Ed.D in Leadership Program Map

Post-masters work transferred to the program may count up to 12 hours toward chosen concentration as guided electives. Concentrations noted below.

Semester Hours Course Days
Fall Year 1 3 LEAD 9030 Leadership Problems: Interdisciplinary Analysis

Online

3

RSCH 9800 Research Design and Foundations (hybrid)

4 Saturdays  or Online
Spring Year 1 3

LEAD 9010 Seminar in Organizational Leadership (hybrid)

2 Weekends Fri. Eve & Saturday or Online

3

RSCH 9840 Quantitative Research Methods Prerequisite 9800

4 Weekends Fri. Eve, & Saturday or Online

Summer Year 1 3

LEAD 9040 Organizational Theory, Culture, and Leadership 

4 Saturdays or Online

3

GUIDED ELECTIVE* (traditional or online)

Guided electives may be face to face or online
3

GUIDED ELECTIVE* (traditional or online)

Fall Year 2 3

ACED 9400 Adult Learning Strategies
OR
EDUC 9000 Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

Online

3 RSCH 9820 Qualitative Research Methods (Prerequisite 9800) 4 Saturdays or Online
Spring Year 2 3

GUIDED ELECTIVE* (traditional or online, if needed)

Guided electives may be face to face or online
3

LEAD 9020 Planning and Change for Leaders  

4 Saturdays or Online

1

RSCH 9871 Planning for Dissertation (1 hr.)

1 Saturday
Summer Year 2 3

CIED 9100 Curriculum and Instructional Systems 

Online

3

GUIDED ELECTIVE*  (If needed to attain 12 hours of electives)

Guided electives may be face to face or online
Fall Year 3 3

RSCH 9872 Dissertation Conceptualization (Prerequisites RSCH 9820, 9840, Co-requisites RSCH 9830, 9850, or RSCH 9860 

4 Saturdays or Online

3 RSCH 9830, RSCH 9850, or RSCH 9860 (online) Advanced Research Prerequisites RSCH 9820, 9840 Dependent on Advanced Research class
No. of Semesters will Vary 9+ LEAD 9999 Dissertation  (must be continuously registered for dissertation hours Work with dissertation chair and committee through various media
Min Total of Semester Hours 55 Coursework and Dissertation Hours

Guided electives may be taken during any semester of the program.  12 hours of guided electives are required for a Concentration. Transfer credit MUST meet the requirements for the candidate’s concentration and must be approved by the advisor and Graduate School.

  • Concentrations covered in this schedule: Organizational Leadership, Curriculum Leadership, Higher Education Leadership, Technology Leadership, Special Education Leadership. For the concentration in Educational Leadership see Program of Study for Tier I and Tier II.