Students entering with a master’s degree in a related field may be granted required for this program. The focus of the program is research in action, which allows students to conduct multiple cycles of inquiry throughout the program. Coursework combines a professional and research core that deepens students’ abilities to think reflectively and critically about problems of practice in one of the following contexts:
PreKindergarten-Grade 12 (PK-12) Change Leadership
Higher Education Change Leadership
Systems, Professional, and Reimagined Change (SPARC) Leadership
Through Leader-Scholar Communities (LSCs) students support each other, under faculty guidance, in the conceptualization, implementation, and study of change initiatives. The culminating requirement is an action-research dissertation.
The online program admits students two times a year in the spring, and fall semesters.