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Degree Requirements

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 prior to the completion of 36 credit hours and 3.3 after the completion of 36 credit hours. Students are allowed no more than two grades of “C.” Upon receiving a third grade of “C,” students must retake the class in which the grade was received. Grades of “D” and “F” require that the course be retaken.

Course Requirements 

Core Courses: 24 quarter hours required

Research Courses: 20 quarter hours required

The research courses are sequenced and must be taken in the following order:

Elective Requirement  (4 quarter hours required)

Concentration Courses: 20 quarter hours required

Candidacy Course:  non-credit, non-tuition

Dissertation Courses: 8 quarter hours required

Superintendent Internship* : 4 quarter hours required

 *Students interested in the Superintendent Endorsement must complete the Superintendent Internship. This course is completed in addition to the required 76-credit hours for the Ed.D. degree.

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