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Accelerate your career by completing our 100% online doctoral program with a K-12 public school administration emphasis. The Doctorate in Educational Administration (Ed.D.) degree at A&M-Commerce is specifically designed for aspiring and current Texas principals and superintendents who desire to improve their expertise in the field of education. Participation in our program gives students opportunities to build strong communication skills, conduct research, engage in leadership development and network with peers, all at an affordable cost. Our practitioner-based faculty take pride in delivering high-quality instruction in one of the largest educational administration programs in the state. Apply today!

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

4 Years

Foreign Language

None

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

60 Hours

Dissertation Requirements

Dissertation required

Educational Administration (EDD) :: Big Easy Links

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Educational Administration

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Educational Admin (EDD):: Focus Your Passion

Earn a Texas Superintendent Certificate

Graduate Certificates

Earn a certificate as part of your graduate curriculum. Nine of the 18 hours required for Superintendent Certification can be counted towards your doctoral degree. Certificates recognize your skills and expand job opportunities.

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Why Earn A Doctorate Degree in Education

A doctoral degree in educational administration will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Expand your skills and broaden your perspective to help you improve your school district
  • Maximize your earning potential by completing our program and increasing what you have to offer your school
  • Develop your leadership style through our intensive classes to prepare yourself for any challenge
  • Improve your skills in research and communications

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: Careers

Careers

Become an informed, connected and passionate professional. Our graduates often pursue leadership positions in schools, district and state agencies.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Elementary, Middle and High School Principal
$96,400
Postsecondary Teacher
$79,540
Education Administrator
$98,880
Postsecondary Education Administrator
$95,410
Instructional Coordinator
$66,290

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery

Our fully online program is designed for aspiring or current Texas principals and superintendents. Through collaboration with cohorts, faculty and professional development initiatives, you will gain the skills needed to improve your instructional programs, human resources and organizational design.

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Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: Program Admission Requirements

Deadlines

Fall admission consideration: July 15
Spring admission consideration: November 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Educational Administration, EDD” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

You must hold one of the following GPA requirements to be considered for doctoral admission:

  • an overall undergraduate 2.75 GPA,
  • a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate degree or
  • a 3.40 GPA on the master’s degree and work beyond the master’s level.
Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Statement of Goals Form

Submit the Statement of Goals Form found in the Application Packet. An additional page can be added.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Two Letters of Recommendation

Request two signed letters of recommendation, on letterhead, from professionals who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. Those individuals should:

One or both of the references should hold a doctoral degree.

Test Scores

Submit official General Test GRE scores

  • Request that your GRE®scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for FAFSA and TAFSA financial aid through the state and federal governments during the admission application process. Use code 003565.
  • Apply for outside scholarships once you are admitted to A&M-Commerce.
  • Check your financial aid and scholarship info through myLeo > Student Resources > Financial Aid Information.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: Program Admission Requirements International

The courses for this program are available only online (no face-to-face courses). This program is not available to international students.

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: Staff

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Educational Administration (EDD) Request Information

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Doctor of Education in Educational Administration :: RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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