Prescribed Courses

DSL: All students in the J.D. program are required to take the first-year curriculum in DSL. In the second or third year, students must take CORE 934 (Professional Responsibility).

The fall curriculum for the first year consists of the following courses:
CORE COURSES (CORE)
900. Civil Procedure (4)
910. Criminal Law (3)
912. Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I (3)
925. Torts (4)

The spring curriculum of the first year consists of the following courses:
One three-credit Elective
CORE COURSES (CORE)
903. Constitutional Law (3)
905. Contracts (4)
914. Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II (3)
920. Property (4)

EDLDR: Students who are pursuing a D.Ed. in the EDLDR program are required to complete the following program requirements:

Major Field Area: 48 credits

In the major field area, D.Ed. students are required to take a minimum of three credits from each of the following eight theme areas for a total of 24 credits. The remaining 24 credits are to be determined in consultation with the student’s academic advisor:

  1. Administration, organization, and leadership;
  2. Supervision and professional development;
  3. Curriculum and instructional leadership;
  4. Resource allocation;
  5. Politics, community relations, and rural education issues;
  6. Ethics and diversity;
  7. Law and personnel management; and
  8. Education policy

General Studies/Minor Area: 18 credits

The courses required in General Studies are taken in support of and to supplement the major field area courses. The following requirements apply:

  1. D.Ed. students are required to complete a minimum of three credits concerning special education issues and three credits focusing on learning theory. (6 credit hours);
  2. The remaining credit hours needed to fulfill the General Studies requirement should be taken outside of the EDLDR program. This requirement may be fulfilled by other College of Education courses or courses taken outside of the College.

Research: 9 credits

  1. Three credits of quantitative research
  2.  Three credits of qualitative research
  3.  Three credits of research design or advanced research methods

Thesis research: 15 credit hours

 Students who are pursuing a Ph.D. in the EDLDR program must satisfy the following course requirements:

EDLDR Course Work: 18 credits (including a required 3-credit colloquium)

  1.  Research: 12 credits
  2.  Supporting Field: 9 credits
  3.  Thesis Research: (as needed)

Students who are pursuing an M.Ed. must satisfy the following program requirements:

EDLDR Course Work: 18 credits

  1.   Courses outside of EDLDR: 6 credits
  2.   Electives: 6 credits

Students who are pursuing an M.S. must satisfy the following program requirements:

  1. EDLDR Course Work: 18 creditsCourses outside of EDLDR: 6 credits 
  2. Electives: 6 credits 
  3. Thesis research: 6 credits

M.Ed. students must submit a master’s paper. M.S. degree students must submit a thesis.