Course Schedule


The EDL program requires a minimum of 43 units and takes three years to complete.

Sample Schedule

Year 1

Fall Semester (Term 1)

EDUC 605 | (1 unit)

Framing Educational Leadership

Learn to apply critical analysis and creative expression to problems of practice. Gain a general understanding of supported and unsupported assertions, evidence-based decision-making and the quality of evidence used to support arguments.

EDHP 500 | (3 units)

Challenges in Urban Education: Leadership

Evaluate theories, principles and concepts of leadership in urban K-12 schools and institutions of higher education.

CHOOSE ONE COURSE

EDUC 523 | (3 units)

Challenges in Urban Education: Diversity

Examine diversity issues in urban educational settings.

OR

EDUC 524 | (3 units)

Challenges in Urban Education: Leadership

Evaluate theories, principles and concepts of leadership in urban K-12 schools and institutions of higher education.

Spring Semester (Term 2)

CHOOSE ONE COURSE

EDUC 523 | (3 units)

Challenges in Urban Education: Diversity

Examine diversity issues in urban educational settings.

OR

EDUC 525 | (3 units)

Challenges in Urban Education: Learning

Examine theories and research on learning, motivation and instruction for diverse educational settings.

EDUC 532 | (3 units)

Inquiry Methods I

Learn how to use logic and methods of quantitative data analysis in the examination of educational issues and the framing of solutions for them.

Summer Session (Term 3)

EDUC 522 | (3 units)

Challenges in Urban Education: Accountability

Analyze issues related to accountability theory and practice in urban education settings.

Concentration Course 1 | (3 units)

See concentration course electives at the bottom of this page

Year 2

Fall Semester (Term 4)

EDUC 536 | (3 units)

Inquiry Methods II

Learn how to use logic and methods of data analysis in the examination of educational issues and the framing of solutions for them.

Concentration Course 2| (3 units)

See concentration course electives at the bottom of this page

Spring Semester (Term 5)

EDUC 792| (3 units)

Critique of Research in Education

Survey and critically analyze selected research and literature.

Concentration Course 3| (3 units)

See concentration course electives at the bottom of this page

Summer Session (Term 6)

EDUC 790| (1-12 units)

Research

Conduct research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department.

Concentration Course 4| (3 units)

See concentration course electives at the bottom of this page

Special Topics

See concentration course electives at the bottom of this page

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Concentrations

The availability of concentration electives will vary based on student interest and scheduling.

Educational Psychology
EDUC 712: Issues in Human Motivation – Analyze motivational principles, diagnosis and solutions to motivation gaps in learning environments and understand motivation and efficacy theories and principles.

EDUC 713: Issues in Lifespan Development – Examine issues related to the development of diverse students and the development of environments that promote motivated behavior.

EDUC 714: Measurement and Evaluation for Decision-Making – Collect, analyze, and use quantitative data to solve problems of practice and evaluate educational institutions, programs and policies.

EDUC 715: Current Research in Learning – Review current research in the application of learning theories, and the applicability of this research across a variety of contexts.

Higher Education Administration
EDUC 707: Administration in Higher Education – Examine administrative issues in higher education, including academic leadership related to undergraduate and graduate education, quality standards and assessment and how administrators create efficiency, effectiveness, performance and change.

EDUC 708: Advanced Student Development Theory – Examine traditional and emergent student development theories.

EDUC 709: Finance in Higher Education – Examine local, national, and global economic and policy environments and their effect on institutional policies and practices.

EDUC 710: Assessment, Organizational Learning and Performance – Understand current organizational, state and federal policies impacting urban postsecondary education.

K-12 Leadership in Urban School Settings
EDUC 716: Instructional Leadership – Examine the role of instructional leaders in improving student performance, current issues in curriculum design and implementation and effective instructional leadership approaches for school improvement.

EDUC 717: Schooling as an Economic Enterprise – Apply economic theory to the study of education. Gain an understanding of the application of market theory to education, partnerships, allocation of resources and the examination of educational enterprises.

EDUC 719: The Policies and Politics of Education Governance – Survey major issues facing educators in the 21st century. This course emphasizes how educational policy can focus on incentives for schools to improve student learning.

EDUC 720: Leadership for Principals – Understand the role of the principal as an instructional leader with a focus on improving student achievement.

EDUC 721: Leadership for Superintendents – Understand the role of the superintendent in establishing a focus on student achievement and holding school sites accountable. Learn how superintendents support student learning through leadership.

Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies (TEMS)
EDUC 700: Research and Practice in the Preparation of Teachers – Review research on the preparation of teachers for diverse populations. Examine measures of teacher quality and student achievement and existing practices in teacher education from multiple perspectives.

EDUC 717: Schooling as an Economic Enterprise – Apply economic theory to the study of education. Gain an understanding of the application of market theory to education, partnerships, allocation of resources and the examination of educational enterprises.

EDUC 701: Pedagogy in Teacher Education – Critically examine pedagogical practices in teacher education, including the design of pedagogical approaches and programs for diverse and underserved students in urban schools.

EDUC 702: Curriculum, Teacher Preparation, and Student Learning – Study the process and role of curriculum in a variety of urban settings, teacher preparation, and professional growth. Understand the philosophical and psychological foundations of curriculum development.

EDUC 703: Examining Literacy theories and Practice – Examine literacy theories as practiced in urban, teacher education and professional development settings using an inquiry approach to examine best practice.