Auburn University offers a Ph.D. in Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education. This online social constructivist program equips you to be a leader in K-6 education.
Coursework is balanced between elementary education courses, research courses, and advisor-approved courses. This focused coursework allows you to work side by side with faculty and peers who share your passion for education. The program culminates in a dissertation that develops your leadership capacity through collaboration, shared decision-making processes, and a focus on student learning and achievement.
Graduates are prepared to be engaged, collaborative, and effective administrators by the integration of theory, reflection, and applied leadership.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, MAT
Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
Candidates must provide:
- Evidence of ability to improve student achievement
- Evidence of leadership & management potential