Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Degree Requirements (60 cr.)

Major Requirements (27 cr.)
  • A600 Problems in Educational Leadership (3 cr.)
  • A615 Advanced School of Law (3 cr.)
  • A631 Microeconomic Applications to Education (3 cr.)
  • A638 Public School Personnel Management (3 cr.)
  • A640 Planning Educational Facilities (3 cr.)
  • A653 The Organizational Context of Education (3 cr.)
  • A671 Planning and Change in Educational Organizations (3 cr.)
  • A672 Moral Dimensions of Leadership (3 cr.)
  • A754 Seminar in Research in Educational Leadership (3 cr.)

*Please note A675 and A720 can be substituted for any of the courses above with advisor approval.

Inquiry Requirements (9 cr.)
  • Y502 Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education (3 cr.)
  • Y611 Qualitative Inquiry in Education (3 cr.)

Select one course from the following:

  • Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.)
  • Y535 Evaluation Models and Techniques (3 cr.)
  • Y635 Methodology of Educational Evaluation (3 cr.)
Minor Requirements (9 cr.)

The minor must have integrity in its own right and must complement the major. The minor field must demonstrate wholeness within itself and contribute to the student's overall doctoral program. Minors are normally formulated within a single program area. However, an interdisciplinary or individualized minor is also possible. Interdisciplinary or individualized minors require a written description of the minor's underlying theme along with a rationale for each course's contribution to that theme through the Minor Justification form. This form should be submitted and approved by the Graduate Studies Office prior to enrolling in the minor courses.

Elective Requirements (6 cr.)
  • A560 Political Perspectives of Education (3 cr.)
  • H504 History of American Education (3 cr.)
Dissertation Requirements (9 cr.)
  • A795 Dissertation Proposal Preparation (3 cr.)
  • A799 Doctoral Thesis in Educational Leadership (6 cr.)
Master's Degree Used For Admission

For the 60 credit hour program, a master's degree is a prerequisite for admission. Master's coursework may not be counted toward the 60 required credit hours, but graduate coursework beyond the master's degree may be, as long as it meets requirements and is approved by the committee.

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