Ed.D. in Educational Administration (w/spec. in K-12 Schools, accelerated option) AA9

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the AA9 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Optional Advanced Certificate in Program Evaluation [EV1] (3+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools [OT3] (3+ Additional Credits)

Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 90 credits. The detailed Ed.D. in Educational Administration (w/spec. in K-12 Schools, accelerated option) AA9 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for Ed.D. in Educational Administration (w/spec. in K-12 Schools, accelerated option) AA9

Entry Level Courses   

Enter up to 36 credits in entry level/advanced coursework in education or related fields to be transferred in or completed prior to matriculating into the degree program. If there are not 36 credits of eligible transfer courses, or required doctoral courses were taken as part of a Warner master's degree, the student must take additional electives to reach the 90 credits total for the doctoral degree.

Research Methods Courses   
ED506 Concepts and Issues in Social Science Research
ED504 Quantitative Research Methods
ED528 Using Quantitative Data Analysis Software (1 credit)
ED507 Qualitative Research Methods
ED524 Survey Design (1 credit)
ED525 Interview and Focus Group Techniques (1 credit)

Program Core   
EDU515 Decision Making for Educational Leaders I: Analyzing Problems in Schools and Universities
ED520 Program Evaluation
EDU516 Decision Making for Educational Leaders II: Making Decisions in Schools and Universities
or ED521 Advanced Program Evaluation

Choose 4 advanced courses in educational leadership or related fields. Students should not take a certification course without the express written consent of their advisor (Warner School Leadership Graduates can include 1 retroactive course from their leadership program):

Milestones and Dissertation Research   
EDE560 Portfolio Review: Ed Leadership
EDE550 Comprehensive Exam Research: K12 Educational Leadership EdD
ED540 Program Evaluation Dissertation Proposal Seminar
or ED546 Decision Making Dissertation Proposal Seminar
ED541 Program Evaluation Dissertation Seminar I
or ED543 Decision Making Dissertation Seminar I
ED542 Program Evaluation Dissertation Seminar II
or ED544 Decision Making Dissertation Seminar II

A total of at least 6 credits of dissertation credits, to be taken concurrently with ED540/ED546 (3 credits), ED541/ED543 (3 credits), and ED542/ ED544 (3 credits):
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)


Choose electives for a total of 6 credits. (Warner School Leadership graduates can include 2 retroactive courses for 6 credits total from their leadership program).


Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences or completing exams).

    Required for Program Completion
  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Cohort Begins Summer Of
  • Portfolio Evaluation Successful completion of a portfolio within the first two years in the program.
  • Dissertation Seminar Starting Fall Of
  • Comprehensive Exam (see program notes for how to register for exam)
  • Dissertation Proposal Exam (also referred to as "Qualifying Exam")
  • Dissertation Defense