Instructional Leadership, Doctor of Education
The degree program in Instructional Leadership provide students with an intellectual environment that enables them to refine existing knowledge and develop new knowledge, practices, and skills in the areas of administration, curriculum, diversity, higher education, and instructional technology to take leadership roles in facilitating the growth and development of other educators.
Dr. Rene S. Parmar, Chair
Sullivan Hall 512
Graduate Admission Information
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Global Approach to Education
The Instructional Leadership Ed.D. Program is designed to develop educational leaders who are prepared to assume professional leadership in higher education, school-level teaching, social agencies, non-for-profit agencies, corporations and foundations, central-office administrative positions- particularly those directly related to curriculum and instruction, educational technology and differentiated instruction.
The program prepares graduates to:
Adapt curriculum theory to practice.
- Interpret various theories of curriculum.
- Identify and implement appropriate adaptations to the curriculum for students with diverse learning needs.
- Understand and critique curriculum models and practices in the social/political context.
Utilize and interpret educational technology.
- Design learning modules and units
- Use web technologies as alternatives or supplements to classroom instruction
- Conduct research on technology as related to instruction and learning
- Use technology tools for assessment and accountability
- Provide leadership in developing instructional technology systems
Address the learning needs of diverse learners
- Design and implement instructional approaches for students with gifts and
talents, or those with educational challenges.
- Develop programmatic designs that facilitate system change to address
the learning needs of diverse learners.
- Understand and critique programs and practices for diverse learners from
local, national, and international perspectives.
Understand and conduct research.
- Investigate educational issues, using both statistical and qualitative
- Draw reasoned interpretations from existing research to make decisions
regarding educational issues.
- Understand and critique research approaches in light of theory, social
climate, and methodological strengths and weaknesses.
- Apply professional and ethical standards in research.
- Develop professional reports for dissemination to the research community
via appropriate forums.