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  The Graduate School of Education 2007-2009 Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Programs Programs in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision (Track B)  

Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision (Track B)


Coordinator: Dr. James Bliss (732-932-7496, ext.;8221; email: bliss@rci.rutgers.edu)

The Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. The program is designed to ensure that each graduate acquires a core of theoretical knowledge and research skills germane to all administrative and program development positions and yet has wide latitude to pursue individual professional specialties. The program fosters a balance between theory and its application in professional practice. The Ed.D. program has been designed for advanced studies. Applicants seeking certification as supervisors or principals should enroll in the master's degree program (Option A).

Ed. D. Program Requirements

Minimum of 48 credits of course work.

Maximum of 18 transfer credits for postbaccalaureate course work.

Area of Specialization in Ed. Admin. (30 credits)

Courses required:

15:230:600 Topics in Educational Administration

15:230:603 Theory & Research in Educational Administration

15:230:604 Organizational Theory

15:230:614 Research Problems in Educational Administration and Supervision II


Research Methods: (9 credits)

Required:

15:230:613 Research Problems in Educational Administration and Supervision

6 additional credits of research chosen in consultation with adviser

Courses outside area of specialization: (9 credits)

One course in each of the three following areas:

Learning in a Content Area

Social and Philosophical Foundations

Psychological Foundations

Predissertation Project: Before dissertation candidacy, students must complete a relevant predissertation project culminating in a written product. Projects will be developed in consultation with a project advisor and in accordance with program guidelines.

Qualifying Examination: Upon completion of course work, students must pass a qualifying examination in educational administration and supervision. The qualifying exam is tailored to fit the contours of (a) the proposed degree program, (b) the knowledge base, and (c) the continuing challenges of educational governance. Readings for the examination should include, at minimum, readings required and recommended in order to complete a proposed degree program.

The Dissertation: The qualifying exam will be used to determine a student's readiness to conduct dissertation research. The dissertation in educational administration must comply with generally accepted quality standards for dissertation research and contribute to literatures that inform the study and practice of educational administration.

 
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