Educational Leadership, EdD

College of Education

Program Description:

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is designed for active, high-achieving educators seeking to develop a more profound understanding of leadership for learning and transformation. The program employs a modified cohort model, with groups of students entering every summer and sharing a core of coursework. Members contribute to and benefit from an emergent community of learners. Cohorts commit to three summers of full-time study in July.  In addition, cohorts meet five intensive Friday—Sunday weekends each term through completion of coursework. Students have the option to pursue elective classes outside the core of Educational Leadership classes required for the doctorate. 

All applicants for admission into the doctoral program in Educational Leadership must meet the requirements set forth in the preceding College section of the UNM catalog and in the sections on graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. Generally, minimum requirements for admission include experience as an educational leader, evidence of strong academic potential, ability to work cooperatively in a community of learners, and a letter of agreement regarding summer and academic year study. In addition, applicants must hold a masters degree, submit GRE General Test scores for consideration, and provide three recommendations as stated in application materials. Selection processes include interviews with faculty as part of the overall admission process.

In addition to University requirements for graduation, students must successfully pass comprehensive exams and complete and defend a dissertation, which may be oriented towards practitioner research.

 

Admission Requirements:

 All applicants for admission into the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership must meet the requirements set forth in the College section of the UNM Catalog and in the sections on graduate studies at the University of New Mexico.  Application materials include application to the UNM Graduate School and to the Educational Leadership Program.  Formal admission to graduate status must occur prior to, or concurrently with, admission to the Educational Leadership Program.  In addition to the UNM Graduate School application, program applications include:

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV or Resume
  • Professional Biographical Form
  • Three Letter of Recommendation Forms
  • GRE General Test Scores - Required
  • Letter of Agreement
  • Official Transcripts

On the basis of application quality, select candidates will be invited to campus to participate in the second phase of the admission process.  Select applicants will present an analytic writing sample, produce an on-the-spot writing sample, and participate in an interview.  
  
Application Deadlines 
Ed.D. 
Summer entryFebruary 1
M.A., Ed.S.  
Spring semesterOctober 1
Fall semesterApril 1        


Career Opportunities:

With an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, students are ready to pursue advanced leadership positions in higher education, public schools or in other types of educational organizations.

Contact Information:

Department Administrator
Hokona Hall, Room 121
(505) 277-5040
efinke01@unm.edu