Doctor of Education:
The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is an innovative program premised on the belief that theory and practice must be combined in a "hands-on" learning environment that focuses on "learning by doing." This degree program is intended for practicing professionals in K-12, higher education, and other educational organizations who wish to further develop and enhance their leadership capacity. Rather than the typical lecture classroom, seminars are held in a setting where faculty and students meet as equals and share ideas and presentations.
WIchita State University Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership consists of 55 graduate hours. The courses include:
- EL 968 Technology Orientation (1)
- EL 969 Intro to Ed Research and Academic Writing (3)
- EL 970 Theoretical Research Perspectives & Applications for Educational Leadership (3)
- EL 981 Intro to Field-based Research I (5)
- EL 971 Contemporary Policy and Organizational Theories in Education (3)
- EL 982 Intro to Field-based Research II (5)
- EL 984 Theoretical Frameworks for Organizational Analysis (3)
- EL 983 Research Proposal Development (3)
- EL 972 Leadership Theories (3)
- EL 986 Advanced Field-based Research I (5)
- EL 987 Advanced Field-based Research II (3)
- EL 989 Research Design (3)
- EL 999 Dissertation (3)
- EL 999 Dissertation (6)
- EL 999 Dissertation (6)
When applying for admission to the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program, you must submit to the Graduate School:
- A completed graduate school application with a degree code G11H
- Official transcripts with 3.50 GPA for the last 60 hours
You must also submit the following items to the Department:
- At least three letters of recommendation from supervisors and/or professional peers that attest to the applicant's potential for success as an educational leader.
- Evidence of three years of formal experience in P-12, higher education, or other educational organizations.
- A current resume or vita of educational and professional experience.
- A sample of academic writing (such as a published article or a paper written for a graduate level course).
- A statement of professional goals.
We will begin review of applications in November, but will continue to accept applications until May 1**.
You can view the progress of your admission status by navigating to Step 5 here. Click here for information on how you will be notified of your admission decision.
Background Check Requirement
Upon admission and prior to their first semester, all students admitted to the Educational Leadership program must clear a criminal background check. Click here for instructions.