Doctor of Education (EdD)

Educational Administration

with Superintendent Certification Option

Online 61 major credits * 3 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible online format with collaborative cohort model

‘Hands-on’ faculty give individualized support

No GRE or admission tests

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What You Learn

The Doctorate of Education is designed for those individuals who have a completed master’s and who wish to extend their research expertise. Candidates will develop advanced skills in analyzing theory and research findings for application in a variety of educational settings, and they will also develop skills for conducting original research. In addition, candidates will focus on the development of leadership skills required for implementation of research-based change strategies. Candidates complete a series of courses and a comprehensive exam prior to proceeding to the research component of the program. Candidates complete a series of courses that lead to the development of the research proposal and dissertation, the capstone research experience for the program.

How You Learn

Online: This is an online cohort. Synchronous sessions may be required for some courses. Following the outlined degree plan, you will finish the program in three years.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a concentration in Educational Administration. This will open the doors to leadership roles at the district/central office level. If you choose the track leading to certification, you will become eligible to sit for the Texas Superintendent Exam*.

Degree Requirements

EdD in Educational Administration

Year 1 (Core)

EDU 6310Christian Ethics and Values
EDU 6311Research I, Academic Writing
EDU 6312Research II, Quantitative
EDU 6313Multicultural Experiences
EDU 6316Research III, Qualitative
EDU 6314Grant Writing
EDU 6341Digital Learning
EDAD 6351School Finance
 Comprehensive Exam

Year 2

EDAD 6320Program Analysis & Evaluation
EDAD 6322Organizations & Public Relations
EDAD 6324Leadership & the District
EDAD 6321Issues in District Leadership
EDAD 6325Advanced School Law
EDAD 6352Conflict Resolution
EDAD 6323Research IV, Proposal

Year 3

EDAD 6361Research V (1) Dissertation
EDAD 6235Practicum
EDAD 6362Research V (2) Dissertation
EDAD 6235Practicum
EDAD 6363Research V (3) Dissertation

*Optional Texas Superintendent Certification

Please Note:

While the chart above lists each of the courses that make up the EdD degree for informational purposes, this is not an official class schedule, and is subject to change.