EDHE 8722. Doctoral Seminar in Higher Education (3-0-3) This course explores the rationale for pursuing a doctorate in education within the context of personal preferences, professional competencies and organizational politics. Students are provided an orientation to the doctoral program in educational administration in anticipation of the tremendous demand for performance. Participation skills, professional writing competencies, and analytical ability in a structural collegial environment are required.
EDUF 7118. Qualitative Research Methods (3-0-3) Prerequisite: EDUF 7117 with a grade of "C" or better. Qualitative research course is designed to build upon master's level educational research course. Advanced applications of qualitative assumptions, theories, and practices will be presented. Emphasis is on design, collection and analysis of qualitative data to assess and monitor professional practice.
EDUF 8126. Introduction to Statistical Methods in Education (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Ed.D. Program. Advance participants ability to gather, analyze, interpret, and utilize descriptive and inferential statistics. Facilitate conceptual understanding of fundamental statistical methods used by educators and leaders for individual and program improvement.
EDUF 8127. Quantitative Experimental Research (3-0-3) Prerequisite: EDUF 8126. This course is designed to advance students' ability to analyze, interpret, and utilize data using experimental designs. Material will be presented to facilitate a conceptual and practical understanding of statistical methods beyond their fundamental knowledge so that students can effectively consume and produce scholarly research. The emphasis of this class rests on various univariate statistical models rooted in the ANOVA model, as well as analysis and interpretation.