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.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The requirements for the Doctor of Education programs.

A minimum of 48 credits, successful completion of a comprehensive examination, and an approved dissertation proposal.

Required
EDUC 6116Introduction to Educational Statistics
EDUC 8120Group Comparison Designs and Analyses
EDUC 8122Qualitative Research Methods
EDUC 8268Leadership Theory for Education
EDUC 8270Fundamentals of Educational Planning
EDUC 8271Education Policy for School Leaders
EDUC 8276Seminar: Administration and Supervision
EDUC 8277Advanced Instructional Leadership for School Improvement
EDUC 8280Critical Review of Educational Leadership Literature
Research
6 credits from the following:
EDUC 8100Experimental Courses
EDUC 8130Survey Research Methods
EDUC 8131Case Study Research Methods
EDUC 8140Ethnographic Research Methods
EDUC 8142Phenomenological Research Methods
EDUC 8144Discourse Analysis
EDUC 8170Educational Measurement
EDUC 8171Predictive Designs and Analyses
EDUC 8172Multivariate Analysis
EDUC 8173Structural Equation Modeling
EDUC 8174Hierarchical Linear Modeling
EDUC 8175Item Response Theory
EDUC 8177Assessment Engineering
Dissertation
EDUC 8998Pre-Dissertation Seminar
EDUC 8999Dissertation Research (taken for a minimum of 12 credits)
An approved dissertation proposal is required.
Comprehensive Examination
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required.