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Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

Curriculum for EdD, Transformative Action in Education

EdD Curriculum | Action-Orientated Dissertation Process | Admissions Process | Tuition, Fees, and Scholarship   

Curriculum Overview
Program Purpose: To integrate interdisciplinary ways of knowing, advance social change, and disrupt and recreate social systems.

The program focuses on the study and practice of transformative leadership for social change through education.  We purposefully recruit students from every educational sector (K12 education, higher education, private schools, charter schools, and non-profit educational organizations). 

Schedule of Courses
Year 1, Fall
EDUC 319 Teaching as a Subversive Activity   
EDUC 352 Applied Inquiry I 

Year 1, Spring
EDUC 315 Cultural, Social, and Emotional Literacy (Term A)
EDUC 314 Socio-Cultural Perspectives and Inquiry (Term B)

EDUC 354 Applied Inquiry II

Year 1, Summer
EDUC 202 Statistical Thinking 
EDUC 317 Aesthetics, Arts, and Imagination 
2 courses over 10 weeks   

Year 2, Fall
EDUC 322 Qualitative Research Design & Methods
EDUC 353 Interdisciplinary Ways of Seeing, Knowing and Acting

Year 2, Spring
EDUC 325 Quantitative Research Design & Methods
EDUC 368 Leading Complex Organizations (Term A)
EDUC 360 Trends, Issues, and Dynamics of Change (Term B)  

Year 2, Summer
EDUC 356 Applied Inquiry III (Begin work with Dissertation Chair)

EDUC 372M Measuring Social Impact 
2 courses over 10 weeks  

Year 3, Fall
EDUC 358 Applied Inquiry IV
EDUC 316 Systems Thinking and Interdisciplinary Curriculum Inquiry  

Year 3, Spring
EDUC 367 Leading in Diverse Organizations 
EDUC 359 Dissertation Learning Community

Meetings & collaborative writing support spans through graduation after the course ends   

Year 3, Summer
EDUC 399 Doctoral Dissertation  

Year 4, Fall
EDUC 399 Doctoral Dissertation 
Defend Dissertation 

Year 4, Spring
Only if needed:
EDU 399: Doctoral Dissertation
Defend Dissertation
Graduation Ceremony

Total Units Required for Graduation: 56 
Course sequence subject to change.       

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Curriculum Questions? Contact Dr. Laura Hallberg, or 209.946.2086 
Admissions Process Questions? Contact Morgan Lagomarsino,, 209.946.2677

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