EdD in Educational Leadership and Management Curriculum Plan

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Curriculum Plan


Please note that there may be other requirements for completion or options for elective and specialized courses. Please see the academic catalog for the full curriculum. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change.

Bachelor’s Track Course Courses

  • Research Design 
  • Leadership and Learning Organizations 
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Educational Philosophy in a Global Society 
  • Law, Ethics and Equity
  • Policy Making and Politics 
  • Financial and Business Management
  • Integrative Technology Systems 
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Foundations in Multicultural and Global Educational Systems 
  • Leading the Adult Learner 
  • Special Topics-Leadership
  • Special Topics-Case Studies
  • Current Issues and Trends in Education
  • Student and Personnel Services
  • Psychology of Schooling 
  • Research Writing Workshop 
  • Statistics Laboratory 
  • Dissertation phase after passing comprehensive exams:
    • Dissertation Plan 
    • Dissertation Proposal 
    • Dissertation Preparation

Master’s Track Core Courses

  • Research Design 
  • Leadership and Learning Organizations 
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Law, Ethics and Equity 
  • Financial and Business Management 
  • Integrative Technology Systems 
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Special Topics Field Project 
  • Multicultural & Global Education
  • Dissertation Plan  
  • Dissertation Proposal 
  • Dissertation Preparation 

Emphasis Area Courses

K-12 Public School and Charter School Leadership

  • K-12 Public School Principalship 
  • K-12 Public School and Charter School Development 
  • K-12 Public School Urban Education 

Social Justice

  • Foundations of Social Justice 
  • Global Perspective & Social Development 
  • Social Justice and Changing Organizational Structure 

Higher Education Administration

  • Psychology of Schooling 
  • Current Issues and Trends in Education 
  • Student and Personnel Services in Higher Education 

Instruction may be provided on-ground, online or in hybrid modalities, and varies by program. For on-ground and hybrid programs, instruction is primarily provided at an Alliant campus; however, some instructional activities may take place off campus at a location appropriate for the particular activity, including, but not limited to, online courses or online portion of courses, internships, practicums, or field placement activities.

For online programs, instruction is provided online; however, some programs may include an in-person residency requirement at one of Alliant’s campuses. Additional instructional activities, including, but not limited to internships, practicums, or field placement activities may take place at a location appropriate for the particular activity.

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