This program is offered by the Educational Leadership, Policy & Instructional Technology Department
Prepares teachers and administrators in PreK-12 education for leadership positions as principals, lead teachers, department heads, curriculum and assessment specialists, assistant superintendents, and superintendents. Offers a cohort model for study on weekends, evenings, and summer. Field-based projects emphasized.
Prior to defending their dissertation proposals all doctoral students must document mastery of program learning outcomes and show their ability to:
- demonstrate an ethical and moral commitment to collaborative work that promotes positive learning for all members of the organization;
- demonstrate the ability to foster best practices with the understanding that teaching and learning are at the heart of the organization's mission;
- connect the immediate work of organizational improvement to the larger philosophical, political and historical context, and to the organization's mission;
- establish a commitment to social justice through their work and act in ways that promote social justice in their organizations;
- utilize evolving technologies to improve organizations, enhance learning, and build institutional identity;
- foster continuous organizational improvement grounded in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and application of data;
- locate, interpret, and assess relevant educational research and apply it to both practice and the design and conduct of research.