The Economics Of Education – edd731 (3 credits)

The principles and theories of the economics of education are examined. The role that federal, state, and local governments play in the economics of education is explored in-depth. Key topics include budget management, grants, financial aid, expenditures and revenues, and the rising cost of education. Economic policy analysis is a focus in this course. Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. Competency C: Determine capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. Competency D: Analyze the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. Competency E: Develop strategic approaches to presenting a budget to an educational board for approval.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Adequacy, Equity, and Efficiency

  • Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. [Wk 7]
  • Competency C: Determine capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 7]
  • Competency D: Analyze the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches to presenting a budget to an educational board for approval. [Wk 7]
  • Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. [Wk 7]

Educational Budgeting

  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches to presenting a budget to an educational board for approval. [Wk 5]
  • Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. [Wk 5]
  • Competency C: Determine capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Analyze the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 5]

Contemporary Issues in Educational Finance Policy

  • Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. [Wk 8]
  • Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. [Wk 8]
  • Competency C: Determine capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 8]
  • Competency D: Analyze the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches to presenting a budget to an educational board for approval. [Wk 8]

Reading Weeks

  • Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Determine capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Analyze the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches to presenting a budget to an educational board for approval. [Wk 2]

School Finance History, Policy, and Litigation

  • Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. [Wk 3]
  • Competency C: Determine capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 3]
  • Competency D: Analyze the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches to presenting a budget to an educational board for approval. [Wk 3]

State and Federal Education Funding

  • Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. [Wk 4]
  • Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Determine capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Analyze the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches to presenting a budget to an educational board for approval. [Wk 4]

Capital Projects and Managing Fiscal Resources

  • Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Determine capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Analyze the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches to presenting a budget to an educational board for approval. [Wk 6]

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