Field-Based Experience (3-6 hours)
This internship experience will assist students in strengthening their leadership competencies. The number of credit hours re- quired will be determined with the student’s advisor based upon the student’s past professional experience and personal career objectives. Forty-five contact hours will be required for each credit earned. A letter of understanding will be developed between the student, district, and university supervisor as to the responsibilities and expectations for the experience.
EDL 880 - Doctoral Internship 3-6(Spec) Comprehensive Exams
Students will be expected to take written qualifying exams upon the completion of their academic core classes. Qualifying exams will be administered in the fall and spring of each year. Compre- hensive review of all program materials in completed with the successful defense of a student’s dissertation proposal. At this point, students are advanced to candidacy.
Dissertation (15 hours) The student will complete three steps in the dissertation process:
the proposal review stage in which there is a formal defense of the dissertation proposal;
conducting the research, analyzing the results, and writing the final document;
an oral defense of the dissertation.
Total: 39-63 semester hours
Note: Students with an earned Ed.S. may be eligible for fewer than the maximum total program credits indicated if they meet university requirements.