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Beth Ray

Name

[Ray, Beth]
  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Beth Ray received her Doctorate of Educational Leadership and Masters in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Ray served as a public school educator and administrator for 17 years. Prior to joining the University of Arlington faculty, she administered an elementary campus of over 800 students, led professional development,  and mentored new teachers. She has experience teaching doctoral-level qualitative research, curriculum development, and assessment as an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University. She currently serves as an assistant clinical faculty member. Her research interests include coaching as professional development and the role of feedback in mentoring.

Courses

      • EDAD 5381-011 GOVERNANCE, POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION

        Students will become familiar with the legal foundation of public education, political theory, and application of political skills in working with school personnel, students, parents, and community organizations, especially the role of the law, court rulings, and the politics of school governance at the federal, state, and local levels. 

      • EDADIR 5391-491 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

        Research for independent study over topic agreed upon between student and instructor. Can be repeated for credit with permission. 

      • EDAD 5391-002 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

        Research for thesis substitute or equivalent over topic agreed upon between student and instructor.  Can be repeated for credit with permission.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5380-001 DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN EDUCATION

        Effective leadership, instruction, and management strategies for work in diverse educational settings. Designed to provide increased self-awareness and insight into issues of diversity and equity, such as culture, ethnicity, exceptionality, gender, language, and socioeconomic status. Demographic issues along with urban and suburban education settings will also be addressed. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5389-411 Administrative Practicum

        EDAD 5389. ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM. 

        Designed to provide prospective educational administrators job-related experiences under supervision in an appropriate educational setting. An approved professional study is designed in relationship to the intern's interest and past experiences. Can be repeated for credit with approval of advisor.

      • EDAD 5389-411 Administrative Practicum

        EDAD 5389. ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM. 

        Designed to provide prospective educational administrators job-related experiences under supervision in an appropriate educational setting. An approved professional study is designed in relationship to the intern's interest and past experiences. Can be repeated for credit with approval of advisor.

      • EDAD 6308-001 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN & METHODOLOGY

        This doctoral level course is designed to provide students with a hands-on introduction to qualitative (interpretive) research design and methodology in education. The focus of the course is to explore the history, philosophy and process of doing qualitative research. Furthermore, we will discuss methods and techniques, why we carry out research by these means and the beliefs that shape our understanding about what it means to conduct research. Therefore, it is imperative for the success of this class that all participants are willing to think profoundly about the ideas and issues raised in this course, to share actively and openly in discussions, and to read the assigned material completely, thoughtfully and conscientiously.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours