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 

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, Cybersecurity and Network 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

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