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Degree Plan

3-Year Program of Studies for Each Track

The Ed.D. 60 hour program of study introduces superintendent certification courses and "environmental" courses that address the settings in which a rural administrator works. During the first summer, there are opportunities for international immersion experiences. In year two, methodologies and additional knowledge courses are provided.  In year three, candidates will implement the knowledge they have gained to write two scholarly deliverable manuscripts. Rural school immersion experiences of discovery learning will be offered throughout the progression of the program.

Semester

Educational Leadership (EDLD) Track

Leadership in Higher Education (HE) Track

First Year Spring

EDLD 6320 (3) Executive Leadership of the Educational Community

EDLD 6340 (3) Leadership in Education

Orientation Immersion

EDLD 6356 (3) Power, Myth, and Memes

EDLD 6340 (3) Leadership in Education

Orientation Immersion

First Year Summer

EDLD 6326 (3) Research Design

EDLD 6322 (3) Executive Administrative Leadership

Immersion Experience which may include international setting

EDLD 6326 (3) Research Design

EDLD 6358 (3) Finance in Higher Ed

Immersion Experience which may include international setting

First Year Fall

EDLD 6324 (3) Executive Instructional Leadership

RSCH 6312 (3) Data Analysis / Research Statistics

EDLD 6000 (1) Scholarly Delivery

Immersion Experience

EDLD 6360 (3) Higher Education Policy

RSCH 6312 (3) Data Analysis / Research Statistics

EDLD 6000 (1) Scholarly Delivery

Immersion Experience

Second Year Spring

RSCH 6314 (3) Mixed Methods

EDLD 6313 (3) Decision Making

EDLD 6000 (1) Scholarly Delivery

Immersion Experience

RSCH 6314 (3) Mixed Methods

EDLD 6313 (3) Decision Making

EDLD 6000 (1) Scholarly Delivery

Immersion Experience

Second Year Summer

EDLD 6304 (3) Educational Law

EDLD 6332 (3) Ethics in Educational Leadership

SOCI 6315 (3) Demographics of Rural Communities

EDLD 6304 (3) Educational Law

EDLD 6332 (3) Ethics in Educational Leadership

SOCI 6315 (3) Demographics of Rural Communities

Second Year Fall

RSCH 6313 (3) Qualitative Research

Elective in Curriculum Development (3): 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

EDLD 6000 (1) Scholarly Delivery

Immersion Experience

ERSCH 6313 (3) Qualitative Research

One elective approved by the Ed.D. program director in a field other than educational leadership (3)

EDLD 6000 (1) Scholarly Delivery

Immersion Experience

Third Year Spring

EDPD 6380 (3) Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Programs

EDLD 6000 (3) Scholarly Delivery

Immersion Experience

EDLD 6354 (3) History and Future of Higher Education

EDLD 6000 (3) Scholarly Delivery

Immersion Experience

Third Year Summer

EDLD 6336 (3) Organization Theory

EDLD 6000 (3) Scholarly Delivery

EDLD 6336 (3) Organization Theory

EDLD 6000 (3) Scholarly Delivery

Third Year Fall

EMA 6310 (3) Emergency Management and Response

EDLD 6000 (3) Scholarly Delivery

Graduation

EMA 6310 (3) Emergency Management and Response

EDLD 6000 (3) Scholarly Delivery

Graduation

Immersion Experiences

Immersion experiences will be held each long semester at the WTAMU Canyon or Amarillo Center campus. Candidates are encouraged to participate in each immersion experience. Experiences will include an orientation, writing seminars to help candidates craft scholarly deliverables, and an international experience during the first summer. Other immersion experiences will be flexible depending upon the needs of candidates. We anticipate that the orientation seminar will be held on a weekend within the first four (4) weeks of the spring 2019 semester. When emergencies occur that prevent participation, candidates should contact the program director.