Curriculum and Specializations

The Doctor of Education in P-20 and Community Leadership is a 60-hour degree designed to foster innovation and creative leadership experiences for educational and community leaders through advanced degree coursework and valuable field work.

 

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Core Courses………………………………….…...….. 42 hrs
ADM 725 Advanced Methods of Quantitative Research in Education
ADM 730 Advanced Educational Research
ADM 735 Institutional Research, Assessment & Accreditation
ADM 800 Seminar in Individual Leadership Development
ADM 810 Leadership & Ethics in a Diverse Society
ADM 820 Foundations of P-20 Education
ADM 830 Development of P-20 Learners
ADM 900 Clinical Practice I: P-20 Leadership
ADM 910 Clinical Practice II: P-20 Learner
ADM 920 Dissertation Seminar I 
ADM 930 Dissertation Seminar II 
ADM 940 Dissertation Seminar III
COM 887 Seminar in Organizational Leadership
MGT 801 Educational Entrepreneurism
 
Specialization Area...............................................18 hrs 
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STEM Specialization

The specialization in STEM Leadership is designed for individuals with a Master’s degree in a STEM field who have leadership experience in a P-20 setting. There are nine (9) hours of predetermined specialization courses and nine (9) hours selected from approved STEM electives in areas including Applied Engineering and Technology Management, Biology, Chemical Manufacturing Management, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Telecommunications Systems Management, and Watershed Science. These courses are taught through an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

STM 901 Professional Studies in STEM Education I
STM 902 Professional Studies in STEM Education II
STM 904 Emerging Trends in STEM Education
Nine (9) hours of approved STEM area electives in the student’s area

pK-12 Specialization

The specialization in pK-12 Leadership is designed for pK-12 educators with significant leadership experience at the state, district and/or school level. This specialization may also be applicable for individuals serving the pK-12 population in community agencies, governmental agencies or private/consulting organizations. There are nine (9) hours of predetermined specialization courses and nine (9) hours selected from approved electives.

ADM 750 Philanthropy & Community Engagement: Institutional Advancement in Education
ADM 755 The Role of Community Partnerships & Outreach in Education
ADM 760 Executive Leadership
Nine (9) hours of approved electives

Postsecondary Specialization

The specialization in Postsecondary Leadership is designed for individuals serving in leadership roles in postsecondary institutions including community colleges, four-year public, and four-year private colleges and universities. This specialization may also be applicable for individuals serving institutions of higher education through community agencies, governmental agencies or private/consulting organizations. There are nine (9) hours of predetermined specialization courses and nine (9) hours selected from approved electives.

PSE 750 Academic Program Management & Evaluation
PSE 755 Postsecondary Instructional Support Systems
PSE 760 Organization and Operations in Postsecondary Education
Nine (9) hours of approved electives

Agriculture Education Specialization

The specialization in Agriculture Education prepares graduates to work with people involved in a vast array of agricultural fields. The curriculum emphasizes the development of leadership capabilities, communication skills, and research competence. The concentration is multidisciplinary and is designed to develop students for leadership positions in local, state, regional, and national organizations and agencies involved in the agriculture industry. There are fifteen (15) hours of predetermined specialization courses and three (3) hours selected from approved electives. This specialization is offered through an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Hutson School of Agriculture.

AED 900 Trends and Advocacy in Agricultural Leadership
AED 910 Agricultural Education Stewardship in Practice
AED 920 Seminar in Agricultural Education Leadership
AED 930 Training and Presentation Development Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
AED 940 Agricultural Education Supervision in Practice
An approved AED/AGR elective (3 hours)

Ed.S. to Ed.D. Bridge Program

The Ed.S. to Ed.D. bridge program is designed for individuals who hold an Ed.S. degree from a regionally accredited institution and who are interested in pursuing a terminal degree. Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into the Ed.D. program based on a review of the Ed.S. transcript by program faculty. Up to 18 credit hours can be applied toward the specialization area, up to six hours can be applied toward the Clinical Experience courses, and up to six hours can be applied toward research courses (Quantitative and Qualitative). If there are courses from the Ed.S. that do not directly transfer, additional institutional credit could be awarded via Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). If the full 30 hours of credit is transferred, students can complete the Ed.D. in two years.

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