John C. Brooks, Principal Lecturer; Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce. Superintendency; finance; grant development and implementation.
Jimmy Kent Byrd, Associate Professor; Ph.D. (Educational Administration), Ph.D. (Research, Measurement and Statistics), Texas A&M University. Data analysis; school improvement.
William Camp, Professor; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. School law; finance.
Joseph Dietrich, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Politics of education; public policy and education; uses of authority in the educational system; moral and ethical dimensions of educational leadership.
Johnetta Hudson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana State University. Race, class and gender issues in education; leadership development utilizing technology.
Jane B. Huffman, Professor; Ed.D., University of Oklahoma. Organizational change management; leadership; parent involvement; professional learning communities.
Mike Moses, Endowed Professor, Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce. Educational policy and politics; legislative processes; superintendency; university-school collaborations.
Douglas Otto, Visiting Professor, Ph.D., Illinois State University. Role of the superintendent with regard to the accountability movement; policy issues that provide for more broad-based measures of accountability; adequate funding for public schools.
Linda Stromberg, Principal Lecturer; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Preparation of school principals; educational leadership; development and implementation of online and hybrid/blended courses.
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The doctoral Educational Leadership program at the University of North Texas trains students in current educational theories and research and helps them develop the decision-making skills required for leadership positions in the field.
Our program offers a Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership, a superintendent certificate and a certification scholarship program that can be combined with your doctoral program.
While pursuing your doctoral degree, you will participate in applied research to improve practice through the generation and application of new knowledge. Conceptual thinking and problem-based learning are emphasized throughout the program.
Acquiring a strong understanding of these concepts will help you establish or further your career in school administration. Our program is also appropriate for those who may want to move into academe.
Courses are available at several locations throughout the North Texas region (Denton, Dallas, McKinney and Fort Worth). A number of the required courses are available online. No matter the location of a course, students have full access to the UNT libraries and all associated research resources.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-466-7496). This distinction means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education. The college is also one of the stateís top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals.
Our courses are structured to create a supportive network of colleagues during and after you complete the program. This network ensures that you achieve your goals in the program and throughout your career.
Faculty advisors work closely with you to ensure completing the program, publishing and presenting research, and participating in scholarly work and school district leadership.
Our faculty members have many years of training and experience as principals, assistant superintendents and superintendents. Their scholarly accomplishments include:
Students and professors collaborate on presenting at conferences and publishing works. Our professors conduct research, publish and perform presentations on data analysis for improved student performance; education law; leadership and reform initiatives; and online instructional strategies, among others.
The Education Management Research Center assists the university, states and local school districts with the conception, design, methodologies and analysis of data related to school performance and improvement. It is also a focal point of research data used by our graduate students in their academic and professional lives.
The Center for the Study of Education Reform conducts research related to public policy and education, cultural and language policy in schools, and social justice initiatives in education. It disseminates the findings to policy makers and educators around the state and region.
The Southwest Securities Superintendent Certification Scholarship Program aims to produce school leaders who provide new opportunities for all children while solving critical problems in education. The program provides a high quality, research-based preparation for top school leaders.
Applying to the doctoral program is a two-step process, requiring you to apply to the Toulouse Graduate School® and the program. Graduate school admission requirements include applying at Apply Texas, submitting official copies of all transcripts and taking the GRE.
You will also submit an application portfolio to the educational leadership program with the following documentation:
Additional requirements include:
If your masterís degree is not in educational leadership, you can take masterís-level educational leadership leveling courses as determined by an advisor.
Application deadlines are March 15 for the fall semester and Oct. 15 for the spring semester.
You must complete 60 to 63 semester hours for an Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree. The course work for the Ed.D. includes:
Ph.D. requirements are similar, but the program has a greater emphasis on educational research. Consult with an advisor to discuss Ph.D. requirements.
Both programs have a residency requirement. For the Ph.D., you will need to take 9 semester hours for two consecutive semesters. For the Ed.D., you will need to take 6 semester hours for three consecutive semesters.
Your progression is based on a degree plan developed in consultation with your major professor.
A maximum of 24 semester hours beyond the masterís degree may be transferred from other institutions that offer the doctoral degree. Transfer credit must be approved by your major professor or advisory committee and the dean of the graduate school.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School®. In addition, a Superintendent Certification Program Application and a nomination form from your school district will need to be submitted to the program. The nomination form is available at coe.unt.edu/tea using the certification programs link.
This certification program consists of 15 semester hours of course work including an internship. Twelve semester hours are doctoral-level work and may be applied toward the doctorate if you are accepted to the program. The internship cannot be applied to a doctoral degree.
In addition, for certification, you will need to pass the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) Superintendent test.
The College of Education offers scholarships to graduate students including the collegeís The Key to Success for North Texans Scholarship. Visit our website for information about available scholarships. The Southwest Securities Superintendent Certification Scholarship Program is open to superintendent certification students. Information about other financial assistance programs is available on the Financial Aid website.