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  Jun 13, 2024
 
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Education Administration, Ph.D.


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Admission Department of Educational Leadership and Policies 
Degree Requirements College of Education 

The Ph.D. degree is offered in two program emphases: higher education administration and CD-12 education administration. Each prepares students for a variety of leadership positions in institutions and agencies related to the emphasis of their studies. Those earning the degree serve as university administrators, school superintendents and principals, administrators in school districts and government agencies, college and university faculty, and other related leadership capacities.


Admission

In addition to The Graduate School’s application requirement, applicants must complete the EDLP application supplement.


Degree Requirements

Education Administration/CD-12 (Ph.D.)


The application deadlines are Oct. 1 and April 1.

1. Total hours required:


69 hours beyond the master’s degree, the last 30 of which must be completed no more than eight years prior to graduation.

2. Qualifying examination:


Permission to begin study leading to the Ph.D. degree does not imply admission as a candidate for the degree. Admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree is not granted until the student has passed a qualifying examination. The student should discuss this requirement with his or her advisor.

3. Courses:


Course work is designed to ensure that at the completion of the program the student can demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in the following course work:

Area 1:


33 hours of courses leading to superintendency certification or its equivalent.

B. Cognate (9 Hours)


9 hours in an identified cognate area outside the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies. These courses are to be determined by the student’s program advisory committee.

C. Research Course (3 Hours)


3 hours of research beyond master’s level/introduction course.

Notes:


Students who have successfully completed a program leading to superintendency certification from another regionally accredited institution may be given credit for up to 33 hours in Area 1, subject to approval of the Program Advisory Committee.

Candidates pursuing a Ph.D. in CD-12 Education Administration to attain professional goals not requiring educational administrator certification (i.e., professorate, private school leader) are required to comlpete 69 hours beyond the master’s. In these cases, courses that support the candidate’s professional goals my be substituted in Area 1, subject to the approval of the Program Advisory Committee.

Area 2:


  • 9 hours of seminar courses including:

Note:


The student’s Program Advisory Committee may approve one alternative 800-level seminar as an elective.

Area 3:


9 hours of post-master’s 700- and 800-level courses (not to include the cognate) within the field of education, but outside the CD-12 education administration program. Must include a research course.

Area 4:


18 hours in courses to prepare the student for the dissertation, to include:

4. Foreign Language:


To qualify for the Ph.D. degree, a candidate must demonstrate one of the following: a reading knowledge of one foreign language, a knowledge of the use of computers, or competency in statistics. The language selected for the degree program must be approved by the College of Education and The Graduate School. Satisfactory completion of the foreign language option will be verified by a foreign language 315 (intensive readings) course or through an examination administered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. The student’s Program Advisory Committee will determine the manner in which the statistics and computer knowledge options will be demonstrated but may include completion of appropriate cognate course work or examinations. The language requirement must be completed at least one academic year prior to graduation.

5. Comprehensive examination:


The comprehensive examination for the Ph.D. degree includes a written examination of nine hours usually over two days and an oral examination.

6. Dissertation:


Every candidate for a doctoral degree is required to successfully complete and defend a dissertation. Prior to preparing a dissertation, a proposal is required. The dissertation proposal must be approved by the student’s Dissertation Committee. The degree candidate must successfully defend the dissertation before his or her Dissertation Oral Examination Committee.

Education Administration/Higher Education (Ph.D.)


1. Total hours required:


81 hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, at least 30 of which must be completed no more than eight years prior to graduation.

2. Qualifying examination:


Writing sample

3. Courses:


The student’s Program Advisory Committee will evaluate previous course work and experiences and recommend appropriate courses to ensure that at the completion of the program that student can demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions typically developed in the following course work:

Area 1:


24 hours of courses in higher education administration.

Area 2:


9 hours of elective courses related to higher education.

Area 3:


18 hours in a cognate area comprising: A single content area that can prepare the student for teaching at the baccalaureate level in an academic discipline or applied field drawn from: arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, or professional fields.

Area 4:


9 hours of foundational course work in education comprising: courses at the 700 and 800 levels within the College of Education but outside the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies, excluding cognate courses.

Area 5:


21 hours of course work in educational research:

A. 6 hours of research methods courses that must focus on either quantitative or qualitative methodology.


B. 3 additional hours of research course work.


4. Comprehensive examination:


The comprehensive examination for the Ph.D. degree includes a written examination over two days and an oral examination.

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