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. Gerri Maxwell, the Program Coordinator. We appreciate your interest in our program!
Gerri M. Maxwell, Ph.D.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 361.593.2203
Timeline for Applications
||Deadline for Applications
|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 69-hour program includes required core coursework, while also allowing for a cognate or professional support field. The cognate includes 18 hours of courses with which students may pursue certifications or hours toward higher education teaching expertise. For example, students may concurrently acquire the principal and/or superintendent certification in the doctoral program. Additionally, students may select two free elective courses to enhance their desired areas of professional knowledge.
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:
- Educational Leadership Doctoral Student Handbook (Cohorts 1-20)
- Degree Plan (Cohorts 1-20)
- Educational Leadership Doctoral Student Handbook (Cohort 21)
- Educational Leadership Doctoral Student Handbook (Cohort 22+)
- Degree Plan (Cohort 21+)
This page was last updated on: February 06, 2014