The doctoral degree program in Educational Leadership is a practitioner-based, professional experience that focuses 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. Graduate courses will be delivered using an Executive Cohort model which is designed to accommodate the working professional, emphasizes problem-based learning, action research, and field-based projects using authentic school district data and artifacts.
For Fall 2020 admission consideration, all application materials must be received by the final deadline of June 30, 2020.
High Point University has established rigorous admission requirements for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Applicants to the program would therefore be expected to submit the following:
Exceptions to any admission requirement may be considered under special circumstances.
Once Admitted: A signed Memorandum of Understanding by the district superintendent or designee endorsing the candidate’s pursuit of doctoral study and subsequent internship within that district or educational setting will be required.
|Degree:||Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)|
|Prerequisite Work:||Evidence of an earned master’s degree in professional education (or related field) from a regionally accredited university, minimum GPA of 3.0|
|Class Time:||One weekend per month, Friday evening and Saturday|
|Transfer of Credit:||Candidates may request up to 12 credits towards the Ed.D. degree, if post-Master’s or professional credit is compatible with program standards. This transfer is not automatic and must be approved by the program coordinator following a review of candidates’ official transcripts or other appropriate documentation of prior academic work. All other degree requirements remain in effect.|
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