Education Leadership, EdD
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program engages educators in P-12 and other education-related settings in the advanced study of educational leadership so they can critique and improve their own practice. The program focuses on problems of practice - studying practice, engaging in constructive critique of practice, and improving one's practice. Coursework in the program is designed to be highly relevant to the participants' jobs and careers.
- Fall Admission: June 30th (priority deadline)
Applicants must apply to the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School before the program area reviews the applicant’s request for admission. To apply, submit the following materials in a single packet along with the application fee. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.
- Background information sheet
- A current vita or resume documenting your professional experiences in education
- Professional assessment forms from 2 individuals - one of whom is qualified to provide a review of your academic ability and one of whom may assess your professional ability;
- A detailed statement describing:
- Your commitment to education, contributions to professional education
- Immediate and long-term personal, professional, and academic goals
- Rationale for pursuing the Ed.D. degree
- Strengths and weaknesses as they apply to educational leadership
- One official copy of GRE scores
- Total score of 1000 for the Verbal and Quantitative subtests of the GRE, and a minimum score of 3.5 on the Analytical Writing subtest is recommended
- As part of personal statement, provide a brief essay in which you identify and discuss a significant, current educational problem and describe how you would attempt to solve the problem identified.
- Also provide documentation of publications or completed research projects, if available.
- In addition, Professional Assessment forms and/or Letters of Recommendation (pdf) required from three individuals, at least one of whom is qualified to provide a review of your academic ability, and at least one of whom may assess your professional quality.
- Completed Online Application - $50 non-refundable application fee
- One official copy of transcripts from all accredited college or university attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni need not submit transcripts
- Admission application should be submitted to the Graduate School at least 60 days prior to projected enrollment semester date to ensure adequate processing time.