Doctor of Education (Ed.S/Ed.D) Educational Leadership (Non-licensure)

For:

Professional educators involved in education and schooling who already hold leadership roles in education or those who aspire to leadership positions. This cognate is for those who desire to earn advanced professional expertise but are not seeking a school administrator’s license.

What You Learn:

The degree program has been designed to afford professionals in the field of education the opportunity to enhance and expand their knowledge base, conduct research, address current and pressing issues in education, and reinforce the competencies needed as a professional Christian leader in education.

The goal of graduate education is to prepare competent educators who demonstrate both academic excellence and professional knowledge while providing a distinctive Christian leadership and service to students, parents, and communities.

The program builds that expertise from a core of courses in learning, development and motivation; data, accountability and leadership; organizational contexts and the use of research to drive decision-making. It is dissertation based and designed for practitioners who already hold leadership roles in education or those who aspire to leadership positions of influence through their engagement in elementary/secondary educational schooling.

How You Learn:

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership has been designed for the professional educator involved in education and schooling. There are three (3) on campus required residencies (residencies are only 2 or 3 days in length) throughout the program. All other courses are offered online. Candidates in the (Ed.D.) program are required to complete Four (IV) Transition Phases in the degree program. Each transition phase has a set of required courses the candidate will successfully complete before advancing to the next phase.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Doctor of Education- (Ed.D) Educational Leadership: Educator as a Leader degree.

Degree Requirements:

PHASE I - PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Course Title Hours
EDU 750 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT FOR EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT SCHOOLS 3
EDU 745 ENHANCING CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTIONAL CAPACITY 3
EDU 746 SCHOOL LAW AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES 3
EDU 744 SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS 3
EDU 757 ASSESSMENT FOR CONTINUOUS SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT 3
EDU 767 OPERATIONS AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT 3
EDU 769 HUMAN RESOURCE LEADERSHIP 3
EDU 755 EQUITY AND CULTURAL LEADERSHIP 3
EDU 768 LEADERSHIP IN THE EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION* 3
EDU 776 POLITICS OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE* 3
EDU 775* EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP COMPREHENSIVE PAPER* 3

PHASE II - SEMINAR COURSES - RESIDENCY 1 (R1)

Course Title Hours
EDU 700 ED.D. ORIENTATION SEMINAR - 3 DAY RESIDENCY 1 (R1) 1
EDU 701 ADVANCED CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW 3
EDU 702 ENHANCED WRITING FOR SCHOLARSHIP 2
EDU 785 ED.D. Leadership Comprehensive Paper 3

PHASE III RESEARCH AND METHODS COURSES

Course Title Hours
EDU 705 RESEARCH DESIGN & METHODS 3
EDU 710 RESEARCH STATISTICS 3
CANDIDATE SELECTS 1 OF 2 COURSES: EITHER EDU 712 OR EDU 716
EDU 712 ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE STATISTICAL DESIGNS 3
EDU 716 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3

PHASE IV - DIssertation Hours - Residency 2 (R2) & Residency 3 (R3)

Course Title Hours
EDU 780 DISSERTATION SEMINAR - 3 DAY RESIDENCY 2 (R2) 3
EDU 781 DEVELOPMENT OF CHAPTERS 1 & 2 – PROPOSAL PHASE 3
EDU 782 DEVELOPMENT OF CHAPTER 3 – METHOD PHASE 3 3
EDU 783 DEVELOPMENT OF CHAPTERS 4 & 5 – RESEARCH & RESULTS PHASE 3
  RESIDENCY 3 (R3) – DISSERTATION ORAL DEFENSE 1 TO 2 DAY RESIDENCY ON CAMPUS 0
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE DOCTORAL DEGREE – ED.D. – 60 CREDIT HOURS. ADDITIONAL DISSERTATION HOURS MAY BE REQUIRED

Please Note:

After completion of 33 credit hours, the student will be awarded an Ed. S- Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership.

*EDU 775 is for candidates NOT moving on to the Ed.D. program– Ed.D. candidates take EDU 785

*Indicates courses taken by Non-Licensure Track candidates in place of Internship I and Internship II courses.