The University of South Alabama College of Education now proudly offers a doctoral program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.).

This program is intended to train an emerging generation of senior educational leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to connect research, theory, and practice in leading high performing learning organizations to manage resources strategically, engage in evidence-based decision-making, promote continuous improvement, and encourage innovation. This full-time 60 credit hour program is delivered in an innovative format that allows students to maintain their current employment and complete a structured academic program in three years. The program leads to an Ed.D. (Doctorate of Education) in Educational Leadership.

The program is open to those who hold a masterís degree and work currently as a practitioner in P-12 or higher education. The program is aligned with the recommendations of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate to redesign the Ed.D. to make it a stronger and more relevant degree for the advanced preparation of school practitioners and clinical faculty, academic leaders and professional staff for the nationís schools and colleges and the learning organizations that support them. There are two tracks available in the program, one for P-12 administrators and one for higher education administrators. It is a cohort based program, with new cohorts beginning each May.

Coursework is delivered using face-to-face, online, and blended formats by highly qualified professors. The program has a theory-to-practice focus bringing the research literature and best practices together with the problems of practice faced in day-to-day educational settings. Courses include program assessment and evaluation, finance, ethics, global education, legal issues, and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. Effective leadership is a guiding principle throughout the program. Students from both tracks take courses together, learning from faculty and each other the similarities and differences that exist across the P-20+ educational spectrum.

Applications to the program are accepted June 1 through March 15. Deadline for submission of all application materials to USA Admissions is March 15. Please see the link below for addmission requirements.

Admission requirements for the Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) program

Please note that all application materials should be sent directly to USA Office of Admissions http://www.southalabama.edu/admissions/contact.html

For additional information, please contact Dr. Peggy Delmas at 251/380-2782 or pdelmas@southalabama.edu.

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