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Ed.D. Curriculum

The Ed.D. curriculum consists of 59+ credit hours. Students have their choice of tracks:

  • The new higher education track prepares graduates for leadership roles at the collegiate level.
  • The preK-12 leadership track builds on our success developing exceptional educators in primary and secondary schools.

33 Credit Hours of Core Leadership Courses

  • Foundations of Educational Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership in a Community Context
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Leading Special and Diverse Populations
  • Methods of Inquiry and Research
  • Developing Professional Learning Communities
  • Curriculum, Learning, and Instruction
  • Legal, Policy, and Ethical Issues in Leadership
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management of Finances, Facilities, and Resources
  • Program Planning and Evaluation

8 Credit Hours of Colloquia & Field Experience

16+ Credit Hours of Clinical Research

2 Credit Hours of Portfolio Paper & Presentation

The culminating project of the Ed.D. program is a clinical research study. This study demonstrates your ability to design, conduct and report the results of original research.