Program Requirements

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, P-12 School Leadership Program Requirements

Educational Leadership Core (9 hours)

EDEL 800 Advanced Leadership Theory
EDEL 801 Organizational Theory and Behavior
EDEL 830 The Ethics of Leadership

Professional Studies: P-12 School Leadership Track (21 hours)

EDEL 826 School District Finance Policies and Procedures
EDEL 827 Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of School-Partnerships
EDEL 828 School Leadership in Human Resources: Selection, Induction, and Mentoring
EDEL 829 Leadership for Diversity and Inclusivity in Elementary, Secondary, and Post-secondary Settings
EDUC 866 Educator Development in School and University Contexts

Ph.D. Research Block (15 hours)

EDUC 810 Foundations of Educational Research
EDUC 811 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
EDUC 812 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
EDUC 813 Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods or
EDUC 814 Qualitative Research Design
EDUC 815 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods & Design or
EDUC 816 Advanced Qualitative Methods and Analysis

Ph.D. Dissertation Block (12 hours)

EDUC 809 Doctoral Seminar One: Scholarly Writing
EDUC 817 Doctoral Seminar Two: Survey of Literature
EDUC 837 Doctoral Seminar Three: Foundational Reading
EDUC 843 Doctoral Seminar Four: Proposal
EDUC 880 Dissertation

Educational Leadership Electives (6 hours)

Students will submit a proposal for electives, to be approved by the program director, Associate Dean, and doctoral committee chair. Electives should be at the 700 level or above.

Total degree requirements: 63 hours

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