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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

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 843THE POLITICS OF SCHOOLING4
CS 751CURRICULUM FOR HUMAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT4
BBE 699LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATING CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS4
SCG 627GLOBAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION SEMINAR4
CS 694CURRICULUM 2.0: CURRICULUM FOR LEARNING IN GLOBAL NETWORKS4
SCG 711CULTURE, POWER AND EDUCATION4

Research Courses: 28 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 775FOUNDATIONS OF INQUIRY AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
SCG 785FOUNDATIONS OF REVIEWING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
SCG 735QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I4
SCG 745QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I4
SCG 755QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II4
SCG 765QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II4
A&S 705DISSERTATION SEMINAR4

Elective Requirement: 4 quarter hours required 

Course Title Quarter Hours
One elective (4 quarter hours) from the following list:4
Any doctoral course (700 or above) for which the student qualifies
CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING - VYGOTSKY, BAKHTIN, MAKIGUCHI, IKEDA
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CURRICULUM STUDIES
TSUNESABURO MAKIGUCHI'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (1)
TSUNESABURO MAKIGUCHI'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (2)
JOSEI TODA'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE
DAISAKU IKEDA'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (1) MAJOR EDUCATION WRITINGS
DAISAKU IKEDA'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (2) DIALOGUES
DAISAKU IKEDA'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (3) PEACE PROPOSALS
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF VALUE-CREATING EDUCATION
EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
DIALOGUE AND EDUCATION
IKEDA/SOKA STUDIES IN EDUCATION
PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF VALUE-CREATING EDUCATION (LOCAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS)
Other options need to be approved by the Doctoral Program.

Concentration Courses: 16 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
CS 784CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM DESIGN4
A&S 801LEADERSHIP: THEORY AND PRACTICE4
A&S 696WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4
A&S 688SERVICE LEARNING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION4

Candidacy Course: non-credit, non-tuition

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 706CANDIDACY PAPER0

Dissertation Courses: 8 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 849SUPERVISED DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT4
A&S 859INDEPENDENT DISSERTATION RESEARCH: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4