Educational Leadership Doctoral Program
Welcome to the Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership website!
On this page you will find information about our program. Please direct questions to Dr. Marie-Anne Mundy, the Program Coordinator. We appreciate your interest in our program!
Marie-Anne Mundy, Ph.D.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 361.593.2442
Timeline for Applications
- Applications are currently being accepted to begin early cognate coursework in Spring 2017 as a member of Cohort 26 that will begin core coursework in June 2017. Deadline for applications for Cohort 26 is February 15th... Applications after that date will be considered on a space available basis. Secure your seat soon!
- Please Email email@example.com for an application checklist as both graduate studies requirements and departmental requirements must be met to be considered.
How to Apply:
|March||Initial Application Screening|
|March/April||Interview of Prospective Students|
|May||Orientation and Induction|
|Early June||Courses Begin|
|3 years||Duration of Coursework|
Factors Considered for Admission
|Completion of Master’s Degree in a Relevant Discipline|
|Official Transcripts of Prior University Work|
|Letters of Recommendation|
|Letter of Commitment from Employer|
The Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) in educational leadership is a professional degree offered by TAMUK designed to provide leaders throughout the state at all educational levels. The program requires courses emphasizing leadership in the areas of educational theory, philosophy, policy, innovations, and research. The overarching goal of the program is for the student to develop a style of thinking, feeling, and behaving that centers on knowledge of professional literature, a respect for data of various kinds, careful, reflective and constructive reasoning, effective leadership behavior, and an overall leadership vision.
The program features course work, seminars, a residency year, dissertation, and a cohort structure designed to promote peer support and interaction. The 60-hour program includes 42 hours of required core coursework, while also allowing for a cognate of 18 hours in an area that supports their professional goals. The most common cognate areas are higher education and the superintendency; however, any area in which there is a graduate degree is eligible for use as a cognate area, including adult education, early childhood, educational administration Principal Certificate, instructional technology, reading, special education, or content areas (math, English, biology, etc).
The Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling also offers a Transcripted Certification in Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HEAL).
Our students exercise high levels of independent scholarship, remain current with issues of the field, and give a great deal of emphasis to educational leadership theory and research. The applications of theory and research experiences impact personal and organizational change to improve educational programs.
The following documents contains some statistical information about our doctoral program.
Below is a PDF copy of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Student Handbook:
This page was last updated on: July 11, 2016