Cohort Sequence of Courses

The table below depicts the program and the progression to earning the degree in three (3) years.

Year 1

Summer Semester - 3 units Fall Semester - 6 units Spring Semester - 6 units
(Summer Residency Week #1)
Workshops and Preliminary Coursework Modules
EDL 559 Applied Research and Measurement in Education EDL 552 * Educational Reform
EDL 551 Organizational Theory and Leadership in Complex Organizations EDL 554 * Advanced Applied Quantitative Research Methods EDL 557 * Advanced Applied Qualitative Research Methods

Year 2

Summer Semester - 6 units Fall Semester - 6 units Spring Semester - 6 units
(Summer Residency Week #2)
EDL 558 * Theories of Cross-Cultural Education
EDL 561 * Educational
Assessment, Evaluation
and Planning
EDL 580T Specialization Courses #1 and #2
EDL 556 * Conceptual
Curriculum Perspectives for
Ed. Leadership
EDL 553 Educational Policy
Environments
Qualifying Examination
QE Prep & Dissertation
Seminar
Release Qualifying Examination Info/Scenarios (December 1st) Advancement to Candidacy

Year 3

Summer Semester - 9 units Fall Semester - 9 units Spring Semester - 9 units
(Summer Residency Week #3)
EDL 580T Specialization
Courses #3 and #4
EDL 580T Specialization
Courses #5 and #6
EDL 580T Specialization
Courses #7
EDL 599 (3 units) Dissertation Units EDL 599 (3 units) Dissertation Units EDL 599 (6 units) Dissertation Units
Dissertation Seminars Preliminary Dissertation Defense Final Dissertation Defense

  • Preliminary Dissertation Defense: Fall Semester Year 3
  • Final Dissertation Defense: Spring Semester Year 3

*Indicates Fieldwork in course