Courses

In the EdD program, you will complete a series of courses and a qualifying exam prior to proceeding to the research component. The EdD program requires three semesters of consecutive enrollment to satisfy residency requirements. All coursework must be completed within seven years from full admission to the program.

If you are seeking administrative licensure, the Administrative Licensure Specialization, which results in the ILL-B license, can be added to the Ed.D. Upon passing the Praxis Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) you may be recommended for the Beginning Administrative License (ILL-B) in the state of Tennessee. Requirements to become a candidate for administrative licensure include, but are not limited to, two completed years of successful teaching, practicum hours completed in a Tennessee public school under supervision of an approved mentor, and a recommendation from your current school system.

Degree Requirements

  • Administrative Leadership Concentration
    • Foundations of Leadership
    • Legal and Ethical Issues
    • Educational Leadership Theory and Policy Analysis
    • Emergent Educational Leadership Trends and Topics
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Design
    • Management of the School
    • Professional Learning Communities
    • Additional coursework in a Cognate Area
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Financial Planning and Responsibilities
    • Ethical, Social, Spiritual Leadership Principles
    • Mentored Residency Internship & Professional Portfolio
    • Additional coursework in a Cognate Area
    • Critical Analysis and Research Design
    • Professional Composition Studies
    • Dissertation
    • Educational Leadership Evidence Portfolio
    • Educational Leadership Practicum Project
    • Administrative Leadership Licensure Assessment
    • Annual Review
    • Comprehensive Exam
  • Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
    • Foundations of Leadership
    • Curriculum and Instruction Strategies
    • Educational Leadership Theory and Policy Analysis
    • The Teacher as Leader
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Design
    • Evaluation for Continuous Improvement
    • Diversity and Exceptionality Practice and Theory
    • Additional coursework in a Cognate Area
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Topics in Content Field
    • Ethical, Social, and Spiritual Leadership Principles
    • Mentored Residency
    • Additional coursework in a Cognate Area
    • Critical Analysis and Research Design
    • Professional Composition Studies
    • Dissertation
    • Annual Review
    • Comprehensive Exam


     

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

  1. Admission Requirements
  2. Faculty
  3. Additional Information

Contact

Graduate & Professional Studies
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061
E adult@cn.edu