Graduate Studies >> Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
60 Credit hours
The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Indiana is a cohort program based on a practitioner-scholar, community-based model. The purpose of the program is to transform leaders, organizations, and communities through focused, flexible study addressing real-world problems and issues. A unique characteristic of the program is a curriculum in which each course is community-based, i.e. course content is connected to the graduate student’s community. Academic study is connected to concepts, issues, and content that are familiar, understandable, accessible, and personally relevant to each student. In each course, students will apply learning in practical real-life settings.
The program includes a 6-hour leadership core, a 12-hour research sequence, the choice of a 27-hour concentration in school district administrative leadership, higher education administrative leadership, or pedagogical leadership, and a 15-hour dissertation sequence. The school district administrative leadership and pedagogical leadership specializations include an internship. All students must successfully complete a comprehensive portfolio and dissertation in practice. The program is cohort based, with fall-only admission.