Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Educational Administration and Leadership - Adult and Higher Education (Ed.D.)


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Admissions Information   

Student Learning Outcomes  

Program Overview


The educational administration and leadership programs at USD are designed for school district superintendents, elementary and secondary principals, special education directors, curriculum directors, adult educators, and higher education administrators and classroom instructors. They develop education leaders to be effective school administrators by cultivating change for the future. Offered at master’s, educational specialist and doctoral levels, the programs can be taken on-campus, online or via a hybrid learning environment. Specializations vary depending on the degree level. Examples include adult and higher education, curriculum director, pre-K-12 principal, pre-K-12 educational leadership, director of special education and school district superintendent. The USD School of Education has been accredited by CAEP (formerly NCATE) since 1956. Learn more at usd.edu/eal.

DELIVERY: On campus

Doctor of Education, Adult & Higher Education


Total 90-95 credit hours with min of 60 credit hours beyond conferred master’s degree or min of 30 credit hours beyond conferred master’s degree & (either specialist degree or 30 credit hours of educational graduate courses).

Application Requirements


  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Admission test scores*
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. For specific program requirements and submission deadline, visit: catalog.usd.edu.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

Questions?


Division of Educational Leadership
605-658-6614 | edad@usd.edu | usd.edu/edleadership

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6200 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad

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