Doctorate of Education in Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement

The LICI Mission

Inspired by a Christian worldview, stewardship, and service, the mission of the LICI program is to prepare and equip individuals to be lifelong learners and exceptional leaders who will make a positive impact and add value to various vocations and communities of interest.

The LICI Program

The LICI program has an intellectually stimulating cross-disciplinary approach (e.g. business, occupational therapy, health services, and education) in student makeup and collaborative projects. The 60 credit, three-year program is made up of three core areas (leadership, research, improvement science and innovation) with a fourth area being an elective or customized choice (the education track, the business track, or a blend of the two tracks). While students will be exposed to many different viewpoints throughout their journey in the program, LICI instructors and curriculum will also present issues, topics, and best practices from a Christian worldview perspective.

Program Policies

All Program policies for the LICI program are located in the Doctoral of Education in Leadership and Continuous Improvement Handbook.

Required Leadership Core Courses 12
Required Research Core Courses 12
Required Improvement Science and Innovation Core Courses 12
Required Dissertation Research & Dissertation Core Courses 12
Emphasis Elective Courses (Select one)12
Total Hours60

Required Leadership Core Courses (12 credits)

EDG 9000Advanced Leadership Theory and Practice3
EDG 9010Exemplary Leadership Case Studies3
EDG 9020Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership3
EDG 9030Servant and Ethical Leadership3
Total Hours12

Required Research Core Courses (12 credits)

EDG 9040Intro to Doctoral Program and Research Methods3
EDG 9050Quantitative Research Seminar3
EDG 9060Qualitative Research Seminar3
EDG 9070Advanced Research and Statistics3
Total Hours12

Required Improvement Science and Innovation Core Courses (12 credits)

EDG 9180Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change3
EDG 9190Innovation and Design Thinking3
EDG 9200Six Sigma Applications3
EDG 9210Lean Systems Analysis3
Total Hours12

Required Dissertation Research & Dissertation Core Courses (12 credits)

EDG 9080Research Seminar 11
EDG 9090Research Seminar 21
EDG 9100Research Seminar 31
EDG 9110Research Seminar 41
EDG 9120Research Seminar 51
EDG 9130Research Seminar 61
EDG 9140Research Seminar 71
EDG 9150Research Seminar 81
EDG 9160Research Seminar 91
EDG 9350Dissertation3
Total Hours12

Business Emphasis Elective Courses (12 credits) (must complete four of the following)             

EDG 9220Operations and Supply Chain Management3
EDG 9230Applications of Management Science and Analytics3
EDG 9240Special Topics: Business and Industry3
EDG 9250Leading Non-Profit Organizations3
EDG 9260Special Topics in Healthcare: The Business of Healthcare3
EDG 9270Business Informatics3
EDG 9280The Business and Sustainability of Social Entrepreneurship 13

Education Emphasis Elective Courses (12 credits) (must complete four of the following)       

EDG 9170Media, Marketing, and Branding in Education3
EDG 9290Diversity and Culturally Responsive Leadership3
EDG 9300Educating the Adult Learner3
EDG 9185Futures Thinking in the World of Education3
EDG 9310Evaluation and Testing in Higher Education3
EDG 9320Professional Practice to Higher Education3
EDG 9330Instructional Design for Higher Education3
EDG 778/978The Superintendency3
EDG 788/988Profess Ethics in Leadership3
EDG 789/989Organizational & Policy Develo3
EDG 790/990School Improve & Data Analysis3
EDG 791/991Public Relations3
EDG 792/992Facility Planning3