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UTPA Educational Leadership Doctoral Program


The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program is UTPA's commitment to provide educational leaders with the knowledge and skills to make educational institutions better places for children, youth, and adults of all ages. The program leads to a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership emphasizing preparation for careers in a variety of educational settings: K-12, community college, or university. The program is uniquely oriented toward the application of theory and knowledge derived from researching practical problems. Special focus is placed on preparing educational leaders for the Rio Grande Valley.

ELDP News & Announcements

Proposal Dissertation Defense

Mr. Ernesto Fidel Ramirez will be defending his dissertation proposal titled "Existing con el lobo, traversing la frontera con mis Nepantla coyotes, y buscando la vida del zorro: An autoethnographic exploration of a Chicano in academia" on Wednesday, August 19th at 10:00 am in EDUC 3.222. Read More»

Proposal Dissertation Defense

Ms. Jennifer Mendoza-Culbertson will be defending her dissertation proposal titled "Hispanic Male Self-Efficacy and its Effect on Persistence Throughout the First Year of College" on Wednesday, August 19th at 3:00 pm in EDUC 3.222. Read More»


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