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EDDL 7300   (3-3-0)   Foundations of Education
The course provides an introduction to educational leadership with an emphasis on leadership practice, development, and implementation. The work and challenges of educational leaders will be examined, as well as topical issues relevant to all educational leaders. The student will study the roles of servant leadership, credibility, vision, empowerment, and strategy for educational leaders.  
Prereq: None.


EDDL 7301   (3-3-0)   Developmental Theories
This course explores human development research, focusing on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development from conception to death within the context of psychological and sociological theories of development. In addition, it explores the major theories of an ongoing research in learning with an emphasis on application of these theories and their contributions to the practices of leadership formation.  
Prereq: None.


EDDL 7303   (3-3-0)   Organizational Behavior and Leadership
This course examines organizations from a sociological perspective to gain a comprehensive understanding of both theoretical and practical workings of K-12 and educational systems. Chaos, complexity theory, and appreciative theory will also be addressed, along with the common and diverse elements of structures, rational, natural, and open systems perspectives including application to school districts.  
Prereq: None.


EDDL 7304   (3-3-0)   Leadership and Management Theories
Leadership is essentially the ability of an individual to influence others and themselves to achieve a purpose, attain a goal, or create a change. Contemporary organizations expect mastery of strategic leadership elements and comprehension of motivational and problem solving approaches from their leaders. This course provides a survey of the key components of leadership and management theory, concepts, and models within the context of a Christian worldview. Students will examine leadership theory, ethics, values, attitudes, character development, and leadership behavior with an emphasis on developing the requisite skills for effective servant leadership.   
Prereq: None.


EDDL 7305   (3-3-0)   Strategic Planning
This course explores organizational strategy from a theoretical perspective with an emphasis on the application of strategic models and tools to lead effectively within the K-12 institutions.   
Prereq: None.


EDDL 7306   (3-3-0)   Marketing and Public Relations
The content of this course emphasizes the following concepts: 1. Principles underlying public relations in K-12 education 2. Foundational elements of marketing in educational institutions 3. Strategies for management and communication in a crisis situation 4. Development of school community understanding and support 5. Relationship development and collaboration among consumers, educators, members, constituents, governing boards, agencies, media, and the various publics to maximize educational programs and services. 6. Communication distribution strategies for public relations, marketing, promotion, and advertising.  
Prereq: None.


EDDL 7330   (3-3-0)   Principles of Educational Research
This course is an examination of the Treatise process for advancing a new point of view resulting from scholarly research with a focus on topic ideas and selection, literature review, research models (designs) and methodology. American Psychological Association (APA) formatting, and formal research writing. The course is designed to prepare the student for teh EDDL 7333 Quantitative and Qualitative course.  
Prereq: None.


EDDL 7333   (3-3-0)   Quantitative and Qualitative Methods and Analysis
This course is designed to prepare the student for planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method research. It will build on previous knowledge of analysis, interpretation,a dn decision making in educational leadership and school improvement roles by connecting research methods to the scholastic K-12 educational settings.  
Prereq: None.


EDDL 7335   (3-3-0)   Treatise Research and Prospectus Design
This course is designed to provide the student with the academic foundation and practical research skills essential to successfully plan, write, defend, and complete a scholarly treatise. The course incorporates decision-making in the areas of topic refinement, related literature research and development, research methodology and statistical design and scholarly writing. The course is appropriate for students that are completing their course work, have selected a topic and are moving into the research and treatise phase of their study.  
Prereq: EDDL 7333, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods and Analysis.


EDDL 7336   (3-3-0)    Local and State Policy Studies
This course is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of educational issues at the local and state levels. Students will travel to Austin, Texas, and participate in various activities, including attending a superintendent’s conference, visit state legislative offices, meet with state-level educational leaders, etc.   Summer.
Prereq:


EDDL 7337   (3-3-0)   National Policy Studies
This course is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of educational issues at the national level. Students will travel to the greater Washington, DC area and participate in various activities, including meeting with national education and association officials, visit historical sites related to leaders and leadership events, visit federal government buildings and officials, etc.   Summer.
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EDDL 7388   (3-3-0)   Treatise I (Research and Prospectus)
Doctoral students will be guided and assisted in the development of their treatise proposals, writing treatise chapters, design, data analysis, preparing articles for publication, proposing research proposals for professional conferences, and other professional arenas. Emphasis will be placed on individual student work with their chair and Treatise Committee members.   
Prereq: Students must have their treatise proposal approved by the Ed.D. Committee for research involving human subjects prior to completion of this course. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in this course until this occurs.


EDDL 7389   (3-3-0)   Treatise II
A continuation of Treatise Seminar I, doctoral students will be guided and assisted in the development of their treatise, writing treatise chapters, design, data analysis preparing articles for publication, proposing research proposals for professional conferences and other professional arenas. Emphasis will be placed on individual student work with their Chair and Treatise Committee members.  
Prereq: Treatise Seminar I.


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