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. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.
- Completed Online Application
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee
- One official copy of transcripts from all accredited college or university attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni do not need to submit transcripts.
- Three Letters of Recommendation (You will start this process after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- Statement of Goals (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application.) which describes your:
- Demonstrated commitment to education
- Contributions to professional education
- Immediate and long-range personal, professional and academic goals
- Rationale for pursuing this degree
- Strengths and weaknesses as they apply to educational leadership
- Provide a brief essay in which you identify and discuss a significant, current educational problem. Describe how you would attempt to solve the problem identified.
- Current vita or resume which documents professional experiences in education (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- Documentation of publications of completed research projects (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- Background information sheet (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- A copy of K-12 related license(s) if applicable (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores
- Required Minimum: 140 Quantitative; 146 Verbal Reasoning; Combined score of at least 297; Analytic Writing 3.5
- Admission application should be submitted to the Graduate School at least 60 days prior to projected enrollment semester date to ensure adequate processing time.