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College of Education & Integrative Studies


nakoaka imageCompletion of the Ed.D. Degree requires 90 quarter 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.

Dissertion Milestones

Year 1, Spring Quarter: Review/Portfolio of Student Progress

Year 2, Fall/Winter Quarter: Qualifying Examination and Selection of Dissertation Chair/Committee

Year 2, Winter/Spring Quarter: Proposal Defense Examination

Year 3, Summer Quarter: Dissertation Completion and Defense

Year One Courses

Fall Quarter

EDD 700
Understanding Oneself as a Leader

EDD 760
Research Learning Community Seminar: Introduction to Doctoral Studies and Dissertation Research

Winter Quarter

EDD 751
Quantitative Research Methods for School Improvement

EDD 732
Organizational Transformation in Schools

Spring Quarter

EDD 752
Qualitative Research Methods for School Improvement

EDD 731
Student Achievement through Instructional Leadership

Summer Quarter

EDD 701
Ethical Leadership for Effective Schools

EDD 704
Effective Human Resource management

Year Two Courses

Fall Quarter

EDD 753
Applied Quantitative Research for School Improvements
EDD 754
Applied Qualitative Research for School Improveent

EDD 730
Leadership for Equity and Advocacy

Winter Quarter

EDD 733
Dynamics of Motivation and Change

EDD 706
Law, Policy and Educational Leadership

Spring Quarter

EDD 761
Research Learning Community Seminar: Preparation and Defense of a Dissertation Proposal

EDD 705
Fiscal Planning, Analysis and Budgeting

Summer Quarter

EDD 703
Governmental and Political Relationships

EDD 702
Global Perspectives in Educational Leadership

Year Three Courses

Fall Quarter

EDD 734
Community Relations and Partnerships

EDD 735/ EDD 735L
Leading and Learning with Technology (Lecture/Lab)

Winter Quarter

EDD 762
Research Learning Community Seminar: Post-Proposal Dissertation Development

EDD 800

Spring Quarter

EDD 763
Research Learning Community Seminar: Advanced Dissertation Development

EDD 800

Summer Quarter

EDD 764
Research Learning Community Seminar: Preparation for Dissertation Completion and Defense

EDD 800

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Program Director:

Dr. Ronald Leon
Email Dr. Leon
Phone Number: 909-869-5105
Office Location: Building 94, Room 227

Admin Coordinator:

Michael Bandoni
Email Michael
Phone Number: 909-869-3060
Office Location: Bldg 94, Room 226