Course Sequence

Ed.D. Course Sequence (minimum of 54 credits)

Year 1 core courses (12 credits):
EDU 602: Introduction to Educational Research
EDU 604: Change Leadership for Equity, Advocacy and Excellence
EDU 606: Ethical, Moral, and Legal Issues in Educational Leadership
EDU 608: Quantitative Research

Year 2 core courses (12 credits):
EDU 612: Learning, Cognition, and Diversity
EDU 614: Qualitative Research
EDU 616: Critical Issues in Education
EDU 618: Preparing for the Dissertation: The Literature Review

Year 3 core courses (12 credits):
EDU 622: Curriculum Theories and Best Practices for the Diverse Learner
EDU 624: Research Internship
EDU 626: Collaborative Leadership in 21st Century Diverse Educational Organizations
EDU 628: Dissertation Research Design

Summer Institute - offered every summer (3 credits):
EDU 630: Educational Assessment of the Diverse Learner

Cognates/Electives (6 credits):
EDU 523: Teacher as the Educational Leader in Partnerships for Collaborative Education
EDU 524: 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 702A and EDU 702B: Dissertation Seminar
EDU 704: Dissertation Progression
EDU 706: Dissertation Continuation (continued enrollment for 1 credit per semester until dissertation defense)