Program Overview

The Collaborative Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree program is designed to provide the following:

  1. To enhance the knowledge and competencies of leaders so they provide optimal leadership for the education of all learners, both youth and adult.

  2. To prepare leaders who are inquiring, reflective practitioners.

  3. To prepare leaders who are competent in identifying and solving complex problems in education.

  4. To prepare leaders who understand the multitude of leadership and management theories and practice techniques related to their professional settings.

  5. To prepare leaders who value, encourage, and facilitate the professional development of self and others in their organization.

  6. To prepare leaders who demonstrate effective communication skills in both school and non-school settings.

  7. To prepare leaders who value, understand and support diversity in their school organizations.

  8. To prepare leaders who make contributions to the profession.


  • The doctoral program is not designed to lead towards initial Administrative Certification for the State of Louisiana.
  • Students who do not have a master's degree in school administration or the equivalent, may be required to complete three to nine hours of course work in educational administration, either before or during study in the doctoral program.
  • Students must have completed a graduate level course in statistics as a prerequisite to taking the first course in the research core.

Program Admission Requirements

Each university conducts its respective application process. Please contact the appropriate university for the application information.


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