Educational Administration (EDUCST-ED, EAN)

Department of Educational Studies
Specialization Curriculum
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Specialization leading to Doctor of Education in Educational Studies

Doctoral Core Requirements (12 hours)

First Year Seminar (6 hours)

Core 1 Course (3 hours)

  • EDUCST 6891 Proseminar in Educational Studies (3)

Core 2 Course: Choose from one of the following courses (3 hours)

  • EDUCST 5765 Grant Writing (3)
  • ESEPSY 7404 College Teaching (3)
  • ESEPSY 8404 Academic Writing in Education: Reviewing the Literature (3)
  • ESEPOL 7100 Writing for Educational Policy Audiences (3)
  • ESPHE 6403 Ethics and the Professional Context of Teaching (3)
  • EDUCST 6892 Educational Policy and Inequality in Social and Cultural Context: Integrating Research Traditions (3)

Research Core (choose three, 9 credit hours)

Students will select 9 hours from the following list of course sequences.  Students will select one sequence, plus an additional course that reflects their research interests.

ANOVA Sequence:

  • ESQREM 7648 GLM1: Introduction to Regression and ANOVA (4)
  • ESQREM 8648 Multivariate Analysis (3)
  • One more research course (3)

Regression Sequence:

  • ESQREM 7651 Regression Analysis (4)
  • ESQREM 8658 Applied Multilevel Data Analysis (3)
  • One more research course (3)

Qualitative Sequence:

  • ESQUAL 8280 Qualitative Research in Education: Paradigms, Theories, and Exemplars (3)
  • ESQUAL 8290 Qualitative Research in Education: Methods and Analysis (3)
  • One more research course (3)

Classroom Discourse Sequence:

  • ESQUAL 8210 Qualitative Research: The Analysis of Interaction in Educational Settings (3)
  • ESQUAL 8211 Analysis of Classroom Discourse (3)
  • One more research course (3)

Specialized Sequence:

Students, in consultation with their advisors, may design their own methodology sequence. This is particularly suited to humanistic scholarship in education (e.g., history or philosophy of education). To complete a specialized sequence, students must take three methodology courses relevant to their research interests. Specialized research plans are approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Specialization Requirements (24 hours)

Required Courses (15 hours)

  • ESEADM 8352 Educational Policy in a Democratic Society (3)
  • ESEADM 8354 Legal Research in Ed Administration (3)
  • ESEADM 8356 Economic Viewpoints in Education (3)
  • ESEADM 8359 Organizational Behavior: Theory and Research (3)
  • ESEADM 8361 Social and Political Contexts of Education (3)

Electives: Cognate Area (9 hours)

Students are required to take at least nine credit hours in a cognate area such as Public Policy, Sociology, Psychology, Gender Studies, African American Studies, Business, or Human Resources. Consult with faculty advisor for details.

Research Apprenticeship (9 hours)

Under the supervision of faculty, students are required to take nine credit hours of work focused on the preparation of conference presentations and/or publications, or on intensive study relevant to the dissertation.

  • EDUCST 8191 Research Apprenticeship: Educational Studies

Dissertation Requirement (minimum of 3 credit hours over a minimum of 2 or more semesters)

Consult with faculty advisor

  • ESEADM 8999 Dissertation or Thesis Research: Educational Administration

Note: Students exact curriculum may vary depending upon program of study determined by student and advisor, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Minimum hours: 51

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Doctoral Educational Studies


Note: Students exact curriculum may vary depending upon program of study determined by student and advisor.