Ed.D. in Policy, Planning, and Administration
|EDD 700||Doctoral Seminar in Educational Studies||3|
|EDD 701||Social and Ethical Foundations of Education Policy Research||3|
|EDD 702||Innovation in Curriculum Development and Evaluation||3|
|EDD 703||Educating All Students in a Diverse Society||3|
|EDD 704||Political and Legal Trends in Educational Policy||3|
|EDD 705||Critical Issues in Special Education||3|
|EDD 720||Educational Research Design and Measurement||3|
|EDD 721||Educational Statistics||3|
|EDD 722||Qualitative Methods for Educational Researchers||3|
|EDD 723||Quantitative Methods for Educational Researchers||3|
|Area of Concentration||12|
|12 credits of coursework related to candidate’s area of focus.|
|Comprehensive Exam 1|
|Prerequisites: Professional Core, Research Methods, Area of Concentration (42 earned credits).|
|Capstone Experience 2||12|
|EDD 801||Education Research Experience I: Research Questions/ Literature Review||3|
|EDD 802||Education Research Experience II: Instrumentation and Data Collection||3|
|EDD 803||Education Research Experience III: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis||3|
|EDD 804||Education Research Experience IV: Findings and Conclusions||3|
|Total Minimum Credits Required||54|
After successful completion of the professional core, specialized content area coursework, and the research methods, candidates will sit for comprehensive examination. Candidates will be required to pass written and/or oral qualifying examinations before beginning the research project portion of the program. The qualifying exam will cover content from the core and methods courses as well as content from the specialized content area. Candidates not passing the qualifying exam on the first try will be permitted one additional attempt.
The EdD Capstone Experience is a series of four courses whereby students demonstrate mastery of required competencies through the completion of a final culminating independent applied research project. Candidates will conduct the project in a setting related to their area of concentration, presumably their current employment setting. The student will enroll in EDD 801-804 and select an Education Research Advisory group who will serve to provide support, feedback, and approvals throughout the Capstone Experience. All EdD candidates will solicit participation of an Education Research Advisory group to be maintained for the entirety of the Capstone Experience EDD 801-804 (a minimum of two semesters). The advisory group shall consist of the following: 1 faculty adviser, 2 peer WCU EdD candidates, 1 WCU faculty member (external to the course), 1 Educational Agency Representative (site-based research consultant), and other education experts as approved by the faculty adviser.
To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.