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Doctorate in Educational Leadership

The College of Education offers a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in education leadership. This advanced, terminal degree leads to certification in administrative positions for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educational institutions. The program is designed for educators who are already serving in leadership roles in pre-K-12 settings.

The doctoral candidates are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of state-approved advanced graduate coursework, inclusive of a major research study that contributes to the body of knowledge in the area of educational leadership. Such research, which may be quantitative or qualitative, should have practical application for schools in both urban and suburban settings. Emphasis is placed on preparing the candidates in the areas of leadership, organization, communication, change, development, and policy, as well as human, technical, and managerial skills.

The doctoral program is provided through a cohort model, in which students are admitted to pursue courses concurrently.  Candidates are granted seven years to complete the program.

For inquiries and further information, please contact:

Director:  Dr. Sean T. Coleman
Phone: 301-860-3243