Top-Level Praxis for Educational Leaders
The Ed.D.’s emphasis on research and practice launches students into the next phase of their careers with the wisdom and skills to transform educational environments.
About Our Program
Thank you for your interest in the Educational Leadership Ed.D. program!
The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership is designed for individuals pursuing an advanced leadership position in a K-12 or higher education setting. The program prepares graduates for careers in senior-level professional practice, research inquiry, and the challenge of higher education and K-12 reform.
The program leads to both broad and deep scholarly knowledge with an emphasis on using new knowledge to serve as a scholar-practitioner within the profession. The program is guided by the general framework found in the course catalog. We support students in ensuring the coursework gets tailored to their focus area.
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The application deadline for the spring admissions beginning the program in January is November 15. Applications for Fall will continue to be reviewed up to July 15.
The Educational Leadership Ed.D. program prepares graduates at an advanced level for work in the professorial ranks of higher education or positions of leadership in schools and agencies with a scholar-practitioner focus.
The degree provides rich preparation by exposing students to a wide variety of courses and experiences related to fundamental theories and, as well as current issues and trends in education with a focus on leadership needs.
World-Class Education and Human Development
The College is a recognized leader in guiding, shaping, and mentoring high-performing education professionals who will go forth with a lifelong love of learning and with the skills essential for thriving in a global, knowledge-based economy. The U.S. News and World Report ranks the College of Education and Human Development's graduate programs 83rd in the nation and 25th among Land Grant universities. The online graduate programs are ranked 9th in the West among all public universities.