Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

The Ed.D program in Educational Leadership consists of two summer residency experiences, completion of a comprehensive exam and dissertation, and completion of 57 credits in the following three areas: 

Inquiry in Action
EDDL 7005Systems Approach to Innovation and Improvement3
EDDL 7010Framing and Critical Analysis of Problems of Practice3
EDDL 7015Action Research for Educational Change I3
EDDL 7020Action Research for Educational Change II3
EDDL 7090Communities of Inquiry: Dissertation in Practice I3
EDDL 7095Communities of Inquiry: Dissertation in Practice II3
EDDL 7105Dissertation Advising3
Foundational Core
EDDL 7035Mission and Values Based Leadership3
EDDL 7040Power, Privilege, and Identity in Educational Leadership3
EDDL 7045Moral and Ethical Decision Making3
EDDL 7050Leader as Collaborator and Relationship Builder3
EDDL 7055Leadership for Social Justice in Education3
EDDL 7060Organizational Change for Social Justice in Education3
Teacher Leadership
EDDL 7065Contextualizing Legal and Policy Issues in Education3
EDDL 7070Creating a Culture for Continuous Improvement3
EDDL 7075Advocacy for Equity and Access3
EDDL 7080Leveraging Instructional Design for Equitable Outcomes3
EDDL 7085Re-Imagining Technology for Social Action3
EDDL 7100Writing for Social Change3
Total Credits57

Candidates must complete the number of credits specified by the program. Candidates are required to pass a comprehensive examination. To be eligible to register for comprehensive examinations, candidates must complete the required coursework. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average; students who receive two grades below B- may be dismissed from the program. Candidates must write and defend a dissertation based on a relevant problem of practice in consultation with a dissertation advisor. Candidates must submit an online Application for Degree by the scheduled deadline.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
EDDL 7005 Systems Approach to Innovation and Improvement 3
EDDL 7040 Power, Privilege, and Identity in Educational Leadership 3
 Credits6
Spring
EDDL 7010 Framing and Critical Analysis of Problems of Practice 3
EDDL 7035 Mission and Values Based Leadership 3
 Credits6
Summer
EDDL 7070 Creating a Culture for Continuous Improvement 3
EDDL 7080 Leveraging Instructional Design for Equitable Outcomes 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
EDDL 7015 Action Research for Educational Change I 3
EDDL 7050 Leader as Collaborator and Relationship Builder 3
 Credits6
Spring
EDDL 7020 Action Research for Educational Change II 3
EDDL 7045 Moral and Ethical Decision Making 3
 Credits6
Summer
EDDL 7060 Organizational Change for Social Justice in Education 3
EDDL 7065 Contextualizing Legal and Policy Issues in Education 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
EDDL 7055 Leadership for Social Justice in Education 3
EDDL 7090 Communities of Inquiry: Dissertation in Practice I 3
EDDL 7105 Dissertation Advising 3
 Credits9
Spring
EDDL 7075 Advocacy for Equity and Access 3
EDDL 7095 Communities of Inquiry: Dissertation in Practice II 3
 Credits6
Summer
EDDL 7085 Re-Imagining Technology for Social Action 3
EDDL 7100 Writing for Social Change 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits57