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The program consists of a minimum* of 60 hours of graduate study in the following areas:

Educational Leadership: 33 credits

EDLP 715: Introductory Seminar in Educational Leadership (3)

EDLP 716: Organizational Change and Leadership Theory (3)

EDLP 782: Educational Politics and Policy (3)

EDLP 785: Educational Assessment (3)

EDLP 781: History of American Education (3)

EDLP 801: Cognition and Exceptionalities (3)

EDLP 840: Strategic Planning and Data-Driven Decision-Making (3)

EDLP 806: Educational Research I (3)

EDLP 807: Educational Research II (3)

EDLP 808: Applying Theory and Research to Practice (3)

EDLP 900: Capstone Seminar (3)

Specialization: 9 credits (choose from one of the below specializations)

PK12 Leadership

EDAD 742: Human Resources (3)

EDAD 743: Educational Law and Ethics (3)

EDAD 744: Educational Finance (3)

SPED 712: Advanced Special Education Law and Procedures (3)

SPED 713: Supervision of Special Education Programs (3)

SPED 714: Special Education Funding and Grant Writing (3)

Curriculum and Instruction

CUIN 722: Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (3)

CUIN 723: Planning and Implementing Curriculum and Instructional Change – Becoming a Change Agent (3)

CUIN 724: Planning and Conducting Professional/Staff Development and Training (3)


REED 732: Foundations of Teaching Reading (3)

REED 733: Reading in the Content Area: Implications for Leadership (3)

REED 734: Organizing and Administering a Reading Program (3)

Higher Education Leadership

HIED 752: Higher Education Structure and Governance (3)

HIED 753: Higher Education Finance (3)

HIED 754: Current Issues in Higher Education Leadership and Law (3)

Practicum: 6 credits

EDLP 901: Doctoral Practicum I (3)

EDLP 902: Doctoral Practicum II (3)

Dissertation: 12 credits*

EDLP 911: Dissertation I (concurrent with Capstone Seminar) (6)

EDLP 912: Dissertation  II (6)

*EDLP 913: Dissertation CE (1-3) Individuals not completing the dissertation by the end of EDLP 912 must maintain continuous enrollment of at least one (1) dissertation credit each semester until completion. The student must enroll for three (3) dissertation hours in the term of the dissertation defense.