Educational Administration, EdD

48 credit hours

The Doctor of Education in Educational Administration program leads to certification and is intended for students who wish to seek advanced certification for the position of superintendent. The coursework is designed to meet the competencies and specific course requirements established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for certification for those positions. Students in this program should hold an initial certificate in administration.

Requirements

Master's Level Coursework

The student must have completed the following courses to begin the Doctor of Education in Educational Administration or must complete within first two semesters of attendance. 

6 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

EDA 53000Public and Community Relations

3

EDU 57000Educational Research

3

Major Coursework

18 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

EDA 60000Instructional Program Leadership and Assessment

3

EDA 61000Human Resource Administration

3

EDA 61500Advanced School Finance

3

EDA 62000School District Administration

3

EDA 64100Educational Administration Internship

3

EDA 76500Administrative Decision-Making in Schools

3

Elective Coursework

6 credit hours of EDA 70000-level coursework. EDA 70500 (Advanced School Law) is one suggested course, but not required.

Research Coursework

3 credit hours of coursework from the following option:

EDA 74500Statistics in Educational Administration

3

Additional Research Coursework

3 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

EDA 76700Quantitative Methods Design in Educational Research

3

EDA 76800Qualitative Methods in Educational Research

3

Capstone Coursework

12 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

EDA 75000Capstone I

3

EDA 77000Capstone II

3

EDA 77500Capstone III and Leadership Seminar

6

Capstone Experience Coursework

EDA 78000Capstone Experience

1

Notes: (1) Students who have not completed their dissertation by the end of Capstone III must enroll in EDA 78000 (Capstone Experience) each fall and spring semester until the dissertation is completed. (2) EDA 77500 (Capstone II): Dissertation Publication Fee required.