NEW DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
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 December 15. Deadline for submission of all application materials to USA Admissions is December
15. Please see the link below for addmission requirements.
Admission requirements for the Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) program
For additional information, please contact Dr. Peggy Delmas at 251/380-2782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.