California Coast University

925 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Program Details

Organizational Leadership is a growing area of management seeking the well trained and educated leaders able to apply learned concepts to a variety of educational settings. Students of the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program from California Coast University may be able to use the specialized courses of: Learning Theory, the History of Education, Current Issues, Adaptive Leadership and Organizational Leadership, Public Policy, the Legal Aspects of Education, Cultural Diversity, Managing Conflicts and Leading Through Change, when seeking positions in current and future establishments. Potential graduates must complete the required 62 semester units comprised of qualifying courses, core organizational leadership courses, specialization courses, a comprehensive examination, a proposal, dissertation and an oral defense.

The select courses are designed to build on previous degrees and experiences while also introducing topics of interest related to exceeding in positions of leadership. Graduate students should be able to draw from previous experiences and educational history to apply the Ed.D. to many disciplines requiring a blend of sociology, psychology and management. Graduates may also obtain the Ed.D. designation to best fit with professional, personals and academic goals in current and future endeavors. 

Graduate students participating in the Ed.D. program have 24 hour access to the University’s online library services and research databases to facilitate the students education as well as work with individual time frames. The sought after degree designation may be used to obtain school guidance counselor positions or a variety of other careers focusing on the betterment of education and the fostering of lifelong learning. The concentration in Organizational Leadership has the possible outcome of preparing individuals for positions as leaders and managers of public and private educational institutions.

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    An applicant must have earned a Master's Degree in Education; or, a Master’s Degree in another field may be accepted if the Admissions Committee evaluation indicates the applicant has the necessary foundation to succeed in the program. The applicant must then complete the following 5 prerequisite courses: EDU 510 Models of Teaching, EDU 532 School and Community Relations, EDU 545 Leadership and Technology, EDU 546 Public Policy and EDU 547 Legal Aspects of Education.

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    Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

    Council for Higher Education Associate and the Accrediting Commision of the Distance Education and Training Council.

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