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            Ed.D.: Doctor of Education in Leadership

            Apply Now‌Courses within the EdD program emphasize the practical study of leadership, theory, ethics, technology and organizations, program evaluation and research methodologies. Drake's program is adaptable to a number of leadership-level careers.

            Developed for working professionals, courses are held in a weekend format on Drake University’s campus, so you can continue to work full time. The cohort program can be completed in as little as three years (two years of coursework listed below, with one year or more to complete a dissertation). The program is a minimum of 42 credits with no transfer credits accepted.

            Course Schedule

            Year One

            Semester Course Credit Description
            Fall DOC 301 3 Seminar
            Fall DOC 350 3 Philosophies & Epistemologies in Education
            Spring DOC 345 3 Theory, Research, and Leadership
            Spring DOC 306 3 Qualitative Research Methods
            Summer DOC 302 3 Seminar (Ethics, Diversity & Leadership)
            Summer DOC 396 3 Advanced Qualitative Research

            Year Two

            Semester Course Credit Description
            Fall DOC 360 3 Technology & Organizational Leadership
            Fall DOC 305 3 Quantitative Research
            Spring DOC 395 3 Advanced Quantitative Research
            Spring DOC 370 3 Program Evaluation & Assessment
                   Comprehensive Exams
            Summer DOC 390 3 Dissertation Seminar
            Summer DOC 399 3 Dissertation Credits

            Year Three

            Credit Description    
            Fall DOC 399 6 Dissertation Credits                                
            Spring DOC 399 1 Dissertation Credits*

            *Students enroll for 1 credit of DOC 399 each semester until
            dissertation is complete.  

             

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