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Educational Leadership


Program Overview

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership emphasizes the application of theory and research to the practice of administration in K-12 schools and other educational policy areas.

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Equip Yourself for the Highest Level of K-12 Leadership

The program provides students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to function as scholarly, ethical and reflective decision-makers in the areas of executive management, educational leadership and policy. Graduates may pursue leadership positions as assistant principals, principals, supervisors, assistant superintendents, superintendents and state-level personnel. The program is offered in a hybrid format with coursework online and at the Tuscaloosa campus.

  • Application DeadlineApril 1
  • Fees$10 College of Education graduate fee (per credit hour)
  • Required For EntranceMaster's Degree
  • Other Program Specifics*Test scores have been waived indefinitely


Courses for the program are offered in a hybrid format combining weekends and an online coursework. A minimum of 72 credit hours beyond the master’s degree is required for completion of the EdD program. Please note that courses are subject to change.

Required Courses

  • Educational Leadership Courses (AEL): 36 hours
  • Educational Foundations Courses (BEF): 12 hours
  • Educational Research (BER): 12 hours
  • Dissertation Hours: 12 hours

Depending on coursework prior to admission to the EdD program, prerequisites for more advanced study in educational leadership may be required.


Admission to the EdD program requires the following:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 average for the last 60 credit hours in a degree program, or a 3.0 or higher in a completed graduate degree program

A completed application includes unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, a current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, and a Graduate School application.

Test scores have been waived indefinitely.

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