Doctor of Education major in Educational Administration Curriculum

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The Doctor of Education major in Educational Administration (EdD-EdAd) is intended to equip teachers, educational researchers and administrators to become effective teachers, leaders, and managers.

The EdD-EdAd curriculum offers opportunity for mastery of theories in educational administration, as well as provide exceptional training in management and evaluation of school systems.

This, coupled by scholarly outputs and research work in relation with trends, issues, policies and practices in education, are hoped to produce outstanding and inspiring educational leaders and managers. Ultimately, the program is intended to prepare students to work as program or school administrators.

The program curriculum is comprised of 60 units intended to be taken in a continuous three-year period, with 48 units of academic coursework and 12 units of dissertation writing.

Click or tap on each year level for more information about the list of courses per semester. You may also click on the course code and title for more detailed information about each course, including prerequisite courses (if any) and total number of hours per semester.



First Semester

EDUC 360 – Qualitative Methods of Research
This course equips students with knowledge of the principles and methods of qualitative research and introduces data collection and analysis procedures. Students learn to critique qualitative research studies and conduct a qualitative research project for this course.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 362 – Comparative Philosophy of Education
This course is designed to provide students with a historical perspective that will help them appreciate the historical value of milestones in education and the basic philosophical understanding that will enable them to arrive at a logical and systematic theory of education.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 363 – Philosophy of Values and Ethics
This course is an advanced study of the philosophical basis and development of values. It includes the analysis of various strategies that promote clarification of values and resolution of moral dilemmas.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9

Second Semester

EDUC 361 – Quantitative Methods of Research with Statistical Analysis
This course deals with advanced statistical concepts focusing on methodologies used in social researches and on quantitative statistical analysis. It includes the use statistical software with hands-on experience.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 365 – Management of School Systems
This course deals with principles, practices and techniques of managing school systems. It includes an in-depth analysis of selected problems and issues related to the functions and administration of the school system.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 374 – Educational and Community Relations
This course examines the field of interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships in the context of educational organizations and their constituent communities.

It discusses concepts on authenticity, organizational communication, leadership behavior, group dynamics and conflict management.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9

Summer Term

EDUC 366 – Advanced Policy Analysis in Education
Building on previous courses in educational legislation and policy analysis, this course provides students the opportunity to analyze and synthesize the laws, policies and principles that affect the operation, organization and administration of schools.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 367 – Organizational and Supervisory Leadership
This course discusses the role of leadership in administration and supervision of educational systems. It provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of different leadership styles on the organization.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 368 – Seminar in Economics in Education
Designed to equip educational leaders with fundamental economic concepts, principles and theories, this course focuses on the relationship between education and selected economic concepts.

It aims to equip school administrators with skills for the ethical and strategic use of resources in school management.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9




First Semester

EDUC 369 – Program Evaluation and Development
This course orients the students on the different models in evaluating various school programs and projects. It includes the application of traditional and authentic or portfolio assessment models.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 370 – Trends and Issues in Education
This course involves an analysis of trends and issues affecting education in the Philippines and in other parts of the world. It focuses on theoretical and research bases of issues such as internationalization, environment, culture, gender and equal opportunity.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 371 – Advanced Studies in Curriculum and Instruction
This course discusses contemporary issues in the development, design and implementation of the curriculum from the perspectives of planning, supervision and leadership. Practical issues of curriculum and instruction are introduced in the context of history and theory.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 372 – Advanced Communication Skills for School Managers
This course aims to improve and enhance the communication skills of school managers.

As educational leaders, they are expected to make formal and informal presentations using appropriate language and style, prepare memos and written reports clearly and accurately, actively listen to the viewpoints and positions of others, contribute to discussions, and convey opinions and recommendations effectively.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 12

Second Semester

EDUC 364 – Perspectives in Philippine Education
This course is designed to provide students with the foundations of education that will help them arrive at a logical and systematic prospective of education in the Philippine History.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 373 – Seminar in Administrative Thoughts Applied to Education
This course provides students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge of organization and administration of educational institutions, and to make an organizational analysis through different historical, sociological, philosophical and anthropological perspectives.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 376 – School Legislation
This course is designed to acquaint students on the vital legal documents, characters, University / College Codes, Manuals of Operations of different public and private institutions that will help them to be effective and competent school managers.

This course will also prepare students to become more cautious in their decision-making in the course of the performance of their duties as school managers, administrators, and educators, as they are also required to research, present and critically analyze decided cases.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9


Comprehensive Examination
Upon completion of all academic coursework, students are required to take the comprehensive examination, which they must pass prior proceeding to dissertation writing in the next academic year.

Prerequisite: All academic coursework (48 units)
Credits: N/A
Number of hours: N/A




First Semester

EDUC 378 – Dissertation Writing 1
Students select a dissertation topic, conduct a literature review, formulate research questions, identify appropriate data collection and analysis methods, establish a research and writing timeline, and write a dissertation proposal.

A dissertation teacher is assigned to guide each student. The completed proposal is formally defended before a Dissertation Panel composed of five faculty members.

Prerequisite: Comprehensive examination
Credits: Six (6) units
Number of hours: N/A

Total units: 6

Second Semester

EDUC 378 – Dissertation Writing 2
After the student passes the dissertation proposal defense, he/she enrolls in Dissertation Writing 3 and 4, and proceeds with data-gathering, data analysis and final write-up of the dissertation under the guidance of the dissertation adviser.

The final research report is formally defended before the Dissertation Final Defense Panel.

Prerequisite: EDUC 378 (Dissertation Writing 1)
Credits: Six (6) units
Number of hours: N/A

Total units: 6

Total program units: 60


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