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720. Proseminar in Educational Leadership (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Introduction to the field of educational leadership. Orientation to doctoral education, academic research, and practice-oriented doctoral-level skills. First semester of a six-semester sequence.
Letter grade only (A-F).

721A. Advanced Proseminar in Educational Leadership (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program and EDLD 720 or consent of department chair.
Focus on the continued development of the research problem and identification of literature necessary to complete the qualifying examination. Second semester of a six-semester sequence.
Letter grade only (A-F).

721B. Advanced Proseminar in Educational Leadership (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program and EDLD 720, EDLD 721A or consent of department chair.
Focus on continued development of the requisite research skills necessary to complete the qualifying examination and, eventually, the proposal and dissertation. Third semester of a six-semester sequence.
Letter grade only (A-F).

721C. Advanced Proseminar in Educational Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program and EDLD 720, EDLD 721A, EDLD 721B or consent of department chair.
Focus on the development of the Qualifying Examination Paper. Fourth semester of a six-semester sequence.
Letter grade only (A-F).

721D. Advanced Proseminar in Educational Leadership (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program and EDLD 720, EDLD 721A, EDLD 721B, EDLD 721C or consent of department chair.
Focus on the development of the dissertation literature review. Fifth semester of a six-semester sequence.
Letter grade only (A-F).

721E. Advanced Proseminar in Educational Leadership (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program and EDLD 720, EDLD 721A, EDLD 721B, EDLD 721C, EDLD 721D or consent of department chair.
Focus on the development of chapter 1 of the dissertation. Sixth semester of a six-semester sequence.
Letter grade only (A-F).

722. History and Systems of U.S. Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Critical analysis of major schools of U.S. historical thought and their connection to social developments and examination of history as an interpretive, subjective process in which historians engage in dialogue with larger intellectual communities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

723. Legal and Ethical Leadership: Implications for Policy and Practice in P-16 Educational Settings (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Examination of legal and ethical issues, implications, and applications. Exploration of leadership in complex educational environments, multiple perspectives applying legal and ethical principles and policies, technological legal research. Examination of broad national and state theoretical and practical contexts using an ethical, legal leadership framework.
Letter grade only (A-F).

724. Critical Perspectives of U.S. Education and Diversity (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Examination of identity in relation to disenfranchisement in educational institutions, multiple forms of cultural hegemony, policy and practices that foster inequality in schooling as well as issues related to students with disabilities and second language learners.
Letter grade only (A-F).

725. Organizational Leadership in Educational Settings (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Examination of dynamic organizations from a leader's perspective. Analysis of organizational theory, structure, culture and interrelationships from multiple perspectives as well as the leader's role in managing critical factors that can undermine a high performance organization.
Letter grade only (A-F).

726. Policy, Politics, Power in Educational Settings (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
In-depth analysis of topics relevant to politics and power in educational policy and reform. Exploration of issues related to governance, structure, programs, leadership, strategic planning and assessment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

730. Educational Research Epistemologies and Methodologies (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
In-depth exploration of epistemological underpinnings of educational research, qualitative and quantitative studies, and emergent research and methodologies pertinent to educational practice and policy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

731. Qualitative Research Methods for Educational Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Advanced study of qualitative research traditions and methods for both understanding and application. Methods and research design elements include ethnographic and focus group interviews, participant and naturalistic observation, case study and document analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

732A. Inferential Data Analysis in Education A (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program and EDLD 730 or consent of department chair.
Hypothesis testing using analysis of variance, factorial analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple regression, and path analysis. A focus on data analyses to address research questions, interpretation of the results, and preparation of a written report of the findings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

732B. Inferential Data Analysis in Education B (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program and EDLD 730 or consent of department chair, ED P 419 or equivalent, and EDLD 730.
Hypothesis testing using analysis of variance, factorial analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple regression, and path analysis. Overview of Structural Equation Modeling. A focus on data analyses to address research questions, interpretation of the results, and preparation of a written report of the findings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

733. Program and Student Assessment (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Assessment of student learning and development and program assessment. Focus on design of a holistic program evaluation incorporating assessment and measurement of student outcomes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

734. Survey Methods in Educational Research (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Focus on application and practical methodological tools in designing survey research in educational settings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

735. Applied Field Research (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Focus on the development of chapter 3 of the dissertation and piloting of the dissertation study research methods.
Letter grade only (A-F).

740. Policy and Finance Issues in Community Colleges (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
In-depth analysis of the community college system, function and purpose. Exploration of issues related to governance, structure, program, leadership, and strategic planning and assessment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

741. Teaching and Learning in Post Secondary Settings (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Focus on student development and learning theories based on cognitive, psychosocial, typology, and person-environment perspectives. Exploration of the role of faculty and others in the collaborative development and implementation of responsive curricula at 2- and 4-year institutions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

742. Exploration of Campus Cultures: Impact and Influence (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Examination of faculty, administrative, and student cultures in terms of values, behavioral norms, impact and influences. Application of research methods to the study of campus cultures. Dialogue concerning the implications of these findings for higher education policies and practices.
Letter grade only (A-F).

743. Leadership in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Analysis of current research and theories on leadership and organizational change in higher education: multicultural organizational development theories, planning, change, and the effective strategies for change. Exploration of case studies of organizational leadership.
Letter grade only (A-F).

750. Instructional Improvement and Accountability (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Examination of the role of educational leaders in engaging stakeholders in data collection, analysis, and application to practice; the development of a culture of inquiry, and the distribution of leadership for continuous instructional improvement and accountability systems design.
Letter grade only (A-F).

751. Organizational Culture and Community Engagement in Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Examination of school organizational culture, leadership and the local community in a global context: organizational strategies and development of teams to promote systemic change, cultural transformation and social justice.
Letter grade only (A-F).

752. Financial and Human Resource Development (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Examination of the acquisition, distribution, cultivation and management of human, fiscal, and time resources in public education. Identification and application of skills necessary for harnessing human and financial resources that further the goals of a school and district.
Letter grade only (A-F).

753. Supervision of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Advanced theoretical analysis of curriculum, teaching, learning, and assessment of student achievement in diverse settings; impact of electronic and information technology on student knowledge acquisition; principles of professional development; macro and micro political and policy influences; leadership implications.
Letter grade only (A-F).

754. Leadership in P-12 Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or consent of department chair.
P-12 leadership paradigms, models, theories, organizational/structural configurations; internal/external local, state, national influences on leadership; change theory/agency; relationship, communication, and professional disposition-building strategies; research/practice integration.
Letter grade only (A-F).

755. Curriculum Theory, Instructional Leadership, and Accountability (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or consent of department chair.
Advanced research and analysis of the relationship among theory, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and professional development in diverse settings. Role of the instructional leader.
Letter grade only (A-F).

790. Selected Topics - Educational Leadership (1-3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctorate program or consent of department chair.
Examination of various issues in educational leadership.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated with different topics in the same semester up to a maximum of 24 units. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

  • A. Issues of Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
  • B. Change Management
  • C. Focus Group Facilitation
  • D. Data-based Organizational Change
  • E. Applications of Technology
  • F. The Needs of Student Populations
  • G. Governing Boards
  • H. Staff Development Programs
  • I. Personnel Assessment Instruments

797. Directed Individual Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, department chair and associate dean.
Individual research or intensive study under the guidance of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 24 units in different semesters.

798. Doctoral Dissertation (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor/doctoral candidacy required. Student research and writing of the Ed.D. dissertation.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 24 units in different semesters.


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