First Nations Doctoral Program Curriculum


54 Total Credits:

 
  • Required Foundations Courses (15 credits):
    • FNED 800 Introduction to Indigenous Education  -  3 credits

    • FNED 801 Ancestral Leadership Ways of Leadership  -  3 credits

    • FNED 804 Indigenous Pedagogies  -  3 credits

    • FNED 805 Generational Healing  -  3 credits

    • FNED 830 First Nations Law and Policy  -  3 credits

 
  • Ed.D. Shared Required On-line Courses in UW Ed.D. Cooperative Program (6 credits):
    • FNED 810 Philosophical/ Theoretical Foundations of Leadership in Education  -  3 credits

    • FNED 820 Critical Analysis of Systemic Inequities: Challenge of Social Justice  -  3 credits

 
  • Approved Elective Class (minimum of 3 required credits):
    • Students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credits of electives and may choose from the Ed.D. cooperative program course offerings. These credits may be packaged to provide a specialty emphasis established by the participating institution or may be chosen in consultation with and as approved by the Ed.D. chair or student’s Ed.D. advisor.

 
  • First Nations Research and Assessment (12 required credits):
    • FNED 807 Indigenous Inquiry  -  3 credits

    • FNED 825 Relational Assessment  -  2 credits

    • FNED 836 Grant Writing  -  1 credit

    • FNED 831 Qualitative Research Methods  -  2 credits

    • FNED 832 Program Evaluation  -  2 credits

    • FNED 834 Stats Lab  -  2 credits

 
  • Dissertation Applied Project (18 credits):
    • FNED 898 Dissertation Project Seminar  -  9 credits

    • FNED 899 Dissertation Project  -  9 credits

 

In order to complete the program successfully, students must complete 54 credits. Upon completion of 33 credits of coursework (not including the elective credits), students must pass two comprehensive examinations: an individual written examination and a cohort oral examination. Upon completion of the dissertation seminar (9 credits), students must successfully defend a written dissertation project proposal. Students must successfully complete a dissertation project. In addition, students must also pass a public oral defense of their dissertation project.