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Professional Learning Units (PLUs)

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Each three-hour semester course listed may be used to earn one Professional Learning Unit (PLU). A PLU earned in this course work will count as a locally approved PLU. Persons interested in earning a PLU through the courses listed here should contact the Certification Officer in the College or School of Education.

Alabama A & M University

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EAS 630 Management of Instructional Programs

EAS 631 School Organization for Personnel Development

EAS 632 Federal, State, and Local Legislation & Policy Development

EAS 633 Management of Educational Support Services

EAS 634 Organizational Leadership for Operations

EAS 635 Mentoring for Educational Leaders

Alabama State University

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

ADM 601 Advanced School Personnel

ADM 605 School-Based Administration

ADM 675 Educational Leadership: Superintendent

ADM 680 Advanced School Law

ADM 691 Mentoring in Administration

ADM 697 Field Study I

ADM 698 Field Study II

Doctoral Courses

LPL 700 Leadership Studies

LPL 705 Administrative Theory

LPL 715 Fiscal Leadership

LPL 750 Constitutional Law

LPL 755 Personnel & Liability Issues

LPL 800 Field Applications I

LPL 805 Field Applications II

Auburn University

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EDLD 8220 Personal & Professional Development

EDLD 8230 Systematic Planning & Budgeting

EDLD 8240 Trends & Issues in Educational Administration

EDLD 8250 Organizational Power, Politics & Policy Formation

EDLD 8270 Leadership in Finance & Management

EDLD 8300 Curriculum Theory & Practice

EDLD 8480 Institutional Research & Decision Support

EDLD 8940 Directed Field Experience

Doctoral Courses

EDLD 7210 Multi-professional Leadership

EDLD 7330 Introduction to Curriculum & Instructional Leadership

EDLD 8200 Assessment and Evaluation in Learning Organizations

EDLD 8210 Educational Leadership Theory & Practice

EDLD 8260 Theory & Development of Organizations

EDLD 8310 Leadership in the Development & Application of Curriculum & Theory Design

EDLD 8320 Curriculum Leadership for Organizations

EDLD 8340 Transformational Processes & Organizational Change

EDLD 8400 Ethics for Leaders

EDLD 8950 Seminar

Auburn Montgomery

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EDAL 7000 Organizational Behavior in Schools

EDAL 7100 Educational Finance

EDAL 7200 Educational Facilities Planning & Management

EDAL 7300 Mentoring in Educational Leadership

EDAL 7400 Educational Policy Development

EDAL 7500 Research in Educational Leadership

EDAL 7902 Studies in Educational Leadership

EDAL 7984 Problem Analysis Project

EDAL 8972 Current Issues in Educational Leadership

Jacksonville State University

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EAD 622 Effective School Research

EAD 636 School Plant Planning

EAD 655 Supervision & Staff Development

EAD 637 School Personnel Administration

EAD 648 Curriculum Issues in Administration

EFD 615 Leadership in Education

EFD 632 Assessment

EFD 633 Funding for School Improvement

Samford University

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EDUC 621 Educational Business Management

EDUC 622 Seminar in Instructional Leadership

EDUC 623 Leading Change in Educational Organizations

EDUC 624 Learning Theories

EDUC 625 Legal & Policy Issues in Education

EDUC 626 Social Problems of Children & Youth

EDUC 627 Mentor Training & Professional Development

EDUC 628 Advanced Evaluation of Teaching and Learning

Doctoral Courses

EDLD 731 Educational Policy

EDLD 734 Strategic Planning

EDLD 735 Ethical Issues in Education

EDLD 737 Organizational Dynamics

EDLD 744 The Emerging School Superintendency

EDLD 745 Negotiation

Troy University

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EAL 7710 Administration of Special Education

EAL 7705 School Finance & Taxation

EAL 7710 Supervision in Education

EAL 7714 School Law

EAL 7717 Mentoring Methods and Techniques

EAL 7735 Development & Operation of Education Plant Facilities

EAL 7746 Personnel Relations & Processes in Educational Leadership

EAL 7758 Cultural Diversity

EAL 7790 Trends, Issues & Policy Studies in Educational Leadership

EAL 7791 Organizational and Administrative Behavior

EAL 7794 Thesis: Field Problem Analysis

EAL 7795 Thesis: Problem Analysis Implementation

University of Alabama

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

AEL 602 Educational Leadership & School Restructuring

AEL 608 Educational Finance: Theory & Practice

AEL 610 Personnel Administration: Theory & Practice

AEL 612 Instructional Supervision & Mentoring

AEL 618 Advanced Educational Law

AEL 620 Curriculum: Theory & Practice

AEL 636 School Business Management

AEL 624 Practicum in Educational Leadership

Doctoral Courses

AEL 611 Superintendency & the Leadership Team

AEL 616 Planning

AEL 645 Interpersonal Communication & Collaboration

AEL 650 Organizational Theory

AEL 671 Instructional Supervision

AEL 675 Advanced Organizational Theory

AEL 682 Leadership Theory & Practice

AEL 683 Political & Economic Issues

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EDL 701 Organizational Leadership & Decision Making I

EDL 702 Organizational Leadership & Decision Making II

EDL 703 Theories & Practices for Supervision Leadership

EDL 704 Education Law and Policy Development

EDL 705 Management of Educational Programs & Services

EDL 710 Mentoring for School Leaders

EDL 750 Issues & Problems in School Finance

EDL 720 Field Project in Education Leadership

Doctoral Courses

AEL 602 Educational Leadership and School Restructuring

AEL 650 Organizational Theory

University of Montevallo

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EDL 605 School Finance & Business Administration

EDL 606 Leadership & Mentor Training

EDL 612 Public Relations & Community Resources

EDL 641 Seminar in Public School Administration

EDL 642 School Facility Planning

EDL 650 Fieldwork in School Administration

EDL 651 Fieldwork in School Administration

University of North Alabama

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EDL 701 Leadership Development

EDL 703 Law, Policy & Governance

EDL 704 Organizational Behavior

EDL 705 Fiscal & Physical Resource Management

EDL 706 Social/Cultural Environment of Education

EDL 707 Mentoring Strategies for Workplace Learning

EDL 708 Instruction & Learning Environment

EDL 709 Advanced Curriculum Design & Evaluation

University of South Alabama

Class AA/Education Specialist Courses

EDL 603 Curriculum Problems & Issues in Educational Administration

EDL 611 Seminar in Educational Human Relations Skills

EDL 621 Seminar in Program & Curriculum Development

EDL 631 Seminar in Educational Management Skills

EDL 695 Mentoring Leadership