Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership Program is designed to provide preparation and development to meet the needs of a variety of students currently in school leadership positions with a focus on preparation for advanced district leadership and professional development in one’s current school leadership position.
The program is specifically designed for working school leaders, who may have multiple demands, to obtain their Ed.D and superintendent credentials in three years.
There are three strands to this program that make up the coursework: superintendent coursework, advanced leadership coursework, and applied research coursework. The program includes two job-embedded applied projects focused on program evaluation and instructional leadership and equity impacts in P12 schools and districts.
Courses will be offered in a blended, low-residency model, meaning components of each course will be delivered online (synchronously & asynchronously) and students will be required to come to our campus at least one time per month for in-person classes on Fridays and Saturdays.
Students can apply to one of two options within the doctor of education:
- The Ed.D with Washington Superintendent Certification includes a year-long internship in a P-12 district. Candidates are eligible for the Superintendent certificate at the end of the second summer. Candidates can complete all degree requirements within a three-year time frame.
- The second option provides a pathway for certified Superintendents to complete a doctoral degree. Candidates can complete all degree requirements within a three-year time frame.