Students in the Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision study to become effective leaders in Pre-K to grade 12 schools in the U.S. They use research-proven methods to guide their thinking about schools to support innovative and responsive models of education.
The EdD in Educational Administration and Supervision is a 60 semester hour program. Students take courses in educational administration along with education courses selected with faculty based on the student's interests and goals. The program culminates with the completion of original research addressing a problem in administration and supervision based on the student's area of concentration. Coursework can be completed on campus or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.
Admission to the EdD in Educational Administration and Supervision
In addition to admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, admission to the doctoral program requires the following:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for all previous graduate academic work
Acceptable GRE scores with 152 in the verbal and 146 in the quantitative sections and a 4.0 writing score or above preferred
Previous academic work necessary to successfully complete a doctoral program in the area of study
Evidence of research and writing ability such as a master’s thesis, proctored writing sample, a written research report, one or more reprints of publications, a paper presented to a professional society, or similar evidence of competence in this respect
A statement of purpose that describes why the applicant wishes to pursue the selected doctoral program and includes information on previous study, educational experience, professional accomplishments, immediate and future professional goals, a proposed time schedule for completing the degree, and any other information that the applicant believes is relevant for admission into the desired program
Five years of teaching or related work experience
What to Submit with Your Application
Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
A sample of academic writing (e.g. report, thesis, project, or academic paper)
Statement of purpose
A current resume or curriculum vitae
A professional interview may be required after the completion of the written application.
Requirements for the DE in Educational Administration and Supervision
For the Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision degree, students must complete the following program requirements:
A minimum of 60 semester hours of approved doctoral level (7000/8000 level) course work
A minimum of 6 semester hours of foundations core, one course each in educational psychology and theory and social foundations
A minimum of 9 semester hours of research tools
An area of specialization in educational administration and supervision with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor
A written comprehensive (major) examination
An oral comprehensive examination after passing written examination
A minimum of 9 semester hours of dissertation research
A oral presentation and defense of a dissertation research proposal
An oral presentation and defense of the completed dissertation research in a public forum
A written document of the completed dissertation research in approved style and format
All coursework and requirements of the doctoral degree must be taken within a seven-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.
Additional information and guidelines for the doctoral program are provided in the JHCOE Doctoral Student Handbook.
Plan of Study
A plan of study identifying the courses for the doctoral degree is required before 18 credit hours are completed, generally by the end of the first year of full time study. The doctoral plan of study must include the following within the 61 semester hour minimum:
6 credits of foundation core courses
9 credits of research tools courses
36 credits of specialization in the area of concentration
9 credits of dissertation research
Minor written examination if required
Comprehensive written and oral examinations
Other Program Requirements
A doctoral program committee is required before the completion of 18 credit hours. The doctoral program committee has a minimum of three members who are selected from the membership of the graduate faculty of the University. The doctoral program committee is responsible for assisting the student in the development of a plan of study and assuring competence by overseeing the comprehensive written examination and the comprehensive oral examination.
A plan of study is required before the completion of 18 credit hours. The plan of study must be approved by the doctoral program committee, department chairperson, and associate dean of the college, and submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. Revisions to the plan of study must also be approved and updates submitted to the College of Graduate Studies, usually within the semester a revision occurs.
Dissertation Research Phase
A doctoral dissertation committee is required immediately after the completion of the required coursework, comprehensive written examination, and comprehensive oral examination. The dissertation committee has a minimum of four graduate faculty members including one who is not in the discipline major. The dissertation committee is responsible for guiding dissertation research and approving the dissertation research proposal and the completed dissertation research, both the written dissertation and oral dissertation defense. Student must work closely with the committee throughout the dissertation process.
All research must be approved by the Institutional Research Board before beginning any phase of the research study. Student must complete IRB training as defined by the University's Human Research Protection Program.
A public defense of the dissertation is required.
The final written dissertation must be approved by the dissertation committee and formatted according the guidelines of the college and the College of Graduate Study. Electronic submission of the dissertation to OhioLINK is mandatory.
Guide for Developing a Plan of Study
Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the EdD in Educational Administration and Supervision. Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements.
|Core in Foundations of Education|
|Select 3 credits of educational psychology as approved by faculty advisor||3|
|Select 3 credits of theory and social foundations as approved by faculty advisor||3|
|Select 9 credits as approved by faculty advisor||9|
|Quantitative Methods I|
|Qualitative Research I: Introduction And Basic Methods|
|Quantitative Methods II (Recommended)|
|Qualitative Research II: Design And Analysis (Recommended)|
Research tools course as approved by faculty advisor
|Specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision|
|Select 36 credits as approved by faculty advisor||36|
|Core Administration and Supervision|
|Leadership And Organizational Theory (Recommended)|
|Micropolitics Of School Communities (Recommended)|
|Leading Systems Change (Recommended)|
|Critical Analysis Of Inquiry In Schools (Recommended)|
|Doctoral Seminar In Educational Administration And Supervision (Recommended)|
|The Individual In Organizations|
|Legal Aspects Of School Administration|
|The Administrative Experience|
|Community And Schools|
|Equity Issues In Educational Finance And Economics|
|Continuous Improvement Of Schools|
|Developing Learning Organizations In Educational Settings|
|School District Leadership|
|Doctoral Dissertation In Educational Administration And Supervision|
|Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations|