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The Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Program with an emphasis in Educational Leadership designed to accommodate the active lives of professionals who wish to assume leadership roles in K-12 settings. The Mississippi College School of Education and Leadership has an exemplary reputation for its preparation of professional educators who are knowledgeable, reflective, and prepared to positively impact the lives of all students.
The commitment and dedication of the leadership faculty is reflected in the vision, "...to produce the best prepared educational leaders in the history of Mississippi." It is with this vision constantly in mind that the faculty strives to prepare students who exemplify high levels of knowledge, skills, ethical behavior, and commitment.
The Doctor of Education Program in Educational Leadership enrolls students during the Spring semester of each year. Students may enter with a master’s degree, but must complete the specialist degree before beginning doctoral level courses. The specialist degree requires a minimum of 40 semester hours. Students who enter with a specialist degree are required to complete a minimum of 45 semester hours, inclusive of the dissertation.
For more information about the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction, contact:
Dr. Ruthie S. Stevenson, Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership
Lowrey Hall 400B
Dr. Tommye C. Henderson, Program Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction
Lowrey Hall 403
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with an emphasis in Educational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction is designed to accommodate the active lives of practicing professionals who wish to assume leadership roles in K-12 settings. The Doctor of Education degree requires a minimum of eighty-five (85) hours above the master’s degree, inclusive of dissertation and statistics.
Those individuals who wish to be considered for admission to the program should follow the steps listed below.
Application for Educational Leadership K-12, submit to Dr. Ruthie Stevenson, Coordinator of the Educational Leadership K-12 program. Application for Curriculum and Instruction, submit to Dr. Tommye Henderson, Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction. Please do not use paper protectors or sleeves. Place all materials in a file folder or binder. The portfolio will not be returned; therefore, copies of all documents should be retained by the student. The portfolio must include:
Application Deadline: Postmarked by September 15
Admission to the program is limited and is at the discretion of the Educational Leadership Screening and Selection Committee. Consult the Program Coordinator or the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership for additional information concerning the cohort group selection process and specific program requirements.
Only applicants who have completed all components of the application process will be considered.
Dr. Ruthie S. Stevenson
Dr. Tommye C. Henderson
Dr. Cindy M. Melton
Chair, Department of Teacher Education and Leadership
Mississippi College Graduate School
|Specialist Level||Advanced Leadership and Practicum||40 Hours|
|EDU 6519||Teaching and Learning||3 hours|
|EDU 6520||Basics of Effective Leadership||3 hours|
|EDU 6521||Organizational School and Community Effectiveness||3 hours|
|EDU 7501||Advanced Educational Research Applications||3 hours|
|EDU 7525PR27||Practicum in Leadership Models||1 hour|
|EDU 7525PR30||Practicum in Personnel Management||1 hour|
|EDU 7525PR31||Practicum in Leadership Dilemmas||1 hour|
|EDU 7525PR40||Practicum in School Finance||1 hour|
|EDU 7525PR41||Practicum in Legal Issues||1 hour|
|EDU 7525PR50||Practicum in Central Office Responsibilities||1 hour|
|EDU 7525PR51||Practicum in Superintendent Functions||1 hour|
|EDU 7527||Leadership Models and Applications||3 hours|
|EDU 7530||Issues and Concepts of Personnel Management||3 hours|
|EDU 7531||Seminar in Current Educational Dilemmas||3 hours|
|EDU 7540||Basics of School Finance and Fiscal Control of Schools||3 hours|
|EDU 7541||Legal Structures and Legal Issues Pertaining to School Operations||3 hours|
|EDU 7550||Central Office Structures, Roles and Responsibilities||3 hours|
|EDU 7551||Roles and Functions of the Superintendency and School Board Relations||3 hours|
|Doctoral Level||Leadership Cohort/Cognate/Research Design
|PSY 6505||Intermediate Statistics||3 hours|
||Comparative Philosophies of Education
|EDU 7606||Advanced Statistics
||Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs in Education
||Faith, Ethics, and Social Issues in Educational Leadership
||Multiculturalism and Diversity
||Curriculum Panning and School Improvement
|Cognate Core Courses
|Stage I Advanced Leadership & Practicum||40|
|EDU 6519||Teaching & Learning||3|
|EDU 6520||Basics of Effective Leadership||3|
|EDU 6521||Organizational School & Community Effectiveness||3|
|EDU 7501||Advanced Educational Research Applications||3|
|EDU 7527||Leadership Models & Applications||3|
|EDU 7530||Issues & Concepts of Personnel Management||3|
|EDU 7531||Seminar in Current Educational Leadership Dilemmas||3|
|EDU 7540||Basics of School Finance & Fiscal Control of Schools||3|
|EDU 7541||Legal Structures & Legal Issues Pertaining to School Operations||3|
|EDU 7550||Central Office Structures, Roles, & Responsibilities||3|
|EDU 7551||Roles & Functions of the Superintendency & School Board Relations||3|
|Stage II Leadership Cohort/Cognate/Research Design||33|
|PSY 6505||Intermediate Statistics||3|
|EDU 7601||Comparative Philosophies of Education||3|
|EDU 7606||Advanced Statistics||3|
|EDU 7710||Qualitative & Quantitative Research Designs in Education||3|
|EDU 8120||Faith, Ethics, & Social Issues in Educational Leadership||3|
|EDU 8125||Multiculturalism & Diversity||3|
|EDU 8130||Instructional Supervision||3|
|EDU 8135||Curriculum Planning & School Improvement||3|
|Cognate Core Courses||9|
Please do not use paper protectors or sleeves. Place all materials in a file folder. The portfolio will not be returned; therefore, copies of all documents should be retained by the student. The portfolio should consist of:
Dr. Ruthie S. Stevenson
P.O. Box 4009
Clinton, MS 39058
Dr. Tommye Henderson
P. O. Box 4009
Clinton, MS 39058
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