Leadership, EdD Curriculum & Instruction Emphasis

48 - 51 credit hours

Total credit hours might be more depending on how soon students successfully defend dissertations.

Curriculum & instruction focuses on leadership in teaching, learning, and development and does not lead to certification. The degree is intended for those seeking to fill curriculum and instruction leadership roles in school districts, higher education or those in a corporate or government training setting.

Requirements

Major Coursework - Year 1

18 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

EDA 76100Leadership, Ethics and Education

3

EDA 78100Creative Courage

3

EDA 78200Principles of Design Thinking

3

EDA 78300Leadership Theory and Application

3

EDA 78400Leading Organizational Change

3

EDA 78500American Education

3

Major Coursework - Year 2

18 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

EDA 76200Educational Policy, Politics, and Social Justice

3

EDA 76300Global and Social Perspectives Reinvisioning Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDA 77700Research Design, Methods, and Ethics in Educational Research

3

EDA 77800Applied Qualitative Research Methods

3

EDA 78700Curriculum and Instruction: Assessment and Evaluation

3

EDA 78910Problem of Practice I

3

Major Coursework - Year 3

12 credit hours of coursework from the following options:

EDA 77900Applied Quantitative Research Methods

3

EDA 78600Leading in the Digital Age

3

EDA 78920Problem of Practice II

3

EDA 78930Problem of Practice III

3

Additional Coursework

Students will enroll in EDA 78940 (Problem of Practice IV) with Chair until the dissertation has been successfully defended.

EDA 78940Problem of Practice IV

3