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Doctorate of Education - EdD

Doctorate of Education - EdD

The Educational Leadership Program offers two tracks:  PK-12 prepares its students to become building, district, and teacher leaders in public, independent, and parochial schools, state agencies; and a higher education higher education track for those seeking administrative positions in colleges and universities. Students gain a deep understanding of school leadership as they explore concepts, share ideas, develop relationships, and make discoveries. They come to know educational agencies, the complexity of schools, challenges of educational problems, and intricacies of change. Through course work and rich, experiential learning in schools where students are employed, they develop evidence and research-based leadership to contribute to the transformation of education and enhancement of student learning.

The program can be completed entirely online with the exception of two courses.  These are offered each summer in one-week formats in both June and July. 

The summer residency dates and courses for Summer 2016 are as follows:

  • EDUC 804 Research 1 offered June 6-10 or July 11-15
  • EDUC 903 Publication Writing offered June 13-17 or July 18-22

Accomplished faculty create engaging, meaningful learning enabling degree completion in three years for those starting the program with a master's degree and five years for those entering the program with a bachelor's degree.

The Ed.D. program is designed through course work, research, and mentored, professional activities for seeking licensure in building, district, or teacher leadership. For some leaders who have acquired the level of licensure desired for their career, this program can serve as the path to a doctoral degree.

The PK-12 track is developed and approved for licensed educational practitioners who seek Kansas licensure in teacher, building, and district leadership. Your credentials must show that you are licensed as a K-12 educator.

For information about the educational leadership doctoral program, please use the contact:

Susan Backofen

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