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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
This program is designed to expand the knowledge of students through high-quality research and applied scholarship. The coursework consists of 63 credit hours, 15 of which are allotted for students to specialize in a desired area, such as:
- Higher Educational Administration
- Superintendent or Principal Certification
- Educational Technology
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Higher Education Teaching Field
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Students in the Ed.D. program will be part of a cohort for the 63 hours of required coursework. Research shows that students who engage in cohort-based doctoral programs complete their doctorate degrees at higher rates than individualized programs.
Designed with you in mind.
The Ed.D. program is specifically formatted to fit the busy schedule of full-time professionals. Courses are delivered in a hybrid format, meaning they have both online and lecture components. This format provides students with the flexibility to work when and where it is most convenient for them, all while maintaining constant interaction that can be crucial to networking opportunities. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership also offers students the opportunity to receive one of two certifications in order to expand their credentials:
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Students in the Doctoral program will:
- Understand the importance of "Closing the Gaps" in the targeted areas of the educational processes in Texas and be prepared to contribute to the attainment of those goals in meaningful ways.
- Apply administrative theory to the educational leadership process.
- Collect and analyze student performance data to meet/exceed educational accountability standards.
- Set goals, assign responsibilities and verify how well resources are allocated and utilized in instructional improvements.
- Develop and administer the curriculum of a school or university with special attention to critical fields of study and preparation for seamless transitions to future educational levels.
- Use appropriate communication and interpersonal skills in consultation, addressing and assessing and/or appraising.
- Articulate and utilize the relationships among federal, state, and local education agencies, laws and policies to close the gaps in educational outcomes.
- Utilize appropriate management functions in administering special programs for special populations.
- Effectively use established educational research and conduct applied research appropriate to their setting.
- Apply data to modify educational programs using appropriate leadership styles.
- Develop positive organizational cultures that build collaboration and collegiality.
Thanks to Tarleton's cohort program, I now have 26 professional and personal friendships that will last a lifetime. We encouraged each other through the entire three-year degree program, shared ideas, exchanged lecture notes - even cried and laughed together - and applauded profusely as members crossed the stage to receive their diploma.
Leadership Core - 27 Semester Hours
|EDAD||6111||Critical Issues in Educational Leadership|
|EDAD||6310||Historical and Theoretical Foundations in Educational Leadership|
|EDAD||6314||Philosophy and Ethics in Educational Leadership|
|EDAD||6321||Education Law and Policy|
|EDAD||6322||Data Analysis and School Improvement|
|EDAD||6323||Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership|
|EDAD||6324||Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership|
|EDAD||6330||Educational Governance and Policies|
|EDAD||6385||Advanced Seminar in Educational Leadership|
Research Tools - 12 Semester Hours
|EDAD||6112||Methods of Educational Research|
|EDAD||6313||Statistical Methods in Educational Leadership|
|EDAD||6325||Methods of Inquiry I|
|EDAD||6331||Methods of Inquiry II|
Specialization/Cognate Area - 15 Semester Hours
In the specialization area, the student will work with his/her doctoral advisor to establish a program supportive of his/her professional goals and doctoral objectives. A minimum of 15 hours may be selected from the educational administration electives or other appropriate graduate coursework.