Organizational Learning, 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 including Electives (completing a minimum of 36 credits 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 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 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


Choose either:
EDD 7208 Available Online Adult Development and Leadership
EDD 7403 Problem-Centered Research II


EDD 7210 Leadership & Communication

EDD 7211 Culture, Structure, & Leadership Succession

EDD 7212 Organizational Learning & Leadership

EDD 7402 Available Online Problem-Centered Research I

EDD 8102 Leadership Practicum

EDD 8104 Field Experience and Portfolio Assessment

EDD 9000 Dissertation Project

EDD 9001 Dissertation Project

EDD 9002 Dissertation Project

EDD 9004 Dissertation Project Continuation
(if needed – 0 credits ½ tuition)

Courses plus electives = 57 credit hours

Dissertation/Capstone Project

The dissertation 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.