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The degree program in Instructional Leadership provide students with an intellectual environment that enables them to refine existing knowledge and develop new knowledge, practices, and skills in the areas of administration, curriculum, diversity, higher education, and instructional technology to take leadership roles in facilitating the growth and development of other educators.
Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.
I. Core: Choose 4 of 5 Courses – 12 credits
II. Required 3 Credits – To Be Taken In Second or Third Semester
III. Required Research Methodology: 15 credits
IV. Areas of Specialization
Students must complete 9 credits in 1 Sequence and additional 9-12 credits in 1 or more sequences with the approval of an advisor. An Independent Study may be taken in an area of specialization. Total of 18 credits
(a) Curriculum and Instruction Sequence: 6-12 Credits
(b) Instructional Technology Sequence: 6-12
(c) Higher Education Sequence: 6-12 Credits
(d) Exceptional and Diverse Learners Sequence: 6-12 Credits for specialization select courses in any 2 areas
Area: Educational Issues of Students with Disabilities
Area: Educational Issues of Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Students
(e) Administration Sequence: Advanced Standing credits may be applied (15 credits)
(f) Special Topics in Educational Leadership (3 credits)
V. Behavioral and Social Sciences Component: 6 Credits Relevant courses approved by Faculty Advisor (e.g. Anthropology, Sociology, Speech, Business, Linguistics etc.)
VI. Full-time Residency Verification
VII. Doctoral Level Comprehensive Examination Completed (after completion of 51 credits)
VIII. Doctoral Research Seminar-Enrollment in EDU 7990 (9 credits) is required for 3 semesters or until dissertation defense is successfully completed (minimum of 60 credits must be completed).
The Instructional Leadership Ed.D. Program is designed to develop educational leaders who are prepared to assume professional leadership in higher education, school-level teaching, social agencies, non-for-profit agencies, corporations and foundations, central-office administrative positions- particularly those directly related to curriculum and instruction, educational technology and differentiated instruction.
The program prepares graduates to:
Adapt curriculum theory to practice.
Utilize and interpret educational technology.
Address the learning needs of diverse learners
Understand and conduct research.
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