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Education – Transformative Leadership (EDTL) Courses

7100 Dissertation Research Continuation. A course used for continuation of the dissertation process and can be repeated for credit. Grading will be either pass or fail.

7300 Research Methods and Statistics (3-0). This course provides students with a foundation of the process and skill necessary for transformative leaders to make effective data-driven decisions. Students will develop basic skills that will contribute to evidence-based organization or management improvement in a pilot study from instruction to application through an individual study.

7301 Theory and Practice in Qualitative Data Analysis (3-0). This course prepares students to articulate and address theoretical and methodological issues of qualitative inquiry. The design will develop students’ capacity to engage in critical qualitative research including understanding the role of data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

7302 Quantitative Analysis (3-0). This course focuses on collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantitative data as used to understand problems in practice. The significance of research to advance understanding of evidence-based practices and programmatic improvement.

7310 Dissertation Proposal. This course focuses on the application of research, design, and methodology that leads to an original research study in the field of study. The doctoral students will synthesize the knowledge and skills developed in previous research courses and content courses to design the doctoral dissertation. Grading will be either pass or fail. This course may be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Successful performance on the comprehensive portfolio evaluation and admission to candidacy. Departmental approval required to register.

7311 Dissertation Research. This course is a continued, independent application of research, design, and methodology that leads to an original research study or professional projects in the field of study. The doctoral students will synthesize the knowledge and skills developed in previous research courses and content courses to design and implement the doctoral dissertation. Grading will be either pass or fail.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Education - Transformative Leadership 7310. Departmental approval required to register.

7312 Dissertation Defense. This course is a continued, independent application of research, design, and methodology that leads to an original research study or professional projects in the field of study. The doctoral students will synthesize the knowledge and skills developed in previous research courses and content courses to design, implement, publish, and defend the doctoral dissertation. Grading will be either pass or fail. This course may be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Education-Transformative Leadership 7311. Departmental approval required to register.

7320 Leadership for Transformative Change (3-0). This course examines current leadership theories and practices for leading positive, transformative change in organizations. The course evaluates how climate and culture influence organizations and how leaders effectively manage change, address resistance to change, integrate equity into change, transform into agents of change, and ultimately produce competitive advantages.

7321 Leadership for Human Resource Development (3-0). This course is designed to present a historical perspective of human resource development, providing a theoretical framework as the foundation for current and future application. A comprehensive investigation of the role of transformative leadership for human resource development within evolving environments, this course integrates human relations with human resource development.

7322 Ethical Frameworks (3-0). This course studies the values and principles guiding leaders, including ethical paradigms, legal principles, accountability measures, governance structures and policy standards. The focus of the course is on the application of legal and ethical constructs in professional practice using a model of transformative leadership.

7323 Team Dynamics (3-0). This course focuses on the effects of group and team dynamics on an organization. Students will explore various concepts associated with the formation of groups, inter- and intra-group relations, and other methods for measuring and improving group effectiveness.

7324 Culturally Competent Leadership (3-0). This course examines the cultural competence of transformative leadership focused on establishing an authentic, diverse, and collaborative culture of inclusion and equity. Through the exploration of regional, national, and global cultural trends and organization-wide engagement, this course will apply innovative approaches to the development of cultural competence.

7325 Emerging Trends and Issues in Resource Management (3-0). This course will provide emerging trends and issues of resource management for public, health, and nonprofit organizations. This course will allow leaders to review innovative strategies to address resource use from financial information or budgeting to assist in overall resource development planning, implementation of budgets/needs, financial reporting, and management analysis.

7328 Crisis Leadership (3-0). This course explores transformative leadership theory and practices to prepare students to lead and make decisions during crises. The course examines the role of the leader throughout the life cycle of a crisis, including prevention, preparation, planning, response, and recovery.

7329 Violence Prevention and Environmental Safety (3-0). This course examines the critical elements for creating safe and supportive environments, including safety audits, emergency planning and response, threat assessment teams, and training and drills. Emphasizes the role of the transformative leader in the promotion of protective factors, early identification of risks, crisis de-escalation, and shaping a healthy organizational climate.

7330 Leading Community Partnerships (3-0). This course will examine the collaboration between the organization and its external communities to build mutually beneficial relationships. The importance of strong partnerships within and beyond the organization for long-term transformative growth will be explored. Opportunities to collaborate with external organizations for innovative impact through community engagement provide the framework for this course.

7331 Program Evaluation (3-0). The course guides students in the use of effective evaluation to develop new programs or to assess and improve existing programs. The course explores the role of the leader in facilitating the integration of evaluation throughout the organizational system to inform decisions and make improvements.

7334 Exploration of Big Data (3-0). This course explores big data concepts, workflows and tools. Examines the role of the leader in facilitating the integration of collecting, storing, analyzing, visualizing, and reporting data throughout the organization to identify patterns and drive innovation.

7335 Design Thinking: Creativity, Innovation, & Impact (3-0). This course examines how transformative leaders use creativity and design thinking skills for innovation, problem solving, and impact. Through analyzing principles of design thinking, journey mapping to determine findings, and prioritizing needs, the course prepares leaders for overcoming organizational barriers tor adopting design thinking.