Course Requirements

Ed.D. Course Requirements (36 credits):

EDU 6020: Introduction to Educational Research
EDU 6040: Change Leadership for Equity, Advocacy and Excellence
EDU 6060: Ethical, Moral, and Legal Issues in Educational Leadership
EDU 6080: Quantitative Research

EDU 6120: Learning, Cognition, and Diversity
EDU 6140: Qualitative Research
EDU 6160: Critical Issues in Education
EDU 6180: Preparing for the Dissertation: The Literature Review

EDU 6220: Curriculum Theories and Best Practices for the Diverse Learner
EDU 6240: Research Internship
EDU 6260: Collaborative Leadership in 21st Century Diverse Educational Organizations
EDU 6280: Dissertation Research Design

Summer Institute - offered every summer (3 credits):

EDU 6300: Educational Assessment of the Diverse Learner

Cognates/Electives (6 credits):

EDU 5230: Teacher as the Educational Leader in Partnerships for Collaborative Education
EDU 5240: Topics of Education, Observation, Supervision, and Policy for the Reflective Practitioner

**Prior to the Dissertation Sequence, a doctoral comprehensive examination must be passed.

Dissertation Sequence (9 or more credits):

EDU 7000 and EDU 7001: Dissertation Seminar
EDU 7010: Dissertation Progression
EDU 7020: Dissertation Continuation (continued enrollment for 1 credit per semester until dissertation defense)

Total program = 54 credits

* Sequence of courses may vary depending on program track selected.