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Program Information and Requirements

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Program of Study
The courses listed in the doctoral core, which total 30 credit hours, are required of all Ed.D. students to complete the degree.

Faculty Mentors
Students are assigned a faculty mentor who will advise them through graduation using online communication and the Ed.D. student group on the myWilkes portal to maintain communication, ensure collaboration, and provide support.

Core Areas of Study *
Doctoral Core Courses
Required for all doctoral students

Leadership Core -- 12 credits

ED 610 Ethics for Educational Leaders
ED 614 Leadership for Contemporary Educational Reform
ED 616 Public Relations Issues & Trends for Educational Leaders
ED 632 Cognition and Learning

Research Core -- 9 credits
~ Courses must be taken in sequence ~

ED 683 Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods (taken near end of major coursework)
ED 685 Advanced Quantitative Methodologies in Educational Research
ED 686 Advanced Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Research

Dissertation Core -- 9 credits
~ Courses must be taken in sequence after research core ~

ED 697 Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3 credits)
ED 698 A & B Dissertation (6 credits)
ED 698 C Dissertation Proposal Continuing Maintenance (if needed 0 credits)
ED 699 Dissertation Maintenance (0 credits)

* Course descriptions can be viewed at http://www.wilkes.edu/pages/4825.asp

Major Areas of Study

Specialization: Instructional Leadership:
Technology Leadership Strand -- 15 credits

ED 623 Educational Technology Leadership
ED 635 Integrating Technology for Diverse Learners
ED 640 Instructional Design and Development
ED 643 Trends and Innovations in Instructional Technology
ED 645 Technology Supported Assessment

Curriculum Leadership Strand-- 15 credits
Required courses for major:
ED 625 Professional Development & Supervisions
ED 629 Strategic Thinking and Planning
ED 650 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
ED 651 Curriculum Design and Instructional Models

Capstone Course for Specialization
ED 657 Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership


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