Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
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The School of Education offers doctoral studies in Educational Leadership for practitioners at all levels of education. This part-time program offers two concentrations: Administration and Policy (ADPO); and Curriculum and Technology (CT). Candidates are ordinarily employed in administrative positions or other positions involving leadership in both K-12 and higher education (e.g., principal, department chair, curriculum coordinator, personnel or human resources director, superintendent, central office specialist, higher education program instructor). The coursework in the Administration and Policy concentration is aligned with the professional standards of the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC).
Requirements for Admission to the Ed.D. Program
Students are admitted once a year to the EdD program and applications for admission must be received by February 28, to be considered for acceptance for the following fall semester. To be admitted to the EdD program in Educational Leadership, candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
Program Requirements for the Ed.D. Degree
Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university.
An officially reported minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test) or 100 (iBT) OR an officially reported minimum IELTS score of 7.0 for applicants whose native language is not English.
Complete transcripts of prior undergraduate and graduate work from an accredited college or university must be submitted. A minimum 2.75 undergraduate gpa is expected as well as a 3.00 minimum graduate gpa.
Complete program application with supporting materials.
Submission of three letters of reference from individuals who are able to assess the applicant's academic potential and leadership ability.
Submission of a current vita.
Course Work: A total of 54 credit hours of course work is required for the Ed.D. Students in both concentrations take 9 credit hours of Core Coursework (EDUC 824, EDUC 863, and EDUC 891) and 12 credit hours of dissertation study (EDUC 969) in fulfillment of the Executive Position Paper (EPP). Additionally, students in Administration and Policy take 27 credits of concentration coursework (EDUC 809, EDUC 810, EDUC 827, EDUC 828, EDUC 839, EDUC 879 [6 credits], EDUC 890), a 3 credit independent study with their advisor (EDUC 866) in preparation for their EPP proposal, and 6 credits of restricted electives. Students in Curriculum and Technology take 12 credits of concentration coursework (EDUC 665 or EDUC 819, EDUC 818, EDUC 850, EDUC 860 or EDUC 897) and 21 credits of restricted electives in the student's area of content knowledge expertise or area of employment responsibilities/expertise.
Advancement to doctoral candidacy, including the successful defense of the EPP proposal.
Development and successful oral defense of the Executive Position Paper.
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