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Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership

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The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership at Austin Peay State University (APSU) focuses on providing skills to a variety of leaders in public and private education at both the K-12 and higher education levels.

The doctoral program in Educational Leadership aim to enhance the knowledge and competencies of leaders so they may provide optimal conditions for the education of youth and adult learners. The program is designed to enhance intellectual understanding of leadership theory and policy, deepen leadership capacity, and position leaders for elevated organizational responsibility.

 The objectives of the Ed.D. are to prepare leaders who:

Ed.D. Program Specifics
The Ed.D. program length is 60 semester credit hours beyond a master's degree:


Ed.D Handbook


 Organizations and Honor Societies

Admission Requirements

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Sample Course Plan

Educational Leadership, Ed.D


What opportunities are available with this degree?


  • Leadership at the state level
  • School Leader/Principal
  • Central Office Supervisor
  • College Professor
  • Leadership at the district level
  • Instructional Leaders
  • Educational Researcher