What will I learn?

This program is designed for practicing professionals who have already completed an M.A. in Education and initial licensure for the principal ship. The cohort-based program is designed to provide intense and in-depth examination of the elements of advanced educational leadership and central office administration. The program keeps as its focus Maryville’s intentional development of leaders who function in a school system designed to prepare citizens for a democracy. Candidates proceed through the program taking six hours each semester.

This unique 42 credit program allows leaders to complete the capstone research project during the 21/2 year sequence of courses, focusing on a project with a demonstrable impact on one’s school and/or district. All coursework and internship experiences are designed to focus upon the critical aspects of leading a community of learners. Professionals can sit for the national exam for the superintendency upon completion of the program.

Required Courses:

  • EDL 760 - Renew/Re-Examine Yourself As Educ Leader
  • EDL 761 - Introduction to Action Research
  • EDL 762 - Systems Thinking
  • EDL 763 - Understanding the Change Process
  • EDL 764 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • EDL 765 - Advanced Research For School Leaders
  • EDL 767 - The Superintendency
  • EDL 769 - Advanced Internship
  • EDL 768 - Urban Policies and Leadership
  • EDL 770 - Advanced School Law
  • EDL 751 - Advanced School District Finance
  • EDL 773 - Issues in Moral Leadership
  • EDL 774 - Capstone and Final Internship
  • EDL 772 - Advanced Human Resources and School District Operations

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $897 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

School of Education

650 Maryville University Drive,

ST LOUIS,

Missouri,

63141, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale

For international students

Students must have an M.A. in Education and initial licensure for the principal ship. The Ed.D. with a concentration in higher education leadership is for those employed in higher education institutions or in schools or organizations with an expressed interest in working within higher education. The Ed.D. with a concentration in teacher leadership is for experienced teachers who want to lead from their classrooms or schools. Students also have a Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0.

  • TOEFL IBT 79 and speaking sub-score of 23 (low sub-scores may disqualify a student even though the overall score meets the requirement). Test date must be within five years of application.
  • IELTS Score of 6.5 (low sub-scores may disqualify a student even though the overall score meets the requirement) Test date must be within five years of application.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Maryville University

Maryville University is a renowned private institution in St. Louis, Missouri that offers a well-rounded education designed for student success.

  • Ranked amongst America’s top colleges
  • Prides itself on outstanding and innovative teaching
  • 98% of recent graduates are employed or in further study
  • Learning diagnostics and life coaching for every student

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