2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Dec 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, Ed.D.

Contact: Dr. Ugena Whitlock
Office: KH 3201
Phone: 470-578-6888
Fax: 470-578-9189
Email: rwhitlo3@kennesaw.edu
Web address: http://www.kennesaw.edu/education/grad/EdLeadership

The Doctor of Education with a major in Educational Leadership (EdD) is designed for experienced educators. The program will be delivered through a combination of on-campus seminars, school/district based performance, and on-line learning experiences.

Expected qualifications for applicants to be considered for admission will include:

  1. Earned Educational Specialist in education or a related field;
  2. Georgia PL-6 certification or L-6 certification or comparable certificate from another state in keeping with Georgia reciprocity agreements and as outlined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission;
  3. Graduate Aptitude & Achievement Index Score of at least 3500 (Graduate Index Score = GRE Quantitative Score plus GRE Verbal Score times GPA for all post-master's work; and
  4. Current full time employment as a professional educator with at least five years of teaching and/or administrative experience in P-12 education.

Applicants to the program must submit the following:

  1. Official transcript of college coursework, both undergraduate and graduate from the degree granting institutions;
  2. Evidence of completion of Educational Specialist degree or its equivalent in a related field;
  3. Georgia certification or documentation of approprirate certification as approved by the department;
  4. Copies of Official scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam within the past five years;
  5. All relevant professional teaching and/or administrative certificates;
  6. Professional Profile detailing related professional qualifications;
  7. Reflections on Leadership; and
  8. Official request for consideration of transfer courses

Transfer of Credit

Transfer credit will not be accepted for the core course requirements that are central to the program's distinctive focus. Consequently, transfer credit considerations will typically be restricted to courses in the concentration, guided electives, and the initial course in applied research methods. Decisions about the acceptability of transfer credit will be made on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the concentration advisor and Director of the Doctoral and Specialists Programs.

Program of Study