2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision

90 credits

The doctor of education degree (EdD) is designed to meet the needs of advanced graduate students who hold or are seeking to assume leadership roles in education and who are dedicated to advancing the profession through quality teaching, research, and service. The curriculum emphasizes school administration in K-12 settings. The program is designed to satisfy the licensing requirements in Indiana for the school superintendency; however, sufficient flexibility exists to design a program to meet the needs of the individual candidate.

Degree requirements

The doctoral degree program with a major in educational administration and supervision consists of a minimum of 90 graduate credits. 48 credits must be completed at Ball State. A master’s degree is required; previous graduate course work may be counted toward the 90 total credits required in the program.

Research requirements

A minimum of 15 credits in research is required prior to DISS 799.

Required courses

EDAD 635Educational Decision Making

3

EDPS 640Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

3

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

ID 705Research Colloquium

1 TO 3

3 credits from

EDPS 642Analysis of Variance

3

EDPS 646Tests and Measurements

3

EDPS 785Multilevel Statistical Modeling

3

EDST 650Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

EDST 660Ethnographic Research in Education

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Dissertation

Each student is required to write a dissertation on a topic approved by the committee. Students sign up for DISS 799 for a total of 10 dissertation credits.

Total Credit Hours: 10

Required courses

The doctoral student ordinarily will have taken the following educational administration courses earned for the master’s in educational administration and supervision, administrative license, and/or the EdS in school superintendency, and those students may have met many of the requirements below as a part of those programs. A minimum of 40 credits of graduate work is required in the major, a majority of which must be taken at Ball State University.

Master’s courses

EDAD 600Introduction to Educational Leadership

3

EDAD 630Human Resource Development

3

EDAD 635Educational Decision Making

3

EDAD 650Supervision of Instruction

3

EDAD 684Educational Finance and Ethics

3

EDAD 686School Law

3

EDAD 689The School Principal

3

EDAD 694Principal Internship

3

EDCU 601Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development

3

EDPS 640Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

3

3 credits from

EDFO 631Philosophy of Education

3

EDFO 641History of American Education

3

EDFO 651Educational Sociology

3

EDMU 660Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools

3

Total Credit Hours:36

EdS courses

EDAD 640The Educational Administrator and Public Relations

3

EDAD 685Fiscal Management of Educational Agencies

3

EDAD 687Legal Aspects of Education

3

EDAD 688School Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment

3

EDAD 696Superintendent Internship

3

EDAD 698Seminar in Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

3

EDAD 780School District Administrator

3

EDAD 782Specialist Capstone Seminar

3

 

EDCU 610The Elementary School Curriculum

3

or

EDCU 620The Secondary School Curriculum

3

6 credits from

EDEL 644Education in a Diverse Society

3

EDFO 631Philosophy of Education

3

EDMU 660Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools

3

EDPS 603Psychology of Human Development

3

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDPS 646Tests and Measurements

3

EDST 671Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

SCCO 600Introduction to School Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:36

Additional courses in the major

EDAD 798Advanced Political Seminar in Educational Administration (Politics and Education)

3

EDPS 600Advanced Educational Psychology

3

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDAD 798: must be taken for 3 credits for two consecutive semester

One multicultural course from

EDEL 644Education in a Diverse Society

3

EDFO 651Educational Sociology

3

EDMU 660Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools

3

EDMU 670Social and Cultural Minorities in American Education

3

SOC 521Racial and Cultural Minorities in the United States

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Cognate Requirements

The doctoral student must have either two cognate fields (or minors) consisting of a minimum of 15 credits each or a single cognate field consisting of a minimum of 24 credits. For the 15-credit cognate, 9 credits must be taken at Ball State University; 12 credits of the 24-credit cognate must be taken at Ball State University. Cognates are available in all university major fields of study for the master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. In addition, cognates are offered in composition; general foundations of business; general field of education; gifted studies; higher education; history, philosophy, and sociology of education; literary theory; literature, couples and family counseling; neuropsychology; psychology of human development, teacher education in higher education; the teaching of English; theory of computing, and research methodology.

Doctoral Committee

The student’s doctoral committee is appointed after the student has been admitted to study for the doctoral degree—usually near the end of the first year of doctoral work. Until the committee has been appointed, the director of the doctoral program or a delegated representative will serve as the program advisor for the student. 

Residence Requirement

The residence requirement for this degree is the completion of at least 15 credits in two consecutive semesters of graduate work beyond the master’s degree. Summer may be used as one of the semesters for residency purposes.

Additional admission requirements

After admission, the student must begin course work within two years, and all requirements for the degree must be met within seven years from the date of the first course taken after admission to the doctoral program.

Criteria for Selection

The Department of Educational Leadership considers primarily the following criteria in determining its recommendation: the applicant’s Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores; the GPA in previously completed graduate work; the content of reference letters; the compatibility of the degree program and the applicant’s goals/needs; other evidence of advanced graduate academic skills (writing, research, etc); and relevant career or life experiences/accomplishments.