- Core Cluster designed to provide a foundation for the study of and practice in the field of higher education.
- Professional Cluster designed, under the advisement of faculty advisor, to provide a breadth of knowledge for the study of and practice in the field of higher education and corollary organizations.
- Research and Dissertation Development Cluster designed to provide students with research skills as well as ongoing support and feedback as they develop their dissertation proposal.
EdD doctoral students will be considered for matriculation after completing 15 core clusters course credits.
Core Cluster (15 required credits)
|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|
Professional Cluster (minimum of 18 credits selected under advisement)
|ELMP 6102||American College Student|
||College Student Affairs Administration
||Special Topics in Administration
|ELMP 7774||Comparative Study of International Ed. Systems
||Diversity in Higher Education
|ELMP 8801||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|ELMP 8981||Administrative Internship 1|
|ELMP 8984||Leadership Institute 1|
|ELMP 8985||Leadership Institute 2|
|ELMP 9994||Faculty Personnel Policies
|ELMP 9995||Financial Administration of Higher Education|
|ELMP 9998||Curriculum & Instruction in Higher Education
Research & Dissertation Development Cluster (15 credits, 3 credits of which are part of core requirements listed above)
|ELMP 8616||Intermediate Statistical Methods|
||Directed Research *|
||Qualitative Research Seminar in Administration|
||Dissertation Seminar I**|
||Dissertation Seminar II**|
* Required as part of core cluster. Course also fulfills part of 15 credit research requirement.
** Required course as part of research requirement. Students must complete a Comprehensive Assessment prior to taking dissertation seminars.
Expectations regarding dissertation are broadened to include dissertations of practice or capstone studies such as consulting projects where students analyze, research potential solutions and develop recommendations for a practice based institutional problem. While the dissertation of practice provides an opportunity for group and project based work, it requires a descriptive, analytic, researched, and evidence-based account of the student's leadership of and contributions to the strategic project.
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 24 credits distributed over the three sponsoring departments as follows:
Theories of Learning, Curriculum, and Student Development (6 credits)
|CPSY 6104||Theories of Cognition|
|CPSY 6505||Theories of Learning and Behavior Modification|
|CPSY 7104||Social Cognition and Human Learning|
|ELMP 9997||Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education|
|ELMP 6102||American College Student|
Ethics and Values (3 credits)
|EDST 7310||Ethical Foundations of Professional Helping Relationships|
|EDST 7312||Current Issues in School and Society|
|EDST 9504||Problems and Issues in Postsecondary Teaching|
|EDST 6344||Seminar: Social, Ethical, Legal Issues in Technology|
Skill Development (9 credits)
Assessment, Counseling, Instructional Design and Instructional Technology
|CPSY 6000||Group Dynamics|
|CPSY 6003||Counseling Skills|
|CPSY 6316||Group Counseling|
|EDST 6306||Instructional Design (Prerequisite permission of instructor or EDST 6307)|
|EDST 6307||Integrating Technology and Education|
Electives (6 credits)
Representative examples may include:
|CPSY 6302||Orientation to Counseling: Theory and Observation|
|ELMP 7772||Leadership Dynamics: Analysis of Supervisory Behavior|
|ELMP 7773||Organizational Structures and Processes in Administration|