Ed.D.

The program prepares educational leaders to recognize the varied levels of social and educational inequity and to serve as advocates for the disenfranchised and under-served that results in their personal and political empowerment. Candidates are consistently encouraged to analyze, debate, and develop productive strategies in response to the principles, challenges, and opportunities of equity and educational justice.

The Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.) is a nationally unique program that engages about 20 students per cohort in rigorous study, debate, research, and practice. Our driving mission is to produce scholarly practitioners who are sought for leadership roles in schools, districts, agencies, and public service, as well as faculty positions in institutions of higher education.

Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice

Our energetic, highly qualified faculty constantly strive to help doctoral students develop academically and professionally. At the same time, candidates are pushed to consider innovative ways they can make a difference in the world of education, improving the lives of learners and strengthening the work of schools.

Program Overview

The doctoral program requires 60 units for degree completion. Students can satisfy up to 6 units as elective units with master's or higher level coursework in their area of study from advanced graduate work at the University of Redlands, or transferred from another accredited institution (e.g., clear administrative services credential work, counseling credential, or specialty service credentials) with advisor approval. Transfer credit acceptability is determined during the admissions process.

 

Program requirements may be waived only where the course content equates with a University of Redlands course and when obsolescence is not a factor. No course that has been completed more than ten years before the anticipated date of graduation shall be counted toward University of Redlands program.

 

 

Coursework

The schedule is structured to accommodate the hectic lives of working educators. The program can be completed in three to four years, with coursework organized in trimesters during the first two years. Classes are scheduled on Thursday evenings, as well as on several Saturdays each trimester.

Dissertation writing courses and other culminating experiences can found in the Ed.D. Advising Sheet

  

 

3 Year Pathway

Doctorate for Leadership in Educational Justice 3 Year Pathway

Year 1

Fall Semester 

EDUC 830: Foundations & Soc Justice Ldrshp (3) 

EDUC 840: Educational Inquiry (3)

 EDUC 850A: Research to Practice - 1A (1)

Spring Semester 

EDUC 841: Quantitative Research (3)

EDUC 833: Educ Finance & Budget (3)

EDUC 850B: Research to Practice -1B (1)

Summer Semester 

EDUC 832: Ed Policy: Multi Perspective (3)

EDUC 842: Qualitative Research (3)

EDUC 850C: Research to Practice - 1C (1)

Year 2

Fall Semester

EDUC 831: Legal & Ethical Issues (3)

EDUC 843: Evidence Based Practice (3)

EDUC 851A: Research to Practice - 2A (1)

EDUC 860 A: Dissertation Development (1)

Spring Semester 

EDUC 844: Social Justice Leadership (3)

EDUC 851B: Research to Practice - 2B (1)

EDUC 860B: Dissertation Development (1)

*elective (3)

Summer Semester 

EDUC 835: Theory & Appl Critical Pedagogy (3)

EDUC 851C: Research to Practice - 2C (1)

EDUC 860C: Dissertation Development (1)

 *elective (3)

Comprehensive Exam - July (results communicated in September)

Year 3

Fall Semester

EDUC 861: Dissertation Writing (3)

*elective (3)

Spring Semester

EDUC 861: Dissertation Writing (3)

*elective (3)

Summer Semester

EDUC 861: Dissertation Writing (3)

 

 * A total of 12 credit hours are required for electives (6 credit hours can be transferred into the School of Education EdD program).

** This course plan represents one way, NOT THE ONLY WAY, to meet program course requirements.  Please see your advisor for course planning purposes.

*** In order to be eligible for financial aid, Ed.D. students need to have at least half-time status (3 credit hours per semester).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Year Pathway

Doctorate for Leadership in Educational Justice 4 Year Pathway 

Year 1

Fall Semester

EDUC 830: Foundations & Soc Justice Ldrshp (3)

EDUC 850A: Research to Practice - 1A (1)

Spring Semester

EDUC 833: Educ Finance & Budget (3)

EDUC 850B: Research to Practice -1B (1)

*elective (3)

Summer Semester

EDUC 832: Ed Policy: Multi Perspective (3)

EDUC 850C: Research to Practice - 1C (1)

Year 2

Fall Semester

EDUC 831: Legal & Ethical Issues (3)

EDUC 851A: Research to Practice - 2A (1)

Spring Semester

EDUC 844: Social Justice Leadership (3)

EDUC 851B: Research to Practice - 2B (1)

*elective (3)

Summer Semester

EDUC 835: Theory & Appl Critical Pedagogy (3)

EDUC 851C: Research to Practice - 2C (1)

Year 3

Fall Semester

EDUC 840: Educational Inquiry  (3)

EDUC 843: Evidence Based Practice (3)

EDUC 860A:  Dissertation Writing (1) 

Spring Semester

EDUC 841: Quantitative Research (3)

EDUC 860B: Dissertation Development (1)    

*Elective

Summer Semester

EDUC 842: Qualitative Research (3)

EDUC 860C: Dissertation Development (1)

*Comprehensive Examination 

 

Year 4

Fall Semester

EDUC 861: Dissertation Writing (3)

Spring Semester

EDUC 861: Dissertation Writing (3)

Summer Semester

EDUC 861: Dissertation Writing (3)

* A total of 12 credit hours are required for electives (6 credit hours can be transferred into the School of Education EdD program).

** This course plan represents one way, NOT THE ONLY WAY, to meet program course requirements.  Please see your advisor for course planning purposes.

*** In order to be eligible for financial aid, Ed.D. students need to have at least half-time status (3 credit hours per semester).

EDUC 862 is a 0 credit course that is not applicable for financial aid

 

 

Careers in Education

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October 25th: Meaningful Careers in Higher Education

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