Program Outline

Doctor of Educational Leadership program outline

This program starts cohorts during the summer term. It consists of 51 credit hours completed across 7 semesters. It will be delivered through three summers semesters of traditional face-to-face classes in Spokane; four semesters of online courses; and supported by regular contact and coursework with doctoral advisors and field-based mentors. Candidates will choose one of three specialty tracks: 1) Pre-K-12 school leadership; 2) Educational Leadership among Indigenous Peoples; or 3) Leadership in Catholic schools.

The Summer terms are generally scheduled for the month of July. Candidates will arrive on-campus around July 1 (specific dates will be shared as candidates are admitted), then have roughly 4 weeks of face-to-face classes. The residency portion will wrap up in late-July or early-August, depending on how the calendar dates fall in a given year. 

The general program outline is found below:

1st Summer

3 courses

9 credits

1st Fall

3 courses

7 credits

1st Spring

3 courses

7 credits

2nd Summer

3 courses

9 credits

2nd Fall

3 courses

7 credits

2nd Spring

2 courses

6 credits

3rd Summer

2 courses

6 credits

EDLD 701 (3 credits)

Framework for Effective Leadership

(on-campus)

EDLD 704 (3 credits)

Data Sources, Priorities, & Planning

(online)

EDLD 706 (3 credits)

Leveraging Fiscal Resources

(online)

EDLD 708 (3 credits)

School Improvement: People, Data, Processes

(on-campus)

EDLD 711 (3 credits)

Building Capacity: Continuous Improvement

(on-line)

EDLD 713 (3 credits)

System-wide Curriculum & Assessment

(on-line)

EDLD 715 (3 credits)

Organizational Analysis: Overcoming Systemic Barriers

(on-campus)

EDLD 702 (3 credits)

Culture and Identity

(on-campus)

EDLD 705a (3 credits)

Review of Literature on Problem of Practice

(Guided study with Advisor)

EDLD 707a (3 credits)

Action Plan for Problem of Practice

(Guided study with Advisor)

EDLD 709 (3 credits)

Ethics: A Higher Standard of Leadership

(on-campus)

EDLD 712a (3 credits)

Leadership Integration for Problem of Practice

(Guided study with Advisor)

EDLD 714 (3 credits)

Capstone Completion

(Guided study with Advisor)

EDLD 799 (3 credits)

Doctoral Conference & Oral Exam

(on-campus)

EDLD 703 (3 credits)

Research Methods and Data Collection

(on-campus)

EDLD 705b lab (1 credit)

Problem of Practice Internship I

(Field-based internship)

EDLD 707b lab (1 credit)

Problem of Practice Internship II

(Field-based internship)

EDLD 710 (3 credits)

Data Analysis

(on-campus)

EDLD 712b lab (1 credit)

Problem of Practice Internship III

(Field-based internship)