Prepare for senior-level leadership positions in K-12 education, including the superintendency. Effective school leaders need the skills and theoretical framework to critically analyze issues of importance to educators in the 21st century. In this challenging program, you'll develop the skills to make data-driven decisions about issues at the school, district, state, and national level.
The 60-hour Ed.D. in Educational Leadership emphasizes practical application and enables students to make meaningful connections to their administrative practice. Courses are scheduled thematically to encourage students to engage in rich exploration of important issues, topics, and considerations for educators working in both public and private school settings.
Classes meet three weekends per semester in Bloomington during the fall and spring semesters. Instruction continues online between the weekend classes. Classes during summer session are held in Bloomington and are scheduled to accommodate professionals working in schools and districts.
Cohorts are comprised of 10-12 students. The next cohort begins Fall 2024. Complete applications for the Fall 2024 cohort will be viewed beginning in December 2023/January 2024.
International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
The Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.
Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Master’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
Two letters of recommendation
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 115 Duolingo score (international students only)
Cohort applications for the upcoming Fall semester will be reviewed in March. Zoom interviews will be conducted at the beginning of April. Candidates will be notified of acceptance in April.