Degrees Available: Education Doctorate (Ed.D.)
The Department of Educational Leadership at SIUE offers two programs of study leading to the education doctorate degree (Ed.D.) in educational leadership: the superintendent/district-level leadership option and the general school leadership option. Students in the superintendent/district-level leadership option spend the first two years in the program completing their Ed.S. degree and superintendent certification. Students in the general school leadership option complete a general program of study during the first two years of the program and do not pursue the superintendent endorsement. (Students already holding the Ed.S. degree and Superintendent endorsement proceed directly to the final two years of the program.)
After completing those first two years, students in both options complete one year of advanced study of school law, policies, policy-making, and research and then complete a research-based capstone project. The advanced coursework and the research capstone typically require two years to complete.
Please note: Tuition waivers are not accepted for the Ed.D. program.