43 Unit Curriculum

Students who hold a master's degree may be admitted with advanced standing and are required to take only 43 units in order to complete the program.



Immersion 1

EDUC 603: Framing Educational Leadership in a Global Context (4 units)

This course will help students develop the critical analysis and academic literacy skills to identify, research and present issues in various organizational contexts.

EDUC 620: Creativity and Innovation (2 units)

Students will learn practical strategies and creative thinking methods to produce innovative results through hands-on experiments, practice and review.


EDUC 523: Diversity (3 units)

Students will tackle issues of diversity, including access and equity, as it relates to culture, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and ability. Students will also learn how to identify and utilize diversity as an asset in the professional setting.

EDUC 524: Leadership (3 units)

Students will examine leadership principles, concepts and theories that will allow them to reflect on their own leadership styles and apply what they learn to real-life situations and organizational challenges.


EDUC 522: Accountability (3 units)

This course will help leaders understand, analyze and cope with the challenges and demands of accountability.

EDUC 627: Education Performance Problems- The Role of Learning (3 units)

Students will learn to analyze organizational learning and motivation, and make evidence-based recommendations for interventions to promote positive development in organizational contexts.



EDUC 532: Inquiry Methods I (3 units)

This course focuses on providing students with foundational knowledge about the nature of research and preparing students to conduct “inquiry,” which is the systematic collection and analysis of data for answering research questions and solving identified problems of practice.

EDUC 725: Analyzing Organizational Change and its Effectiveness (3 units)

This course examines how organizational change and reform take place. Students will learn about different organizational systems and structures.


Immersion 2

EDUC 536: Inquiry Methods II (3 units)

As the second in a series of three research methods courses, this course’s main objective is to help students build skills they will need to conduct research for their dissertations. This course will prepare students to develop data collection protocols and instruments as well as to learn how to gather data for their dissertations.

EDUC 730: Using Communication to Facilitate Change (2 units)

Students will apply their written and verbal skills to real-life leadership situations.

EDUC 790 Research (1 unit)

This course is designed for you to practice research and academic writing skills.


EDUC 764A Consulting Project (2 units)

Students will reflect and assess their abilities as a leader in a final report and portfolio that includes program coursework.

EDUC 764B Consulting Project (2 units)

Students will finalize and defend their dissertation in practice, reflective report and portfolio.

EDUC 731: Economics of Organizational Change and Learning Environments (3 units)

This course focuses on budget planning, research and assessing fiscal viability of a project.



EDUC 652: Inquiry III (3 units)
EDUC 764C Consulting Project (1 unit)


EDUC 732: Building Capacity for Organizational Change (3 units)

Students will learn how to build organizational capacity by fostering personnel growth, and promoting transparency, learning and inclusion in the workplace.

EDUC 764D: Consulting Project (1 unit)