Students enrolled in Rivier University’s Doctor 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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|Fall Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Year 1||ED 851
Review of Research into Leadership and Learning
Research Methods and Design
Innovative Leadership in the Information Age
|Year 2||ED 856
Culturally Competent Leadership
Distinctions Among Vulnerable Populations
Qualitative Research Methods in Social Settings
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Quantitative Design and Statistical Conceptualizations
|Year 3||ED 853
Advances in Mind, Brain, and Learning
Development of Research on Leadership and Learning: Seminar
Directed Research and Advisement
|Year 4||Dissertation Research|
NOTE: Course offerings subject to change as required.
*The University reserves the right to make curricular changes as necessary. Please refer to the University’s website for the most