Program Overview

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree is an eight-semester online program. Designed to meet the needs of working inpiduals, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership focuses on learner centered teaching, values and ethics, integration of practice, and field-based internships. 

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership offers concentrations in Effective Schooling, persity/Multiculturalism, Higher Educations, and Technology. These concentrations are designed to create positive, lasting changes in schooling. This degree program prepares instructors for advanced responsibility, accountability, and leadership roles in schools and communities. 

The Ed.D. program requires a completion of 60 credit hours: 21 Core, 15 Selected Concentration Electives, 12 Research, and 12 credit hours of Dissertation. 

Earning the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership prepares graduates for implementing curriculums to raise standards for higher achievement, and create data and research to enhance communities. 

Graduate students take courses such as Multicultural Education and School Reform, Communication in a Global Society, and Applied Research for the Scholar/Practitioner. 

Applicants need to provide unofficial transcripts for master’s and undergrad degrees. Students are required to meet a minimum 3.5 GPA to be considered for acceptance into the doctorate program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have completed a master's and undergraduate degree from an accredited university in an area related to the proposed studies, with a minimum GPA of 3.5 for courses applied toward a master's degree; educational leadership experience; and a minimum formal score (GRE and GPA) of 1350.

    School Overview

    Since its founding in 1923, the well-noted public research institute, Lamar University has continued growing. It serves as a "Military Friendly School," especially through the development of its distance learning programs. Moreover, the accelerated five and eight week terms the online branch of the school has designed eases the learning of adult students juggling coursework and careers. Lamar University is awards Associate's, Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctorate degrees.

    LU Online undergraduate programs offer several different degree options. The University also offers graduate degree and certification programs for those desiring to advance their studies.


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