EdD in Educational Leadership

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In our Doctorate in Educational Leadership program (EdD), you’ll examine the human, organizational, political, social and technical components of educational systems and institutions. You’ll engage in and become a contributor to socially-just leadership with the intention of transforming the practice of education at the local, state, regional, and national levels. In this program, you’ll have the option to pursue one of these concentrations:

  • PK-12 Education: The PK-12 Concentration provides a rich knowledge base to analyze administrative practices with a focus on PK-12 education.
  • Higher Education: The Higher Education concentration focuses on the specific needs of higher education institutions. You’ll be prepared for a leadership, administrative, policy or management position at the college or university level.

An emphasis on socially-just leadership practices prepares you with the ability to identify injustice and effectively engage in making change by leading forward with an understanding of equity and intention for creating abundance and benefit for all students, staff, and community members.

Candidates in our hybrid (online and in-person) program can attend full-time or part-time. The program can be completed in just over three years. Our instructors bring their leadership and practical experiences in public schools and higher education, along with the strong ability to create learning and leadership environments that invite you to contribute your strengths for the benefit of all.

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Application Process

  1. Completion of a Master’s degree.
  2. Complete the online application.
    • Choose Educational Leadership – EDD.
    • At least a 3.0 GPA in last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits.
    • Payment of $75 application fee.
    • One official transcript sent directly from each university and/or college you have attended to the Graduate Studies Office. For more information regarding transcripts, please contact Graduate Studies directly at 509.359.6297 or gradprograms@ewu.edu.
    • Upload the following directly to the application through GradCAS:
      • One-page personal statement of interest in pursuing the EdD.
      • Writing sample, such as a previous academic paper or project.
      • Resume/CV.
    • Names and email addresses for three professional references sent to edd@ewu.edu.
      • Note: Reference requests will be sent from a “no-reply” email address and may end up in your references’ spam folder.

Upon review of your admission materials you may be invited to an on-campus or virtual interview for further consideration in the EdD program.

Apply today for the Summer 2022 quarter.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Educational Leadership, Doctorate of Education (EdD)

This Education Doctorate serves the needs of students seeking a terminal degree. This program will be based on problems of practice and authentic place-based contexts. There are two options:

  1. EdD–Educational Leadership, P–12 Administration
  2. EdD–Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration
Common Core
EDUC 620ETHICS, EQUITY AND LEADERSHIP4
EDUC 625LEADERSHIP THEORY AND CHANGE4
EDUC 626THEORY AND POLICY: CHALLENGES OF PRACTICE4
EDUC 627LEADERSHIP AND DATA-INFORMED DECISION MAKING4
EDUC 628LEADERSHIP IN SUPERVISION4
EDUC 629SUPERVISION AND HUMAN RESOURCES4
EDUC 630BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE4
Research and Applied Practice
EDUC 680INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH4
EDUC 681INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH4
EDUC 682INTRODUCTION TO MIXED METHODS AND PROBLEM OF PRACTICE RESEARCH4
EDUC 683APPLIED PROBLEM OF PRACTICE I2
EDUC 684APPLIED PROBLEM OF PRACTICE II2
EDUC 685APPLIED PROBLEM OF PRACTICE III2
Area Specialization
EDUC 635LAW AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT4
EDUC 636IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING4
EDUC 637SOCIAL JUSTICE IN K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP4
EDUC 638SYSTEMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT4
EDUC 639LEADERSHIP, THEORY AND POLICY IN K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION4
EDUC 640ADMINISTRATION, BUDGET AND FINANCE4
EDUC 721EDD INTERNSHIP I2
EDUC 722EDD INTERNSHIP II2
Dissertation/Capstone
EDUC 700DISSERTATION/CAPSTONE IN PRACTICE (variable credit–4 credits required)4
Total Credits78

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