Jose da Costa, EdD, MA, BEd

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept
Email
jose.da.costa@ualberta.ca
Address
7-133E Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Availability
By appointment

Overview

About

Joe is a Professor of Studies of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. He earned his B.Ed. (Industrial Education) and his Ed.D. (Educational Administration) from the University of British Columbia and his M.A. (Technology Education) from the California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo). Joe taught high school automotives at Atascadero High School in California in the mid to late 1980s before starting his doctoral work at U.B.C. As a faculty member at the University of Alberta since 1993, Joe has taught courses in educational administration and leadership, generally, and supervision of instruction, specifically. He has also taught a variety of introductory and advanced research methods courses (drawing on rationalist and naturalist paradigms).



Research

  • Impacts of educational programming and administrative structures on student success in school
  • Academic disadvantage due to socio-cultural backgrounds and experiences, or economic circumstances
  • Early learning, in-school mentoring, school choice, and teacher and administrator professional development

Courses

EDPS 509 - Research Data Collection and Analysis

This course surveys qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis appropriate to the study of educational research problems and issues in field settings. Students will learn and apply basic qualitative data collection and analysis techniques and basic quantitative data collection techniques and inferential univariate data analyses for conducting various types of research. Prerequisite: EDPS 581 or any other introductory research methods course.


EDU 521 - School Leadership: Theory and Practice

This research-based course enables school leaders to hone leadership practices grounded in research. Students will explore and further develop understanding of school leadership in light of research literature and practice-based understandings. This course will include a job embedded learning component. Prerequisite: EDU 520. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


EDU 596 - Special Topics in Educational Leadership

Content varies from term to term. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


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