Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Lamar University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed to meet the needs of working individuals by focusing on learning centered teaching, values and ethics, integration of practice, and field-based internships.  Students in this program engaging in cutting edge research designed to make the largest possible impact for global good in education.  The curriculum is founded on core values of commitment, excellence, integrity, respect, service, and quality.  The program prepares graduates for implementing curriculums to raise standards for higher achievement and to 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

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges