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1 TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

2 Purpose and Focus of the Ed.D. The Ed.D. program is designed to expand the knowledge of the students while adding knowledge to the profession through high quality research and applied scholarship. The focus of the program is on educational leaders in the PK-16 setting.


4 Available Convenient locations Hybrid (online & face-to-face) instruction on weeknights and weekends Course schedules tailored to working professionals

5 Approachable Student-centered, relevant courses Engaged faculty Collaborative learning environment Doctoral cohort model

6 Affordable Resident Tuition & Fees (6 SCH) Rates are based on the 2014 fall semester classes, are estimates, and are subject to change. Course-specific and optional fees are excluded. The university tuition & fee calculator was used to calculate this figure.tuition & fee calculator $1,993.60

7 Average Resident Full-Time (9 SCH) Graduate Tuition & Fees at Texas Public Universities Institution (41 total) Avg. Yearly Tuition & Fees 1.UT – Dallas$11,940 2. UT – Austin$10,918 3. Univ. of Houston$8,604 4. UT - Arlington$8,000 11. Univ. of North Texas$5,242 14. Texas A&M – Commerce$4,960 36. Tarleton$3,311 Average $4,789 Data from IPEDS ( ‎ ) 2012-2013

8 60 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS (SCH) PLUS DISSERTATION Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Curriculum

9 Curriculum Overview  Educational Leadership Core (27 SCH)  Research Tools (12 SCH)  Electives & Specialization (21 SCH)  Qualifying Exam  Dissertation (12 SCH) Doctoral course work may include participation in structured and unstructured activities at off-site locations. Students should be prepared for the outside activities, the time involved, and the related expenses.

10 Educational Leadership Core (27 SCH)  Historical & Theoretical Foundations  Philosophy & Ethics  Law & Policy  Data Analysis & Organizational Improvement  Organizational Leadership  Politics & Governance  Critical Issues

11 Research Tools (12 SCH) Foundations of Statistics Research Methods Inquiry I Inquiry II

12 Possible Specialization & Elective Areas (21 SCH)  Principal Certification  Superintendent Certification  Higher Education Leadership  Diagnostician Certification  Cognate Areas  Curriculum  Gifted/Talented  Reading  Educational Technology  Others

13 Other Experiences Diversity Institute Washington, DC Institute Presentations/publications with faculty Others (e.g., Professional Meetings)

14 Qualifying Exam  Based on program objectives  Students take exam after completing the leadership core and prior to dissertation proposal

15 Dissertation (12 SCH) A thorough study of a problem in educational leadership investigated in a scientific manner with the assistance of a three-member dissertation committee selected by the student.


17 Application Guidelines For updates & reminders  Like us on FacebookFacebook  Follow us on TwitterTwitter Submit materials to College of Graduate Studies Regularly check application status (particularly references) Must meet deadlines Application Deadlines  November 1 - Early application deadline  Admitted students may begin taking electives in Spring  April 1 - General application deadline  Admitted students begin core coursework with cohort in Summer

18 Application Packet Online application Apply at Doctoral Application $30 to College of Graduate Studies (within online application) Application Fee Master’s degree from accredited institution Min. of 18 hrs. coursework in admin., management, or leadership (or equivalent) Official Transcripts Minimum of 4 (using Letter of Reference Template) At least 2 from individuals that hold doctoral degrees Letters of Reference Scores from last 5 years GRE Scores Single pdf file with 3 components (details on next slide) Electronic Portfolio

19 Electronic portfolio components (in single pdf file)  Letter of introduction (1 page maximum)  Resume or curriculum vita  Should be detailed & comprehensive  Include all roles and accomplishments (e.g., honors, leadership roles, professional memberships)  Statement of purpose in pursuing this doctoral degree. Describe how your previous experiences and future aspirations factor into your purpose (in 600 words or fewer)

20 Three Stage Selection Process Selection Applicants most likely of demonstrating future success in a rigorous doctoral program, as determined by scores on the admissions rubric, will be selected for admittance to the program. Evaluation Selected applicants are invited for an interview (15-30 min.) with the admissions committee. If necessary, applicant will be asked to respond to a writing prompt. Screening Admissions committee reviews application packets.

21 Frequently Asked Questions

22 Can certification course work be applied toward the Ed.D.? Yes, under two conditions: 1. The coursework must not apply toward another degree. 2. The coursework cannot be older than 10 years. Certification coursework would apply toward the Specialization Area credits.

23 Frequently Asked Questions Can I transfer hours from another university? A student may transfer a maximum of 12 SCH as long as it is graduate-level course work that supports the student’s course of study as determined by the advisor. Transferred coursework may not replace any of the leadership core.

24 Frequently Asked Questions If I am able, may I take more courses than recommended in the typical curriculum? Yes, the doctoral-only coursework is sequenced, but electives are not. Experienced students will tell you that electives should be taken as soon as possible in the program.

25 Frequently Asked Questions Is the qualifying examination a written exam or an oral exam? Both. The written component is a 2-day exam that covers the course content as identified in the course & program objectives. The oral follow-up exam is approximately 1 hour in length.

26 Frequently Asked Questions When will the doctoral-only courses be offered? Coursework will be offered on Wednesday evenings and weekends to accommodate working professionals. In the summer, courses will be offered on Wednesday evenings and selected Fridays and Saturdays.

27 Frequently Asked Questions Are any of the courses delivered off-site or via distance education? Doctoral-only courses will be delivered in Fort Worth, Stephenville, or Waco, contingent upon adequate enrollment. Although many of the courses are delivered in a hybrid format (mixture of online & face-to-face), we currently do not offer any of our leadership core coursework entirely online.

28 Questions? Contact Dr. Lesley Leach, Doctoral Program Coordinator   254-968-1938 For Reminders & Updates  Like us on FacebookFacebook  Follow us on TwitterTwitter

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