School System Leadership, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Students are required to have a master's degree for both the general program as well as the TESOL and Dual Language Education specialization for admittance. Students applying for the general program are also required to have Administrator I Certification in order to be admitted. The Doctor of Education requires 60 credits, as listed below. 

General Program

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
EDUC767Seminar on School District Leadership4
EDUC740Managing Educational Organizations in a Diverse Society4
EDUC705Education Policy Making and the School Leader4
EDUC747Advanced Seminar on Instructional Improvement for School Leaders4
EDUC760The Human Dimension in Administration4
EDUC770System Innovation and Transformation (Managing Innovation and Transformation of School Systems)4
EDUC773Seminar in School Finance and Resource Management (Seminar in School Finance and Resource Management)4
Research courses
EDMS738Seminar in Special Problems in Measurement (EDMS738F - Assessment and Evaluation for School Leaders)3
EDUC701Applied Research and Data Based Decision Making for School Leaders3
EDUC702Applied Research Design for Education Leaders3
Professional courses
EDUC703Conducting Library Research for Capstones2
EDUC704Introduction to Writing for Education Leaders2
EDUC888Applied Apprenticeship in Education7
Mid-Program Evaluation and Capstone
EDUC828Mid-Program Evaluation Portfolio (Mid-Program Evaluation: Portfolio)6
EDUC829 (Capstone)6
Total Credits60

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Dual Language Education Specialization

Course Title Credits
Required Courses:
EDUC767Seminar on School District Leadership4
EDUC740Managing Educational Organizations in a Diverse Society4
EDUC705Education Policy Making and the School Leader4
EDUC770System Innovation and Transformation4
Specialization courses
TLPL740Language and Education3
TLPL743Teaching English Language Learners: Current and Future Research Directions3
TLPL744Research Foundations of Second Language Education: Examining Linguistically Diverse Student Learning3
TLPL688Special Topics in Education (TLPL688X Teaching for Equity in Bilingual and Language Immersion Programs)3
Research courses
EDUC701Applied Research and Data Based Decision Making for School Leaders3
EDUC702Applied Research Design for Education Leaders3
Additional Research Course3
Professional courses
EDUC703Conducting Library Research for Capstones2
EDUC704Introduction to Writing for Education Leaders2
EDUC888Applied Apprenticeship in Education7
Mid-Program Evaluation and Capstone
EDUC828Mid-Program Evaluation Portfolio6
EDUC829 (Capstone)6
Total Credits60