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Course Sequence

Year 1

Fall Semester

ED 7311 Educational Philosophy in a Social Context 
ED 7364 Team Development in Education 

Spring Semester

ED 7312 Leadership and Organizational Change 
ED 7315 Models of Inquiry: Understanding Epistemologies 

Summer Semester

ED 7313 Advanced Studies in Adult Learning and Development
ED 7314  Community Development for Educators 

Year 2

Fall Semester

ED 7331 Foundations of School Improvement 
ED 7352  Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis OR 
ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis

Spring Semester

ED 7332  Facilitating School Improvement 
ED 7352  Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis OR 
ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis

Summer Semester

ED 7333 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
ED 7353 Intermediate Quantitative Design and Analysis OR
ED7354 Intermediate Qualitative Design and Analysis* 

*Note: ED 7354 Intermediate Qual is also offered in the fall semester

Year 3

Fall Semester

ED 7334 Models of Educational Assessment
Elective #1 (Must be 7000 level course; may be taken out of department) and/or
Elective #2 (Must be 7000 level course; may be taken out of department)

*Comprehensive Exam may be taken after completion of the above courses.

Spring Semester

ED 7341 Dissertation Proposal Development

*Must submit Dissertation Advisor Form (Form 1) before enrolling*

Elective #2 (Must be 7000 level course; may be taken out of department) and/or
Elective #3 (Must be 7000 level course; may be taken out of department)
Total course work hours required: 51 hours

Dissertation Courses
(12 Hours minimum required)

ED 7199B, 7299B, 7399B, 7599B, 7699B and/or 7999B Dissertation in Education – School Improvement. Courses offered in range of hours per semester: 1-9

Principal Certification Courses
(9 Hours)

EDCL 7348 School Law
EDCL 6387/6388 Principal Practicum (2 semesters)

Superintendent Certification Courses
(15 Hours)

EDCL 7347 The Superintendency
EDCL 7349 School Finance and Business Management
EDCL 7345 Human Resources and Instructional Management
EDCL 6389/6390 Superintendent Practicum (Fall 2016/Spring 2017)
*For Fall 2017/Spring 2018 EDCL 7389/7390 Superintendent Practicum