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: Distinguish capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. Competency D: Examine the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. Competency E: Develop strategic approaches for presenting a budget.

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

Equity and Adequacy in School Finance

  • 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: Distinguish capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Examine the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches for presenting a budget. [Wk 2]

School Finance 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: Distinguish capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 3]
  • Competency D: Examine the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches for presenting a budget. [Wk 3]

Education Funding Sources

  • 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: Distinguish capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Examine the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches for presenting a budget. [Wk 4]

Educational Revenue and Budgeting Process

  • 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: Distinguish capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Examine the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches for presenting a budget. [Wk 5]

Capital Projects and Fiscal Responsibility

  • 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: Distinguish capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Examine the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches for presenting a budget. [Wk 6]

Effective Use of Financial Resources

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

Contemporary Issues in Education 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: Distinguish capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 8]
  • Competency D: Examine the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches for presenting a budget. [Wk 8]

The History of Education Finance

  • Competency A: Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of financing education. [Wk 1]
  • Competency B: Evaluate sources of revenue and their influence on educational outcomes. [Wk 1]
  • Competency C: Distinguish capital and general expenditures of educational institutions. [Wk 1]
  • Competency D: Examine the role of ethics in making financial decisions for educational institutions. [Wk 1]
  • Competency E: Develop strategic approaches for presenting a budget. [Wk 1]

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