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).
Academic Core Curriculum
Course # Title Credit
EDL 731 Doctoral Seminar 3
EDL 737 The Persistent Problems of Inequality for Education Theory and Practice 3
EDL 738 History and Future of Education Reform 3
EDL 739 Cultural Perspectives in Education 3
  Total 12

 

Research Core Curriculum
Course # Title Credit
EDL 732 Advanced Statistics and Lab 4
EDL 733 Quantitative Research Design 3
EDL 734 Qualitative Research Design 3
EDL 735 Case Study Method and Design 3
  Total 13

 

Choose either the Professional Concentration in K-12 or the Professional Concentration in Higher Education.

Note: Qualified Canisius College SBL and SDL program completers are exempted from the K-12 Professional Core Curriculum.  

K-12 Professional Core
Course # Title Credit
ELK 741 K-12 Education Governance, Law and Policy 3
ELK 742 K-12 Education, Finance and Planning 3
ELK 743 School-Community Relations 3
ELK 744 Curriculum, Instruction and the Assessment of Learning 3
ELK 745 Applied Research Practicum I 2
ELK 746 Applied Research Practicum II 2
  Total 16

 

Higher Education Professional Core
Course # Title Credit
ELH 741 Higher Education Governance, Law and Policy 3
ELH 742 Higher Education Finance and Strategic Planning 3
ELH 743 Higher Education Curriculum 3
ELH 744 Program Evaluation, Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation 3
ELH 745 Applied Research Practicum I 2
ELH 746 Applied Research Practicum II 2
  Total 16

 

Dissertation Core
Course # Title Credit
EDL 752 Dissertation Proposal I 3
EDL 753 Dissertation Proposal II 2
EDL 831 Dissertation Guidance 1-4
  Total 9

 

Total Credits
  Credits Required for EdD Courses  50
  Transfer Credits 40
  Total Required for EdD 90

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