Ed.D. Program Schedule
Courses in the Ed.D. in Executive Leadership program are offered sequentially. Each course is 3 credits.
- DEXL 701 - Introduction to Doctoral Studies in Executive Leadership
- DEXL 702 - Theory and Practice of Executive Leadership
Dissertation Milestone: Identify possible dissertation topic, create potential problem statements, and determine research sources.
- DEXL 726 - Quantitative Research Methods and Design
- DEXL 704 - Leadership and Cultural Change
- DEXL 717 - Guided Dissertation Seminar I
Dissertation Milestone: Finalize dissertation topic, develop problem statement, and start literature review.
- DEXL 727 - Qualitative Research Methods and Design
- DEXL 706 - Applied and Action Research
- DEXL 705 - Field Experience I
Dissertation Milestone: Complete literature review, finalize problem statement, and formulate research questions.
- DEXL 709 - Public and Human Relations
- DEXL 710 - Program Evaluation and Organizational Improvement
- DEXL 708 - Field Experience II
Dissertation Milestone: Complete research design and methodology.
- DEXL 712 - Public Policy, Law and Ethics
- DEXL 713 - Executive Leadership and Shared Governance
- DEXL 711 - Field Experience III
Dissertation Milestone: Complete and defend dissertation proposal.
- DEXL 728 - Current Trends in Executive Leadership Practice and Research
- DEXL 718 - Leadership and Diversity
- DEXL 714 - Field Experience IV
Dissertation Milestone: Collect and analyze data and draft findings.
- DEXL 716 - Human Resource Development and Continuous Improvement
- DEXL 719 - Guided Dissertation Seminar II
- DEXL 720 - Guided Dissertation Seminar III
Dissertation Milestone: Finalize conclusions and recommendations; complete and defend dissertation.
Optional Semester (if needed)
- DEXL 721 - Guided Dissertation Seminar IV
- DEXL 722 - Guided Dissertation Seminar V
- Required for SDL Advanced Certificate:
DEXL 723 - District Level Internship (3 credits)
If additional time is needed at the end of the eighth semester, candidates can enroll in DEXL 725 - Dissertation Continuation (0 credits) for up to three consecutive semesters.