K-12 Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
The K-12 concentration prepares you for a position as a principal, superintendent, or other school site district administrators.
As a student enrolled in the PK-12 Educational Leadership concentration, you’ll explore your role as a leader, and build upon and extend your competence in the following areas as they relate to educational leadership: organizational analysis, educational change and reform, school law, public school finance, curriculum design and evaluation for administrators, school personnel administration, and educational policy. You will participate in field-based experiences as part of your courses. Through an inquiry-driven approach, you will engage in research for your dissertation that is applied, meaningful, and informs the schools and districts where you work. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to successfully form and work in teams, systematically reflect upon their work as leaders, and deeply understand their responsibility to lead ethically, justly, and compassionately as they engage in a lifelong search for truth and partner with others along the way.
The Doctor of Education program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for PK-12 administration licenses. Students who have successfully completed the 24 credits in the Superintendent/ District Leadership Licensure Program will then complete 30 credits through the Doctoral Completion Program to complete the K-12 Educational Leadership, Ed.D..
- 54 credit program: 24 credits from Superintendent/ District Leadership Licensure Program and 30 credits through Doctoral Completion Program, culminating in Ed.D. and dissertation.
- You will take a series of courses, two at a time with research courses introduced early to provide a foundation for study and your own research.
- An example of course sequencing beginning in Fall 2020.
- To see the 24 credits of Superintendent/ District Leadership Licensure Program.
- To see the 30 credits of Doctoral Completion Program.
- Courses are offered on weekends in Madison at the Edgewood College Monroe Street Campus. We also make use of online resources to accommodate busy schedules. Classes begin in August.
- Subject-matter-experts who work in the field of study instruct the content courses. These professionals bring a timely and global view to content material.
- Full-time Ph.D. research faculty who have experience in publishing and R1 research instruct our research courses.
- Our Academic Writing Specialist instructs the dissertation writing courses to guide students through the proper academic style and tone.