Educational leadership, EdD

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership enhances the leadership capabilities of professionals in leadership roles in schools, education districts, community colleges, or universities. The EdD is a scholar practitioner model offering two tracks: Education Leadership Specialization, or an Open specialization, allowing students to tailor the program to support individual professional development goals.

To help accommodate the schedules of working professionals, courses are held evenings, Saturdays, and online. We offer two back-to-back core/research courses (six hour credit) across six Saturdays in both fall and spring terms 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with the remainder of that coursework online. Summer coursework is online. This schedule has worked well for remotely located doctoral students. Our sixty-hour doctoral program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with anticipated completion in three to three and one-half years. The superintendent (or principal) certification can be earned concurrently with the doctoral degree as a cognate/specialization area. We also offer a higher education cognate focus as well.

The Educational Leadership program at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. The program identifies itself as committed to "Engaging the culture; elevating disciplined inquiry." This aligns with the commitment of CPED to the doctorate in education (Ed.D.).