The PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, option in Educational Administration
is designed for those who wish to improve educational institutions through leadership,
research and theory development. Our program prepares graduates to be successful scholar-practitioners
who can analyze and resolve educational issues within diverse contexts.
This program requires the completion of 72-credit hours beyond the master’s degree,
including 15 hours of dissertation.We utilize Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards to guide course
development and improvement and are recognized by theCouncil for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Required core curriculum includes:
School Leadership, Culture and Ethics
Organizational Theory in Education
Research Traditions in Educational Leadership
Analysis of Variance
The Politics of Education
Special Topics in Education Law
Special Topics in School Finance Policy
Research and Faculty
Our distinguished faculty provide relevant research-based content with practical knowledge
and skills that can be put into practice immediately. You will learn best practices
and techniques for instructional leadership linked to curriculum, teaching, administration
and professional development. Our goal is to assist you in advancing your career in educational leadership.