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Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership Ed.D.

Delivery Method: Evening

Delivery Method: Evening


1. Education Specialist degree from a regionally accredited college or university;

2. Graduate grade point average of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale;

3. Two years experience working as an educator;

4. Prerequisite coursework: Research Methods/Design and Research Statistics. Dissertation Handbook


No candidate will be considered for admission until the following are submitted and assessment is completed.

The following must be submitted before consideration for admission:

1. Graduate Application

2. Official transcripts showing masters and specialist degrees. Only transcripts received in a sealed envelope directly from the sending school will be considered official. Students graduating from William Woods University's masters and/or specialist programs do not need to submit new copies of transcripts already on file.

3. Two academic letters of reference from professionals who can address the candidate's academic ability, potential for success in strenuous scholarly work, and past performances as an educator in the field. One letter must be from a supervisor. Applicants waive the right to disclosure of letters

4. Professional vita

5. Philosophy of Leadership statement highlighting the applicant's personal leadership characteristics and past professional leadership experiences, as well as the applicant's purpose in pursuing the doctoral degree and expectation of the benefit of obtaining the doctorate. This statement must be at least 750 words.

Materials: All students will need access to a laptop computer for each course. Note: The Ed. D. program requirements are not aligned with any DESE certification.

Documents should be mailed to:


Graduate College

William Woods University

One University Ave.

Fulton, MO 65251

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Doug Ebersold, or 573-592-4339.


Updated 3/27/2012

Course List - Total Hours: 25 minimum

Course # Course Title Hours
EDU710 Aspects of Leadership 3
EDU720 Quantitative Analysis II 3
EDU730 Effective Educational Systems 3
EDU740 Exploration of Qualitative Research 3
EDU750 Organizational Learning and System Change 3
EDU760 Program Evaluation and Strategic Planning 3
EDU780 Dissertation Proposal Seminar 3
EDU781 Dissertation Seminar 3
EDU790 Research Seminar 1

Graduate Catalog 16-17