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Higher Education Administrator Ed.D.

 

Do you aspire to a leadership role advancing higher education organizations? Step into a career of leading coalitions and building relationships to develop the potential of education organizations as a Higher Education Administrator. Direct strategic planning, guide change strategies, forecast pathways, and make decisions that well-position a learning organization. Guide higher education curriculum, faculty research, and student services in an exciting and growing, high-paying field. Become a Higher Education Administrator!

 

Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration Concentration, Ed.D.
Preparing professional educators for leadership and administration in schools and higher education

 

Career Opportunities:

Higher Education Student Services
Higher Education Student Life
Higher Education Academics Oversight
Higher Education Enrollment Director
Higher Education Admissions
Higher Education Administrator
Higher Education Office of Registrar
Higher Education Recruitment Director

 

ISU Catalog, Ed.D. Ed Leadership-Higher Ed Admin

 

Program and Admission Requirements

 

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is the highest university degree awarded in recognition of academic preparation for professional practice in Educational Leadership.  While research is an important component of the Doctor of Education program, candidates are provided with coursed and experiences to prepare them to be effective practitioners and leaders in higher education and related fields.

 

Admissions requirements and procedures are detailed on

The ISU Graduate School website     

The Graduate School graduate catalog

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION:

  • Meet the ISU Graduate School admissions requirements
  • Hold a Master's degree in educational administration or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a minimum of 3.5 GPA at the graduate level
  • Submit a letter of interest, stating why the applicant is interested in the Ed.D. with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration
  • Submit a current resume, including the names of and contact information for at least 2 professional references
  • Successful complete an interview with faculty in the Higher Education Administration emphasis
  • Successful performance on an on-site writing sample completed in conjunction with the interview

 

THE ED.D. IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (HIGHER EDUCATION) REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 64 CREDITS:

  • 18 credits in the doctoral core
  • 24 credits in the area of emphasis
  • 3 credits of elective coursework
  • 9 credits of cognate courses (500 level or above)
  • 10 dissertation credits

 

REQUIRED COURSES (61 credits)

 

Doctoral Core Courses (18 credits)

EDLP 7700 Change Strategies 3 credits

EDLP 7703 Leadership & Organizational Development 3 credits

EDLP 7705 Advanced Research Design – Qualitative 3 credits

EDLP 7706 Advanced Research Design – Quantitative 3 credits

EDLP 7721 OR 7722 Intermediate OR Advanced Education Statistics 3 credits

EDLP 8800 Doctoral Seminar 1 credit

EDLP 8801 Capstone Seminar 1 credit

EDLP 8830 Doctoral Comprehensive Exams 1 credit

 

Higher Education Administration Emphasis Courses (24 credits)

EDLH 7730 History and Philosophy of Higher Education 3 credits

EDLH 7731 Law in Higher Education 3 credits

EDLH 7732 College & University Curriculum 3 credits

EDLH 7733 Finance in Higher Education 3 credits

EDLH 7734 Issues/Trends in Higher Education 3 credits

EDLH 7736 Instructional Leadership & Faculty Affairs in Higher Ed 3 credits

EDLH 7737 Practicum 3 credits

EDLH 7738 Assessment & Accountability in Higher Education 3 credits

 

Electives (3 credits) must be from the list below or in consultation with the student's advisor

COUN 6680 Foundations of Student Affairs 3 credits

EDLH 7735 Government and External Relations 3 credits

EDLC 7730 The Modern Community College 3 credits

EDLH 7739 Higher Ed Leadership: Strategic & Enrollment Planning, Governance, and Institutional Research 3 credits

 

 Cognate Courses (9 credits)   

Cognate (minimum 9 graduate-level credit (500 or above); may include courses taken as part of a previous graduate degree; the cognate and the courses that are to comprise the cognate are to be determined prior to cognate study enrollment in consultation with the candidate’s advisor and confirmed by emphasis area faculty).

 

Dissertation (minimum of 10 credits)

EDLP 8850 Dissertation 10 credits

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS

Candidates are required to take written comprehensive examinations over the Doctoral Core and may take written comprehensive exams over the K-12 School Educational Administration emphasis. Successful completion of the EDLA 7751: Case Study (required for the Ed.S.) may be used as an alternative to the Educational Administration emphasis comprehensive exams. Comps are normally written during or immediately following the last semester in which the candidate takes formal coursework. Procedures for comps are explained in the EDLP 8801 Capstone Seminar.

 

CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT

Candidates are required to maintain continuous enrollment, including during summers, throughout the Ed.D. program.

 

For additional information, contact the Department of School Psychology and Educational Leadership at: facelund@isu.edu or call 208-282-2974.

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