The program includes a minimum of 54 hours of coursework (14 core interdisciplinary doctoral courses and a minimum of 12 hours of master's-level cognate courses) beyond the master's level and 12 hours of dissertation research, for a minimum of 66 hours.
LS 800 Human Resource Management
LS 801 Epidemiology of Community Public Health Issues
LS 802 Quantitative Research
LS 803 Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Leadership
LS 804 Qualitative and Action Research
LS 805 Community Dynamics
LS 806 Public Policy
LS 807 Government, Politics, and Leadership
LS 808 Dissertation Seminar: Research and Readings in Leadership Studies
LS 809 Organizational Leadership and Change
LS 810 Diversity and Disability in School and Community: Policy and Issues
LS 811 Organizational Communication
LS 812 Planning for the Future: Economic Trends in the 21st Century
LS 813 System Design and Tools for Sustainability
LS 890 Dissertation Research (6 hrs)
LS 891 Dissertation Capstone (6 hrs)
You must complete this requirement (that is, adding another area of content focus beyond the master's degree) by completing 12 hours of coursework.
If your initial master's degree was not in educational leadership, the coursework should be from that discipline (at the master's level). If you already have a graduate degree in educational leadership, the 12-credit cognate can be selected from other academic disciplines.
If you have previously completed 2 master's degrees, you do not also need to complete an additional cognate.
In all cases, each student must have already completed, or must complete, the course Principles of Leadership (EDCI 690), as part of the requirements.