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Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership

Program Details

University of Houston offers an online Doctor of Education degree in Professional Leadership. Students can pursue a concentration in Literacy Education or Social Studies/Social Education. With either concentration, students will learn to facilitate their understanding of leadership and developmental roles within these subject matters. Coursework emphasizes inquiry and problem-solving to learn solutions for specific school-based situations.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent
  • Must have 18 semester credit hours of professional education courses and two years of teaching or the equivalent prior to academic study
  • GRE test scores
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Statement of intent
  • Resume/CV

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)