Community College Leadership, Ed.D.
The Community College Leadership doctoral program is designed to serve doctoral students with diverse career backgrounds, including those with experience in the leadership and administration of American or international two-year colleges. The program is committed to research-based practices in recruiting and supporting doctoral candidates from underrepresented groups, who have the potential to excel and to achieve the program goals. By modeling these practices throughout, the program will prepare its graduates to carry these advocacy practices into their future community college leadership positions. The program is practitioner oriented; that is, students’ learning experiences will be grounded in real world contexts.
The following are the requirements of all applicants for the Doctorate in Community College Leadership (CCL):
- An earned master's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are no older than five years or professional experience in the field of education
- Demonstrated leadership experience in Community Colleges or a related professional setting
- Demonstrated academic excellence, problem-solving ability, and an interest in critically assessing and bringing about improvements within current educational policies and practices.
Interview: Program candidates will participate in an in-person or video conference interview.
|EDLD 810||Community College Leadership Institute||1|
|EDLD 811||Community Colleges: Past, Present, and Future||3|
|EDLD 812||Leadership Theory and Change Management||3|
|EDLD 831||The Scholarly Practitioner||3|
|EDLD 813||Promoting Equity: Teaching and Supporting Diverse Student Learners||3|
|EDLD 832||Educational Research I||3|
|EDLD 8XX||Mentoring I||1|
|EDLD 8XX||Innovative Teaching Practices and Modalities||3|
|EDLD 8XX||Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Innovation||3|
|EDLD 8XX||Experiential Learning I||2|
|EDLD 8XX||Educational Research II||3|
|EDLD 8XX||Community College Finance||3|
|EDLD 8XX||Experiential Learning II||2|
|EDLD 9XX||Dissertation in Practice I||2|
|EDLD 8XX||Strategic Human Resource Management||3|
|EDLD 8XX||Mentoring II||1|
|EDLD 8XX||Curricular and Instructional Leadership||3|
|EDLD 8XX||Student Services Leadership||3|
|EDLD 9XX||Dissertation in Practice II||2|
|EDLD 8XX||Legal Issues, Policies, and Ethical Practices in the Community College||3|
|EDLD 8XX||Critical Role of Partnerships in Community College Leadership||3|
|EDLD 9XX||Dissertation in Practice III||2|
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Community College Leadership doctoral program, students will be able to:
- Use an evidence-based approach to decision making and leadership, with a focus on the goal of increased rates of student completion and success.
- Promote culturally responsive pedagogical and supportive practices that are grounded in theory and research.
- Engage in partnerships to champion the mission of the community college and lead various reform efforts aimed at reducing equity gaps.
- Effectively engage in strategic planning and assessment and clearly communicate vision and data to various stakeholders.