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Doctor of Philosophy in Administration of Elementary & Secondary Education

Program Details

The online Ph.D. in Administration of Elementary & Secondary Education at Auburn University prepares engaged, collaborative, and effective administrators by integrating theory, reflection and applied leadership. School leadership is an intellectual, moral, and craft practice. You will develop your leadership capacity through collaboration, shared decision-making processes, and a focus on student learning and achievement.


  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE or MAT
  • Statement of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Valid & renewable teaching certificate
  • Clear background check
  • Evidence of ability to improve student achievement
  • Evidence of leadership & management potential

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)