Leadership Studies Department
The mission of the Ph.D. program is to prepare candidates for leadership positions in public and private settings by providing opportunities to study and apply theories, standards, and practices in leadership.
Ph.D. Program Learning Outcomes
- Gain substantive knowledge of the field
- Think theoretically and critically
- Frame fruitful ideas & dialogue on course materials
- See research as socially situated
- Design Research: Joins research problems to appropriate methods of inquiry
- Collect and analyze data
- Communicate with various audiences about research
60 credits as follows:
9 credits:Leadership Core
EDL 811 Art and Practice of Leading, 3 cr.
EDL 812 Leadership and Ethics, 3 cr.
EDL 813 Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.
12 credits:Research Methods
EDL 810 The Research Endeavor, 3 cr.
EDL 900 Foundations of Research, 3 cr.
EDL 901 Qualitative Research, 3 cr.
EDL 902 Quantitative Research, 3 cr.
15 credits minimum:Dissertation
EDL 903 Dissertation Research Seminar, 3-6 cr.
The educational administration concentration is specifically oriented to the superintendent licensure (03) requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Chapter PI 34. This program aims to graduate educational professionals and superintendents who provide leadership based on strong values and a thorough grasp of educational, fiscal, and legal principles.
*EDL 850 The Superintendency, 3 cr.
*EDL 851 Personnel Administration, 3 cr.
*EDL 852 Technology and Leadership, 3 cr.
*EDL 853 Organizational Culture, 3 cr.
*EDL 854 Superintendent Internship, 1-3 cr.
*EDL 855 Seminar in Law and Education, 3 cr.
*EDL 856 Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation, 3 cr.
*EDL 857 Curriculum and Leadership, 3 cr.
* These courses constitute the superintendent's licensure program.