Academics & Courses

Doane's Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) will include 57 hours of post-graduate level coursework seminars and stand-alone courses, culminating in a dissertation.  The core 30 hours of Ed.D. coursework will be delivered in a Cadre format, similar to the Education Specialist Program in sequential order.  It is recommended that the 27 post-Masters' specialization courses be completed prior to beginning core classes, but in special situations, arrangements may be made for this course work to be taken while completing core courses.  Elective coursework cannot be counted if taken before the completion of the original MA/MS degree.


  • ESD 705 Issues in Leadership (3)
  • ESD 710 School Districts as Organization (3)
  • ESD 715 School-Community Communications (3)
  • ESD 725 Politics and Policy Leadership (3)
  • ESD 820 Leading and Responding to Change (3)
  • ESD 910 Ethics of Leadership (3)
  • 9 hours of elective coursework (at 600 level or beyond)

EdD Core

  • EDU 905 Professional Learning Community I (3)
  • EDU 915 Professional Learning Community II (3)
  • EDU 925 Professional Learning Community III (3)
  • EDU 935 Mixed Methodology and Research Design (3)
  • EDU 945 Qualitative Research Design (3)
  • EDU 950 Quantitative Research Design (3)
  • EDU 985 Dissertation (1-12)



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