Program Curriculum

Higher Education Concentration

Students are required to take a minimum of 48 credit hours of doctoral coursework (i.e., 8000 level courses) beyond the master’s degree and complete a Qualifying Examination and an Applied Dissertation. Courses for students in the Higher Education Concentration include:

Core coursework (9 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
ADMN 8110 Organizational Theory and Behavior
ADMN 8181 Equity and Social Justice in Adult Education
ADMN 8610 Interdisciplinary Seminar

Concentration (15 credit hours – select from the following courses)

Course Number Course Name
ADMN 8000 Topics in Educational Leadership (higher education courses)
ADMN 8170  Introduction to the Community College
ADMN 8171 The American College Student
ADMN 8172 Higher Education in the United States
ADMN 8173  Legal Issues in Higher Education
ADMN 8174 Higher Education Finance and Budgeting
ADMN 8175  Non-traditional Approaches to Higher Education

Applied Research and Evaluation (21 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
RSCH 8110 OR 
RSCH 8111
Descriptive & Inferential Statistics
Qualitative Research Methods
RSCH 8196 Program Evaluation Methods
RSCH 8210 Applied Educational Research
RSCH 8890 Special Topics – Applied Dissertation Proposal
ADMN 8699  Dissertation Proposal Seminar
ADMN 8999  Dissertation Research (minimum 6 credit hours)

Elective (3 credit hours)

Students must take 3 credit hours of elective courses. These courses must be at the 8000 level and geared toward one’s doctoral dissertation and/or professional pathway. Elective courses will include higher education, adult education, educational research, instructional systems technology, and related courses.

Elective 3 credit hours for the concentration in Higher Education may be selected from the following:

  • Doctoral (8000) level courses with the following prefixes: ADMN, EIST, RSCH
  • CUSU 8126, CUSU 8127
  • Other 8000-level courses approved by the advisor

SUGGESTED PLAN OF STUDY


LEARNING, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Students are required to take a minimum of 48 credit hours of doctoral coursework (i.e., 8000 level courses) beyond the master’s degree and complete a Qualifying Examination (Portfolio) and an Applied Dissertation. Courses for the Learning, Design and Technology Concentration include:

Foundation Courses (9 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
ADMN 8110  Organizational Theory and Behavior
ADMN 8181 Equity and Social Justice in Adult Education
ADMN 8610  Interdisciplinary Seminar
  Learning, Design and Technology Concentration (15 credit hours)

Required:

Course Number Course Name
ADMN 8695  Doctoral Seminar in Teaching and Learning
EIST 8102 Research in Learning, Design and Technolog

 Choose 3 courses from the following:

Course Number Course Name
EIST 8000 Topics in Learning, Design and Technology
EIST 8100 Foundations of Learning, Design and Technology
EIST 8110 Instructional Design
EIST 8120 Current Trends in Learning, Design and Technology
EIST 8121 Advanced Instructional Design
EIST 8130 Instructional Multimedia Development
EIST 8135 Learning Media, Resources and Technology
EIST 8150 Design, Development, and Evaluation of Online Learning Systems
EIST 8160 Designing Learning Systems with Simulation and Game Technology
EIST 8170 Human Performance Technology
ADMN 8171 The American College Student
ADMN 8125 Doctoral Seminar in Instruction
ADMN 8660 Instructional Leadership Seminar

 

Research and Evaluation Courses (15 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
RSCH 8210 Applied Educational Research
RSCH 8110 OR 
RSCH 8111
Descriptive & Inferential Statistics  
Qualitative Research Methods
RSCH 8120 OR 
RSCH 8121
Advanced Statistics  
Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
RSCH 8196 Program Evaluation Methods
RSCH 8890 Special Topics – Applied Dissertation Proposal

Dissertation Courses (9 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
ADMN 8699 Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3 credit hours)
(taken after successful submission of the portfolio and the presentation to the Portfolio Review Committee)
ADMN 8999  Dissertation Research (minimum 6 credit hours)

SUGGESTED PLAN OF STUDY


p-12 Superintendent Concentration

Students are required to take a minimum of 48 credit hours of doctoral coursework (i.e., 8000 level courses) beyond the master’s degree and complete a Qualifying Examination and an Applied Dissertation. Courses for students in the P-12 Concentration include:

Core coursework (9 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
ADMN 8110 Organizational Theory and Behavior
ADMN 8181 Equity and Social Justice in Adult Education
ADMN 8610  Interdisciplinary Seminar

Concentration (18 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
ADMN 8120 Rethinking Educational Reform: Law, Policy, and Public School
ADMN 8125 Doctoral Seminar in Instruction
ADMN 8140 School Finance
ADMN 8150  Human Resources Development an Administration
ADMN 8410 Advanced Internship in Educational Leadership I
ADMN 8420 Advanced Internship in Educational Leadership II

Applied Research and Evaluation (21 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name
RSCH 8110 OR
RSCH 8111
Descriptive & Inferential Statistics 
Qualitative Research Methods
RSCH 8196 Program Evaluation Methods
RSCH 8210 Applied Educational Research
RSCH 8890 Special Topics – Applied Dissertation Proposal
ADMN 8699 Dissertation Proposal Seminar
ADMN 8999 Dissertation Research (minimum 6 credit hours)

Suggested Plan of Study