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: April 1 (priority deadline)
- Applications received after April 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
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 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.