Calendar & Course Sequence

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership

Calendar

The typical length of a term for each course is eight (8) weeks with exceptions for the EDD 700 Doctoral Studies Orientation and Summer courses. The Ed.D. requires 46 units to complete. It is possible to graduate in as few as 33 to 36 months.

Start Term Start Date
Summer I 2020 May 11, 2020
Summer II 2020 June 29, 2020
Fall I 2020 August 17, 2020
Fall II 2020 October 12, 2020
Spring I 2021 January 11, 2021
Spring II 2021 March 8, 2021

Sample Course Sequence

Summer 2 Launch

Term Course Units
Summer 2
  • EDD 700: Doctoral Studies Orientation
.5 (1-week)
Summer 2
  • EDD 706: Policy, Law and Practice in Dynamic Settings
  • Washington, D.C., required trip
3 (6-weeks)
Fall 1
  • EDD 701: Leadership for Whole System Reform
3
Fall 2
  • EDD 702: Building Capacity for Learning and Continuous Improvement
3
Spring 1
  • EDD 703: Technology in a Systems Approach to Leadership
  • EDSP 703: Leveraging Inclusive Practices and Services for All Students
  • EDOC 703: Innovation and Organizational Change
3
Spring 2
  • EDD 704: Strategic Human Resource Management and Development
  • EDSP 704: Advanced Research in Special Education: Legal, Historic, and Current Issues
  • EDOC 704: Entrepreneurship
3
Summer 1
  • EDD 705: Sustained Fiscal Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness
  • EDSP 705: Advanced Social Emotional Skills for Counselors and Special Educators
  • EDOC 705: Consultancy Project (continued in Summer 2)
3
Summer 2
  • EDD 707: Change Forces in Diverse Settings
  • People’s Republic of China, optional trip
3 (4 or 6-weeks)
Summer 2
  • EDD 752: Mixed Research Methods for Educational Leaders
  • EDSP 752: Mixed Research Methods for Leaders in Special Education
  • EDOC 752: Mixed Research Methods for Leaders of Organizational Change
3 (Cross Listed Courses)
Fall 2
  • EDD 751: Statistical Analysis for Leaders
3
Spring 1
  • EDD 753: Qualitative Design and Analysis for Educational Leaders
  • EDSP 753: Qualitative Design and Analysis for Leaders in Special Education
  • EDOC 753: Qualitative Design and Analysis for Leaders of Organizational Change
3 (Cross Listed Courses)
 
  • Dissertation Seminars
3.5
 
  • Dissertation
12

Spring 1 Launch

Term Course Units
Spring 1
  • EDD 700: Doctoral Studies Orientation
.5 (1-week)
Spring 1
  • EDD 703: Technology in a Systems Approach to Leadership
  • EDSP 703: Leveraging Inclusive Practices and Services for All Students
  • EDOC 703: Innovation and Organizational Change
3
Spring 2
  • EDD 704: Strategic Human Resource Management and Development
  • EDSP 704: Advanced Research in Special Education: Legal, Historic, and Current Issues
  • EDOC 704: Entrepreneurship
3
Summer 1
  • EDD 705: Sustained Fiscal Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness
  • EDSP 705: Advanced Social Emotional Skills for Counselors and Special Educators
  • EDOC 705: Consultancy Project (continued in Summer 2)
3 (7-weeks)
Summer 2
  • EDD 706: Policy, Law and Practice in Dynamic Settings
  • Washington, D.C., required trip
3 (6-weeks)
Fall 1
  • EDD 701: Leadership for Whole System Reform
3
Fall 2
  • EDD 702: Building Capacity for Learning and Continuous Improvement
3
Spring 1
  • EDD 752: Mixed Research Methods for Educational Leaders
  • EDSP 752: Mixed Research Methods for Leaders in Special Education
  • EDOC 752: Mixed Research Methods for Leaders of Organizational Change
3 (Cross Listed Courses)
Spring 2
  • EDD 751: Statistical Analysis for Leaders
3
Summer 1
  • EDD 753: Qualitative Design and Analysis for Educational Leaders
  • EDSP 753: Qualitative Design and Analysis for Leaders in Special Education
  • EDOC 753: Qualitative Design and Analysis for Leaders of Organizational Change
3 (7-weeks)
Summer 2
  • EDD 707: Change Forces in Diverse Settings
  • People’s Republic of China, optional trip
3 (4 or 6-weeks)
 
  • Dissertation Seminars
3.5
 
  • Dissertation
12

Total Units: 46

Travel Schedule

The program embeds educational trips within the curriculum to enhance student understanding of how policy, law, and culture affect learning organizations. These trips offer students and faculty the opportunity to build a sense of community and camaraderie within the cohort.

The required Washington, D.C., trip is taken during the Summer semester of your first year enrolled in the program.

The optional trip to the People’s Republic of China is offered your second year during Summer semester.

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