The Ed.D. is an online cohort-based program that begins once each year, in May. Applications are accepted during the preceding year, between April – October 15, the priority deadline. Priority applications are reviewed after the 10/15 deadline. Applications with missing materials are not reviewed. Admission decisions are sent by year end, with a commitment date in January for accepted applicants. Should spots in the cohort become available, waitlisted applicants will typically be notified in February. Applications are accepted after the priority deadline but will only be processed on a case-by-case basis if there are open spots in the cohort.
The Leadership in Schooling Ed.D. degree empowers the individual to improve leadership, teaching and learning, and to explore innovative solutions to educational problems. This online degree is designed to enhance a candidate's skills both as a researcher and as an instructional leader of PK-12 programs. Students who enter the doctoral program will soon find that our emphasis on research and its application to practice will assist them in formulating and investigating questions that are of direct and immediate relevance to their daily professional work.
The Leadership in Schooling Ed.D. also offers a STEM Education option designed for science, math, and engineering educators who wish to move into leadership roles.