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Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies

Curriculum

 

Semester 

Foundation Courses: Core Group 1

Semester Hours

1

  ED 820   Leadership Theory

  ED 810   Quantitative Research

3

3

2

  ED 805   Diversity and Social Justice

  ED 824   Management of Complex Organizations

3

3

3

  ED 815   Qualitative Research Methods

  ED 844   Strategic Resource Allocation & Development

3

3

 

Dissertation Check #1: Tentative Problem Identification

  

 

Semester 

Foundation Courses1: Core Group 2

Semester Hours

4

  ED 8xx1   Data Collection, Methods, and Analysis

  ED 8xx1   Proposal Development

3

3

5

  ED 8xx1   Policy Analysis and Development

  ED 8xx1   Program Evaluation

3

3

6

  ED 8xx1   Culture, Climate, and Change Leadership

  ED 8xx1   Power, Politics, and Influence in Organizations

3

3

 

Dissertation Check #2: DRAFT Chapter 2 & Bibliography

 

 

Semester 

Cognate Courses (selected by candidate/approved by Committee) 

Semester Hours

7-9

700+ Level Electives  from

·         Business Administration (two areas)

·         Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Other Education Areas

·         Health Administration or Public Health

·         Nonprofit Administration

·         Other areas submitted for approval

Note: Some of these selections may support add-ons to current licensure or certification. Past graduate coursework, not previously used for another degree, may also be considered for transfer credit.

15

8 or 9

ED 8xx  Leadership Internship

3

 

Preparation & Scheduling for Comprehensive Oral Examination

  

 

Semester

Dissertation

Semester Hours

10-12

ED 8xx   Dissertation

9

 

 Dissertation Defense

  

 

Total Hours (Minimum)

Note:  Additional dissertation hours may be required for candidates who need more time. 

 

63

1Note: Specific course numbers will be identified soon!