Applications will be open for Summer 2016 admissions beginning Autumn 2015. See Information Sessions tab for upcoming Ed.D. information sessions.
This is a three-year, 97-credit cohort-based program. For those who wish to earn the P-12 Superintendent Certificate, six additional credits are required in order to meet all state competencies; therefore, 103 credits will be required. Courses are offered two full days, Fridays and Saturdays, approximately once per month, 12 months out of the year (four quarters). Students will engage electronically in between face-to-face Friday and Saturday class sessions. On the tab titled 'Courses' you can drop down to select the 'Course Scheduling' to review the face-to-face class calendar for the current cohort.
The program is designed to address conceptual issues of the roles educational leaders play in leadership, management/administration and political advocacy. In addition, we will help you develop strength in the dimensions of leadership, diversity, accountability and learning.
The program is designed with a belief in interdisciplinary learning about educational leadership. The cohort of the whole will study collaboratively in areas in which the content knowledge is common, and in which students may learn from cross-disciplinary scholarly discussions, such as the leadership courses focused on systemic change, diversity, and instructional leadership. In areas where more specialized knowledge does not overlap, the groups will break into study options for courses or parts of courses, such as educational law or finance, which are quite different in law and policy for P-12 and higher education