Students enrolled in Rivier University's Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program attend an orientation in the spring prior to beginning coursework. In addition to the core courses, Ed.D. students take 12 credits of electives in an area of specialization that complements their dissertation topic and research methodology. Ed.D. students take specialization courses throughout the program as their schedule permits both at Rivier and other colleges and universities.
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Review of Research into Leadership and Learning
Research Methods and Design
Innovative Leadership in the Information Age
Culturally Competent Leadership
Distinctions Among Vulnerable Populations
Qualitative Research Methods in Social Settings
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Quantitative Design and Statistical Conceptualizations
Advances in Mind, Brain, and Learning
Development of Research on Leadership and Learning: Seminar
Directed Research and Advisement
NOTE: Course offerings subject to change as required.
- Research is emphasized early, sequentially, and integrated among the content courses.
- The technology (Ed 857) and research courses (Ed 882 and 883) are positioned as summer long courses.
- Ed 888 Research Seminar becomes a semester long course on Thursday evenings.
- Ed 890 becomes a summer course for students who have not completed their dissertation proposal.
*The University serves the right to make curricular changes as necessary. Please refer to the University's website for the most