The core coursework in the School Improvement program falls within three curricular strands:

  • Teaching and Learning (9 hours)
  • Leadership for School Improvement (9 hours)
  • Research and Effective Use of Data (15 hours)

The core also includes the following: 

  • The School Improvement Orientation (no credit)
  • EDSI 9901 Doctoral Seminar (3 credits) + one three credit elective
  • The Dissertation Prep Summer Seminar (no credit)

Courses in the "Teaching and Learning" Strand: 

  • EDSI 9941: Organizational Theories and School Improvement
  • EDSI 9942: Advanced Instructional Practices for School Improvement
  • EDSI 9943: Advanced Principles of School Improvement

Courses in the "Leadership for School Improvement" Strand: 

  • EDSI 9923: The Culturally Proficient Leader
  • EDSI 9925: Policy Analysis for School Improvement 
  • EDSI 9933: Leadership for Change

Courses in the "Research and Effective Use of Data" Strand:

  • EDSI 9960: Research Design 
  • EDSI 9961: Quantitative Research Methods
  • EDSI 9962: Qualitative Research Methods
  • EDSI 9171: Program Evaluation