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Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership

Degree Description:

The Doctor of Education degree emphasizes preparation for leadership careers in a variety of settings in the field of education. The program trains individuals to apply research and theory to practical problems. It enhances students’ management skills that assist them to exhibit informed leadership. The dissertation is expected to inform policy and practice toward the solution of important education and human development problems in a democratic society.

Contact Information:

Program Director: Dr. Marie Simonsson (956) 665-7388

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Admission requirements and prerequisites:

Admission to the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program is based on multiple sources of evidence of an applicant’s qualifications and are comparable to those for doctoral programs in other disciplines and for educational leadership programs in other universities. The admissions process has two phases: the first phase involves review of the application and supplemental items; and the second phase involves an on-site assessment center to which applicants are invited.

Specific Degree Requirements:

Students must complete a Graduate School Application.
Students must complete a Program Application.

Additional Information:

Additional information can be found on the Office of Graduate Studies program page.

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