EDD 616. Dissertation I. Each candidate will work with a dissertation advisor (dissertation committee chair) to conduct independent research leading to the completion of a dissertation. Twelve units of dissertation study will be required for completion of the program. Note: Students must have passed their qualifying examination and successfully defended their dissertation proposal. Prerequisite: Admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Program and instructor permission. Graded: Credit / No Credit. Units: 6.0