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Degree Requirements

Below are the required course.  You can also view the course sequence (PDF).

Professional Core I (12 hours)

  • EAHE 502 Administrative Leadership and Practices (introduction course to the EdD program) 3 hours
  • EAHE 500 Educational Research Methods 3 hours
  • EAHE 544 Education and Culture 3 hours
  • EAHE 551 Policy and Politics in AmericanEducation Systems 3 hours

Professional Core II - EAHE (12 hours)

  • EAHE 555 Leadership and Change in Education 3 hours
  • EAHE 557 Program Development Evaluation 3 hours
  • EAHE 564 Seminar in Ethics and Social Justice in Education 3 hours
  • EAHE 567 Assessment and Evaluation 3 hours

Professional Core II - SPED (12 hours)

  • SPED 505 Organizing and Implementing Early Childhood Special Education Programs 3 hours
  • SPED 578 Legal Framework for Special Education Services 3 hours
  • SPED 582 Theories and Models in Special Education 3 hours
  • SPED 585 Evaluation in Special Education 3 hours

Professional Core III - Internship (3 hours)

  • EAHE 597 Superintendent Internship OR EAHE 598 Higher Education Internship OR SPED 595C Internship in Special Education 3 hours

Research Core (12 hours)

  • EAHE 586 Research in Practice OR SPED 584 Research in Special Education 3 hours
  • EAHE 589 Doctoral Research Seminar 3 hours

Dissertation Hours (Capstone) (12 hours)

  • EAHE 600 Dissertation OR SPED 600 Dissertation 12 hours