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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 844   Strategic Resource Allocation & Development

3

3

3

  ED 815   Qualitative Research Methods

  ED 824   Management of Complex Organizations

3

3

Dissertation Check #1: Tentative Problem Identification  

 

Semester

Foundation Courses: Core Group 2

Semester Hours

4

  ED 817   Data Collection, Methods, and Analysis

  ED 848   Culture, Climate, and Change Leadership

3

3

5

  ED 828   Power, Politics, and Influence in Organizations

  ED 850   Policy Analysis and Development

3

3

6

  ED 840   Program Evaluation

  ED 895   Proposal Development

3

3

Dissertation Check #2: DRAFT Chapter 2 and 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, Higher Education Leadership, or Other Education Areas

·        Health Administration or Public Health

·        Nonprofit Administration

·        Higher Education Leadership

·        Other areas or combinations of 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 less than five years old, may also be considered for transfer credit.

15

8 or 9

ED 889  Leadership Internship

3

Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations,

 including Proposal Defense

 

Semester

Dissertation

Semester Hours

10-12

ED 899   Dissertation

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

9

 Dissertation Defense  

 

Total Hours (Minimum)   

 63