Doctor of Education in the Field of Educational Leadership and Administration
The EdD in educational leadership and administration program is designed to establish direct and meaningful connections between students’ professional lives and the knowledge obtained in the program, including the research exploration and implementation process. Program graduates are prepared to be scholar-leaders in PK-12 educational environments, ready to apply findings from educational research and to use local evidence to directly improve learning for students in those settings.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled:
A minimum of 48 credits, successful completion of a comprehensive examination, and an approved dissertation proposal.
|EDUC 6116||Introduction to Educational Statistics|
|EDUC 8120||Group Comparison Designs and Analyses|
|EDUC 8122||Qualitative Research Methods|
|EDUC 8268||Leadership Theory for Education|
|EDUC 8270||Fundamentals of Educational Planning|
|EDUC 8271||Education Policy for School Leaders|
|EDUC 8276||Seminar: Administration and Supervision|
|EDUC 8277||Advanced Instructional Leadership for School Improvement|
|EDUC 8280||Critical Review of Educational Leadership Literature|
|6 credits from the following:|
|EDUC 8100||Experimental Courses|
|EDUC 8130||Survey Research Methods|
|EDUC 8131||Case Study Research Methods|
|EDUC 8140||Ethnographic Research Methods|
|EDUC 8142||Phenomenological Research Methods|
|EDUC 8144||Discourse Analysis|
|EDUC 8170||Educational Measurement|
|EDUC 8171||Predictive Designs and Analyses|
|EDUC 8172||Multivariate Analysis|
|EDUC 8173||Structural Equation Modeling|
|EDUC 8174||Hierarchical Linear Modeling|
|EDUC 8175||Item Response Theory|
|EDUC 8177||Assessment Engineering|
|EDUC 8998||Pre-Dissertation Seminar|
|EDUC 8999||Dissertation Research (taken for a minimum of 12 credits)|
|An approved dissertation proposal is required.|
|Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required.|