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Program at a Glance

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The Executive track in the Educational Leadership EdD program is designed to prepare educators for leadership positions in PK-12 organizations and other educational organizations. The program prepares students for professional practice as scholarly practitioners.

The Executive EdD is appropriate for students who are committed to advancing their leadership opportunities and capabilities in PK-12 and other organizational settings. Students admitted to the program are typically employed in teaching and administrative positions in elementary and secondary schools, as well as other educational agencies and organizations. Focus areas include: political and organizational theory, leadership, systems theory, planning and evaluation, school law and finance, data-based decision making, communications, instructional leadership, human resource management, program analysis and evaluation. Educational Leadership certification is not included in this program.

The Executive track requires a minimum of 54 credit hours beyond the master's degree, including 6 credit hours of a client-based Doctoral Field Study and at least 15 credit hours of Dissertation in Practice. The plan of study for the Executive track in the Educational Leadership EdD is arranged as a lock-step cohort-based program to facilitate scheduling for those who are employed in teaching and administrative positions. Details about this program are found in the Executive Handbook.

Total Credit Hours Required: 54 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

Application Deadlines

May 1
January 15

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