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Doctoral Program Course Offerings


Cohort 5 Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Schedule

The Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership is 72 credits in length.  A maximum of 27 credits of professional/interdisciplinary elective courses may be applied towards the doctoral program electives upon approval. This may include coursework from a mix of master's (maximum 12 credits), sixth-year licensure (maximum 27 credits), or doctoral (maximum 27 credits) courswork.

Year Fall Spring Summer
Year One EDAD 803 (3 Cr.) EDAD 828 (3 Cr.) EDAD 807 (3 Cr.)
EDAD 804 (3 Cr.) EDAD 829 (3 Cr.) EDAD 815 (3 Cr.)
Year Two EDAD 824 (3 Cr.) EDAD 821 (3 Cr.) EDAD 823 (3 Cr.)
EDAD 827 (3 Cr.) EDAD 806 (3 Cr.) EDAD 899 (3 Cr.)
Year Three EDAD 899 (6 Cr.) EDAD 899 (3 Cr.)  

  • Students also take professional/interdisciplinary elective courses (3-30 credits) that support their career goals and are established in consultation with their advisor. Up to 27 credits of professional/interdisciplinary elective courses may be applied towards doctoral program electives upon approval.
  • Course sequence is subject to change.

Course Information

Educational Administration & Leadership Core Courses (21 Credits)
These courses must be taken by all students. The sequencing of those courses is determined by the program faculty. Students must take the core courses in the sequence provided unless changes are approved by the program advisor.

EDAD 803 3 credits Leader and Program Development
EDAD 804 3 credits Visioning and the Change Process
EDAD 807 3 credits Collaborative Partnerships
EDAD 815 3 credits Legal and Political Issues
EDAD 821 3 credits Educational Achievement, Student Learning, and Program Development
EDAD 823 3 credits Twenty-first Century Leadership: Global Understanding
EDAD 824 3 credits Seminar Series: Ethical Leadership

Research Core Courses (9 credits)
These courses must be taken by all students. The sequencing of those courses is determined by the program faculty. Students must take the research courses in the sequence provided unless changes are approved by the program advisor.

EDAD 827 3 credits Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology
EDAD 828 3 credits Assessment and Information Management
EDAD 829 3 credits Doctoral Research Design and Methodology

Dissertation (12 credits)
This course must be taken by all students. The sequencing and number of credits to take each semester is determined by the program faculty. Students must take the dissertation course with the specified number of credits in the sequence provided unless changes are approved by the program advisor. The maximum number of credits a student can take is 12 credits. There may be monetary or tax implications if you do not enroll correctly.

EDAD 899 12 credits Thesis

Professional/Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (3-30 credits)
Students take 30 credits of elective courses. Up to 27 credits may be transferred upon approval. A maximum of 27 credits of professional/interdisciplinary elective courses may be applied towards the doctoral program electives upon approval. This may include coursework from a mix of master's (maximum 12 credits), sixth-year licensure (maximum 27 credits), or doctoral (maximum 27 credits) courswork. Specific courses will be identified in consultation with your advisor.

EDAD 806 3 credits Human Resource Development
EDAD 817 3 credits Communication Strategies for Education Leaders
EDAD 818 3 credits Educational Diplomacy
EDAD 814 3 credits Educational Policy and Governance
EDAD 825 3 credits Seminar Series: Organizational Structures
EDAD 826 3 credits Seminar Series: Leadership Theory and Research

Additional courses inside or outside the program that support the student’s career goals.

For information about courses, please visit the Graduate Bulletin..

Steps for Admission and Completion of Program

Step 1

Submit Application Materials for Admission

Step 2

Interview with Doctoral Faculty Member(s)
Take Writing Essay Assessment

Step 3

Admission to Program
Register for Coursework
Obtain SCSU Campus Card
Obtain your StarID to access online services

Step 4

Doctoral Program Orientation
International Student Orientation
School of Graduate Studies Orientation

Step 5

Begin Program Coursework
Complete Program of Study and Advanced Standing Form

Step 6

Selection of Doctoral Dissertation Committee

Step 7

Take Qualifying Examination (oral and written)
Pass Qualifying Examination/Advancement to Candidacy

Step 8

Successful Completion of Required Coursework
Begin Dissertation Research Courses

Step 9

Dissertation Proposal Meeting Approval
Dissertation Proposal Approval
IRB Application and Approval
Begin Research Study

Step 10

Dissertation Final Defense Meeting Approval
Dissertation Final Defense Approval
Completion of Dissertation Research Courses
Submit Formatted and Approved Dissertation
Apply for Graduation

Step 11

Attend Commencement Ceremony/Degree Conferred

Step 12

Post-Graduation Follow-Up


**This information is subject to change.


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