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EdD Concentration - Curriculum Leadership for Social Justice

Ed.D. Concentration in Curriculum Leadership for Social Justice

Curriculum Leadership for Social Justice is geared for devoted practitioners committed to addressing problems facing leaders in the field of education. This degree concentration aims to develop scholars who wish to assume leadership roles in educational institutions, such as school or district curriculum leadership. Students will research and implement a diverse range of curricular trends focused on equity and social justice. Doctoral faculty will serve as mentors in helping students create doctoral dissertations that meet their professional goals.


Core Doctoral Study Research Courses

  • EDD 901:  Orientation to Doctoral Studies
  • EDD 902:  Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
  • EDD 903:  Qualitative Research
  • EDD 904:  Applied Research:  Program Evaluation, Surveys, and Grant Writing
  • EDD 906:  Dissertation Practicum
  • EDD 907:  Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods
  • EDD 908:  Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

Curriculum Leadership for Social Justice Concentration

  • EAD 819: School Leadership and Instructional Supervision
  • EAD 853:  Conditions for Learning
  • EDL 925:  Organizational Behavior & Justice
  • EDL 940:  Social and Political Dimensions of Leadership
  • EDL 941:  Critical Pedagogy: Examining Diversity, Race, and Cultural Equity
  • EDL 950:  Educating and Supporting Diverse Student Populations


  • EAD 807:  Special Topics
  • EAD 897:  Independent Study
  • EDL 943:  Capacity Building, Organizational Improvements, and Innovation
  • EDL 944:  Public Policy & Politics
  • EDL 945:  Ed.D Field Experience
  • EDL 954:  Foundations & Current Issues in Educational Leadership
  • COU 892: Leadership & Social Justice Advocacy
  • CPL 862:  Race, Identity, & Policing
  • PSY 837:  Social Psychology & Cultural Diversity
  • One additional course from Discipline Specific Concentration


  • Either EDD 907 or EDD 908 (if not taken in Ed.D. core)


  • EDD 999:  Dissertation
  • GRD 877p:  Prospectus Defense/Hearing
  • GRD 878Z:  Doctoral Defense

Course Sequence

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