Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development

Major: ELOD
Degree Awarded: Ed.D.
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/edd-elod

Program Information

Distinctive Characteristics of Doctoral Programs in the College of Education and Human Development

I. Social Justice and Equity

Aligned with our mission, our students would build experience and expertise in the issues of social justice and equity. This theme would align with our metropolitan mission and that of student achievement.

II. Leadership

This area could be assisted by the Future Faculty/Future Leaders program. Leadership is a distinct focus in other programs in the College of Education and Human Development and the doctoral program should be no exception. In this component students would gain expertise in supervising and leading others to achieve organizational goals and missions, managing complex systems, addressing administrative issues and procedures, conducting research to enhance leadership and teaching others about the art of organizational leadership.

III. Practical Experience

The doctoral programs in the College of Education and Human Development will also contain practicums, internships, or embedded field experience that aligns both with their program studies and their career goals. These experiences are to be mentored and may include a number of the following areas: teaching; research, administration or other appropriate arenas.

IV. Scholarship/Research

The emphasis on scholarship would include experience and mentorship in ethics, publications, presentation, grantsmanship, and other forms of creative activity. The research component will be characterized by the development of vertical research teams: Senior faculty, junior faculty, doctoral students, masters’ students, and in some programs, undergraduate students, working together on research projects and research areas. These might be bolstered by partnerships with local school districts, businesses, or community agencies.

The doctoral degree is granted in recognition of scholarly proficiency and distinctive achievement in a specific field/discipline. All candidates for a doctoral degree in the College of Education and Human Development must successfully complete qualifying exams and a dissertation/professional portfolio that clearly indicates the candidate has mastered and can exhibit/articulate the content knowledge, skills and dispositions specific to their discipline, and can utilize appropriate research methodologies to contribute to the body of knowledge in their field.

Curriculum

60 Credit Hour Program

Master’s Degree prerequisite + 60 credit hours minimum: The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

SPECIALTY COMPONENTS (33 credit hours minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval
30
ELFH 715 Advanced Organizational Theory
3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 credit hours minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval
Statistics and Methodology I (ELFH 601 or equivalent required)3
Research Course to aid in the completion of the EdD Degree3
Research Course to aid in the completion of the EdD Degree3
RESEARCH ELECTIVES:
e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies. a,b
ELFH 777 Capstone for Education Doctorate Degree
12
MASTER’S DEGREE OR ELECTIVE COMPONENTMaster’s Degree comprises Elective component of program.30
a. Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework
b. ELFH 600 may not be used for this course.
Minimum total credit hours:60

90 Credit Hour Program

The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

SPECIALTY COMPONENTS (42 credit hours minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval39
ELFH 715 Advanced Organizational Theory 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 credit hours minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval
Statistics and Methodology I (ELFH 601 or equivalent required)3
Research Course to aid in the completion of the EdD Degree3
Research Course to aid in the completion of the EdD Degree3
RESEARCH ELECTIVES:
3
e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies. a,b
ELFH 777 Capstone for Education Doctorate Degree12
ELECTIVE COMPONENT selected with Program Committee Approval
21
a. Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework
b. ELFH 600 may not be used for this course.
Minimum total credit hours:90

Faculty

Meera Alagaraja

Associate Professor

Mathew Bergman

Assistant Professor

Lee Bewley

Associate Professor

Jessica Buckley

Clinical Assistant Professor

Roger Buskill

Instructor

Bradley Carpenter

Assistant Professor

Namok Choi

Professor

Denise Cumberland

Assistant Professor

Casey George-Jackson

Assistant Professor

Jacob Gross

Assistant Professor

W. Blake Haselton
Associate Professor

Superintendent in Residence

Ray Haynes

Clinical Associate Professor

Ann Herd

Assistant Professor

Amy Hirschy

Assistant Professor

Jason Immekus

Associate Professor

Kyle Ingle

Associate Professor

Carlos McCray

Associate Professor

Kevin Rose

Assistant Professor

Terri Rowland

Clinical Assistant Professor

Brad Shuck

Associate Professor

Jeffrey Sun

Professor