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Doctor of Education, Ed.D.
To successfully complete the program, a student must complete the core courses and the required courses for either the curriculum and instruction or educational leadership concentration. The student may choose to complete all courses (up to a total of 68 credit hours). A student may graduate after completing one concentration and continue in the remaining concentration courses following program completion and have these courses reflected on the official University transcript.
Ed.D. Core Curriculum
Students should review catalog course descriptions for any course prerequisites before registration. Students are not allowed to register for a course unless they satisfy all course prerequisites.
|EDU 8301||Intro to Doctoral Studies, Phi and Ethic||3 Credits|
|EDU 8302||Principles of Educational Research||3 Credits|
|EDU 8303||Policy/Organizational Change/Education||3 Credits|
|EDU 8305||Qualitative Design/Statistics/Analysis||3 Credits|
|EDU 8306||Diversity Frameworks||3 Credits|
|EDU 8311||Current/Hist Theorist/Rsch in Education||3 Credits|
|EDU 8314||Global Issues/Pedagogy/Educ Policy||3 Credits|
|EDU 8322||Stat Mthds of Inquiry/Quantitive Design||3 Credits|
Curriculum and Instruction
|EDU 8312||Curriculum Design||3 Credits|
|EDU 8313||Emerging Instructional Strategies||3 Credits|
|EDU 8318||Current Trends/Curriculum & Instruction||3 Credits|
|EDU 8319||Eval Ed Prog /Profes Staff Dev||3 Credits|
|EDU 8320||Perspectives in Leadership||3 Credits|
|EDU 8321||Educational Law and Policy||3 Credits|
|EDU 8323||Supervision/Personnel/Instructional Pgm||3 Credits|
|EDU 8327||School Finance/Budgeting Facilities/Plan||3 Credits|
Related Elective Courses
Choose 3 hours from the following courses, or similar doctoral level courses, or student/advisor designed courses, or combination, upon approval of Director. The 3-hour elective requirement is waived for students who complete the M.Ed./Ed.D. pathway.
|EDU 8609||Culture & Commun Travel Prog||6 Credits|
|EDU 8310||The Professoriate||3 Credits|
|EDU 8317||Seminar: Professional Conference||3 Credits|
|EDU 8341||Emp 1 Issues/Prob Field Study||3 Credits|
|EDU 8342||Emp II Cur Res Pol Law Field of Study||3 Credits|
|EDU 8343||Emp III Synthesis/Pub Field Study||3 Credits|
Students must complete 9 hours minimum of dissertation coursework.
Continuous enrollment in the dissertation course is required until the course is completed.
|EDU 8331||Doctoral Dissertation||3 Credits|