Edgewood College

School of Education

Doctoral Program

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Degrees: 
  • Ed D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership

Program Statement

The Doctor of Education at Edgewood College offers a unique educational experience that cannot be matched by other area colleges. The program was designed through the collaborative efforts of faculty, school administrators, teachers, two- and four-year college and university faculty and administrators, and other educational and business leaders from across the state and the Midwest. The program is a standard of excellence for the preparation of educational leaders who work in PK-12 settings, in agency or government training, and in institutions of higher education.

Grounded in a strong knowledge base, our students engage in research that is meaningful, relevant, and directed toward the improvement of the schools, districts, institutions of higher learning, and agencies for which they work. Professional practice is assessed in authentic work settings. Our program is infused with content mastery, collaborative experience in school districts, post-secondary institutions, and educational agencies, and the ethical foundations of change that benefit teaching and learning at all levels and in a variety of educational settings.

We offer two distinct concentrations: 

PK-12 Administrative Leadership Ed.D - prepares graduates for positions as principals, superintendents, and other school site district administrators.

Higher Education Leadership Ed.D - offered in either a Face-to-Face or Fully Online format - prepares graduates for critical positions at 2-year and 4-year institutions as college presidents, student support services administrators, faculty, or in businesses where training and instruction are valued positions. 

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
5
Adjunct: 
15
Total Program Credit Hours: 
54
Average Time to Degree: 
3.5 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • Other
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
No
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
  • Online
  • Hybrid
Thesis: 
Yes
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No