Doctor of Educational Leadership Program Outline

Program Details

A new cohort begins during summer term each year, and the coursework consists of 51 credit hours completed across 7 semesters. It is delivered through a hybrid model. Summer semesters include traditional face-to-face classes in Spokane, typically scheduled for the month of July. 

The remaining four semesters are delivered online and are supported by regular contact and coursework with doctoral advisors and field-based mentors.

First Year

Summer I

Course ID Course Title Credits
EDLD 700 Introduction to the Problem of Practice (On Campus*) 3 Cr.
EDLD 701 Framework for Effective Leadership (On Campus*) 3 Cr.
EDLD 702 Culture and Identity (On Campus*) 3 Cr.
9 Cr. Total

Fall I

Course ID Course Title Credits
EDLD 703 Research for Evidence-based Practice (Online) 3 Cr.
EDLD 705 A Review of Literature on Problem of Practice (Guided Study with Advisor) 3 Cr.
EDLD 705 B Lab Problem of Practice Lab I (Field-based Lab) 1 Cr.
7 Cr. Total

Spring I

Course ID Course Title Credits
EDLD 704 Methods & Instruments for Data Collection (Online) 3 Cr.
EDLD 707 A Action Plan for Problem of Practice (Guided Study with Advisor) 3 Cr.
EDLD 707 B Lab Problem of Practice Lab II (Field-based Lab) 1 Cr.
7 Cr. Total
  FIRST YEAR TOTAL: 23 Cr.

Second Year 

Summer II

Course ID Course Title Credits
EDLD 708
School Improvement: People, Data, Processes (On Campus*) 3 Cr.
EDLD 709
Ethics: A Higher Standard of Leadership (On Campus*) 3 Cr.
EDLD 711
Building Capacity: Continuous Improvement (Online) 3 Cr.
9 Cr. Total

Fall II

Course ID Course Title Credits
EDLD 710 Data Analysis for Problem of Practice (Online) 3 Cr.
EDLD 712 A Evidence-based Contribution for Problem of Practice (Guided Study with Advisor) 3 Cr.
EDLD 712 B Lab Problem of Practice Lab III (Field-based Lab) 1 Cr.
7 Cr. Total

Spring II

Course ID Course Title Credits
EDLD 713 System-wide Curriculum & Assessment (Online) 3 Cr.
EDLD 714 Capstone Completion (Guided Study with Advisor) 3 Cr.
6 Cr. Total
  SECOND YEAR TOTAL:
22 Cr.

Third Year

Summer III

Course ID Course Title Credits
EDLD 715 Organizational Systems Analysis (Online) 3 Cr.
EDLD 799 Doctoral Conference & Oral Exam (Online) 3 Cr.
6 Cr. Total
  THIRD YEAR TOTAL: 6 Cr.
  PROGRAM TOTAL: 51 Cr.

 * Plan on one week in July for each on campus course.

Questions?

Contact:

Heather Schmitt
Call or Text (509) 313-6240 or (866) 380-5323
schmitth@gonzaga.edu

Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar I
Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar I
Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar I