Educational Leadership (EDD) courses
EDD 901 Leadership Theory and PracticePrerequisite: admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
Advanced study of leadership theories, concepts, and inquiry as applies to educational organizations. The course will explore leadership theories, power and authority in organizations, leader effectiveness, and organizational reform. Emphasis will be placed on understanding leadership in organizations through application and extension of leadership theories in practice.
EDD 902 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research IPrerequisite: admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
This course focuses on types of regression analysis and includes the following topics: simple linear regression, multiple regression, and semi-partial correlation, regression with categorical variables, categorical and continuous variables within the same model, Multilevel analysis (Hierarchical linear modeling), and structural equations. The emphasis in this class is on conceptual and practical understanding, rather than on computation. Goals are for the students to: (a) understand the basic assumptions and models underlying regression analysis, (b) use a statistical analysis package to conduct regression analysis, (c) read and interpret the output from a statistical analysis package, and (d) use this output to write a results sections.
EDD 903 Leadership Inquiry IIPrerequisite: admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
This course is part of the statewide collaborative doctoral program. This course will emphasize a wide range of instructional methodologies, cooperative activities, problem-based learning and practical application. The students will be able to design, conduct, and report research to address problems of practice using appropriate research methodologies.
EDD 904 Content and Context of LearningPrerequisite: admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
Students will develop the knowledge and skills for examining, designing, and implementing school and classroom conditions that support quality learning experiences for all students and personnel. This course theme is about learning, and those issues that enhance and detract from quality learning for all. Throughout the course, participants and instructors will model optimum learning conditions and strategies. Students will be asked to demonstrate a thorough understanding of those conditions and competencies through study, critique, development and implementation of authentic learning experiences for their colleagues. Resources to support the learning experiences will include audio-visual materials, readings, internet, and simulations. Authentic assessment will be used to determine each student's level of competence in the course content.
EDD 905 Leadership Inquiry IIIPrerequisite: admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
This one hour doctoral level seminar will focus on the development of literature reviews to address problems of practice.
EDD 906 Educational Leadership Inquiry IVPrerequisite: admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
The purpose of this advanced seminar is to deepen understanding of research by requiring students to make decisions about certain aspects of their dissertation research, following the dissertation-in-practice format. Specifically, the course will clarify the problem of practice, purpose of the study, research questions, framework, and study design. This course is also designed to provide scaffolding for the written comprehensive examination.
EDD 907 Program Planning and EvaluationPrerequisite: admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
Explores the theory and practice of evaluation of educational programs including evaluation models, research methods and design strategies to measure program outcomes, especially student and school performance. In addition, skills in program planning will be developed.
EDD 908 Qualitative Tools for Applied Research in Educational LeadershipPrerequisite: admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
This course focuses on qualitative research theory, design and analysis. Students will learn how educational leaders can use qualitative research design to critically examine research questions in their practice. They will also learn to analyze educational issues and execute processes to effectively explore those issues using qualitative methods.