Program Requirements

The EdD curriculum provides the following four critical lenses essential to educational leadership:

  • Leadership theory and practice
  • Organizational analysis
  • Educational policy
  • Content and context of learning

The following are the courses required to successfully complete the educational leadership doctorate program:

First semester (summer at MU)

CoursesHours
Total hours7
Organizational Analysis for Educational Leadership 4
Educational Leadership Inquiry I Research Design 2
Team Building and Group Dynamics 1

Second semester (fall at MSU)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
EDD 901 Leadership Theory and Practice 4
EDD 901 Leadership Theory and Practice 4
Professional Seminar I (Online via MU): Change, Diversity and Ethics 2

Third semester (spring at MSU)

CoursesHours
Total hours4
Quantitative Methods in Educational Research I 3
Educational Leadership Inquiry II: Survey Research and Research Ethics 1

Fourth semester (summer at MU)

CoursesHours
Total hours7
Policy Analysis for Educational Leadership 4
Qualitative Methods for Educational Research 3

Fifth semester (fall at MSU)

CoursesHours
Total hours7
Content and Context of Learning 4
Professional Seminar II (Online via MU): Advanced Research Design 2
Educational Leadership Inquiry III: Focus Group Interviewing & Keeping Field Notes 1

Sixth Semester (spring at MSU)

CoursesHours
Total hours4
Educational Planning and Evaluation 3
Educational Leadership Inquiry IV 1