Completion of the Ed.D. Degree requires 60 semester units. The program is designed to enable you to complete your doctorate in three years. Courses will be scheduled for your convenience during alternating weekends of Friday evening and Saturday. Schedules are developed for the entire year to allow for your planning.

In summer 2017, the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will convert to semester units. No additional time for degree completion will incur from this university-wide change. Classes will continue to be offered on an every-other-weekend format. 

Year One Courses

Summer Semester

EDD 7090 
Leadership for Learning

EDD 7010 
Research Learning Community Seminar (RLCS): Introduction to Doctoral Studies and Dissertation Research

Fall Semester

EDD 7030 
Quantitative Research Methods for School Improvement

EDD 7140 
Leadership for Equity and Advocacy

Spring Semester

EDD 7060 
Qualitative Research Methods for School Improvement

EDD 7070
Education Policy, Systemic Reform, and Social Justice

Year Two Courses

Summer Semester

EDD 7080
Building School/Community Partnerships for Student Success

EDD 7120
Creating the Conditions for Student Success



Fall Semester

EDD 7110 
Advanced Quantitative Research


EDD 7111
Advanced Qualitative Research

EDD 7020/7020L
Leading and Learning with Technology 

EDD 7100
Research Learning Community Seminar: Literature Review


Spring Semester

EDD 7040 
Organizational Culture and Institutional Change 

EDD 7150 
RLCS - Developing a Dissertation Proposal

Year Three Courses

Summer Semester 

EDD 7090
Maximizing Fiscal and Human Resources for Student Success

EDD 7170 
Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership, Achievement, and Equity


Fall Semester

EDD 7180 
Research Seminar: Dissertation

EDD 7160
Synthesizing Key Concepts of Ethics, Equity and Social Justice for Transformative Leadership

EDD 8000

Spring Semester

EDD 7190 
RLCS - Dissertation Completion

EDD 7090 
Leadership for Learning

EDD 8000