Doctorate in Leadership

The Doctor of Education with a Major in Leadership is a terminal degree and is the highest degree offered in the Department. It seeks to develop effective, ethical, and diverse leaders who will maximize achievement in schools and other organizations. Skill applications serve as the connection between knowledge and inquiry skills developed in the core curriculum, interdisciplinary, and research courses leading to restructured practice and school or organizational improvement. Concentrations may be earned in Organizational Leadership, Performance Based Leadership, Curriculum Leadership, Technology Leadership, and Higher Education Leadership. The Ed.D. degree requires 54 hours (60 for the Performance Based Leadership concentration) and includes a minimum of 9 hours of dissertation credit. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats including online, weekend, and condensed summer sessions.

Coursework is offered at the Valdosta State University and Macon State College campuses. 

The admission deadline for fall, 2013 at VSU and Macon is March 15th.

The Doctorate and Georgia Certification

Overall Doctoral Schedule of Classes

Link To Leadership Doctorate with P-L Based Leadership Certification Concentration