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Curriculum

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management

The goal of Drexel's unique Ed.D. program is to generate dynamic leaders with in-depth knowledge and expertise of the complex challenges that face school districts, colleges and universities, foundations, and government agencies.

Students complete study within their area of specialization in preparation for their required research courses prior to the dissertation phase of study.

For course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.


Required Core Courses - 18 credits

Code Name Credits
EDUC 800 Educational Leadership and Change
3.0
EDUC 801 Creative Strategies for Educational Learners
3.0
EDUC 802 Using and Integrating Learning Technologies
3.0
ORGB 625 Leadership and Professional Development 3.0
EDUC 804 Study of Educational Organizations and Programs Through Evaluation and Assessment Design 3.0
BUSN 502  Essentials of Economics 3.0

Concentration Areas (Choose One)

Educational Administration - 16 credits

Code Name Credits
EDEX 712 Instructional and Curriculum Leadership in Special Education: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Contexts
3.0
EDUC 817
Curriculum Models
3.0
EDUC 820
School Superintendency
3.0
EDUC 824
Parents and Schools
3.0
EDUC 827-830 School Superintendency Internships, I, II, III, IV 4.0 

Educational Policy - 15 credits

Code Name Credits
EDPO 620  Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications 3.0
EDPO 624
The Shaping of American Education Policy: Global Forces, Public Interests, and Politics
3.0
EDPO 628
American Education Policy and United States Competiveness
3.0
EDPO 632
Ethics in Educational Policy-making
3.0
EDPO 636
Access and Equity Issues in Educational Policies and Policy-making
3.0

Higher Education - 15 credits

Code Name Credits
EDHE 500 Foundations of Higher Education
3.0
EDHE 510
Governance, Management & Administration in Higher Education
3.0
EDUC 705
School Law & Politics (Legal Issues in Higher Education)
3.0
EDHE 600
Human & Organizational Performance Improvement
3.0
EDHE 606
Higher Education Career Development 3.0

Human Resource Development - 15 credits

Code Name Credits
EHRD 500
Foundations of Human Resource Development
3.0
EHRD 601
Leading and Evaluating Change
3.0
EHRD 602
Coaching and Mentoring for Sustainable Learning
3.0
EHRD 606
Human and Organizational Performance
3.0
EHRD 604
Development of Human Resources
3.0

Special Education Leadership - 16 credits

Code Name Credits
EDEX 710
School Law & Policy in Special Education
3.0
EDEX 712
Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education
3.0
EDEX 714
Development, Supervision, & Support of School Personnel
3.0
EDEX 716
Organization & Administration of Special Education 3.0
EDEX 721-724
Supervisor of Special Education Internships (I, II, III, IV)
4.0

Athletic Administration - 15 credits

Code Name Credits
SMT 601
Sport Industry Management
3.0
SMT 602
Sport Law & Risk Management
3.0
SMT 606
Contemporary Issues in Sport
3.0
SMT 612
Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport
3.0
SMT 635
Sports Facilities & Event Management
3.0

Research Courses - 21 credits

Code Name Credits
EDUC 803 Educational Research Design I: Action Research and Program Evaluation
3.0
EDUC 810
Educational Research Design II: Action Research and Program Evaluation
3.0
EDUC 835
Data Analysis I
3.0
EDUC 836
Data Analysis II
3.0
EDUC 815
Writing for Research, Publication, and Funding in Education
3.0 
EDUC 818 Applied Research Study
3.0 
EDUC 880 Research Seminar
1.0

Ed.D. Candidacy Courses - 6 credits

Code Name Credits
EDUC 998 Dissertation Research
6.0