Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
EDL 910 Dissertation Seminar I - 2 credits
EDL 920 Dissertation II Seminar - 4 credits
EDL 930 Dissertation III Seminar - 3 credits
EDL 940 Dissertation IV Seminar - 3 credits
These seminars support the student in completing the dissertation. The dissertation is based on the candidate’s own systematic inquiry into an area of educational leadership. In designing and conducting research and in writing the dissertation, students engage in the giving and receiving of ideas, information, sources, and materials in the context of a community of scholarship. The White Paper and dissertation are designed to develop school leaders who are scholars/practitioners who understand the interrelationship among the scholarship of discovery, integration of practice and theory, and application of different modes of learning and teaching. The dissertation seminars must be taken sequentially in consecutive terms beginning in the summer research residency.