Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009

General Information

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Total Credit Hours: 60

Candidates seeking a doctoral degree must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Hold at minimum a masterís degree in an educationally-related field from an accredited institution of higher education.

2. Five years of teaching/administrative experience preferred.

3. Complete a graduate application form.

4. Complete a written essay on a topic identified by the College of Education.

5. Submit Graduate Record Examination scores (valid within last 5 years).

6. Submit two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or advisors.

7. Submit complete official transcripts from all institutions previously attended.

8. Complete a personal interview.

See pages 89-90 for complete admission requirements.

Candidates enrolled in the doctoral program can earn a Type 75 General Administrative Certificate with four additional classes.

Candidates enrolled in the doctoral program can earn a Superintendent Endorsement with three additional classes.

For information regarding these certificates, see the Ed.D. Program Director.

The Ed.D. Cohort will begin its study in the fall semester. During that semester, one of the classes will be held one night/week for three hours. The other class will be held every other Saturday for six hours. Summer classes will be offered in an intensive two-week session as well as six- and eight-week sessions.

First year/Fall
    51-715 Research and Educational Leadership (3)
    51-722 Moral Leadership for Teaching and Learning (3)

First year/Spring
    51-723 Examining Diversity for Teaching and Learning (3)
    51-725 Conceptualizing and Designing a Researchable Project I (3)

First year/Summer
    51-727 Learning Theory (3)
    51-735 Tools for Empirical Investigation I (3)
    51-737 Curriculum for Teaching and Learning (3)

Second year/Fall
    51-731 Instructional Design and Assessment (3)
    51-745 Program Evaluation and Assessment (3)

Second year/Spring
    51-746 Educational Transformationand Reform (3)
    51-755 Conceptualizing and Designing a Researchable Project II (3)

Second year/Summer
    51-738 Advanced Educational Law (3)
    51-747 Organizational Theory for Teaching and Learning (3)
    51-743 Educational Leadership Responsibilities in a Global World (3)

Third year/Fall
    51-758 Economics of Education (3)
    51-765 Tools for Empirical Investigation II (3)

Third year/Spring
    51-757 Policy and Governance for Teaching and Learning (3)
    51-775 Research Seminar (3)

Third year/Summer
    51-785 Dissertation (3)

Beyond third year
    51-795 Dissertation Supervision (1)