Director of Doctor in
Health Care Education & Leadership

Ryan Meers, PhD
PH 402.552.7253 TF 800.647.5500 
meersryan@clarksoncollege.edu

Introduction

Graduates of the Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership (Ed.D.) program will have expanded knowledge and expertise required to provide health care leadership in both academic and administrative roles. Graduates will demonstrate excellence in interdisciplinary communication, translational research and problem solving while providing quality health care education. The major coursework will supply a foundation in outcomes assessment, learner development, transformational leadership and brain-linked research, which strengthens the ability to implement innovative educational approaches. Graduates will have the skill set needed to assess, design, implement and evaluate a process or program utilizing change theory, conflict management and adult educational principles.

Part- and full-time study options are available.

Program Specific Competency Goals

With the successful completion of the Clarkson College Doctor in Health Care Education & Leadership (Ed.D.) program, students will be prepared to:

  • Create educational and leadership strategies to meet the needs of diverse constituents.  (Diversity)**
  • Engage in interdisciplinary communication, analysis and problem solving that reflects applied research best practice. (Communication)**
  • Implement assessment and evaluation strategies using information technology to improve learning, productivity and professional practice. (Technology)**
  • Synthesize knowledge of educational and leadership theory, management skills, leadership strategies and data to transform organizations and educational institutions. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Integrate ethical, legal and professional principles into decision making in the organizational and educational leadership setting. (Professional Behavior)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to the Clarkson College student success skills, which are the institutional student learning outcomes and include communication, technology, critical thinking, diversity and professionalism. 

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from: the Admissions office, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Prerequisites

Students entering the Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership program must have a minimum of three credit hours of graduate level statistics (or taken in conjuction with other EDD courses the first year). 

Program requires Health and Safety – View Health and Safety Information

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Curriculum plan of required courses for Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership Program (Full time)

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 910 - Applied Research 3
◊ EDD 932 - Leadership 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 915 - Outcomes of Health Care in a Global Society 3
EDD 920 - Doctoral Seminar I 1
EDD 962 - Learning Theories 3
Total Semester Hours 7

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 960 - Trends and Issues in Health Care Education 3
EDD 918 - Organizational Systems and Behavior 2
Total Semester Hours 5
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 972 - Assessment of Instructional Technology and Distance Education 3
EDD 921 - Doctoral Seminar II 2
Total Semester Hours 5

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 919 - Healthcare Policy and Law 3
EDD 966 - Curriculum and Program Development 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 968 - Managing Organizational Conflict 3
EDD 964 - Assessment of Educational Programs and Organizational Outcomes 3
EDD 974 - Dissertation I 1
Total Semester Hours 7
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 945 - Healthcare Economics and Financial Management 3
EDD 922 - Doctoral Seminar III 2
EDD 975 - Dissertation II 1
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 923 - Doctoral Seminar IV 1
EDD 976 - Dissertation III 1
Total Semester Hours 2

Total Semester Hours - 44

Curriculum plan of required courses for Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership Program (Part time)

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 910 - Applied Research 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 962 - Learning Theories 3
EDD 920 - Doctoral Seminar I 1
Total Semester Hours 4

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 918 - Organizational Systems and Behavior 2
Total Semester Hours 2
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
◊ EDD 932 - Leadership 3
EDD 921 - Doctoral Seminar II 2
Total Semester Hours 5

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 915 - Outcomes of Health Care in a Global Society 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 960 - Trends and Issues in Health Care Education 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 945 - Healthcare Economics and Financial Management 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 919 - Healthcare Policy and Law 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 968 - Managing Organizational Conflict 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Fourth Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 972 - Assessment of Instructional Technology and Distance Education 3
EDD 922 - Doctoral Seminar III 2
Total Semester Hours 5

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 966 - Curriculum and Program Development 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 964 - Assessment of Educational Programs and Organizational Outcomes 3
EDD 974 - Dissertation I 1
Total Semester Hours 4
Fifth Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 975 - Dissertation II 1
Total Semester Hours 1

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 923 - Doctoral Seminar IV 1
EDD 976 - Dissertation III 1
Total Semester Hours 2

Total Semester Hours - 44

Last updated: 08/28/2018