Ed.D. Administration & Policy (ADPO) Coursework
ADPO students must earn 54 credits comprising 9 credits of Ed.D. core courses, 24 credits of ADPO core courses, 6 credits of ADPO electives, and 12 credits of doctoral thesis. The specific course requirements are listed below.
Ed.D. Core Courses (9 credits)
- EDUC 824: Effective Communication for Educational Leaders
- EDUC 891: Organizational Problem Analysis/Planning
- EDUC 863: Program Evaluation in Education
ADPO Core Courses (27 credits)
- EDUC 810: Models/Practices of Instructional Leadership
- EDUC 827: Data Analysis for School Improvement
- EDUC 828: Concepts & Methods of Decision Oriented Research
- EDUC 839: Topics in PK-12 Educ Policy & Governance
- EDUC 890: Leadership Theory & Research
- EDUC 879: Internship in Education (6 credits)
- EDUC 809: Politics and Public Relations within School Systems
- EDUC 866: EPP Proposal Independent Study with Advisor
ADPO Electives (6 credits)
In consultation with your adviser, ADPO students take 6 credits of electives. You should have written permission from your adviser to take the specific courses you are electing.
Doctoral Thesis (12 credits)
ADPO students must take 12 credits of EDUC 969: Doctoral Thesis.
Transfer of Credit
University of Delaware regulations allow the transfer of up to nine credits of previously completed graduate courses from another university, plus up to nine credits of graduate courses taken as a non-matriculated student through the University of Delaware’s Professional and Continuing Studies. These credits cannot have been previously used to satisfy degree requirements for either a graduate or undergraduate degree at UD or at any other institution. Each transfer request is examined on a case-by-case basis, during the student’s first year, to evaluate whether the course is appropriate and equivalent to University of Delaware graduate work. Coursework more than five years prior to the first semester in which the student will be registered cannot be transferred. Transfer credits do not exempt students from core courses unless the program faculty approve a request for such an exemption.