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Program Requirements for the EdD in Higher Education Leadership
The doctor of education in educational leadership (EdD) degree is designed to develop skills and abilities for individuals to resolve educational issues and problems. Program studies center around building student capabilities to evaluate , assess, and direct progress in higher education environments and include leadership theory, human resource development, organizational theory, policy development and analysis, law ethics, evaluation and assessment. The concentration in higher education prepares senior level administrators for leadership positions in public and private, two and four year institutions. A minimum of 60-semester hours beyond a master's degree is required. Requirements include a research-based dissertation completed under the direction of an appropriate faculty member, as well as a supervised internship experience. This degree does not lead to licensure. Individuals interested in licensure for public schools should investigate the public school Leadership K-12 program offered by the Department of Educational Leadership.
The degree requires 60 s.h. of credit as follows:
Education Leadership Core(18 s.h.)
LDHE 8010 – Organizational Theory & Culture
LDHE 8015 – Seminar in Human Resource Development
LDHE 8035 – Educational Leadership
LDHE 8040 – Policy Development and Analysis
LDHE 8050 – Ethics in Educational Leadership
LDHE 8060- Program Evaluation & Assessment
Higher Education Concentration (12 s.h.)
LDHE 8027 – Seminar in Higher Education Law
LDHE 8047 – Student Development in Higher Education
LDHE 8070 – History and Philosophy of Higher Education
LDHE 8080 – Finance in Higher Education
Electives (6 s.h.) – chosen in consultation with advisor.
Research (12 s.h.)
LDHE 8410 – Advanced Research in Educational Leadership
LDHE 8420 – Quantitative Research in Educational Leadership
LDHE 8430 – Qualitative Research in Educational Leadership
LDHE 8440 – Applied Research Design in Educational Leadership
Internship (6 s.h.)
LDHE- 8991 – Supervised Field Internship
LDHE - 8992 - Research Internship
Dissertation (6 s.h. minimum)
LDHE - 9000
Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Catalog.
Students must successfully complete a qualifying review, proposal defense, and dissertation defense in order to qualify for degree conferral.