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College of Education

Education Administration, Ph.D.

The Education Administration Ph.D. program is an in-person, cohort-based program. The Ph.D. degree is offered in two program concentrations: higher education administration and CD-12 education administration. Each prepares students for a variety of leadership positions in institutions and agencies related to the emphasis of their studies. Those earning the degree serve as college and university faculty, university administrators, school superintendents and principals, administrators in school districts and government agencies, and other related leadership capacities.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Advanced program candidates possess a high level of oral, written, and technological communication skills, with specialization for the specific professional role(s) emphasized in the program. For doctoral programs, candidates are prepared to publish and present at conferences.
  2. Advanced program candidates conduct research using rigorous scientific practices.
  3. Using systematic and professionally accepted approaches, advanced program candidates demonstrate inquiry skills, showing their ability to investigate questions relevant to their practice and professional goals.
  4. Advanced program candidates demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the extant literature in K-12 Educational Leadership and/or Higher Education.

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