EdD Curriculum Overview Required Courses: (36 credits) The Learning Organization (4 credits) Educational Foundations (4 credits) Educational Organizations (4 credits) Leadership (4 credits) Frameworks for Inquiry (4 credits) Advanced Inquiry (4 credits) Equity and Social Justice Policy (4 credits) Building Community Seminar (2 credits) Constructivism Seminar (2 credits) Doctoral Writing Seminar (2 credits) Inquiry and Reflection Seminar (2 credits) Elective Courses: (16 credits) Students tailor their elective series to meet their interests in consultation with an academic advisor. Many elective courses are available online or in low-residency formats in addition to on-campus offerings. Common areas of concentration include: Administrative Licensure Creative Writing Dispute Resolution Educational Leadership Independent Study: An independent study course is an opportunity to do independent work under the direction of a faculty member. The student and the instructor work out a course of study before the term begins and typically meet four to six times throughout the term to discuss readings and papers. Students may take up to eight independent study credits, and special registration is required. Dissertation: (16 credits) This is a series of four advisement experiences (4 credits each) with a primary dissertation advisor and two committee members for the purpose of developing and completing the dissertation.