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EdD Degree - Educational Leadership Program

EdD class

Each year, the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership begins the last Monday and Wednesday in June. Students complete the curriculum over the next three years as a cohort taking two classes each session. Classes are generally scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. to accommodate professional working schedules. Summer classes meet two evenings per week from late June through July; fall and spring classes meet back to back one evening per week. Approximately 20 students begin each year and remain together through their coursework. They complete the dissertation phase individually, typically finishing the dissertation in 1 to 2 years.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Semester Course
Summer 1 EDD 826 Ethics
EDD 827 Leadership
Fall 1 EDD 834 Foundations of Higher Education
EDD 840 Research Methods
Spring 1 EDD 820 Community Based Research
EDD 844 Statistics
Summer 2 EDD 821 Policy Studies
EDD 835 Higher Education Law
Fall 2 EDD 822 Organizational Theory and Change
EDD 842 Qualitative Research Methods
Spring 2 EDD TBD Diversity in Higher Education
EDD 836 Student Affairs Administration
Summer 3 EDD 825 Instructional Development
EDD 832 Human and Fiscal Resources
Fall 3 EDD 850 Academic Publishing
EDD 852 Synthesis Seminar
Spring 3 EDD 860 Proposal Seminar
EDD 851 Administrative/Teaching Internship (optional)
Remainder of Program EDD 861 Doctoral Dissertation

Questions of a general nature about the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership may be addressed to Suzanne Cohen, office coordinator, at 860.768.5263 or