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Administration Of Special Programs

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This course provides an overview of various federal, state, non-profit, and private funding programs and grants. Candidates study the components and requirements of these programs, practice grant-writing skills, and participate in field experiences related to special programs administration. 

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Federal Title Funding and Program Management

    • Examine the program development and management requirements related to programs supported by federal Title funding, such as special education programs, English learner programs, and extracurricular programs.
    • Describe the funding components and structure of No Child Left Behind.
    • Examine the program funding available under federal Titles related to No Child Left Behind.
    • Analyze the eligibility, reporting, and audit requirements of Title funding.

    Overview of Non-Government-Sponsored School Funding and Program Management

    • Research various grants available from nonprofit and private organizations.
    • Analyze the eligibility, reporting, and audit requirements of various nonprofit and private grants.
    • Examine the program development and management requirements related to programs supported by non-government-sponsored funding, such as special education programs, English learner programs, and extracurricular programs.

    Terms and Definitions Related to Funding and Budgets

    • Describe the account and expense classifications found in a standard grant budget.
    • Define terms such as capital outlay , direct costs , indirect costs , and other terms related to a specific funding program.
    • Identify various acronyms and their meanings related to program funding and administration, such as RFP and LEA.

    Grant-Writing Techniques

    • Examine the components of successful grant writing and techniques for presenting information clearly to reviewers.
    • Critique a variety of grant proposals to identify positive and negative elements.

    Government-Sponsored School Funding and Program Management

    • Examine the variety of government funding available to schools.
    • Differentiate between entitlement or formula grants and discretionary or competitive grants at the federal and state levels.
    • Analyze the eligibility, reporting, and audit requirements of government-sponsored grants.
    • Examine the program development and management requirements related to programs supported by government-sponsored funding, such as special education programs, English learner programs, and extracurricular programs.
    • Describe the relationship among federal agencies, state departments of education, and local schools/districts in funding disbursement.
    • Examine other funding programs and requirements issuing from litigation or judicial mandates and initiatives or referenda.

    Legal and Ethical Issues

    • Analyze the consequences of falsifying applications and administrative reports.
    • Describe the legal and ethical obligations of administrators and staff in managing various grants.
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