• Three Year Plan

    Important Reminders

    1. Students in the higher education leadership program must pass each course with at least a B.
    2. This plan shows the sequence of courses for full-time students (three year completion). Students who do not complete the program in three years must take ED 999 – EdD Dissertation in Practice and Capstone Continuation Course for each additional semester past the three year timeframe.
    3. ED 801 includes an optional Global Learning Exchange trip to Dublin, Ireland.
    4. Students walk in May graduation of year three, and will receive their diploma in August once their Dissertation in Practice Capstone project and Presentation have been completed.

    Required Courses

    First Year
    Fall Semester
    • ED 802 Research I
    • ED 811 Advanced Scholarly Writing
    Winter Semester
    • ED 829 Co-Curricular Engagement
    Spring Semester
    • ED 804 Research II
    • ED 805 Higher Education: Past, Present, and Future Context
    Summer Session (12-week term)
    • ED 803 Org. Theory
    • ED 806 Research III
    Second Year
    Fall Semester
    • ED 830 Psychology of Learning for Higher Education Leadership
    • ED 827 Higher Education Law and Policy
    Spring Semester
    • ED 835 The Business of Higher Education
    • ED 809 Dissertation in Practice I: Proposal
    Summer Session (12-week term)
    • ED 808 Dissertation in Practice II: Literature Review
    • ED 901 Dissertation in Practice III: Methodology
    Year Three
    Fall Semester
    • ED 807 Ed Talks: Dissertation to Publication and Post-Doctoral Success
    • ED 902 Dissertation in Practice IV: Findings
    Spring Semester
    • ED 903A Dissertation in Practice V: Conclusion and Recommendations
    • ED 801 Authentic Leadership
    Summer Session (12-week term)
    • ED 903B Dissertation in Practice V: Capstone
  • Four Year Plan

    Important Reminders

    1. Students in the Higher Education Leadership program must pass each course with at least a B.
    2. This plan shows the sequence of courses for part-time students (four year completion). Students who do not complete the program in four years must take ED 999 – EdD Dissertation in Practice and Capstone Continuation Course for each additional semester past the four year timeframe.
    3. ED 801 includes an optional Global Learning Exchange trip to Dublin, Ireland.
    4. Students walk in May graduation of year four, and will receive their diploma in August once their Dissertation in Practice Capstone project and Presentation have been completed.

    Required Courses

    First Year
    Fall Semester
    • ED 811 Advanced Scholarly Writing
    Winter Semester
    • ED 829 Co-Curricular Engagement
    Spring Semester
    • ED 805 Higher Education: Past, Present, and Future Context
    Summer Session (12-week term)
    • ED 803 Org. Theory
    Second Year
    Fall Semester
    • ED 830 Psychology of Learning for Higher Education Leadership
    • ED 802 Research I
    Spring Semester
    • ED 804 Research II
    Summer Session (12-week term)
    • ED 806 Research III
    Year Three
    Fall Semester
    • ED 827 Higher Education Law and Policy
    Spring Semester
    • ED 835 The Business of Higher Education
    • ED 809 Dissertation in Practice I: Proposal
    Summer Session (12-week term)
    • ED 808 Dissertation in Practice II: Literature Review
    • ED 901 Dissertation in Practice III: Methodology
    Year Four
    Fall Semester
    • ED 807 Ed Talks: Dissertation to Publication and Post-Doctoral Success
    • ED 902 Dissertation in Practice IV: Findings
    Spring Semester
    • ED 903A Dissertation in Practice V: Conclusion and Recommendations
    • ED 801 Authentic Leadership
    Summer Session (12-week term)
    • ED 903B Dissertation in Practice V: Capstone