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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Program Details

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree is designed to meet the needs of working individuals by focusing on learner centered teaching, values and ethics, integration of practice, and field-based internships. The program prepares graduates for implementing curriculums to raise standards for higher achievement, and create data and research to enhance communities.


  • Submit original, official, sealed transcripts from all institutions attended, including master's degree and undergraduate degree
  • Submit official GRE test scores
  • Have a minimum formal score established by the Lamar University Graduate Council and the College of Education and Human Development calculated on [GPA (Master's degree) x 200] + Verbal GRE score + Quantitative GRE score ≥ 1450
  • 500-word essay describing your background, professional career goals, and reason for pursuing a doctoral degree
  • A copy of your current resume/vita
  • Educational leadership experience encompassing a number of settings, including P-16 schools, health and human service agencies, or community-based organizations
  • A digital video (not to exceed three to five minutes in length) explaining what sets you apart from the other candidate
  • Provide three completed Request for Reference forms attesting to the applicant's professional and academic background

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)