Doctor of Philosophy in Administration of Elementary & Secondary Education
Auburn University

Program Details

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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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Auburn University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

Candidates must provide:

  • Evidence of ability to improve student achievement
  • Evidence of leadership & management potential