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 (EdD) jointly with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The department also provides a master of science degree (MS), as well as non-degree administration endorsement programs for students who have completed a master’s degree.

Program Contact Information

Kay Keiser, EdD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
312 Roskens Hall (RH)
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 EdD 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 coursework 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 112
ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
ESSENTIALS OF DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION
SCHOOL FINANCE
SCHOOL PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT
ISSUES IN STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
LEGAL ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
ISSUES IN SCHOOL OPERATIONS
SYMPOSIUM ON SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONL ADMINISTRATION
Exit Requirement
EDL 9990DISSERTATION12
Total Credits45

Exit Requirements

  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation EDL 9990