The 33 hours of EDD coursework is offered in a hybrid format. The students meet face to face on Saturdays for the first four semesters before starting their dissertation as an individualized project with a chairperson.
The Ed.D. in School Leadership requires the completion of 63 credit hours above the master’s degree. It is a degree that is intended for scholar/practitioners who will be involved in field-based applied research in partnership with schools or other educational agencies, and who will apply new knowledge and skills at work, and as a result, improve learning and achievement in schools. Because this degree is specific to the field of school leadership, a building-level certification as a leader (principal or instructional leader) is required. In addition, while not required, experience in a school leadership position is highly recommended.
Attention Ed.D. Applicants: This program only admits new cohorts each summer term.
* Applicants for the next cohort must apply between October 1st through March 31 to begin in the upcoming summer term.
* Complete applications will be reviewed and admission decisions will be made in early April.
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
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John Freeman, Ph.D.
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