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Education (Ed. D.) 2017-2018 Catalog Year

College of Education

Department of Leadership & Educational Technology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a post-master's program in education with two concentrations:

  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Leadership.

The concentration in Curriculum and Instruction will meet the need of educators in areas such as staff development, program coordination, and curriculum development.  Graduates may hold job titles such as Curricular Specialist, Director of Elementary Programs, Director of Secondary Programs and Reading Specialist, to name a few. The concentration in Educational Leadership is intended to prepare students to work in educational or training divisions in businesses, healthcare, public service, Pre-K-12, or higher education. Graduates of the EdD program (both concentrations) will also be prepared for careers in academe and within the management of professional organizations that value the organizational and leadership skills.

Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Minor Requirements

Core (18 credits)
EDA 7066 Organizational Leadership (3)
EDA 7193 Instructional Leadership (3)
EDG 7221 Curriculum Theory (3)
EDG 7325 Multiple Pedagogies (3)
EDG 7362 Advanced Learning Theory (3)
EDG 7707 Diversity & Global Stud in Ed (3)

Internship (3 credits)
Select one based on concentration:
EDA 7940 Internship in Leadership (3)
EDG 7940 Internship in Curr and Instr (3)

Research/Evaluation (15 credits)
EDA 7204 Program Evaluation (3)
EDF 7416 Quantitative Analysis (3)
EDF 7475 Qualitative Rsrch Desg & Anls (3)
EDF 7943 Cur Iss Ed Assess Dec Making (3)
EDG 7367 Research Methods Seminar (3)

The following course may be required by a candidate's dissertation committee based on the focus and requirements of the dissertation. This would count as  an elective as listed below.
EDA 7204 Program Evaluation (3)

Cognate (9 credits)
Selection of coursework approved by one's advisor in accordance with candidate's area of interest and career goals.

Electives (6 credits)
Courses are selected from Concentration, Research/Evaluation, and/or Cognate areas based on candidate's need and in consultation with his or her advisor.

Dissertation Prospectus/Proposal (3 credits)
EDG 7981 Dissertation Prospectus (1)*
EDG 7986 Dissertation Proposal (2)*

*Courses must be taken concurrently

Dissertation (18 credits minimum)
EDG 7980 Dissertation (1-12)
EDG 7989 Dissertation Seminar (3)**

**This optional 3 credit hour course may be taken (up to two times) concurrently with a candidate's dissertation efforts.  These hours will be included in the 18 hr. dissertation calculation.

Concentration (9 credits)
Select nine (9) credits in consultation with one's academic advisor from one of the following concentrations:

Curriculum & Instruction Concentration
EDG 7065 Hist Persp Crit Literacies (3)
EDG 7286 Curriculum Design Evaluation (3)
EDG 7635 Curr Persp Exceptionalities (3)

Educational Leadership Concentration
EDA 7197 Current Issues Educ & Ldshp (3)
EDA 7205 Applied Prog Eval Educ Ldrshp (3)
EDA 7235 Seminar in School Law (3)
EDA 7241 Economics of Education (3)
EDA 7281 Education Policy Analysis (3)

Doctoral "candidates" (i.e., those who have successfully completed the qualifying exams) should work with their Dissertation Committee to determine the number of dissertation credit hours to enroll in during any one semester.


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