Curriculum

Doctor of Educational Leadership

In addition to the program curriculum listed below, doctoral candidates are required to do the following:

  • Complete a qualifying paper at the completion of all coursework prerequisite to the dissertation. Students must successfully produce a qualifying paper before proceeding to take EDL722.
  • Present a defense of the dissertation proposal and completed dissertation. (See the doctoral programs in education dissertation handbook for the detailed presentation of the dissertation requirement).

Curriculum

Comprehensive Core
Course # Title Credit
EDL 700 Doctoral Seminar 3
EDL 701 Organizational Behavior: Theory & Practice 3
EDL 703 Contemporary Educational Systems: Law and Policy 3
EDL 704 Contemporary Educational Systems: Finances and Controls 3
EDL 705 Cultural Perspectives in American Education 3
EDL 706 Advanced Curricular Issues and Perspectives 3
EDL 707 Assessment Issues in Education and Instruction 3
EDL 709 History and Future of Education Reform 3
EDL 710 Advanced Statistics + Lab 4
EDL 711 Field Study in Intra-Institutional Problem Solving 3
EDL 712 Field Study in Inter-Institutional Problem Solving 3
EDL 722 Proposal Identification, Development and Completion 6
EDL 801 Completion of the Dissertation: Conduct, Analysis & Final Preparation 5
  Credits required for EdD courses 45
  Transfer credits 45
  Total required for EdD 90
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