Program Completion Plan
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Program Completion Plan

Students complete the curriculum over three years as a cohort, taking two classes each session.

Each year towards the end of June, the Doctor of Education  in Educational Leadership program begins. Students complete the curriculum over the next 3 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 one to two years.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Semester Course
Summer 1 EDD 826 Professional and Ethical Issues in Educational Leadership
EDD 827 Seminar in Educational Leadership
Fall 1 EDD 834 Higher Education Foundations
EDD 840 Research Skills for Educational Leaders
Spring 1 EDD 820 Community Based Research
EDD 844 Quantitative Research Methods
Summer 2 EDD 821 Educational Policy Studies
EDD 835 Higher Education Law
Fall 2 EDD 822 Organizational Theory and Change in Education
EDD 842 Qualitative Research Methods
Spring 2 EDD 837 Diversity in Higher Education
EDD 836 Student Affairs Administration
Summer 3 EDD 825 Seminar in Instructional Development
EDD 832 Human and Fiscal Resource Management
Fall 3 EDD 850 Doctoral Internship- Phase One
EDD 852 Synthesis Seminar
Spring 3 EDD 860 Dissertation Proposal Seminar
EDD 851 Doctoral Internship- Phase Two
Remainder of Program EDD 861 Doctoral Dissertation

Please see that the University's Graduate Bulletin for the official guide to program coursework.