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  • Center for Education

    • Graduate Division
    • Hyatt Hall
    • tel: 610-499-4294
    • fax: 610-499-4623
  • Zora M. Wolfe, EdD

Curriculum, K–12 Educational Leadership (EdD)

The doctorate in K–12 educational leadership program gives students a chance to experience a wide variety of coursework that is challenging and rewarding for both the skilled and novice educator. 

Sample Courses

View a selection of courses students typically take as an educational leadership graduate student. 

ED 747 Personnel Management for School Administrators

An examination of policies and procedures concerning personnel management, this course explores the major organizational tasks of personnel management, including planning, recruitment, selection, placement and induction, staff development, appraisal, compensation, and collective bargaining.

ED 820 Policy and Public Relations in K-12 Education

Policy theory is examined in the special context of its application to educational institutions. Various models of policy are analyzed with a eye to their being effective, efficient, and moral. To be investigated are methods for judging the persuasiveness and utility of policy proposals. Cross-cultural and historical issues will be considered. 

ED 546 Analysis, Innovation, and Evaluation of Curriculum

Participants have the opportunity to examine and analyze various components of the total K–12 instructional program, to determine effective means of evaluating curriculum strategies, and to develop realistic and promising approaches for designing an innovative curriculum. Technology is studied as a discipline in itself and as a system to revise curricular structure and instructional methods. Academic standards and testing are examined. Individual participants have the opportunity to incorporate these processes into their current professional activity, to study in detail a particular discipline, and to plan for future supervisory positions.

For more information about courses and requirements for the doctorate program in K–12 educational leadership, please refer to our course catalog.