Ed.D. in Policy, Planning, and Administration - Higher Education Concentration
|EDD 700||Doctoral Seminar in Educational Studies||3|
|EDD 701||Social and Ethical Foundations of Education Policy Research||3|
|EDD 706||Critical University Studies||3|
|EDD 707||U.S. College Students Today: From Enrollment to Completion||3|
|EDD 708||Higher Education Governance, Law & Finance in the Neoliberal Era||3|
|EDD 709||Higher Education Administration, Organization, and Leadership||3|
|EDD 720||Educational Research Design and Measurement||3|
|EDD 722||Qualitative Methods for Educational Researchers||3|
|EDD 723||Quantitative Methods for Educational Researchers||3|
|EDD 724||Mixed Methods for Educational Researchers||3|
|Area of Concentration|
|9 credits of graduate-level coursework related to candidate's area of focus.||9|
|EDD 800||Pre-Dissertation Seminar||3|
|Comprehensive Exam 1|
|Prerequisites: Professional Core, Research Methods, Area of Concentration (42 earned credits).|
|Integrated Dissertation 2|
|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 a 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 Integrated Dissertation is a series of four courses whereby students demonstrate mastery of required competencies through the completion of a final culminating independent applied research dissertation. 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 Integrated Dissertation. All EdD candidates will solicit participation of an Education Research Advisory group to be maintained for the entirety of the Integrated Dissertation EDD 801-804 (a minimum of two semesters). The advisory group shall consist of the following: 1 faculty advisor, 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 advisor.
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.
The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.