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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

PK-12 Concentration

Course Descriptions


Leadership and Research Core (30 Units)
ED 815: Re-Thinking Leadership (3 units)
ED 840: Seminar in Ed. Leadership in a Diverse Society (3 units)
ED 855: Seminar in Educational Leadership for Developing Educational
Systems (3 units)
ED 860: Seminar in Leadership and Educational Change (3 units)
ED 850: Seminar in Quantitative Methods and Inquiry (3 units)
ED 851: Seminar in Qualitative Methods of Inquiry (3 units)
ED 885: Seminar in Educational Program Planning and Evaluation (3 units)
ED 836: Seminar in Research Support and Writing Support (total of 6 units
for PK-12/total of 8 units for CC/PSE)


Dissertation (12 units)*

*Course needs to be taken 4 times to complete 12 unit requirement

ED 899: Doctoral Dissertation (3 units)


Specialization Courses for PK-12 (18 units)
EDL 707: Education Law and Finance (3 units)
EDL 720: Human resource Development in Pre-K 12 Educational
Organizations (3 units)
EDL 755: Governance and Policy Development in Pre-K-12 Learning
Organizations (3 units)
EDL 760: Internship in Pre-K12 Educational Organizations (3 units)
EDL 830: Leadership for Learning (3 units)
EDL 880: Seminar in Advanced topics in Educational Leadership (3 units)
EDL 895: Seminar in Research and Writing