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Doctor of Education: Ethical Leadership
Houston Thompson, Ed.D., Director
The Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership is designed for the working practitioner. The 60 credit hour curriculum is stimulating, rigorous, and challenging. Participants will complete the program as a cohort (a group moving together through the program). The three-year program is a standardized course of study and includes an applied research dissertation. Learners are required to attend class sessions one Saturday a month, May through August. In addition, an eight-day on-campus residency is required during each July of the three years. The instructional delivery system includes lectures, group work, multi-media sessions, presentations, and guest speakers.
The dissertation is a comprehensive applied research study. Participants work on the dissertation concurrently with all coursework. The learner conducts original research and generates a dissertation for the purpose of addressing a specific issue and thus makes a difference in his or her particular profession. Doctoral students are required to follow the dissertation track and cannot be granted extensions and/or delays by the dissertation team.
EDUC 900 — Intrapersonal Leadership
901 — Research Theory: Principles and Methods
902— Leadership Paradigms
903 — Research: Methods and Techniques I
904 — Interpersonal Leadership
907 — Policy, Politics, and Social Action
908 — Research: Methods and Techniques II
909 — Leading Change
910 — Covenant Leadership
911 — Dissertation (12 hours)
913 — Leadership, Management and Strategic Planning
914 — Ethical Issues in a Contemporary Society
Note: a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (4.0 scale) is required to successfully complete the program. Courses with grade lower than B- must be repeated.