Doctor of Education: Ethical Leadership
Houston Thompson, Ed.D., Director
The Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership is designed for the working practitioner. The program curriculum is a stimulating, rigorous, challenging, and standardized course of study designed to be completed within a three year period. Participants will complete the program as a cohort. Learners will attend mandatory class sessions one Saturday a month. The instructional delivery system includes lectures, group work, technology, presentation, and extended time beyond actual class meetings for reflection. In addition, an on-campus residency period is required during the three summers of the program. Learners participate with cohort members, peers, and faculty members in scholarly and innovative activities, providing group cohesion, collegial interaction, cultural experiences, and inspirational time.
Participants work on an applied research dissertation across all courses. Each dissertation, containing a clear and precise statement of purpose that includes identification of scope and limits, should contribute substantially to the body of knowledge that is important to academia, business, or other settings. The intent is that the dissertation, regardless of the type of methodologies used, be designed to make a contribution within the researcher's sphere of influence.The learner conducts original research for the purpose of addressing a specific issue and through the dissertation 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.