There are three possible entry points to the Ed.D. degree.
Regardless of entry point, acceptance is competitive, and exceptional candidates are selected annually. The application deadline for summer enrollment is February 1.
Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 3.25, possess an Illinois Type 75 certificate or equivalent, and hold or have held a school administrative position requiring an Illinois Type 75 certificate or equivalent.
Applications should be completed using the guidelines below and forwarded to:
Office of Admissions
Box 1047, SIUE
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047
Completed applications must include the following:
Qualifying examination for advancement to candidacy — This examination consists of essay questions on course content that must be passed prior to work on the Capstone Research Project. The examination is taken before EDAD 690 and EDAD 698.
Final Capstone Research Project — Candidates develop an individual, creative Capstone Research Project from a cutting-edge theme developed for the candidate cohort. The Capstone Project requires deep study of a problem, inquiry, development of a research proposal to address the problem, implementation of the study, and use of data derived from the study to address the problem. The Project requires an extensive written document that presents the results of the candidate’s research. An oral presentation and successful defense of the Project is required for program completion. The Capstone Project is planned in EDAD 690; it is carried out, defended, and finalized in EDAD 698.
The application deadline for summer enrollment is February 1.