College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum

General Approach

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership prepares individuals for careers in a variety of administrative roles in colleges and universities, as well as other educational organizations. It emphasizes advanced content directly related to academic management (personnel policies, law, and finance) as well as practical administrative and team building experience, i.e. professional development.

Coursework

Matriculation

Doctoral students will be considered for matriculation after completing 18 core course credits and by demonstrating competence in the core courses by successfully passing a qualifying written examination.

ELMP 6005 Statistical Methods
ELMP 6101 Introduction to Higher Education as a Field of Study
ELMP 7765 Policy Analysis in Administration
ELMP 8891 Directed Research
ELMP 9993 Organization and Governance in Higher Education
ELMP 9997 Historical Development of American Education

Students are prohibited from taking additional credits until successfully passing the qualifying written examination and will have only two opportunities to pass the qualifying written examination.

I. Advanced Content (minimum 9 credits)
ELMP 6102 American College Student
ELMP 7763 School Law
ELMP 7774 Comparative Study
ELMP 9994 Faculty Personnel
ELMP 9998 Curriculum & Instruction

II.Professional Development (minimum 3 credits)
ELMP 8981 Internship
ELMP 8984 Leadership Institute

III. Research Skills (minimum 9 credits)
ELMP 8616* Intermediate Statistical Methods
ELMP 8986 Qualitative Research
ELMP 8890 Survey Research
ELMP 8894 Applied Quantitative Research
ELMP 8895 Program Evaluation
ELMP 8896 Multivariate Statistics
ELMP 9962 Advanced Qualitative Research
*Required courses in 9 credit minimum

IV. Dissertation Seminar (6 credits)

ELMP 9979 Dissertation Seminar I
ELMP 9980 Dissertation Seminar II


Ed.D. (Minor) Track for Teaching

A minor track in college teaching is available within the Ed.D. Program in Higher Education. This track draws on the coursework in the Departments of Education Leadership, Management and Policy, Educational Studies, and Professional Psychology and Family Therapy. The program is intended to provide an in-depth orientation to college students and college teaching with a particular emphasis instructional design and implementation for practicing or prospective college teachers.

In addition to matriculation requirements for the Ed.D. in Higher Education, the program requires a minimum 27 credits distributed over the three sponsoring departments as follows:

I. Advanced Content (minimum 9 credits)

ELMP 6102 American College Student
ELMP 7777 Diversity in Higher Ed
ELMP 9998 Curriculum & Instruction
ELMP 9994 Faculty Personnel
EDST 6326 Adv Psych of Learning

II. Professional Development (minimum 3 credits)

Teaching/Research Practicum

III. Research Skills (minimum 6 credits)

ELMP 8616* Intermediate Statistical Methods
ELMP 8986 Qualitative Research
ELMP 8890 Survey Research
ELMP 8895 Program Evaluation
ELMP 9962 Advanced Qualitative Res
*Required course

IV. Dissertation Seminar (6 credits)

ELMP 9979 Dissertation Seminar I
ELMP 9980 Dissertation Seminar II

For additional information on courses and curricula, please see Graduate Catalogue.

Program Director:
Martin J. Finkelstein, Ph.D.
(973) 275-2056
martin.finkelstein@shu.edu

For program inquiries:
Kevin Majewski, MA
Graduate Assistant
(973) 275-2861
kevin.majewski@student.shu.edu 

 

 

 

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