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Administration Of Special Programs

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Overview / Abstract:

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 as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

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.
Federal Title Funding and Program Management

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.
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.
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.
Legal and Ethical Issues

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

Expiration

Oct 31, 2020

Discipline(s)

Office Management , Education (Higher Ed) , Education (K-12)

Format

Online

Cost

Varies

Credits / Hours

Varies

Keywords / Search Terms

University of Phoenix

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