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. Barbara Mallory, Coordinator.
Fall 2017 Weekend Schedule for Cohorts V and VI
August 26 and 27
September 29 and 30
October 20 and 21
November 17 and 18
December 1 and 2
December 8 and 9 (Exam)
Fall 2017 Weekend Schedule for Cohorts IV
December 9 (Exam)
Spring 2018 Weekend Schedule for All Cohorts
January 19 and 20
February 2 and 3
February 16 and 17
March 16 and 17
April 6 and 7
April 27 and 28 (Exams)
Program of Study
Program Goals and Objectives
Cohort III – Suggested Plan for Study
Cohort IV – Suggested Plan of Study
Cohort V/VI – Suggested Plan of Study (Leadership and Instructional Strands)
Complete Course Descriptions
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Handbook 2016-2017
Ed.D. Comprehensive Exam Handbook 2017-2018
Ed.D. Internship Handbook 2017-2018
Ed.D. Dissertation in Professional Practice Handbook 2017-2018 (School of Education)
Ed.D Traditional Dissertation Handbook 2017-2018 (School of Education)
Thesis, Capstone Project & Dissertation Guide 2017-2018 (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.