Course Sequence

Doctor of Education online students will complete a total of 54 credit hours divided between learning foundations courses, organizational change courses, research methods courses, and immersion and capstone experiences.

Learn more about the typical program breakdown and explore individual courses below.

Year 1

Term 1

Issues in Diversity

3 credits, Organizational Change

Qualitative Research and Data Analysis

3 credits, Research Methods

Term 2

Social Foundations in Education

3 credits, Organizational Change

Psychology of Learning

3 credits, Learning Foundations

Term 3

Statistical Methods

3 credits, Research Methods

Educational Evaluation

3 credits, Organizational Change

During this term, there is a required two-day on-campus immersion experience

Year 2

Term 4

Teaching for Understanding

3 credits, Learning Foundations

Mixed Methods Research

3 credits, Research Methods

Term 5

Problem of Practice Phase One

3 credits, Problem of Practice and Capstone

Problem of Practice Phase Two

3 credits, Problem of Practice and Capstone

During this term, there is a required two-day on-campus immersion experience

Term 6

Instructional Design

3 credits, Learning Foundations

Leadership and Organizational Change

3 credits, Organizational Change

Year 3

Term 7

Community Leadership and Collaboration

3 credits, Organizational Change

Future Trends in Leadership

3 credits, Organizational Change

Organizational Change in a Technological Society

3 credits, Organizational Change

Students will be able to choose between Future Trends in Leadership and Organizational Change in a Technological Society to fulfill their second course in this term

Term 8

Mentoring and Supervision

3 credits, Organizational Change

Problem of Practice Phase Three

3 credits, Problem of Practice and Capstone

Term 9

Philosophy and Ethics in Leadership

3 credits, Organizational Change

Problem of Practice Final Phase - Capstone

3 credits, Problem of Practice and Capstone