Program Highlights & Benefits
Flexible online format with collaborative cohort model
‘Hands-on’ faculty give individualized support
No GRE or admission tests
Textbook rental program, save an average of 35% on books
What You Learn
The Doctorate of Education is designed for those individuals who have a completed master’s and who wish to extend their research expertise. Candidates will develop advanced skills in analyzing theory and research findings for application in a variety of educational settings, and they will also develop skills for conducting original research. In addition, candidates will focus on the development of leadership skills required for implementation of research-based change strategies. Candidates complete a series of courses and a comprehensive exam prior to proceeding to the research component of the program. Candidates complete a series of courses that lead to the development of the research proposal and dissertation, the capstone research experience for the program.
How You Learn
Online: This is an online cohort. Synchronous sessions may be required for some courses. Following the outlined degree plan, you will finish the program in three years.
Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a concentration in Educational Administration. This will open the doors to leadership roles at the district/central office level. If you choose the track leading to certification, you will become eligible to sit for the Texas Superintendent Exam*.
EdD in Educational Administration
Year 1 (Core)
|EDU 6310||Christian Ethics and Values|
|EDU 6311||Research I, Academic Writing|
|EDU 6312||Research II, Quantitative|
|EDU 6313||Multicultural Experiences|
|EDU 6316||Research III, Qualitative|
|EDU 6314||Grant Writing|
|EDU 6341||Digital Learning|
|EDAD 6351||School Finance|
|EDAD 6320||Program Analysis & Evaluation|
|EDAD 6322||Organizations & Public Relations|
|EDAD 6324||Leadership & the District|
|EDAD 6321||Issues in District Leadership|
|EDAD 6325||Advanced School Law|
|EDAD 6352||Conflict Resolution|
|EDAD 6323||Research IV, Proposal|
|EDAD 6361||Research V (1) Dissertation|
|EDAD 6362||Research V (2) Dissertation|
|EDAD 6363||Research V (3) Dissertation|
*Optional Texas Superintendent Certification
While the chart above lists each of the courses that make up the EdD degree for informational purposes, this is not an official class schedule, and is subject to change.