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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership (EdD)

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Program Requirements for the Ed.D. Degree

A total of 54 credit hours of course work is required for the Ed.D.

1. Core Courses (27 credits):

Students take courses in

2. Electives (15 credits):

Students take electives in the student’s area of content knowledge expertise or area of employment responsibilities/expertise. The list of electives is available online at http://www.education.udel.edu/doctoral/edd/electives-in-the-edd-program/. In addition to the courses on this list, the student’s advisor can approve other electives based on the student’s goals and needs.

3. Educational Leadership Portfolio (12 credits):

Students take the following in fulfillment of the Educational Leadership Portfolio.

Advancement to Leadership Candidacy

Advancement to leadership candidacy, including the successful defense of the ELP proposal (EDUC 880 ).

Education Leadership Portfolio

Development and successful oral defense of the Education Leadership Portfolio (EDUC 882 ).

4. K-12 Students:

K-12 Students who are seeking certification as a Central Office Personnel or Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent must take EDUC 879  School Leader Internship as six credits of the 12 credit elective requirement. The EdD in School Leadership does not earn the candidate an Assistant Principal or Principal certificate.

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