Urban Educational Leadership (Ed.D)
URBAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (Ed.D.)
Warren Hayman , Ph.D.
Coordinator, Urban Educational Leadership Program
Banneker Building 315B
Tel: (443) 885-1984; (443) 885-3382 Fax: (443) 885-8243
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To provide an educational experience that will prepare doctoral candidates to assume leadership positions in urban school systems and other educational agencies as educational administrators and/or planners, researchers of social policy, fiscal officers, development officers, and facilities and operational analysts.
Admission to Program
Admission to the doctoral program is granted during each academic semester and is based on the following requirements:
· A master's degree from a regional accredited college or university.
· A grade point average of 3.0 or above on all previous post-baccalaureate work
· Scores on the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination. (Test scores may not be more than five (5) years old from the date of application to the program)• An interview by the Doctoral Program Admissions Committee.
All candidates for the Ed.D. degree in Urban Educational Leadership must complete a minimum of sixty-six (66) credit hours at Morgan State after admission to the program. Doctoral candidates will select a specialization in Educational Planning and Administration, or Administration and Social Policy. Each candidate will develop an individual program of study in consultation with an assigned faculty adviser.
All candidates must pass a written comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination may be repeated once. To be eligible to sit for the comprehensives, the candidate must have completed a minimum of 42 credit hours, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must have removed any "I" or "F" grades.
Each Ed.D. degree candidate must submit a dissertation. When the dissertation has been completed to the satisfaction of the Dissertation Committee, a dissertation defense will be scheduled, during which the student must orally defend his or her work before the entire Dissertation Committee, and others as determined by the Chairperson of the Department.
All requirements for the Ed.D. degree must be completed within a period of seven consecutive years. The granting of a leave of absence by the School of Graduate Studies does not automatically extend the limit.
Part-time candidates for the Ed.D. degree will satisfy residency requirements by completing 18 credit hours over a period of three consecutive semesters. Full-time doctoral candidates must complete two consecutive semesters, carrying 9 credit hours each semester, in order to satisfy the residency requirements. Upon completion of the course requirements and the comprehensive examination, the candidate must continue to register for "Dissertation Guidance (EDUC 997)" each semester until the dissertation has been successfully defended.
Program of Study
General Requirement: 66 hours
Core Curriculum: 18 hours
EDAD 601 – Theories and Practice of Urban Educational Leadership
ASLS 640 – Contemporary Issues in Urban Education
ASLP 650 – The Politics of Education
ASLF 601 – Educational Economics and Finance
ASLP 602 – Philosophy of Education
ASLS 602 – Education and Society
Research Concentration: 15 hours – The first four courses must be taken in sequence
EDSR 630 – Educational Statistics I – Descriptive Statistics
EDSR 631 – Educational Statistics II – Inferential Statistics
EDSR 622 – Quantitative Research Methods
EDSR 624 – Qualitative Research Methods
EDSR 620 – Action Research in Urban Education
Specialization: Administration and Educational Planning – 9 hours
EDAD 602 -- Educational Planning and Management
EDAD 607 -- Administrations of Educational Organizations
EDAD 620 – Seminar in Educational Planning
Specialization: Administration and Social Policy – 9 hours
SFED 651 – Social Policy and Futurism
CUIN 660 – Urban Systems Analysis
EDAD 630 – Seminar in Administration and Social Policy
Cognate Elective: 12 hours
ASLT 632 – Instructional Systems Analysis
Consult with Advisor
If required – ENGL 564 or ENGL 581
Clinical Studies/Internship: 6 hours
EDAD 605 – Clinical Studies/Internship: Educational Planning
EDAD 603 – Clinical Studies/Internship: Administration and Social Policy
Dissertation: 6 hours
EDUC 997** -- Dissertation Guidance
EDUC 998 -- Dissertation for Doctor of Education Degree
**Can be repeated if necessary
Residency: 18 hours at Morgan State University + Masters Degree (or equivalent)
Minimum Hours of Coursework at MSU: 30 hours (not including Dissertation hours)
Dissertation: Requirements include the following:
1. Internship/Field Project
2. Declaration of Committee
3. Comprehensive Qualifying Exam
4. Institutional Review Board approval (IRB)
5. Preparation and Defense of Dissertation Proposal
6. Advancement to Candidacy
7. Preparation and Defense of Dissertation
8. Completed (and up-to-date) Program of Study