Doctor of Education with concentration in Learning Design and Leadership

Students in this track will earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership (EPOL) with a concentration in Learning Design & Leadership.

Note: Schedule time to meet with your adviser before registering for classes.

Typical Plan of Study

Courses Hours

4 essential Learning Design and Leadership courses

  • EPS   431
  • HRD  572
  • EPSY 408
  • EPS   535
16

4 courses from outside the LDL program area, including 2 research methods courses  

16

2 electives from LDL or other programs

8

3 independent studies, building towards the dissertation

  • EPOL 595 Independent Study
    General Field Examination*
  • EPOL 595 Independent Study
    Special Field Examination*
  • EPOL 595 Independent Study
    Research Methodology Examination*

*Requires advisor approval

12

3 dissertation courses

  • EPOL591/EPOL599: Preliminary Examination
  • EPOL599: Dissertation (continued)
  • EPOL599: Final Examination

12
Total64

Program Cost 

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Online Learning Expectations

  • Students must login within the first 48 hours of a course start and at least once every 72 hours after that to maintain "active" status. Furthermore, students must log in on at least 4 of the 7 days per week.
  • Time commitment varies by program. Expect to spend at least 20 hours per week in our graduate level courses. If you're like many students, you might find it hard to get started when there are no hard deadlines. So, doing well in an online course isn't just about intelligence, but also about being organized and self-motivated. Learning to control time instead of letting time control you is key! You might also find it a little strange communicating with faculty that you have never met in person. This type of work requires a whole different set of skills than learning in a traditional classroom.
  • Communication and conduct in your online course will be held to the same standards and be governed by the same policies as any on-campus course. Student should know how to: contribute to the course in a meaningful way; to compose course assignments, email messages and discussion board postings using appropriate tone, language, grammar and spelling; to avoid cheating, plagiarism, giving or receiving unauthorized assistance on tests or assignments; to know your student rights and responsibilities. 

Technology Requirements

Software Requirements PC Mac
Document Processing SoftwareUse word processing programs to submit your work. However, if you are using Microsoft Word 2017, please save work as ".doc" not ".docx."
Document Processing SoftwareMicrosoft PowerPoint (Purchase) or compatible viewer (Freeware)
Document Processing SoftwareAdobe Acrobat Reader (Freeware)
Players and Plug-InsRealPlayer of QuickTime Player (Freeware)
Players and Plug-Ins
Java (Freeware)
  • Java(Check to make sure you have the most up-to-date version)
  • Java(Check through the Apple Menu "Software Update" that you have the most up-to-date version)
SecurityAnti-Virus Software (Freeware)
Web Browser (Freeware)

Chrome, Firefox or Safari with: 

  1. Cookies enabled
  2. JavaScript enabled
  3. Pop-up blocker disabled
Hardware Minimum Requirements Recommended PC Recommended Mac
Operating System
  • Windows: 2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac: OS X
  • Windows: 7
  • Yosemite
Processor
  • Windows: Intel Core i3
  • Mac: Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i5
RAM
  • 4 GB
  • 8 GB
  • 8 GB
Disk Space
  • 1 GB
  • 2 GB
  • 2 GB
Monitor Resolution
  • 1024 X 768
  • 1024 X 768
  • 1024 X 768
Video Card
  • 16 MB of memory
  • 32 MB graphics memory
  • 32 MB ofmemory
  • 128 MB graphics memory
  • 32 MB ofmemory
  • 128 MB graphics memory
    Sound Card
    • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
    • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
    • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
    Speakers
    • External or headset
    • Headset with microphone
    • Headset with microphone
    Recommended Headset Mic
     
    Internet Connection
    • Cable
    • DSL
    • T1 Broadband
    • Cable
    • DSL
    • T1 Broadband
    • Cable
    • DSL
    • T1 Broadband

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