Academic Programs - Educational Administration and Policy


Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership

The University of Georgia’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is a performance-based program of study designed to prepare school and system leaders who can advance the knowledge and practice of PreK-12 educational administration and support school and system improvement. This program of study, in partnership with Georgia school districts will develop outstanding practitioner/scholars who can effectively lead schools and school districts in the 21st century. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree is offered in Plan A and Plan B. Each consists of 55 semester hours of coursework.

Plan A meets certification requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. To be admitted for the Plan A (Certification Option), the Program in Educational Administration and Policy must have a formal signed partnership agreement with the applicant’s school system, and a letter of recommendation from a system-level administrator that expresses support for the candidate to participate in the Performance-based Program of Study (Plan A).

Plan B is for professionals who wish to earn the Ed.D. degree without the performance-based component that leads to the leadership certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

 

Programs of Study

Educational Administration and Policy Core (18 semester hours)

Students in Plan A and Plan B share a common core of courses.

EDAP 9010 Educational Administration & Policy Analysis 3 semester hours
EDAP 9015 Curriculum & Educational Policy 3 semester hours
EDAP 9020 Education Finance & Policy 3 semester hours
EDAP 9025 Law & Educational Policy 3 semester hours
EDAP 9045 Administrative Theory 3 semester hours
EDAP 9250 Supervision Theory 3 semester hours

Research Methodology (9 semester hours)

Plan A only: Performance based core (12 semester hours)

The supervised residency provides candidates a multitude of opportunities to synthesize and apply the knowledge and practice and develop the skills identified in the Common Core Knowledge Standards through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings, planned and guided cooperatively by the institution and school district personnel.

EDAP 8115 or EDAP 8120 Building-level Administration or District-level Administration 3 semester hours
EDAP 8611/8711 Supervised Educational Leadership Residency – Building or District 3 semester hours
EDAP 8612/8712 Supervised Educational Leadership Residency – Building or District 3 semester hours
EDAP 8613/8713 Supervised Educational Leadership Residency – Building or District 3 semester hours

Plan B only: Electives (12 semester hours)

Comprehensive Examination and Prospectus (Minimum of 3 semester hours)

Admissions: Fall annually

After Spring 2012, applications to the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership will only be accepted for Fall semester annually.

Courses for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree are alternated between the Athens and Gwinnett Campuses. To complete the degree in a timely manner, students will most likely have to take courses on both campuses.

Students in the ED.D. in Educational Leadership degree program who do not currently hold Georgia educator certification should inquire with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to determine if there are other requirements which must be met in order for them to receive Georgia educator certification, in addition to completing the degree program requirements.

EDD in Educational Leadership Graduate Handbook

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership: Plan A Advisement form – Certificate option

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership: Plan B Advisement form – Non-Certificate option

School/University partnerships

How to apply to the program

LEAP Department Graduate Handbook

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