Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (PhD)

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Degree Requirements

Degrees earned will be distributed as: "Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership, Policy and Human Development" without specialization specifications.

Scholar Leader Courses6
Special Topics in Education Research (Scholar Leader: Diversity and Equity in Schools and Community)
Special Topics in Education Research (Scholar Leader: Systemic Change in Education and Society)
Required College Research Methods *15
Applied Quantitative Methods in Education I
Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
Applied Quantitative Methods in Education II
Advanced Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Education
Mixed Methods Research in Education
Select two additional three credit hour advanced research courses in conjunction with the academic committee

In addition, students must select a specialization of the following:

Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education (AWCPE)

Scholar Leader Core Courses6
Reflective Practice and Research Inquiry
Research Seminar in Adult and Higher Education
AWCPE Area of Study Courses12
Foundations of Adult, Higher, and Human Res Education
Adult Education: History, Philosophy, Contemporary Nature
Adult Learning Theory
The Programming Process In Adult and Community College Education
Evaluation Theory and Practice In Education
Elective Courses12
"Elective Courses" will be determined in conjunction with the academic committee
Dissertation Courses 19
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Doctoral Dissertation Preparation
Total Hours72

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA)

Scholar Leader Core Courses6
Research Projects In Educational Leadership and Program Evaluation
Select an additional ELP approved course in conjunction with the academic committee
EEPA Area of Study Courses18-30
"EEPA Area of Study Courses" are determined in conjunction with the academic committee; however, a sample selection of courses includ:
School Law For the Administrator
Educational Finance
Policy Research in Education
Politics of P-12 Education
Evaluation Theory and Practice In Education
Special Topics
Dissertation Courses 19
Problems Of Research Design In Education
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Doctoral Dissertation Preparation
Total Hours72

Higher Education (HE)

Scholar Leaders Core Courses
Topical Problems in Adult and Community College Education
Research Seminar in Adult and Higher Education
HE Area of Study Courses6
Finance in Higher Education
Organizational Theories and Concepts in Higher Education
Elective Courses15
"Elective Courses" will be determined in conjunction with the academic committee
Advanced Research Course4
"Advanced Research Course" will be determined in conjunction with the academic committee
Dissertation Research Course 19
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Total Hours72

Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

  • Stephanie Margaret Helms Pickett