How Long Will It Take?

How Long Will It Take?
 

Get a jump on your degree plan

Our program is structured in a cohort format with students taking 6 hours each semester until they begin their dissertation. With this regulated schedule the program takes 4 years to complete. Your time to complete can vary depending upon your dissertation approach.

Program credit hours: 60

 

Educational Leadership Concentration


Example Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

  • Introduction to Doctoral Studies, Philosophy and Ethics 
  • Principles of Educational Research

Spring Semester

  • Policy and Organizational Change in Education 
  • Quality Design, Statistics and Analysis

First Summer Semester

  • Diversity Frameworks 

Second Summer Semester

  • Technology for the Educational Professional
Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Global Issues in Pedagogy and Educational Policy 
  • Statistical Methods of Inquiry

Spring Semester

  • Quantitative Design, Statistics and Analysis 
  • Educational Law and Policy
  • Seminar: Professional Conference

First Summer Semester

  • Perspectives in Leadership 

Second Summer Semester

  • Organizational Improvement and Community Relations
Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Supervision of Personnel and the Instructional Program 
  • Planning and Facilities

Spring Semester

  • School Finance and Budgeting
  • The Professoriate (Elective)
  • Seminar: Current or Historical Theorist or Researcher in Education (Elective)

Summer Extended Semester

  • Culture and Communities Travel Program (Elective)
Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Dissertation Design and Proposal TBA

Spring Semester

  • Dissertation Data Collection and Analysis

Summer Semester

  • Dissertation Defense 
Curriculum and Instruction Concentration


Example Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

  • Introduction to Doctoral Studies, Philosophy and Ethics 
  • Principles of Educational Research

Spring Semester

  • Policy and Organizational Change in Education 
  • Quality Design, Statistics and Analysis

First Summer Semester

  • Diversity Frameworks 

Second Summer Semester

  • Technology for the Educational Professional
Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Global Issues in Pedagogy and Educational Policy 
  • Statistical Methods of Inquiry

Spring Semester

  • Quantitative Design, Statistics and Analysis 
  • Program Evaluation, Data Analysis and School Improvement
  • Seminar: Professional Conference

First Summer Semester

  • Curriculum Design 

Second Summer Semester

  • Emerging Instructional Strategies
Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Professional and Staff Development 
  • Current Trends in Curriculum and Instruction

Spring Semester

  • Seminar: Professional Conference 
  • The Professoriate (Elective)
  • Seminar: Current or Historical Theorist or Researcher in Education (Elective)

Summer Extended Semester

  • Culture and Communities Travel Program (Elective)
Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Dissertation Design and Proposal TBA

Spring Semester

  • Dissertation Data Collection & Analysis

Summer Semester

  •  Dissertation Defense 
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