The required curriculum for the Doctor of Education degree in Leadership in Higher Education comprises a 61 credit sequence of courses.

EDUC801Historical, Cultural, and Philosophical Issues Impacting Educational Leadership3
EDUC807Organizational Leadership in Higher Education3
EDUC812Curriculum Design and Instructional Management in Higher Education3
EDUC818Comparative Analysis of Issues in Higher Education3
EDUC820Doctoral Research I3
EDUC827Leading in a Complex and Pluralistic Society3
EDUC832Leadership of Academic & Support Systems in Higher Education3
EDUC837Institutional Assessment in Higher Education3
EDUC842Leadership and Strategic Planning in Higher Education3
EDUC845Doctoral Research II3
EDUC850Doctoral Research III3
EDUC858Re-imagining Higher Education3
EDUC862Legal Issues in Higher Education3
EDUC867Resource Management and Development in Higher Education3
EDUC870Doctoral Research IV3
EDUC881Comprehensive Examination and Portfolio Review 11
EDUC885Individualized Project in Higher Education3
EDUC890Dissertation Phase One 16
EDUC891Dissertation Phase Two 16
Total Credits61
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Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

Sample Course Sequence

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical cohort that starts in the Summer Session.

First Year
  SummerCredits
  EDUC801 Historical, Cultural, and Philosophical Issues Impacting Educational Leadership3
   3
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EDUC832 Leadership of Academic Support Systems in Higher Education3EDUC862 Legal Issues in Higher Education3EDUC812 Curriculum Design and Instructional Management in Higher Education3
EDUC820 Doctoral Research I3EDUC807 Organizational Leadership in Higher Education3EDUC827 Leading in a Complex and Pluralistic Society3
 6 6 6
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EDUC842 Leadership and Strategic Planning in Higher Education3EDUC845 Doctoral Research II3EDUC850 Doctoral Research III3
EDUC885 Individualized Project in Higher Education3EDUC867 Resource Management and Development in Higher Education3 
 6 6 3
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EDUC837 Institutional Assessment in Higher Education3EDUC818 Comparative Analysis of Issues in Higher Education3EDUC890 Dissertation Phase One6
EDUC870 Doctoral Research IV3EDUC858 Re-imagining Higher Education3EDUC881 Comprehensive Examination and Portfolio Review1
 6 6 7
Fifth Year
FallCredits  
EDUC891 Dissertation Phase Two6  
 6  
Total Credits: 61