The Doctor of Education Degree program in elementary school administration has been developed to meet specific needs and backgrounds of candidates. Based on this premise, individual programs are developed through the cooperative efforts of the candidate, the advisor, and advisory committee. The emphasis in the development of individual programs is to provide a general background in educational administration. As well as specific preparation that may be unique to the field of elementary school administration, and the development of supportive area fields that will enhance the candidate’s ability to meet his/her educational needs and professional goals.
No one may be admitted to the elementary principal’s program unless he/she holds a teacher’s certificate (not a temporary permit) based on a Bachelor’s degree and has had at least three years of successful teaching experience.
Doctor of Education, Elementary School Principal: Total 90-95 credit hours with a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond a conferred master’s degree and a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond a conferred master’s degree and specialist’s degree.