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Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies

Curriculum

 

Tentative

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; DRAFTs of Chapters 1 & 2     

 

Tentative

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: Annotated Bibliography

and DRAFTs of Chapters 1-3 and IRB Documents

 

Tentative

Semester 

 Cognate Courses (Selected by student; approved by Program

 Director, Cognate Advisor, and Department Chair) 

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

·        History

·        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.

******COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION (WRITTEN & ORAL)******

15

8 or 9

  ED 889 Leadership Internship

3

Dissertation Check #3: Approval of Institutional Review Board, Updated Drafts of Chapters 1-3

 

Tentative

Semester

Dissertation

Semester Hours

10-12

 ED 899 Dissertation (Three 3-semester hr. enrollments)

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

9

 Dissertation Defense  

 

Total Hours (Minimum)   

 63