Higher Education Leadership and Innovation

Doctor of Education

Program Requirements

Students are expected to successfully complete the five following program phases:

Phase I:

Admission (completing the application procedures)

Phase II:

Course Completion (completing 36 credit hours)

Phase III:

Field Component Completion (completing a minimum of 9 credit hours)

Phase IV:

Degree Candidacy (completing degree candidacy review which includes completion of Phases II and III, a written content assessment, all field component requirements and candidacy meeting with faculty advisors)

Phase V:

Dissertation/Capstone Project Completion (completing the dissertation/capstone project and related oral presentation—9 credit hours)

Course Requirements

EDD 6102 E-Folio (0 credits)

EDD 7000 Available Online Experiential Learning: Leadership Issues

EDD 7101 Available Online Pluralistic Communities: Administrative Issues

EDD 7106 Available Online Disciplined Inquiry I

EDD 7107 Available Online Disciplined Inquiry II

EDD 7108 Available Online Curriculum Leadership in Higher Education

EDD 7200 Available Online Supervisory Behavior

EDD 7201 Available Online Managing Human and Material Resources

EDD 7202 Leadership Dynamics and Data-Driven Decision Making

EDD 7204 Available Online The Art of Leadership

EDD 7206 Available Online Leadership Issues in Higher Education

EDD 7208 Available Online Adult Development and Leadership

EDD 7303 Available Online Policy and Planning In Higher Education

EDD 7304 Available Online Planning, Budgeting and the Higher Education Finance Process

EDD 7402 Available Online Problem-Centered Research I

EDD 8102 Leadership Practicum

EDD 8104 Field Experience and Portfolio Assessment

EDD 9000 Dissertation/Capstone Project

EDD 9001 Dissertation/Capstone Project

EDD 9002 Dissertation/Capstone Project

EDD 9004 Dissertation/Capstone Continuation

(if needed – 0 credits ½ tuition)

Courses= 57 credits hour

Dissertation/Capstone Project

The dissertation/capstone project will be supervised by a committee mutually agreed upon between the student and his or her advisor (9 credits).

Qualifications for Degree

To qualify for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, a student must complete the prescribed 57-credit hour program with a minimum 3.0 grade point index. A culminating dissertation/capstone project is required. Course work and the dissertation/capstone project should be completed in just over three years. In addition, candidates are required to complete 120 internship hours over a three year period and a portfolio of activities that tie-in with the NCATE/ELCC standards. During the third year a Content Assessment Test is given that also ties in with the NCATE/ELCC standards with practical applications and must be passed by the student. The entire program must be completed within seven years. If the program is not completed within a seven-year period, a petition for reinstatement is necessary. Students will need to formally reapply to the program if they have a leave of absence of more than a year. Students may need to re-take two of the research courses or Disciplined Inquiry course(s) to be reinstated if they have more than a two-year leave of absence.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.