Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
The Doctor in Education (EdD) degree in educational leadership is designed to prepare administrators for senior level leadership positions in public schools or in higher education. This advanced level of preparation fosters the development of skills and abilities for individuals to resolve educational issues and problems. Program studies include leadership theory, human resource development, organizational theory, policy analysis, planning studies, curriculum and instructional leadership, and political systems analysis.
A minimum of 60-semester hours beyond a master's degree is required. Requirements include a research-based dissertation completed under the direction of an appropriate faculty member, as well as a supervised internship experience.
Candidates seeking the EdD with a focus on public school administration must hold Level I licensure in administration or supervision. Upon completion of the program, individuals are eligible to upgrade previously held licenses. Individuals holding administration license (North Carolina principal license 012, class P or class AP) and/or (North Carolina superintendent license 011, class AS) are eligible for (North Carolina 012, class DP) and superintendent license (North Carolina 011, class DS). Individuals holding supervision license (North Carolina curriculum instructional specialist 113, class S) are eligible for curriculum instructional specialist (North Carolina 113, class D).
In addition, it is desirable for all candidates for the EDD program to have a minimum of three years of successful leadership experience. The EdD program is delivered via face-to-face evening class sessions utilizing some online components.
For more information contact Dr. Tom Williams (252-328-6444 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Fall Admission: February 1, 2014
Candidates seeking the EdD with a concentration in Higher Education Administration should contact the Department of Higher, Adult, and Counselor Education (252-328-6856).