EDP Foundations / Core Courses
EDUC 801 (formerly EDUC 706) - Foundations of Doctoral Scholarship (3 credits)
The expectations and responsibilities of doctoral scholars in the field of Education are examined. Expectations for knowledge acquisition, disciplines inquiry, and scholarly disposition are presented. Collegiality, collaboration, and ethical standards are emphasized. Prereq: Admission to Education doctoral program.
EDUC 802 (formerly EDUC 707) - Foundations of Educational Research (3 credits)
Examines various and diverse philosophical/theoretical frameworks, methodologies, techniques and designs for educational research. Explores the nature of educational research and the underpinnings of positivism/post-postivism, interpretive/constructivist and orientational paradigms with emphasis on reflective planning of studies. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 803 (formerly EDUC 708) - Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 credits)
Through the examination of historical contexts and differing philosophical traditions within the field of education, students will reflect on and shape an informed and critical philosophy for their own scholarship and educational praxis. Prereq: Admission to education doctoral program or consent of the instructor.
EDUC 806 (formerly EDUC 716) - International and Comparative Education (3 credits)
The aim of this course is to add an international lens to our understanding of learning and education. Emphasizes globalization, comparative methods, policy, education as development, and analyzing teaching and learning within different national contexts.
EDUC 807 (formerly EDUC 723) - Diversity and Educational Policy (3 credits)
This course explores diversity in educational settings and investigates the purpose and implementation of educational policies related to access and services for diverse populations historically, presently, and in preparation for potential future needs.
EDUC 808 (formerly EDUC 770) - Empowerment and Transformative Education (3 credits)
An examination of theory, research and practice in individual and group transformation, empowerment, and advocacy development within multicultural and diverse learning contexts.
Organizational Learning & Leadership Core Courses
EDUC 811 - Organizational Culture (3 credits)
This course examines organizational culture, including how culture is created, maintained, and changed through interaction. The course emphasizes deciphering organizational culture so that the decisions and actions taken by educational leaders will have greater impact on their organizations. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 812 - Leadership in Educational Institutions (3 credits)
This course provides an in-depth overview of contemporary and classic theories of organizational leadership, with specific attention to the application of existing theories to educational organizations. This course addresses the implications of leadership across contexts, cultures, and time with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating the challenges faced by modern educational leaders. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 813 - Educational Innovation and Change (3 credits)
This course introduces the field of organizational change, including providing an overview and analysis of the change process and the various strategies for planning and implementing change. The course will emphasize the nature, characteristics, responsibilities, and contextual determinants that influence a leader's role in changing educational organizations.
Institutional Effectiveness Core Courses
EDUC 831 - Institutional Quality Control (3 credits)
History and effecting of quality control will be briefly reviewed. Global, U.S. societal, state government, accreditation, and student accountability forces will be elucidated. Successful, failed, and future institutional responses to these forces will be discussed. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 832 - Assessment Techniques for Educational Institutions (3 credits)
This course addresses all aspects of educational assessments in order to select the assessment technique that meets specific accountability mandates in the field of education. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 833 - Strategic Planning for Institutional Improvement (3 credits)
The role of strategic planning in educational institutions and its relationship to institutional improvement and effectiveness will be explored. Approaches to implementation of strategic plans designed to address institutional goals will also be discussed.
Institutional Effectiveness Elective Courses
EDUC 841 - Organization and Administration of Higher Education (3 credits)
This course deals with the organization and administration of higher education and the current and evolving problems and possibilities for higher education. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 842 - Higher Education Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to teach about the role of student affairs professionals in schools, colleges, and other educational organizations, including recruitment, selection, orientation, development, compensation, and evaluations. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 843 - Financing Higher Education (3 credits)
This course provides funding theories and procedures necessary to develop and maintain financing for higher education institutions. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 844 - Higher Education Law (3 credits)
To develop expertise in legal issues for students whose current positions or future career goals include administrative and management positions in higher education where they will work on legal issues with attorneys. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
Adult & Community Education Core Courses
EDUC 851 - Adult Learning (3 credits)
Contextual influences and theoretical perspectives specific to adult learning. Theories of adult growth and development. Physical and cognitive changes throughout adulthood and other factors that have implications for the learning and teaching of adults.
EDUC 852 - Foundations of Occupational & Adult Education (3 credits)
This course explores the nature, function, and scope of occupational and adult education. The course provides both knowledge of the history of occupational and adult education and an appreciation of historical and philosophical perspectives.
EDUC 853 - Instructional Methods for Adult Learners (3 credits)
This course provides adult educators with ways to understand adult learning and to facilitate the teaching and learning transaction through an array of methods. Emphasis is on the relationship of current research to contemporary practice.
Adult & Community Education Elective Courses
EDUC 728 - Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
This course provides an advanced understanding of technology concepts and contemporary computer-based programs for the teaching and learning processes. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 729 - Multimodal Education Delivery Systems (3 credits)
Examines theoretical underpinnings, instructional design models, and programmatic approaches to effective planning, design, organization, evaluation and management in multimodal education delivery systems, including web-facilitated, blended & hybrid, and online learning environments. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 861 - Curriculum and Instruction Development (3 credits)
A five-phase model will be compared and contrasted to provide the skill and knowledge necessary to establish a systematic curriculum and instructional development. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 862 - Instructional Models (3 credits)
Investigation of current practices and trends in instructional models. Emphasis is on the relationship of current research to contemporary practice.
EDUC 863 - Education and Training for Business and Industry (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to teach the fundamentals necessary to education and train people for the workforce according to evolving training needs of business, industry, military, and government. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
Disciplined Inquiry - Intermediate Courses
EDUC 871 - Planning and Conducting Needs Assessment (3 credits)
A three-phase model will be compared and contrasted to provide the skill and knowledge necessary for conducting needs assessments for educational schools and institutions.. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 872 - Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
Introduces foundational theories and approaches to qualitative research for education settings, including the identification and critique of various types of qualitative research, data collection techniques, approaches to coding and content analysis, interpretation, representation, and write-up. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 873 - Case-Based Educational Research and Statistics (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to have graduate students understand statistical meanings and concepts which will provide the professional expertise needed to serve schools and institutions with their contemporary research and accountability needs. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
Disciplined Inquiry - Advanced Courses
EDUC 881 - Data Management & Decision Making (3 credits, pending revision)
Use and interpretation of effective computer applications as a decision-making tool for finance and managerial functions relating to administration of educational institutions.
EDUC 882 - Institutional Analysis Techniques (3 credits, pending revision)
Surveys, focus groups, longitudinal studies, national data sets, correct statistical design and analyses, and effective reporting techniques will be reviewed and utilized in depth to address questions of institutional performance in academic and student affairs. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 883 - Survey Research (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to have an in-depth analysis of theory, method, and technique for conceptualizing and conducting quantitative research, survey design and methodology in educational leadership. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 884 - Program Evaluation Research (3 credits)
Major theoretical approaches to the evaluation of educational programs are reviewed, analyzed, and critiqued. Pragmatic implications for educational and social policy are addressed, as well as constructive impact on program decision-making. Prereq: Admission to doctoral program.
EDUC 885 - Structural Equation Modeling Fundamentals (3 credits)
Conceptual and mathematical foundations of structural equation modeling techniques including path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and structural regression modeling will be presented. Application to education research including model specification, testing, and interpretation using appropriate software. Prereq: EDUC 749 or consent of instructor.
EDUC 886 - Advanced Qualitative Research (3 credits)
Examines diverse philosophical/theoretical frameworks, methodologies, techniques and designs for qualitative research. Further expands requisite knowledge and analysis skills needed for the completion of research projects employing qualitative methods and research procedures. Prereq: EDUC 773 or consent of the instructor.