84 credits must be earned after admission to the program; 18 of these 84 credits are earned in Dissertation (603). Students may request to transfer as many as 51 graduate-level credits. The remaining required credits include courses in research methodology and electives. Students in the PhD program also must take a minimum of 12 credits in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary cognate field outside the College of Education.
Residency. Students must complete at least three years of full-time graduate-level academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree, of which one academic year—referred to as the residency year, usually the first year after admission as a doctoral candidate—must be spent in residence on the Eugene campus. During the residency year, students are expected to make progress toward the degree by completing course credits in the doctoral major and satisfying degree requirements. The residency year must include three consecutive terms of full-time study, with a minimum of 9 completed graduate credits per term.
Application and Admission
The department follows general university policy in its admission procedures. Students who transfer to the university from other institutions must meet UO entrance requirements. Information about admission to graduate study is available from the department secretary and on the College of Education’s website. Information about licensure and degree programs may be obtained from the director of graduate studies.
Administrator License Preparation
102 Lorry I. Lokey Education Building
Oregon requires administrators in public schools (vice principals, principals, assistant superintendents, superintendents, and other designated personnel) to hold administrative licenses. The University of Oregon offers planned programs of study leading to the initial and continuing licenses for administrators and superintendents.
Initial Administrator License
The initial administrator licensure program prepares students for building and program administration and for initial school district superintendent assignments. The initial administrator license may be issued to an applicant who completes the 26-credit program and (1) has a master’s degree from an accredited college or university approved to offer teacher education and (2) provides documentation of at least three years of successful licensed experience. Admission to the program is limited and is based on the applicant’s academic work, recommendations, and professional goals. The program begins in June, and admission decisions are made in early spring. Candidates can earn a master of education (MEd) degree at the UO by taking additional course work and completing a master's project.
Continuing Administrator License
This program prepares students for continuing building and program administration—preprimary through grade twelve—and for school district office assignments, including superintendent positions. Students who complete the UO initial administrator licensure preparation program are automatically admitted to the continuing administrator program upon completion of a continuing administrator license application. Application can be made to the program if the applicant completed an initial administrator program at another institution. Applicants to the continuing program must (1) have a master’s degree, (2) hold an Oregon initial administrator license, and (3) submit a completed application. Students in the continuing administrator licensure program, if qualified, can be admitted to the doctor of education (DEd) degree program.
Educational Leadership Courses (EDLD)
199 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–5R)
404 Internship: [Topic] (1–12R)
405 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–21R)
407/507 Seminar: [Topic] (1–4R)
408/508 Workshop: [Topic] (1–21R)
409 Practicum: [Topic] (1–12R)
410 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–4R)
450/550 Data and Information Retrieval (1) Presents multimedia information search and organization procedures for use with public libraries, websites, and institutional and governmental clearinghouses.
503 Thesis (1–16R)
601 Research: [Topic] (1–16R)
602 Supervised College Teaching (1–5R)
603 Dissertation (1–16R)
604 Internship: [Topic] (1–12R)
605 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–16R)
606 Field Studies: [Topic] (1–16R)
607 Seminar: [Topic] (1–6R) Topics include Administrator Licensure, Advanced Research Writing.
608 Workshop: [Topic] (1–16R)
609 Practicum: [Topic] (1–16R) Topics include Administrator Licensure, Reading, Higher-Education Technology.
610 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–5R) Topics include Measurement and Assessment, Advanced Proseminar, Leading Change, Information Technology for Curriculum Design, Technology Foundations.
612 Reading Interventions (4) Focuses on providing research-based reading interventions to school-age struggling readers. Includes field experience tutoring a child at the Center on Teaching and Learning Reading Clinic on campus.
613 Reading Research (4) Focuses on the empirical research that serves as the scientific basis for advancing reading pedagogy and practice. Biancarosa.
618 Data-Based Decision-Making (4) Examines data-based decision-making in the context of reading development and instruction from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
620 Educational Leadership (4) Teaches leadership concepts through simulations and exercises. Covers group expectations, basic communication skills, participative decision-making, ethics, goal setting, power, and styles of influence. Heapes.
621 Equity and Achievement (3) Provides basics of data analysis and interpretations regarding achievement gaps, as well as applications of multiculturally competent practices in educational administrative settings. Martinez.
625 Survey and Questionnaire Design (4) Students gain practical experience in the collection and analysis of social science information through the design of surveys and questionnaires. Scalise.
628 Hierarchical Linear Models I (4) Introduction to multilevel modeling and hierarchical data structures, random and fixed effects, intercepts and slopes as outcomes models, estimation, centering, and two-level models. Sequence with EDLD 629. Prereq: EDUC 642.
629 Hierarchical Linear Models II (4) Advanced topics in multilevel modeling and hierarchical data structures including three-level models with random and fixed effects, longitudinal models, and multilevel models. Sequence with EDLD 628. Prereq: EDLD 628. Offered alternate years.
630 Comparative Education (4) Survey of higher education in selected developing countries; comparison with American higher education; relation to economic development; major problems. Subramani.
632 Educational Policy Analysis (4) Systematic interpretation and analysis of issues in educational policy using techniques such as cost-benefit, competing values, impact, and effects analysis.
633 Structural Equation Modeling I (4) Theory, application, and interpretation of structural equation modeling techniques. Includes covariance structures, path diagrams, path analysis, model identification, estimation, and testing. Sequence with EDLD 634. Prereq: EDUC 642.
634 Structural Equation Modeling II (4) Emphasis on structural and latent variable models, including cross-validation, mean structures, comparing groups and models, latent growth-curve analyses. Sequence with EDLD 633. Prereq: EDLD 633. Offered alternate years.
637 Diversity in Education (3) Broad exposure to issues of diversity; framework students can use to facilitate understanding of self and others in school and clinical settings.
638 Advanced School Law (4) Legal issues in school board–superintendent relations, media relations, personnel evaluation practices, student and employee rights, collective bargaining, contract management, Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and Office of Civil Rights complaints.
641 Standards and Accountability Systems (4) Rationale for standards and accountability systems. Reviews national, state, and local systems and ways to improve these systems. Associated policy and implementation.
644 Learning Organization (4) Three facets of learning organization are integrated: structural components, informational systems, and leadership processes.
647, 648, 649 Professional Issues in Education I,II,III (1,1,1) Examines the relationship between scholarship, planned programs of study, preparation for comprehensive exams, master’s project, and dissertation. Hollenbeck.
650 Advanced Seminar Educational Research Methods (4) Examines special issues in the use and application of educational statistics and research design in a discussion-seminar format. Prereq: EDUC 640.
655 Analysis of Teaching and Learning (4) Increases understanding of theories of learning and methodologies of teaching through analysis of relationship between teaching and learning. Scalise.
659 Professional Writing (4) Develops proficiency in preparing technical reports, dissertations, grant applications, and literature syntheses to communicate educational programs, processes, and results.
661 Item Response Theory I (3) Theory and application of item response measurement models. Participation outcomes include knowledge of IRT models, terminology, and resources. Emphasis on popular models and underlying assumptions.
662 Item Response Theory II (3) Application of item response measurement models to current research. Applying theoretical knowledge to practical problems associated with measurement, data structure, and software operation. Prereq: EDLD 661. Offered alternate years.
670 Analysis of Discrete and Categorical Data (4) Advanced methods for analysis of discrete data. Topics include log-linear, logit, probit, latent class, and mixture models, and other generalized linear models. Prereq: EDUC 642. Offered alternate years.
672 Analysis of Large-Scale Databases (4) Introduction to secondary data analysis and the use of data from national and other databases. Offered alternate years. Prereq: EDUC 642.
675 School Finance (3) Overview of school finance concepts, Oregon’s school financing system, political and legal considerations, taxation, state distribution formulas, school finance reform, the federal role in education.
679 Advanced Program Evaluation (4) Focuses on the analysis of evaluation data. Topics include alternative research designs, matching, use of propensity scoring, and time series designs. Prereq: EDUC 621. Not offered 2012–13.
681 Program Evaluation for Educational Managers I (4) Not offered 2012–13.
683 State and Local Policy Development in Education (4) Analysis of the social, economic, political, and technological forces that shape educational policy at the national, state, and local levels. Developing school district policies and assessing their consequences. Conley.
684 Master’s Project Proposal (1) Clarify research topics and identify data sources and interpretation for the master’s project for initial administrator licensure under the guidance of faculty advisor.
685 Master’s Project (1–6) Culminating activity for students seeking initial administrator licensure master’s degree. Work under the guidance of assigned faculty advisor to complete the master’s project.
708 Workshop: [Topic] (1–16R)
709 Practicum: [Topic] (1–16R)
710 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–5R)