Our Program

Program outcomes will be assessed against the following benchmarks:

Benchmark I

Admission to Ed.D. Program

Benchmark II

Completion of All Coursework

Benchmark III

Qualifying Examination

Benchmark IV

Admission to Doctoral Candidacy (pending passage of the Qualifying Exam)

During semester VII, after all required coursework (Note: the six hours of internship are not counted in required coursework) is completed, students will take a qualifying examination.

Benchmark V

Dean's Forum

Benchmark VI

Complete the Committee Agreement Form

Benchmark VII

Dissertation Proposal Defense

Benchmark VIII

Complete and defend dissertation and portfolio

Request ProQuest submission

Benchmark IX

Graduation Audit 

Required Coursework*
Semester I-Fall
EDDL 6010 Organizational Theory and Educational Leadership3 hrs.
EDDL 6050 Educational Statistics3 hrs.
Semester II-Spring
EDDL 6100 Curriculum and Theory3 hrs.
EDDL 6250 Quantitative Research3 hrs.
Semester III-Summer
EDDL 6200 Administrative Law3 hrs.
EDDL 6350 Qualitative Research3 hrs.
Semester IV-Fall
EDDL 6150 Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Education3 hrs.
EDDL 6450 Financial Administration3 hrs.
Semester V-Spring
EDDL 6300 Public Policy and Politics of Education3 hrs.
EDDL 6400 Personnel Administration3 hrs.
Semester VI-Summer
EDDL 6500 Educational Change and School Improvement3 hrs.
EDDL 6550 Educational Assessment and Evaluation3 hrs.
Semester VII-Fall
EDDL 6600 Critical Issues in Urban Educational Leadership3 hrs.
EDDL 6650 Seminar in Research and Dissertation Development3 hrs.
***Qualifying Examination
***Admission to Candidacy
Semester VIII-Spring
EDDL 6990 Dissertation3 hrs.
Semester IX**-Fall
EDDL 6990 Dissertation3 hrs.
EDDL 6990 Dissertation3 hrs.
Semester XI-Fall
EDDL 6990 Dissertation3 hrs.

*Candidates have 7 years to complete the program.

**EDDL 6990 (Dissertation) is not offered during the summer semesters.