Skip Menu

Doctor of Education, Ed.D.

 
banner-doctor-of-education-edd-950x615.webp

Prepare yourself for top leadership roles in education with our Ed.D. program.

DEGREE:

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

DELIVERY:

Online

LOCATION:

Online

TIME REQUIRED:

2 Years

Course Requirements

What You’ll Learn in the doctor of education program

You’ll learn advanced educational leadership skills and conduct academic research about education. The overall goal of the program is to improve the educational attainment of residents of Eastern Kentucky.

You can specialize your degree to suit your interests. Specializations are available in:

  • Adult and Higher Education Leadership
  • P-12 Administrative Leadership
  • Educational Technology Leadership
  • Exceptional Child Leadership

What You Can Do with a doctor of education Degree

Our Ed.D program will prepare you to become a practitioner-scholar capable of assuming multiple educational leadership goals. You’ll be prepared to work as a teacher, administrator, principal or superintendent.

What Makes Morehead State’s Program Different

Our online format lets you complete your degree in a flexible format that fits into your busy lifestyle. You can earn your degree at your own pace, making it an ideal program for working professionals.

 

Program options

Admission to the program

To enroll in the Ed.D. program, you must first be accepted for graduate study at MSU.  

 

  1. Complete graduate application.
  2. Letter of introduction/interest stating professional goals, leadership style, and educational philosophy.
  3. Documentation of a master's degree from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation body. Must include official transcripts of all graduate work completed.
  4. Score reports: GRE, MAT, or GMAT scores, including GRE Writing score or on-demand writing sample (optional).
  5. For international and ESL students, an appropriate TOEFL score or its equivalent.
  6. Resume or vita (3 page maximum) documenting professional/leadership or educational technology, instructional design and training experience.
  7. Three completed Ed.D. Candidate Recommendation letters. At least three professional references from persons in a position to evaluate the applicant's potential for success in a doctoral program, at least one to be completed by immediate or up-line supervisor familiar with the candidate's leadership ability, or (for Ed. Tech strand) professional familiar with candidate's use of technology, instructional design, and training; others to be completed by professional colleagues or university faculty.
  8. Admission rubric and rubric quality indicators.

Applicants should use the letter of introduction to reflect their desire to be involved in a doctoral program designed to create practitioner scholars. The letter should state professional goals and experiences related to the Ed.D. track to which the applicant is applying. The letter should include leadership and educational philosophy once again focusing on the appropriate Ed.D. track.

  • P-12 Administrative Leadership Track - At least one to be completed by immediate or up-line supervisor; others to be completed by professional colleagues or university faculty who are familiar with the candidate's leadership ability.
  • Educational Technology Leadership Track - At least one to be completed by professional familiar with candidate's use of technology, instructional design, and training; others to be completed by professional colleagues or university faculty who are familiar with the candidate's leadership ability.
  • Adult and Higher Education Leadership Track- To be completed by professional colleagues or university faculty who are familiar with the candidate's leadership ability. At least one letter should discuss leadership ability specific to the applicant's interests as expressed in the letter of introduction/intent.

The resume will be holistically evaluated to determine how the person's past educational and work experiences have established a basis for the continued development of higher-level leadership skills.

Individual and group interviews will be conducted with a minimum of two Ed.D. faculty members. Applicants may be interviewed via audio/video technology solutions. A holistic evaluation will be made of the applicant during the interviews considering dispositions, personal leadership philosophy, evidence of ability to improve student achievement using effective student-centered teaching/learning practices, communication skills, use of best practices, and integrated use of technology. These dispositions, stated beliefs, and records of behaviors will be holistically scored to reflect leadership ability and potential as well as an assessment of the candidate's prospective success in the Ed.D. program.

Contact Information

Department of Foundational & Graduate Studies in Education

503 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

EMAIL: fgse@moreheadstate.edu
PHONE: 606-783-2261
FAX: 606-783-5032