Required Courses

Students in all four concentration options will take the following courses. Click on the course title below to view a recent syllabus. View a sample timeline of core course requirements.

Foundations Coursework (24 credit hours)

Research Coursework (12 credit hours)

Internship (3-6 credit hours)

  • EDL 7900 Internship (3-6 credit hours)

Dissertation Research (minimum 6 and up to 9 credit hours)

  • EDL 7999 Dissertation (6-9 credit hours): Upon completion of all other coursework, students are required to register for 3 semester hours of dissertation for two consecutive semesters.

Electives (12-15 credit hours)

  • 12-15 semester hours of electives are selected in consultation with the Doctoral Program Director. Elective credit hours are waived for students who have completed an Ed.S. prior to entering the doctoral program. For students who choose a concentration, elective coursework is chosen from the recommended listings.

*All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

Sample Schedule of Core Courses

(Represents 2-year schedule for student admitted in Spring 2017, i.e. Cohort 24)

Semester

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Total Semester Hours

Summer 2016

EDL 7020 Organizations & Systems Theory (3)

EDL 7110 Survey of Research Methods in Education (3)

 

6

Fall

2016

EDL 7011 Multi-Disciplinary Seminar on Emerging Issues I (3)

EDL 7165 Quantitative Approaches in Non-Experimental Studies (3)

EDL 7099 Professional Seminar (1)

7

Spring 2017

EDL 7040 Educational Organizations & Technology (3)

EDL 7160 Qualitative Research (3)

 

6

Summer 2017

EDL 7030 Concepts & Constructs of Curriculum & Instruction (3)

EDL 7099 Professional Seminar (1)

 

4

Fall

2017

EDL 7025 Leadership in Organizations (3)

EDL 7012 Multi-Disciplinary Seminar on Emerging Issues II (3)

 

6

Spring 2018

EDL 7065 Writing for the Professional Educator (3)

EDL 7150 Inferential Statistics (3)

-OR-

EDL 7180 Advanced Qualitative Research (3)

EDL 7099 Professional Seminar (1)

7

Total Core Courses Credit hours: 36