Doctor of Educational Leadership Program Outline

Courses required for graduation with a Doctor of Educational Leadership

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. There are three summer semesters of traditional face-to-face classes in Spokane, typically scheduled for the month of July:

  • Summer 1 Term – three weeks
  • Summer 2 Term – two weeks
  • Summer 3 Term – two days

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.

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
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