DOCTOR OF EDUCATION

 

OBJECTIVES - The doctor of education degree is designed for qualified students who, from positions in school administrations, college faculty, curricula developers, educational materials specialists, can meet the needs of individuals preparing for careers of leadership and applied research in the schools and community educational programs, through studies in theory, concepts, methods, and/or practices in education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - A master degree in education (MEd) or the equivalent in the same or in a related area, plus substantive experience and/or license in a related field of concentration, may be admitted to the program when it is determined that their objectives can be realized by the program completion. All students seeking admission must demonstrate their ability of reflection and evaluative thinking necessary for successful completion of original topic of research, including acceptable methodology and other stated curriculum.

Prerequisite course work includes the following courses, or their equivalent

ED 500 Administration Leadership and Ethics
ED 510 Instructional Technology
ED 520 Curriculum Construction

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - All candidates for the doctor of education degree are required to complete a total of 90 semester units as follows:

30 Units transferred from a master degree (MEd) or the equivalent
45 Units of graduate level courses
15 Units of dissertation writing based on original research.
90 Total of Semester Units

PROGRAM OF STUDY - Sample 
 

SEMESTER ONE Units
   
ED 600 Critique of Research in Education 3
ED 610 Case Studies in State Politics and Education 3
ED 615 Ethics in Education 3
ED 620 Social Diversity and Educational Reform 3
   
SEMESTER TWO  
   
ED 630 Managing Complex Organization 3
ED 640 Education and Sociocultural Change 3
ED 650 Interaction Processes in Education: Design and Evaluation 3
ED 680 Special Topic in Education 3
   
SEMESTER THREE  
   
ED 660 The Role of Education in Cultural Transmission 3
ED 670 Tutorial Work in Education 3
ED 675 Practicum in Cultural Pluralism 3
   
SEMESTER FOUR  
   
ED 685 Graduate Projects 3
ED 690 Internship in Education 3
ED 695A The Doctoral Proposal: Research Design and Methodology 3
   
SEMESTER FIVE  
   
ED 695B The Doctoral Proposal: Research Design and Methodology 3
ED 699A Doctoral Dissertation I 6
   
SEMESTER SIX  
   
ED 699B Doctoral Dissertation II 9

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

ED 600 Critique of Research in Education           

Survey and Critique of the research based literature reflecting current trends and recent developments in Education. Emphasis on cross-disciplinary inquiring.

            Prerequisite: None         

ED 610 Case Studies in State Politics and Education

Principles, institutions, and processes of state government;   emphasis on political factors influencing educational policymaking. Case analyses of current issues and trends in state education reform.                                                                                         

            Prerequisite: None       

ED 615 Ethics and Education

Nature and conduct of moral education; fundamental approaches to moral education; investigation of major ethical issues in contemporary American education.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 620 The Social Diversity and Educational Reform

The relation of social diversity (race, ethnicity, gender, and class) to quality in schooling. Alternative conceptions of the purposes of education in reform movements.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 630 Managing Complex Organizations

Introduction to the nature of managerial work in various types of organizations including educational institutions. Topics examined from view-point of manager: leadership, change, decision-making, conflict resolution, and communication. Case studies from management oriented problems.

Prerequisite: None

ED 640 Education and Sociocultural Change

Models of cultural change are developed that stress the impact of abrupt changes in the conditions of life on the personal adaptations of individuals and local communities brought about by modernization and urbanization. Education as an instrument of change and its intervention in the process of indigenous cultural transmission as an aspect of these processes. Case studies of document to help build appropriate models. Students apply the models developed to the analysis of third world and other relevant situations.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 650 Interaction Processes in Education: Design and Evaluation

Educational applications of sociological and psychological theory and research to classroom processes, staff relations, teams, and task forces. The principles for design and evaluations of group work for students and teamwork for teaching staff. Topics include social processes of influence, role differentiation, and evaluation.  Methods for systematic evaluation and observation are included; students receive practical experience in using these methods.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 660 The Role of Education in Cultural Transmission

Application of anthropology to education; transmission of culture in educational environments, especially in terms of values and roles.                               

            Prerequisite: None

ED 670 Tutorial Work in Educating

A self-study course for experienced field workers, under the direction of a faculty mentor, in the subject area of  education . This course is designed for students who can demonstrate prior knowledge and competence in the subject area of the required core.                                                                                                   

            Prerequisite: None

ED 675 Practicum in Cultural Pluralism

An intensive review of the curricular strategies which schools have utilized to address the cultural diversity of their student bodies.  Visits to local schools for observation of desegregation, bilingual, and multicultural programs.  Each student prepares a critical review of these programs as a course project.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 680 Special Topics in Education

Examination in depth of problems or issues of current concern in education.  Emphasis on recent contributions to theory, research, and methodology.

            Prerequisite: Advance Standing

ED 685 Graduate Projects

A special project course in which advanced students is permitted to broaden their knowledge by conducting research and study in specific field in education.

            Prerequisite: ED 680

ED 690 Internship in Education

Based on interests and career goals students complete an-on-the-job experience in an educational setting.  The primary purpose of the internship is to integrate the graduate academic study of professional skills with working experience in an educational setting.

            Prerequisite: Advance Standing

ED 695A The Doctoral Proposal:  Research Design and Methodology

Covering literature survey, selection of dissertation topic, development of research methods and procedures, and the outline of dissertation in the form of the dissertation proposal acceptable and approved by the program director or faculty member.

            Prerequisite: Advance Standing

ED 695B The Doctoral Proposal:  Research Design and Methodology

Covering literature survey, selection of dissertation topic, development of research methods and procedures, and the outline of dissertation in the form of the dissertation proposal acceptable and approved by the program director or faculty member.

            Prerequisite: ED 695A

ED 699A Doctoral Dissertation I

This course covers the basis, an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of Doctoral Dissertation. In addition, the student will have solid foundations to know how to conduct an in-depth, comprehensive research study that well demonstrates acceptable academic research standards and students will also have solid criteria. Dissertation Project; preparation, completion and submission of and acceptable dissertation for the doctoral degree.

            Prerequisite: ED 695AB

ED 699B Doctoral Dissertation II

Dissertation Project; preparation, completion and submission of and acceptable dissertation for the doctoral degree.

            Prerequisite: ED 699A