Educational Administration and Supervision, Ed.D.
Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education
The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership is to develop effective visionary, intellectual, and moral leaders who can cause positive change in education to promote the success of all students. The department’s degree and endorsement programs have a distinctive Metropolitan education orientation.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Doctoral Degree in Education (Ed.D.) jointly with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The department also provides a Master of Science Degree in Education (MS), as well as non-degree administration endorsement programs for students who have completed a master’s degree.
Program Contact Information:
Dr. Kay Keiser, Graduate Program Chair
Roskens Hall 312
- Fall: June 1
- Spring: October 1 (limited)
- Summer: February 1
- Online Application
- One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
- Application Fee
- If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required
- 500 on the written TOEFL
- 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
- 61 on the internet-based TOEFL
- 5.5 on the IELTS
- 44 on the PTE
- Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- A 1-2 page document describing the applicant’s prior education, relevant professional experience, career goals and specific relationship to the Ed.D. degree, with regard to the achievement of these goals.
- Writing Sample
- 3 samples, including one with a reference section (or thesis/specialist field project)
- Administrative Certificate (or Specialist Degree)
EDD-EDAM Degree Requirements
EDD-EDAM Required Seminar Courses (9 hours):
The program requires a total of 96 hours of coursework.
At least 45 hours of new work must be completed after admission to the doctoral program.
|EDAD 9510||Seminar in Culture and Context of Schooling||
|EDAD 9520||Achieving School Excellence||
|EDAD 9530||Paradigms and Practices of Schooling||
EDD-EDAM Required Research Tools/Methods (12 hours):
|EDAD 9000||Seminar in Research Design||
|EDAD 9610||Applied Intermediate Statistics in Educational Administration||
|EDAD 9620||Applied Advanced Statistics in Educational Administration||
|EDAD 9650||Program Evaluation for Educational Administrators||
EDD-EDAM Electives (12 hours):
|EDAD 8560||School Finance||
|EDAD 8620||School Plants and Equipment||
|EDAD 9550||Symposium on School Leadership||
|EDAD 9980||Superintendent Internship in Educaional Administration||
NOTE: These four courses are for Superintendent Certification. If the applicant is not pursuing Superintendent Certification, then twelve (12) hours of additional coursework will be determined with the applicant’s advisor.
EDD-EDAM Exit Requirements:
| ||Comprehensive Examination||
1 - 12 credits
Total Credit Hours: 96