Textbooks for courses through the Department of Educational Leadership may be purchased from a variety of resources. You may order from the UM Bookstore, Amazon or any other store based on what works best for you.

Summer 2018 Required Textbooks

Dr Matt:

  • EDLD 554: Montana School Law (online):
American Public School Law
ISBN-13: 9780495910497
ISBN-10: 049591049X
Authors: Kern Alexander; M. David Alexander
Edition: 8
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Published: January 2011
List Price: $260.95


  • EDLD 556: Finance of Public Education (online): 

No text

  • EDLD 653: School Personnel (online):
The Human Resource Function in Educational Administration, Ninth Edition
ISBN-13: 9780132435413
ISBN-10: 0132435411
Author: I. Phillip Young
Edition: 9
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Pearson
Published: April 2007
List Price: $205.40


  • EDLD 559: PR for Principals (online):

Kowalski, Theodore J. (2011), “Public Relations in Schools”, 5th Edition.  Pearson – Merrill/Prentice Hall, New Jersey

Dr O’Reilly:

  • EDLD 502: Philosophy (Foundations) (online)
  • EDLD 583: Strategic Planning for Technology (online)
  • EDLD 656: Economics of Education (online)

No books required for any of Dr O'Reilly's classes this summer.

Dr Lee:

  • EDLD 567 K-12 Leadership (online)  
  1. Barth, R. (2003). Lessons Learned: Shaping Relationships and the Culture of the Workplace. Thousand Oakes, CA. Corwin.  The book is available from Amazon for $19 and the Kindle version is $15.  Used versions as low as $4.
  2. Fullan, M. (2014). The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.  The book is available from Amazon for $17 and the Kindle version is $8 and it’s free with an Audible trial on Audible Audiobook.
  3. Nahavandi, A., Denhardt, R.B., Denhardt, J.V. & Aristigueta, M.P. (2015), Organizational Behavior. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage.  The hardcover edition costs $139 but you really don't need it so I highly recommend purchasing the e-book.  My first suggestion is to get it from VitalSource has if for a 90 day rental at $56.00, Google play has it for $62.04. 


  • EDLD 657 Facilities Planning (online)


  1. Perkins, B. & Bordwell, R. (2010). Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools(2nd ed.) Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.  This book costs $90 on the publisher’s website but you can get it from Amazon for $75.


  • EDLD 551: Foundations of Curriculum (F2F)
  1. Fullen, M., Quinn, J. & McEachen, J. (2018).  Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World.  Thousand Oaks, CA. Corwin.  The publisher lists it for $33, Amazon for $31 but the Kindle version is only $18. 
  2. Flinders, D. J., & Thornton, S. J. (2017). The Curriculum Studies Reader(5th ed.). New York: Routledge.  It’s available in paperback from the publisher for $62, Textbooks.com for $42 and you can rent it from Amazon for as little as $16.
  3. Rose, T. (2016). The End of Average: Unlocking our Potential by Embracing What Makes Us Different.  Harper Collins, NY.  This book is $16 on the publisher’s website but you can get it for $11 from Amazon. 

Dr McCaw:

  • EDLD 520: Educational Research (online)
  1. Salkind, N. J. (2017). Exploring research(9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
           ISBN-13: 978-0-13-423841-8  -  ISBN-10 0-13-423841-9
  • EDLD 550: Foundations of Educational Leadership (online)
  1. Hoy, W. K., & Miskel, C. G. (2013). Educational administration: Theory, research, and practice(9th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.   ISBN 978-0-07-802452-8  -  MHID 0-07-802452-8
  2. Covey, S. R. (1989). The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change. New York: Fireside.  ISBN 0-671-66398-4
  • EDLD 552: Supervision and Evaluation of Public Schools Employees (F2F and robotic):
  1. Andelson, S. J. (2014). FRISK documentation model: Practical guidelines for evaluators in addressing below-standard employee performance. (Education Edition). Gardena, CA: Sunset Printing.
          To order copies:                          
          Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud, & Romo
          12800 Center Court Drive, Suite 300
          Cerritos, California 90703-8597
          (562) 653-3403
  1. Glickman, C. D., Gordon, S. P., & Ross-Gordon, J. M. (2013). The basic guide to supervision and instructional leadership (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson. 
          ISBN- 13:  978-0-13-261373-6 
          ISBN- 10:  0-13-261373-5

Dr Kero:

  • EDLD 519: Measurement and  Analysis Data (F2F and Robotic):
  1. Salkind, N.J. (2014).  Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics. 3rd Edition.  Excel 2010 Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin, A Sage Company
  2. Salkind, N.J. (2011).  Excel statistics:  A quick guide.  Thousand Oaks, CA: A Sage Company. 

Dr Francom:

  • EDLD 568: K-12 Curriculum (online):
  1. Jacobs, H.H. (2010).Curriculum 21: Essential education for a changing world.  Alexandria, VA: ASCD

Tokumama-Espinosa, T. (2014).  Making classrooms better: 50 practical applications of mind, brain, and education science. New York, NY:  W.W. Norton & Company