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The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed to provide the following:
Application Process – Completed applications, including all documents listed below, must be received by the Doctoral Admissions Committee in the Department of Educational Leadership & Technology by the time and date listed on the Southeastern Louisiana University doctoral program website.
Program Admissions Process
After all application materials have been received, the Education Leadership Doctoral Admissions Committee will jointly review the applicant's materials. The Committee will determine which applicant's will move forward in the application process and schedule an interview on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus. This phase has two components:
Upon receipt of a letter of official acceptance into the program, the students must complete the following steps to complete enrollment into the doctoral program:
The Ed.D. degree program in Education Leadership requires a minimum of 60 semester credit hours as follows:
Research Core: 18 credit hours (of 18 offered)
EDF 800: Introduction to Doctoral Program and Research Design
EDF 801: Writing for Research
EDF 802: Quantitative Methods
EDF 803: Qualitative Methods
EDF 804: Mixed Methods Research in Educational Leadership
EDL 880: Research Practicum
Educational Leadership: 30 credit hours, to be selected from the following course
EDL 810: Leadership Theory and Practice
EDL 811: Management of Educational Organizations
EDL 812: Supervision in Educational Settings
EDL 820: Legal Issues and Ethics in Educational Organizations
EDL 821: Politics and Community Relations
EDL 822: Policy Development and Analysis
EDL 823: Fiduciary Management of Educational Organizations
EDL 824: Legal Issues in Special Education
EDL 830: Foundations of Curriculum Theory and Design
EDL 831: Critical Analysis of Current Research on Effective Educational Practice
EDL 832: Educational Evaluation
EDL 834: College Teaching
EDL 840: Change Theory
EDL 841: Organizational Development for Learning Communities
EDL 842: Culture, Climate and Change Leadership
EDL 851: Administration and Management in Higher Education
EDL 852: Student Affairs in Higher Education
EDL 853: Governance and Legal Aspects of Higher Education
EDL 857: Academic Affairs in Higher Education
EDL 858:Community College Administration
EDL 861: History and Philosophy of Higher Education
EDL 862: Planning and Evaluation in Higher Education
EDL 871: Special Topics in Instructional Leadership
EDL 875: Special Topics in Educational Leadership and Management
EDL 897: Internship
ETEC 812: Leadership in Integration of Emerging Technologies
Doctoral Dissertation Seminar: Minimum of 12 credit hours
EDL 999: Doctoral Dissertation
Students who take six (6) or more hours per semester are eligible to be awarded a graduate assistantship and/or graduate fellowship. Please see the Doctoral Program Coordinator for more information.
Course Work Requirements and Transfer of Credits
Subject to approval by the doctoral advisory committee, a maximum of 6 hours of appropriate course work completed as part of another doctoral program may be transferred from other accredited institutions.
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 in all doctoral course work. No more than two courses in which a grade of "C" has been earned may be applied toward the fulfillment of degree requirements.
The continuous enrollment requirement necessitates that candidates are enrolled each academic term including summer, fall, and spring until completion of all degree program requirements.
The residency requirement in graduate programs is intended to ensure that candidates become integrally involved in the academic life of their program and of the university. During the course of study for the Ed.D. degree, candidates are required to have an enrollment period of three (3) consecutive academic terms with a minimum of six (6) credit hours per academic term.
Admission to Candidacy and Time Limits
All degree requirements must be completed within six calendar years following admission to candidacy. An extension may be granted if approved by the Dean of the College of Education. Prior work applied to the degree (including transfer and locally-earned credits) must have been completed within nine calendar years immediately preceding the date on which the degree is conferred.
All candidates are required to successfully defend their Prospectus before their committee.
All doctoral candidates are required to complete a dissertation which represents a significant contribution to the body of knowledge in the discipline. Doctoral candidates must (a) form a dissertation committee, (b) prepare and successfully defend a dissertation proposal before the dissertation committee, (c) complete data collection and analysis, and (d) prepare and successfully defend the final dissertation before the dissertation committee. All candidates must be officially enrolled for dissertation credit, whether the candidates are on or off campus.
Prospective and enrolled graduate students are reminded that the general academic, financial, and student conduct policies and rules as stated in the university catalogues remain in force and effect unless specifically modified by graduate rules and policies included in the graduate section of the catalogue.
Please contact the Doctoral Program Coordinator in the Department of Educational Leadership at 985-549-5713 for additional information.
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