Educational Administration EdD - International Students
THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE PROGRAM AND NOT AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS UNLESS THEY ARE STUDYING FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S. THIS PROGRAM HAS NO FACE-TO-FACE COURSES.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration. The Doctor of Education degree is designed for a K-12 public school administration emphasis. Graduates of the doctoral program often pursue leadership positions in schools, districts, and state agencies.
Educational Administration Doctoral Program coursework includes preparation in foundations of educational administration, governance of educational organizations, advanced organizational behavior, research methods, administration of instructional programs, program evaluation for school leaders, ethics and philosophy, economics of education, and dynamics of change. Doctoral students participate in a residency that is designed to promote meaningful and continuous study in the field of scholarship, to provide for a diversity of experiences supporting intellectual growth and professional development, and to promote regular interaction between the student and faculty members.
Students may choose to apply to take school superintendent certification courses while pursuing the doctoral degree. The Superintendent Certification Program contains coursework for candidates holding a master's degree and standard principal certification. Candidates complete courses designed to meet national advanced leadership standards for visionary, ethical, political, collaborative, instructional, and organizational school district leadership. This certification program is designed to develop candidates who will meet the competencies assessed by the State Board of Educator Certification TExES examination for the Standard Superintendent Certificate.
Doctoral program applicants have generally completed a master's degree in educational administration and principal certification coursework. The department encourages applications from candidates with strong academic achievement and scholarship ability, leadership abilities, and commitment to education.
The applicant must provide one of the following items: a copy of their State Principal Certificate or have 18 hours of successfully completed Educational Administration coursework.
Required Documents for Admission
Application Packet Submission Deadline:
October 15 for Summer Admission