Doctorate in Educational Administration
The Doctoral Program(ED.D) in Educational Administration provides preparation for educational leaders for a new millennium. A natural extension of our School of Education, the Doctorate of Education Degree (ED.D.) in Educational Administration was designed to develop leaders for social agencies in a democratic society. Courses focus on leadership issues in educational, health care and non-profit sectors. Faculty employ the power and application of information technology, creative management of limited resources, and strategies for continuous personal improvement to guide the development of new leaders with extensive research and decision making skills. As such, the unique characteristics of our Ed.D. Program include:
Implementing advanced communications and network access to widespread information resources, workstation-to-workstation, researching and evaluating field work in public and private institutions, utilizing authentic assessment in evaluating student progress, and providing students with opportunities to publish their scholarly work. Graduates will find themselves prepared to lead social agencies in a variety of organizations as well as to teach in many higher education settings.
- The Program
Using laptops or personal computers, doctoral students will benefit from remote access to vital data sources (e.g., Dissertation Abstracts, Psychological Abstracts, Lexis, and the Internet) as well as a variety of analytical programs. Students will incorporate e-mail as an essential facilitator in communicating with professors and dissertation committees. By capitalizing on advanced forms of information technology, this program reduces the student’s need to commute to campus, while enhancing the timely exchange of information.Incorporating the use of authentic assessment, students will maintain a portfolio that progressively and cumulatively provides evidence that they have addressed and met the performance standards for the Ed.D. The portfolio process represents a logical transition to the professional development plan now in place in public and private agencies. Each student will be given two opportunities to participate in team research and evaluation projects. Field experiences will include the application of diagnostic, analytical, and evaluation skills that will culminate in written and oral presentations to sponsoring agencies. The Dissertation
To satisfy the individual dissertation experience, candidates will develop a dissertation and submit their research to a recognized professional journal. Emphasis is to be placed on research that focuses on the application of knowledge to improve practice.
- Core Areas
The Ed.D. program is comprised of four core areas: 1) Organizational Behavior and Research; 2) Institutional Leadership; 3) Management Science and Educational Technology; 4) Policy Analysis and Law.
For More Information contact:
The School of Education, Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology
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