Educational Administration, EdD

Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education

Vision Statement

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership is to develop effective visionary, intellectual, and moral leaders who can cause positive change in education to promote the success of all students. The department’s degree and endorsement programs have a distinctive Metropolitan education orientation. The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Doctoral Degree in Education (Ed.D.) jointly with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The department also provides a Master of Science Degree in Education (MS), as well as non-degree administration endorsement programs for students who have completed a master’s degree.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Kay Keiser, Graduate Program Chair
Roskens Hall 312
402-554-2721
kkeiser@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1 (limited)
  • Summer: February 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
    • A 1-2 page document describing the applicant’s prior education, relevant professional experience, career goals and specific relationship to the Ed.D. degree, with regard to the achievement of these goals.
  • Writing Sample
    • 3 samples, including one with a reference section (or thesis/specialist field project)
  • Resume
  • Administrative Certificate or Educational Specialist Degree or UNO MS Educational Leadership required courses

Degree Requirements

The program requires a total of 96 hours of coursework.
At least 45 hours of new work must be completed after admission to the doctoral program.
Required Seminar Courses
EDL 9510SEMINAR IN CULTURE AND CONTEXT OF SCHOOLING3
EDL 9520ACHIEVING SCHOOL EXCELLENCE3
EDL 9530PARADIGMS AND PRACTICES OF SCHOOLING3
Required Research Tools/Methods
EDL 9000SEMINAR IN RESEARCH DESIGN3
EDL 9610APPLIED INTERMEDIATE STATISTICS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION3
EDL 9620APPLIED ADVANCED STATISTICS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION3
Select one of the following:3
PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS
ADVANCED SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
SPECIAL STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Electives 1
EDL 8560SCHOOL FINANCE3
EDL 8620SCHOOL PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT3
EDL 9550SYMPOSIUM ON SCHOOL LEADERSHIP3
EDL 9980SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONL ADMINISTRATION3
Exit Requirement
EDL 9990DISSERTATION12
Total Credits45
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NOTE: These four courses are for Superintendent Certification. If the applicant is not pursuing Superintendent Certification, then twelve (12) hours of additional coursework will be determined with the applicant’s advisor.

Exit Requirements

  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation EDL 9990