Ed.D. Concentration in Teacher Leadership

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Literacy Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Leadership
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.D.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Doctoral
Program Type:
  • Degree


Students in the concentration in Teacher Leadership within the Ed.D. in Education learn how to design research-informed professional development and teacher learning opportunities and gain specific experiences in their focus area, whether that be science, literacy, early childhood/elementary education, language education, social studies education, mathematics education, special education, or another area.

The intended audience for this concentration is:

  • people who are or will be working as a teacher educator in a college or university setting;
  • people who are responsible for professional development of educators, such as curriculum coaches, coordinators of curriculum and instruction, or subject-area coordinators; and
  • principals and leaders of organizations who want to know more about professional development and practitioner educational opportunities that lead to improvement.


All applications must be completed online through the university’s Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions. Applications are due by January 15 for summer admission.

Program Requirements

The Ed.D. in Education requires 72 credits of coursework, consisting of 24 credits of core study, 24 credits in the concentration, and 24 credits in the dissertation. Most students will participate in a cohort program and complete their work in just over three years.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

The Ed.D. student handbook can be found here.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Cheryl A. McLean.