Education Leadership (EDD)

EDD-700 Orientation to EDD Program (0 credits)

Acceptance into the EDD program.

EDD-800 Dissertation Advisory 1 (3 credits)

In this first dissertation course, students identify a potential area for study, identify members of the dissertation committee, develop the initial research question, and complete a draft literature review.

EDD-801 Principles of Respnsve/Transf Leadership (3 credits)

In this course, students use principles of responsive and transformational leadership to analyze and define their own professional practice. Students explore the conceptual models, theories, and frameworks that will empower them as K-12 and higher education leaders.

EDD-802 Research in Educational Contexts (3 credits)

In this course, students read broadly and deeply from a variety of scholarly sources, identify potential areas of scholarly contribution, and define their interests in relation to existing research. They create an annotated bibliography structure providing the framework for their literature review.

EDD-803 Ethical Organizational Leadership (3 credits)

In this course, students explore principles and frameworks of ethical organizational leadership. They examine how their professional values inform responses to issues and challenges in educational contexts.

EDD-804 Research Methods (3 credits)

In this course, students analyze and evaluate diverse research paradigms and methods. They create an initial plan for a research method and explore the possibility of co-authorship.

EDD-810 Disertation Advisory II (3 credits)

In this second dissertation course, students complete the introduction and literature review and begin development of the methodology section of their dissertation.

EDD-811 Statistics & Data Analysis (3 credits)

In this course, students deepen their understandings of statistical and quantitative data and evaluate tools for effective analysis. They critically evaluate how statistics are used to support arguments and claims and identify appropriate tools and approaches for their own research design.

EDD-812 Equity in Diverse Educational Settings (3 credits)

In this course, students analyze diversity and equity issues and their impact in education. They propose strategies to address issues of disproportionality, inequity, and bias, and they design meaningful interventions.

EDD-813 Adv Research Methods & Data Analysis (3 credits)

In this course, students engage in deep study of advanced research methods. They identify methods aligned with their dissertation focus and complete a draft of their research methodology section of their proposal.

EDD-814 Scholarly Communication (3 credits)

In this course, students refine their power as writers and communicators, receiving substantive feedback on their dissertation as it nears completion. They evaluate ways to communicate their research findings in diverse publications, gaining experience in writing conference proposals, book prospecti, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

EDD-820 Dissertation Advisory III (3 credits)

In this third dissertation course, students complete and defend their research proposal. They compile, receive feedback on, revise, and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents.

EDD-821 Leadership, Educational Law, & Policy (3 credits)

In this course, students deepen their knowledge of the authority, liability, and legal responsibility of school personnel in public and private institutions, analyzing the impact of local, state and national constitutions, statutes, and court decisions on education. They analyze policy development as a political process and develop an understanding of power structures, the role of leadership in impacting policy, and dealing with influential groups and lobbies.

EDD-822 Governance, Management, & Finance (3 credits)

In this course, students study the organizational structure and administrative relationships in school settings through the lens of systems thinking and the study of administrative behavior. Students explore organizational theory; the collection and distribution of local, state, and federal revenue; problems and issues in funding education; and resource allocation.

EDD-823 Assess, Tech & Data/School Improvement (3 credits)

In this course, students explore the use of evaluative information for administrative decision making and the administration and evaluation of educational projects and programs. They develop the ability to assess needs, plan projects and programs, use technology for efficiency and effectiveness, and evaluate the impact of educational programs and decisions.

EDD-825 Superintendency: Climate, Personnel, & Supervision (3 credits)

In this course, superintendent candidates explore the commitment and skills required for success as a school superintendent. They study systematic leadership theory and best practices in instructional leadership, developing competencies that will enable them to create climates and capacities of learning across organizations.

EDD-826 Superintendency Practicum (3 credits)

In this supervised practicum course, superintendent candidates practice administrative leadership in a setting beyond an individual school site. They examine a range of challenges in school administration, develop and implement a practicum plan to meet the needs of the field experience and provide evidence of learning through the completion of a final portfolio.

EDD-830 Dissertation Advisory IV (3 credits)

In this fourth dissertation course, students engage in data gathering and analysis, and begin write-up of the dissertation

EDD-831 Higher Education Legal Issues & Accreditation (3 credits)

In this course, students compare and contrast regional accrediting body expectations, with an emphasis on their regional IHE accrediting body. They apply what they learned about accreditation to write a proposal for a new degree program and prepare for a mock annual review.

EDD-832 Higher Education Curriculum & Assessment (3 credits)

In this course, students demonstrate their ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key higher education stakeholders and faculty. They examine and evaluate curricula, explore strategies for board and trustee engagement, and identify methods for effectively addressing student and faculty concerns and grievances.

EDD-833 Assess, Tech & Data-Higher Ed Setting (3 credits)

In this course, students analyze the tools and data used in program evaluation, including retention, graduation and attrition rates, evaluations of faculty, and enrollment trends and patterns. They use this analysis to design a program evaluation process for a higher education setting.

EDD-835 Higher Ed Roles, Resp, & Leadership (3 credits)

In this course, students explore the commitment and skills required for success as an IHE leader. They study systematic leadership theory and practice, developing professional competencies and skills that will enable them to create climates and capacities for learning across the organizations.

EDD-840 Dissertation Defense & Dissemination (3 credits)

In this final dissertation course, students defend their dissertation, receive feedback, and make any needed revisions.

EDD-850 Transf Ldrshp: Pract & Impact (3 credits)

In this course, students assess their current practice within the context of responsive and transformational leadership, define themselves as leaders, and describe how their leadership was informed by their research.

EDD-860 Dissertation V (3 credits)

Students use this course to complete and defend the dissertation if needed.