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Coursework: 48 hours of classwork and 12 hours of 6000

Educational Leadership (EDLD) Track

Leadership in Higher Education (HE) Track

EDLD 6000 Scholarly Delivery EDLD 6000 Scholarly Delivery

EDLD 6326 Research Design / Action Research

EDLD 6326 Research Design / Action Research

EDLD 6320 Executive Leadership in the   Educational Community

RSCH 6312 Data Analysis / Research Statistics
OR
RSCH 6311 Quantitative  Research

SOCI 6315 Demographics of Rural Communities

SOCI 6315 Demographics of Rural Communities

EDLD 6322 Executive Administrative Leadership

RSCH 6313 Qualitative Research

EDPD 6313 Decision Making

EDPD 6313 Decision Making

EDLD 6324 Executive Instructional Leadership

RSCH 6314 Mixed Methods

RSCH 6312 Data Analysis / Research Statistics
OR
RSCH 6311 Quantitative  Research

EDLD 6356 Power, Myth, and Memes

EDLD 6340 Leadership in Education

EDLD 6340 Leadership in Education

EDLD 6304 Educational Law

EDLD 6304 Educational Law

RSCH 6314 Mixed Methods

EDLD 6358 Finance in Higher Education

EDLD 6332 Ethics in Educational Leadership

EDLD 6332 Ethics in Educational Leadership

RSCH 6313 Qualitative Research

EDLD 6360 Higher Education Policy

EDPD 6380 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Programs

EDLD 6354 History and Future of Higher Education

EDLD 6336 Organization Theory

EDLD 6336 Organization Theory

EMA 6310 Emergency Management and Response

EMA 6310 Emergency Management and Response

Elective (3 hours): 
EDPD 6305 Curriculum Theory and Analysis or
EDRD 6348 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs or
EDPD 6310 Instructional Strategies or
EDSP 6364 Legal Issues in Special Education

Elective (3 hours):
One elective approved by the Ed.D. program director in a field other than Educational Leadership

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all coursework
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program with no grade lower than a "B"
  • Write two publishable quality scholarly deliverables and pass the qualifying exam 

Immersion Experiences

Immersion experiences provide practical work applications around problems of practice as well as opportunities for innovative design. Immersion experiences are planned for each long semester at the WTAMU Canyon or Amarillo campus with an optional international experience available during the first summer in Mexico. While participation is expected at these immersion experiences, we realize that exceptions may need to be made. Those will be made on a case-by-case basis by the director and EDLD faculty.

An orientation seminar during the first long semester of study introduces the program of studies. Immersion experiences that revolve around rural school problems of practice follow so that school leaders can participate in emerging and ongoing research practices with WTAMU faculty, the majority of whom have administrative leadership experience. Eventually, WTAMU doctoral candidates from other disciplines will join Ed.D. candidates to unravel complex social problems through innovative design.

International engagement is through the Las Clavellinas Education Collaborative. Candidates who opt to attend will experience service leadership, clinical experience in a rural school setting, gain cross-cultural competence, and a global perspective, and conduct meaningful action and scholarly research.   

Additional Information

Candidates may transfer up to twelve (12) semester credit hours of transfer and/or competency-based credit at the determination of the program director or program committee. For more information, please visit Transfer and Competency Credit.

You may also view information on scholarships and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) online.