Students accepted into the program pursue either a building level or district level degree plan, depending on their current educational certification. The building level program is for students who are currently not certified/licensed as educational administrators. The district level program is for students who are certified/licensed as educational administrators. The doctoral program requires a minimum of 66 semester hours beyond the master's degree, inclusive of the dissertation. Applicants who have earned an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership/Administration may be allowed to waive up to three specified courses upon approval of department.
GPA of 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours of undergraduate work
GRE - Verbal, Quantitative, Writing official scores within past 5 years
Current résumé (must document successful teaching experience; must include a copy of certification/licensure in education field; three years of teaching required to be eligible for licensure as an administrator in MS.)
Letter of Interest (should include statements regarding the applicant's beliefs about teaching and leadership as well as statements about professional goals)
Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with the student's academic experience and/or ability and can address applicant's readiness for graduate study
Supplementary material may be submitted at the student's discretion or may be requested by the admissions committee.
Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Degree Requirements (54 hours)
The Ed.D. program requires a minimum of 54-credit hours. Required coursework is shown below but does not include dissertation hours (EDA 898) taken after coursework is complete. Pre-requisite courses are included.