Stout School of Education

Doctorate in Educational Leadership



The Doctoral Degree programs in Educational Leadership and Instructional Leadership are practitioner-based, professional experiences that focus on the practices transformational leaders need to create educational systems that are grounded in research, are culturally responsive, strategic, and which ultimately improve student learning.

 The 60-hour program of study reflects the visionary thinking needed for leadership in today’s 21st century educational organizations. It emphasizes effective leadership including strategic planning, using data to make instructional improvements, building a culture of trust, and understanding how theory guides the educational leader to solve problems of practice.

 Candidates enrolled in the Educational Leadership strand will take coursework designed to prepare them for careers in upper-level administrative roles. The Instructional Leadership strand, with a focus on Urban Education, provides an option for candidates who may wish to continue serving in an instructional role.

As of 2014, High Point University is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate or CPED.

For more information about the Ed.D. program, contact Dr. James Davis, Coordinator.

2016-2017 Calendar of Events

Fall 2016 Weekend Schedule for All Cohorts
December 2 and December 3

Spring 2017 Weekend Schedule for All Cohorts
January 13 and 14
February 17 and 18
March 3 and 4
March 24 and 25
April 22 – Ed.D. Workshop
April 29 – Exams

Program of Study
Program Goals and Objectives
Cohort II  – Suggested Plan of Study
Cohort III – Suggested Plan for Study
Cohort IV – Suggested Plan of Study
Cohort V – Suggested Plan of Study (Leadership and Instructional Strands)
Complete Course Descriptions

18 Hour Review
18 Hour Review Rubric

36 Hour Review
36 Hour Review Rubric
Guidelines Governing the Selection of the University Doctoral Committee

Educational Leadership Handbooks
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Handbook 2016-2017
Application for Transfer Credit Form
Ed.D. Comprehensive Exam Handbook
Ed.D. Internship Handbook
Ed.D. Dissertation in Professional Practice Handbook 2016-2017 (School of Education)
Ed.D Traditional Dissertation Handbook 2016-2017 (School of Education)
Thesis, Capstone Project & Dissertation Guide 2015 – 2016 (Norcross Graduate School)

Ed.D. Program Resources for Current Students
This link provides additional resources including forms, gateways, electronic evidence descriptions and rubrics, research resources, and information related to the Dissertation in Professional Practice.

Fall 2016 Newsletter
Winter 2016 Newsletter
Spring 2017 Newsletter


Graduate Admissions
Norcross Hall
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Phone: 336-841-9198
Fax: 336-841-9024

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