Course Description

This course focuses on the responsibilities involved in human resources administration in education. Methods of recruitment, selection, induction, development, compensation, and appraisal are examined. In addition, the course analyzes strategic planning, employment continuity, employment justice including laws, policies and procedures, and unionism.

This graduate course is 6 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, and individuals who reside outside the United States.

Course Objectives

Week 1

  • Examine the human resources functions of the school administrator.
  • Identify ways in which strategic planning is used in human resource management.

Week 2

  • Evaluate effective procedures for recruitment.
  • Describe equity issues related to the recruiting and selection processes.
  • Analyze effective procedures for selecting qualified personnel.
  • Explore the technology available for recruiting and hiring processes and how it is utilized.

Week 3

  • Describe the process necessary for implementing a successful induction program.
  • Evaluate the components of an effective staff development program.

Week 4

  • Examine the purpose of the appraisal or evaluation process.
  • Describe methods of appraisal or evaluation.

Week 5

  • Analyze direct and indirect employee costs.
  • Examine benefits available to personnel.
  • Describe the processes involved in collective bargaining/negotiations.
  • Research alternative models of negotiation and bargaining.

Week 6

  • Describe the purpose and procedure of the grievance process.
  • Summarize the components of due process.
  • Examine the procedures associated with termination of service of educational personnel.


During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-354-1800.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.


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Instructor Led
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12:00AM to 11:59AM
Jun 29, 2021 to Aug 09, 2021
Online Campus
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition Education credit (3 units) $1,620.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
3 Credit Hours
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