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School of Education

Sample Curriculum - Superintendent/District-Level Option

For Post-Master's Students

Year One - Summer Semester
Personnel Administration (EDAD 565)
Educational Facilities Planning & Management (EDAD 573)
Year One - Fall Semester
District Program Development (EDAD 580)
School Business Management (EDAD 585)
Year One - Spring Semester
Educational Policy Making & Governance (EDAD 560)
Leadership Theory & Practice (EDAD 570)
Year Two - Summer Semester
Superintendency & District Administration (EDAD 555)
School & Community Relations (EDAD 563)
Year Two - Fall Semester
Strategic Management (EDAD 575)
Year Two - Spring Semester
Internship Practicum (EDAD 591)

Note: All courses are 3 semester hours for a total of 30 semester hours. Candidates continue with post-Ed.S course work (listed below)


For Post-Ed.S Students
Year One - Summer Semester
Proseminar in the Superintendency (EDAD 600)
Year One - Fall Semester
Qualitative Inquiry (EPFR 605)
Politics and Policy Making in Education (EDAD 660)
Year One - Spring Semester
Quantitative Inquiry (EPFR 601)
Advanced School Law (EDAD 620)
Year Two - Summer Semester
Research Topics in Educational Leadership (EDAD 690)
Year Two - Fall Semester
Doctoral Capstone Research Topics (EDAD 698)
Year Two - Spring Semester
Doctoral Capstone Research Topics (EDAD 698)

Note: All courses are 3 semester hours for a total of 24 post-Ed.S. semester hours



Sample Curriculum - General School Leadership Option

 
Fifty-four (54) semester hours of graduate credit beyond the master's degree are required for the EdD degree.

Required courses (15 senester hours)

EDAD 563 (3) School and Community Relations

EDAD 565 (3) Personnel Administration

EDAD 570 (3) Leadership Theory and Practice

EDAD 580 (3) District Program Development

Either EDAD 573 (3) Educational Facilities Management OR EDAD 575 (3) Strategic Management

Electives (15 semester hours)

Students select five (5) of the following courses (or other courses as approved by the program):

CI 510 (3) Analysis of Instruction

CI 511 (3) Differentiated Instruction

CI 563 (3) Curriculum Models

CI 578 (3) Organization and Administration of Literacy Programs

CI 581 (3) Foundations of Teacher Leadership

EDAD 555 (3) The Superintendency

EDAD 560 (3) Educational Policy Making and Governance

EDAD 573 (3) Educational Facilities Management

EDAD 575 (3) Stratigic Management

EDAD 585 (3) School Business Administration

ENG 544 (3) Reading and Writing Pedagogy in TESL

ENG 576 (3) Writing Across the Curriculum

ENG 587 (3) Politics of Composition Pedagogy

SOC 502 (3) Seminar in Intergroup Relations

SOC 542 (3) Seminar in Gender and Gender Inequality

SOC 590 (3) Special Topics (to be approved by the advisor)

SPED 514 (3) Legal Aspects of Special Education

SPED 515 (3) Administration and Supervision of Special Education Services

SPED 517 (3) Special Education Finance

Or other electives as approved by the program faculty.

Advanced Study and Research

Year One - Summer Semester
Proseminar in the Superintendency (EDAD 600)
Year One - Fall Semester
Qualitative Inquiry (EPFR 605)
Politics and Policy Making in Education (EDAD 660)
Year One - Spring Semester
Quantitative Inquiry (EPFR 601)
Advanced School Law (EDAD 620)
Year Two - Summer Semester
Research Topics in Educational Leadership (EDAD 690)
Year Two - Fall Semester
Doctoral Capstone Research Topics (EDAD 698)
Year Two - Spring Semester
Doctoral Capstone Research Topics (EDAD 698)

Note: All courses are 3 semester hours for a total of 24 semester hours

All required courses (both the initial 15 hours of required courses and the 24 hours of advanced study and research courses) typically meet one evening a week with additional work completed online.


Admission Requirements >>
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Ed.D. Planning and
Admission Committee
Phillip Buckley, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of
Educational Administration

Laurel Puchner, Ph.D.,
Chair of the Department of
Educational Leadership

Professor of
Educational Psychology

Alison Reeves, Ph.D.,
Program Director,
Educational Administration

Associate Professor of
Educational Administration

 
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