EDD - Educational Leadership

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Educational Leadership

How do I Apply?  | Tuition & Fees  | Academic Calendar

Admission deadline:  April 15 for Summer consideration - ALL documents must be submitted by deadline date

Please Note:  If accepted into our Doctoral program, a  seat reservation fee of $250 will be due at the time of acceptance

Terms:  Fall, July 1     Spring, December 1     Summer, April 15

Program Description:

The Educational Leadership concentration of the Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Leadership for Learning is designed for experienced educators. Candidates who require Transitional Module experiences must be referred for admisisons by their respective schools/districts. The program will be delivered in cohorts for the core courses and offered through a combination of on-campus seminars, school/district based performance, and on-line learning experiences specifically designed so that candidates maximize collaboration with professional colleagues and peers.  Instruction will involve the use of a variety of instructional methods including, but not limited to, problem-based learning, modules, case-studies, research and individual projects.  Application of learning to school-based issues and problems is a critical component of this applied program.  Candidates in the program are required to be employed as teachers or administrators in a school district.

Program of Study:                            

EdD Common Core in Research (9 hours)

  • EDRS 9100: Research: Qualitative
  • EDRS 9200: Research: Quantitative
  • EDUC 9800: Doctoral Seminar     

Courses in Educational Leadership

  • EDL 9880: Special Education and Advanced School Law
  • EDL 9882: Educational Planning for Transformation
  • EDL 9883: Performance for Educational Executives:  Politics, Power, and Policy
  • EDL 9884: Emerging Leadership Trends in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Electives Descriptions – (Select 12 hours)

  • EDL 9310: Educational Facilities            
  • EDL 9320: Media, Community & Public Relations
  • EDL 9330: Comparative Education
  • EDL 9340: Ethics for Educational Leaders
  • EDL 9350: Economics of Education
  • EDL 9360: Beyond Policy:  Reforming Schools Through Learner-Centered Education and Leadership
  • EDL 9370: Critical Issues for Student Learning: Exploring the Literature
  • EDL 8860: Transition Between Building and System Levels

Advisor Approved Elective (3 hours)


  • EDL 9900: Dissertation (1-9 hours - repeatable)

For more information:

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