Cannon-Clary College of Education

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

What is the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership?

Harding University’s Educational Leadership program is designed as a three-tier process. The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership corresponds to the third tier of this process.

Level One: Building Level Leadership (P-12)

This level will grant you a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and a valid mentoring program will give you full building-level licensure from the State of Arkansas as a P-12 administrator.

Level Two: District-Level Leadership

Option A will grant you district-level administrative licensure following successful completion of the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) and a valid mentoring program.

Option B grants you an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at the district level and will also grant you district-level licensure following successful completion of the SSA and a valid mentoring program.

Level Three: P-20 Leadership

This level grants you a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

What courses are required?

The Ed.D. program consists of 39 hours, a dissertation, and written and oral comprehensive exams. Please see the curriculum plan for more information.

Ed.D. Prerequisites pdf

Ed.D in Educational Leadership Curriculum Plan pdf

Curriculum Map if Entering Fall 2016 pdf

Curriculum Map if Entering Fall 2017 pdf

Curriculum Map if Entering Fall 2018 pdf

For current course schedules, please see the Semester Course Schedules on the Graduate Programs home page.

For additional information about this program, you may want to consult the Catalog.

How do I apply?

Ed.D. Admission Requirements pdf

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Application pdf

Ed.D. Reference Form pdf

Petition for Graduation pdf

Who do I contact for more information?

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Office of Educational Leadership

501-279-4117

Fax: 501-279-4435

edleadership@harding.edu

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Graduate Studies in Education is part of the College of Education

501-279-4315

gradstudiesedu@harding.edu

Fax: 501-279-4083

Mailing address:
Harding University
Graduate Studies in Education
Box 12261
Searcy, AR 72149-5615