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Ed.D. with Leadership Concentration Sample Degree Plan (PDF) Ed.D. with Curriculum & Instruction Sample Degree Plan (PDF) 

Degree Requirements

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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.

Required Courses

EDU 8301Intro to Doctoral Studies, Phi and Ethic3 Credits
EDU 8302Principles of Educational Research3 Credits
EDU 8303Policy/Organizational Change/Education3 Credits
EDU 8305Qualitative Design/Statistics/Analysis3 Credits
EDU 8306Diversity Frameworks3 Credits
EDU 8311Current/Hist Theorist/Rsch in Education3 Credits
EDU 8314Global Issues/Pedagogy/Educ Policy3 Credits
EDU 8322Stat Mthds of Inquiry/Quantitive Design3 Credits

EDU 8301, EDU 8302, EDU 8303 is a M.Ed./Ed.D pathway course.

Concentration Area

Choose one:

Curriculum and Instruction

EDU 8312Curriculum Design3 Credits
EDU 8313Emerging Instructional Strategies3 Credits
EDU 8318Current Trends/Curriculum & Instruction3 Credits
EDU 8319Eval Ed Prog /Profes Staff Dev3 Credits

Educational Leadership

EDU 8320Perspectives in Leadership3 Credits
EDU 8321Educational Law and Policy3 Credits
EDU 8323Supervision/Personnel/Instructional Pgm3 Credits
EDU 8327School Finance/Budgeting Facilities/Plan3 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 8609Culture & Commun Travel Prog6 Credits
EDU 8310The Professoriate3 Credits
EDU 8317Seminar: Professional Conference3 Credits
EDU 8341Emp 1 Issues/Prob Field Study3 Credits
EDU 8342Emp II Cur Res Pol Law Field of Study3 Credits
EDU 8343Emp III Synthesis/Pub Field Study3 Credits

Dissertation Course

Students must complete 9 hours minimum of dissertation coursework.

Continuous enrollment in the dissertation course is required until the course is completed.

EDU 8331Doctoral Dissertation3 Credits

Total Hours (36/48)

Take a look at the classes you’ll take to get your education doctorate and start planning your future today.