Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education


Academic Information

We designed this doctorate primarily for individuals interested in K-12 Educational Administration or Community College/Higher Education Administration. Area III provides the opportunity for students to select their preferred emphasis.

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership?

If you are a doctoral student, you can pursue a degree in Educational Leadership with specialization in Educational Leadership K-12 (which would include Arizona Superintendents Certification) or Education Leadership Community College/Higher Education. The Ed.D. program of study will include courses in Educational Administration, Educational Foundations, Educational Research and Evaluation, Community College/Higher Education along with field experiences and a leadership internship.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 63
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Dissertation Dissertation is required.
Oral Defense Oral Defense is required.
Research Individualized research is required.
Some online/blended coursework Required

Purpose
 
The EDL Doctoral Program seeks K-12 and Community College-Higher Education leaders who are willing to move education forward through the application of new competencies, strategies, communications, collaborations, advocacy, and professionalism. Leaders today must understand and practice leadership within diverse fluid contexts that include cultural, social, political, environmental, technological, and global borders. This doctorate for practicing professionals provides courses within a leadership development program that integrates educational and professional foundations, leadership principles, professional ethics, and development of a research agenda that evolves from issue-focused and problem-based experiences and goals.
 
Core doctoral experiences are embedded in unique professional service within an applied internship experience for K-12 students. This customized program mentors students to lead with integrity, and in an ethical and responsive manner and to demonstrate skills, knowledge, and dispositions that enhance openness to change, ongoing inquiry, relationship empowerment, leadership self-reflection, and empathic perspectives.
 
The purpose of the EDL department is to promote the skills, values, and motivation for growth in leadership positions in K-12, Community College and Higher Education contexts.  EDL program-prepared leaders will be knowledgeable in the foundations of educational thought as well as in the science, the craft, and the art of leadership. In addition, students will study specialties appropriate to their career goals and acquire the research and evaluation skills essential to leadership practice, as well as to scholarly inquiry. More specifically, the curriculum will:

  1. Provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the importance of education in our society, the significance of educational leaders, and in general, the effects leaders have on society;
  2. Enable students to gain higher-level skills necessary to pursue leadership careers in schools, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations;
  3. Provide experienced leaders with opportunity for growth in skills and knowledge to improve the services they provide; and
  4. Enable educational leaders to grow professionally throughout their careers by becoming dynamic lifelong learning professionals.
Leadership consists of skills and abilities applied in diverse settings. The knowledge base of this professional degree is reflected in current curricular design and course syllabi as well as in the use of a variety of instructional strategies that use major journals in the field, and which fully support faculty and student participation in research. Ethno-cultural diversity and global perspectives are integrated. Specific studies in this degree are sequential, developmental, and are drawn, in part, from professional association research.

The design of the doctoral program in Educational Leadership is to provide the highest quality of education and training that will enable graduates to enrich their leadership skills in a variety of situations. Students will have opportunities to share and learn in different venues. With the assistance of an assigned advisor, students integrate both theoretical and research-based learnings with their experiences, while developing special skills and knowledge commensurate with their individual backgrounds, abilities, and career goals. Coursework is delivered through hybrid models with no more than one online course each semester. Hybrid courses have face-to-face components scheduled around the typical work week
 
Students Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the degree, students will:
K-12 Administration Emphasis Area
An education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student by:
Community College/Higher Education Administration Emphasis Area

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College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Doctoral Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education


Campus Availability

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