Jun 20, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Global Executive (EdD)

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The Global Executive EdD prepares tomorrow’s transformational educational leaders, policy makers, administrators and change agents for their challenging task of improving individual and national educational outcomes. The curriculum is designed to enhance the professional experience of senior educational leaders and policy makers by:

  • Increasing their understanding of global trends and the implications of those trends for their work;
  • Challenging them to utilize evidence and theory-based approaches in problem solving;
  • Developing their capacity to effectively use complex data in decision making; and
  • Providing access to key leaders and leading education scholars.

The program will focus on achieving large-scale improvements across educational systems through strategic use of policy, innovative practice and assessment. The curriculum stresses the examination of educational solutions from around the world as participants work with their own, local challenges.

Classes are delivered in Los Angeles and international locations. The total units required for the degree is 60. A maximum of 4 project units (EDUC 764a , EDUC 764b , EDUC 764c , EDUC 764d ) may be applied toward the degree. Students admitted with advanced standing complete a minimum of 50 units.

Preliminary Review:

The Global Executive EdD preliminary review must be passed before the student has completed more than 18 units. Passing the preliminary review is prerequisite to continuing in the program.

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