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Academics & Courses

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 cohort 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 hrs.

ESD 710  School Districts as Organization - 3 hrs.

ESD 715  School-Community Communications - 3 hrs.

ESD 725  Politics and Policy Leadership - 3 hrs.

ESD 820  Leading and Responding to Change - 3 hrs.

ESD 910  Ethics of Leadership - 3 hrs.

  • 9 hours of elective coursework (at 600 level or beyond)

EdD Core

EDU 905  Professional Learning Community I  - 3 hrs.

EDU 915  Professional Learning Community II - 3 hrs.

EDU 925  Professional Learning Community III - 3 hrs.

EDU 935  Mixed Methodology and Research Design - 3 hrs.

EDU 945  Qualitative Research Design - 3 hrs.

EDU 950  Quantitative Research Design - 3 hrs.

EDU 985  Dissertation (1-12 hrs.)