Doctoral Program

The Department of Educational Leadership offers qualified graduate students the opportunity to pursue a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. This program is designed specifically for those seeking to serve as educational leaders in PK - 12 public school division settings.

The Ed.D. program is designed to develop competent and caring educational leaders who will be involved in the decision-making processes and play substantial roles in shaping our social structures. Senior-level school administrators provide the leadership that determines the level of success for schools and school divisions. To this end, our senior-level preparation program will ensure that these educational leaders acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions that will enable them to lead schools that are both efficient and effective, and also promote and model integrity, fairness and sound ethical practices.

A cohort of no more than 12 candidates will be admitted each fall for a program of studies that is designed with a busy professional's needs in mind. Cohort course completion can be accomplished in two years, with additional semesters or years of dissertation preparation.

Department of Educational Leadership

Dr. James S. Norman, Chair
109I, Harris Hall
Phone: 804-524-6960