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Doctorate in Education

Expand your vision of high-performing organizations that value diversity, equity, and inclusion in policies and practices as well as in the workforce and community, with our Ed.D. in Leading Innovative Diverse Organizations (LIDO)

Whether you are a current or emerging leader, our LIDO Ed.D. aims to provide K-20 educators and other organization professionals looking to advance. Our Ed.D. is aligned with community needs for doctorate-prepared individuals.

You'll come to understand social and technological disruptions through design thinking and strategic planning processes to identify and develop solutions that reimagine the work of an organization and drive innovation and systemic change.

Our Ed.D. Program

Whether you are a current or emerging leader, the Ed.D in Leading Innovative Diverse Organizations (LIDO) aims to expand your vision of high-performing organizations that value diversity, equity, and inclusion in policies and practices as well as in the workforce and community. Cohorts explore social and technological disruptions through design thinking and strategic planning processes to identify and develop solutions that reimagine the work of an organization and drive innovation and systemic change.

If you are a K-20 educator or health professional (PA, OT, PT, SLP, nurse, etc.), and are seeking advancement within educational environments, this is the program for you. The Doctor of Education degree is aligned with the community needs for doctorate-prepared individuals.

Program Features:

Online Courses

We understand the importance of balancing your professional and personal life while working towards your future career and design learning experiences accordingly. This is a three-year, online program with only two on-campus, week-long classes.

Dissertation Component

A unique feature of the LIDO program is that you start work on your dissertation at the beginning of the program and continue that work until complete with the support of faculty and your peers.

Methods of Delivery

This program is fully online, high-flex, and cohort-based, with virtual face-to-face meetings:

  • Strong support network and collaborative community
  • Guaranteed course offerings
  • Flexible scheduling to meet cohort needs
  • Continuum of instruction between courses
  • Peer mentoring & support
  • Highly qualified faculty with practical knowledge and expertise
  • Opportunity to meet face-to-face once per year during the summer

Time to Completion

The doctoral program of study is a 60-unit program designed to be completed in three years.

Ed.D. Program Highlights

In our fully-online Ed.D. Program you'll have:

  • Fully online high-flex cohort-based program with virtual face-to-face meetings
  • Strong support network and collaborative community
  • Guaranteed course offerings
  • Flexible scheduling to meet cohort need
  • Continuum of instruction between courses
  • Peer mentoring & support
  • Highly qualified faculty with practical knowledge and expertise
  • Opportunities to meet face-to-face once per year during the summer

Admissions Requirements

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or higher in your most recent degree
  • Obtained a master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (Preferred path to Doctorate)
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application*
  • California residence status**

* All foreign transcripts must be professionally evaluated by an agency such as World Education Services or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

**Residents of other States are currently not eligible for this program.

Application Process

All applications for doctoral admissions are submitted through GradCAS and processed through our admissions office. Take the first step to complete your Leading Innovative and Diverse Organizations (LIDO) doctorate by reviewing the admission requirements and application process thoroughly to help ensure your application is complete and processed expeditiously.

Curriculum

TUC's Ed.D. LIDO curriculum covers a wide range of administrative and leadership courses.

EDDV 802 Research Methodology I: Quantitative

(2 credits) This course will identify how to utilize multiple sources and resources when conducting research. Students will explore how to interpret, analyze, critique, and synthesize research related to education and learn the basic principles of data collection, measurement, and assessment.

EDDV 803 Ethics & the Law

(3 credits) This course will explore legal and ethical issues in education as well as the legal responsibilities and the powers of states and local governments. Students will also explore federal and state statutes, due process, liability, equal protection, and the rights of faculty and students in order to navigate the ethical and legal risks in education.

EDDV 804 Capstone Project: Skills Demonstration, Social Justice Focus I

(1 credit) Students in the Capstone Social Justice dissertation course will advance their doctoral writing skills while learning key aspects of social justice topics including inclusivity and balance in ethical, scholarly writing. Writing skills will be focused on addressing the complexity of professional practice problems. Students will integrate completed course information with discipline specific research in a broad literature review applicable towards completion of their dissertation components.

EDDV 805 Capstone Project: Skills Demonstration, Social Justice Focus II

(1 credit) Students in this Capstone dissertation course will advance their understanding about the feasibility of conducting ethical, socially responsible research. Evidenced-based educational, professional, and social problems will be examined. Students will learn about human protection rights in research and identify impacted populations for accessibility and feasibility in research. Current literature on educational social problems will be analyzed and synthesized.

EDDV 806 Education Policy and Planning

(2 credits) This course will examine the social, cultural, and political issues that shape the direction of contemporary education. Educational policy and planning are essential to the success of institutions and future leaders need to be prepared to infuse necessary changes into the institution when necessary. Students will explore the function of institutional governance, analyze policy, and discuss the importance of strategic planning.

EDDV 807 Research Methodology II: Qualitative

(3 credits) This course will expose participants to the fundamentals of qualitative research. Institutional leaders are confronted with research on a regular basis, and leaders will need to be able to glean necessary information relevant to the future of education as it pertains to the institution. Students will learn qualitative research methods and design, while undertaking a simulated qualitative study examining the aspects of data collection, analysis, and reporting data results.

EDDV 808 Summer Intensive I

(2 credits) This course will focus on the IRB review process and introduce participants to the dissertation concept development process. Students will also explore library databases for the purposes of efficiently collecting resources relevant to individual research interests.

EDDV 809 Curriculum, Learner Assessment, and Technology in Education

(3 credits) This course will elaborate on the importance of curriculum goals and how to effectively measure the success of the educational program in terms of learner assessment. Twenty-first century education currently relies on the efficient implantation of technology. This technology is closely tied to learning modules and the delivery of curriculum. Technology is also essential in educational assessments used to evaluate both program and student success.

EDDV 810 Organizational Management and Culture

(2 credits) This course exposes participants to a broad analysis of individual and group behavior in organizations. Students will develop an understanding of how an organization’s human capital are managed to be efficient more effective. Organization culture is an essential element to successful institutions. Educational leaders need to be proficient in creating and maintain a cultural structure that is stable and yet receptive to change.

EDDV 811 Capstone Project: Dissertation, Service to Humanity I

(1 credit) Students will begin exploring concepts for the Introduction chapter of the dissertation. The Introduction of the dissertation presents the general description of the area being studied, states the significance of the problem, analyzes the study components, synthesizes the literature, and begin to formulate a problem statement. Student frame their research in the context of the Jewish service to humanity and how it translates to education. Students will discuss Mitzvahs (commands) concepts like Tikkun Olam which are acts of kindness used to improve the world and decency toward others and Kavod which is respect for people, the environment, and community.

EDDV 812 Capstone Project: Dissertation, Service to Humanity II

(1 credit) Students are working on identifying and securing their committee members and developing and completing their prospectus. The prospectus includes identifying a framework, developing the research methods, design, and approach. Additionally, students discuss their research in the context of the Jewish service to humanity and how it translates to education. Students will discuss Mitzvahs (commands) concepts like Tikkun Olam which are acts of kindness used to improve the world and decency toward others and Kavod which is respect for people, the environment, and community.

EDDV 813 Community Engagement and Relations

(2 credits) This course will evaluate the importance of community engagement and relationships that impact educational institutions. Current institutional educational strategies often seek to include the needs of community when creating curriculum, budget, support, and other critical areas. Students will discuss the importance of community engagement and its complexities in policy design, and study approaches to implement a successful community presence in an educational institution.

EDDV 814 Student Learning: Andragogy and Pedagogy

(3 credits) This course will examine the differences between andragogy and pedagogy. Institutional leaders need to consider the importance personal and professional experience plays in learning and how to leverage these experiences when developing curriculum to enhance the learning experience for all age groups. Participants will be exposed to both andragogy and pedagogy learning theories throughout this course to be more capable at understanding how best to engage students within their institution and in their professional careers.

EDDV 815 Finance and Business Administration

(3 credits) This course will examine the importance of reliably managing institutional budgets. Educational leaders work within a framework that must consider fiscal solvency and remain in compliance with accreditation, state, and federal government regulations. Students will be exposed to the financial business planning and practices enabling them to evaluate budgets reliably to determine if long-term and short-term financial goals are being addressed and resourced appropriately.

EDDV 816 Accountability: Personnel Management and Accreditation

(3 credits) This course will elaborate on an institution’s management of human capital and how it relates to accreditation or compliance. Educational institutions have an obligation to students and stakeholders to maintain a faculty and support staff that provides an educational experience that meets accepted accreditation and programmatic requirements. Institutions should be staffed with properly qualified instructors as well as maintain a culture of faculty and staff development that allows the institution to be able to grow as educational and professional practices evolve.

EDDV 817 Capstone Project: Dissertation, Service to Humanity III

(1 credit) This course allows students to continue completion of their Prospectus and complete their CITI training in preparation of their data collection requirements. This course will appraise information in EDDV 811 and EDDV 812 on the Jewish service to humanity and how it translates to education. Students will discuss Mitzvahs (commands) concepts like Tikkun Olam which are acts of kindness used to improve the world and decency toward others and Kavod which is respect for people, the environment, and community.

EDDV 818 Summer Intensive II

(3 credits) This course will focus on the development of the dissertation components and working with their committee. Students will discuss the concept of the oral defense and strategize how they may design a defense for their dissertation.

EDDV 819 Working with Diverse Populations

(3 credits) This course will discuss the importance of valuing diverse populations in the institution’s educational community. Modern educational practices must consider the impact on diverse populations to efficiently impact students. Participants will examine diversity issues related to culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, social class, disability and other topics relevant to educational institution diversity.

EDDV 820 Capstone Project: Dissertation Work, Intellectual Pursuit I

(3 credits) This course will focus on the continued development of the dissertation. Students will be reviewing what they learned in completing the previous dissertation components.

EDDV 821 Capstone Project: Dissertation Work, Intellectual Pursuit II

(6 credits) This course will focus on the continued development of the dissertation. Students will work from where they left off in the previous course. The goals are to have a completed proposal by this time and be working on IRB and data collection.

EDDV 822 Capstone Project: Dissertation Work, Intellectual Pursuit III

(6 credits) This course will focus on the continued development of the dissertation. Students will finalize edits to the dissertation.

Contact

Pamela Redmond, Ed.D.
Professor & Chair of Innovation in Learning and Leadership
707-638-5452