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)
  • Dissertation Mentoring I, II, and III (2 hours each; EDSI 9901, 9902, 9903)
  • The Dissertation Prep Summer Seminar (no credit)

Courses in the "Teaching and Learning" Strand: 

  • EDSI 9941: Models of School Improvement and Reform 
  • EDSI 9942: Instructional Leadership that Facilities School Improvement 
  • EDSI 9943: Models of Professional Development 

Courses in the "Leadership for School Improvement" Strand: 

  • EDSI 9923: Leadership for Diversity in the 21st Century
  • 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 9964: Advanced Research Seminar
  • EDSI 9171: Program Evaluation 

Please view the plan of study for the Doctor of School Improvement Program.