Doctorate in Educational Leadership

  • Affordable Tuition
  • Available Fully Online
  • No GRE/GMAT Required
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Online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

The online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership at West Texas A&M University is a cohort-designed program that features two specialization tracks and is designed for completion within three years.

Specialization Tracks

  • Educational Leadership (EDLD) Track: Although the program focuses on rural school leadership, the EDLD track equips educational leaders with a wide variety of tools to lead in any school district, of any size, and in any location and to teach educational leadership within a university setting. Superintendent courses are included in this option.
  • Leadership in Higher Education (HE) Track: Designed for individuals who may have a master's degree in areas other than educational leadership, this track prepares individuals for leadership positions within higher education and educational organizations of any size in any location, and to teach.

Program Highlights

  • Courses are available 100% online, providing you the flexibility to continue working full-time while earning a doctorate
  • 60 hours of coursework that includes an interdisciplinary curriculum, an emphasis on action research and research design, the opportunity for a high impact experiential residency, and an endowed scholars program
  • Candidates who qualify can transfer in 12 hours of transfer credit and / or competency credits
  • Cohort-designed program intended for completion in three years
  • No GRE required for admission
  • Graduate with a vita that will emphasize your 1) ability to teach in a higher education setting, 2) knowledge of the field and 3) research skills
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Program Affordability

For qualified students located outside of the State of Texas, we offer an out-of-state tuition waiver. We also offer a multitude of funding opportunities, including scholarships, grants, assistantships, and financial aid.

Hear from Our Students

EdD Alumni

Tiffany Longoria, Interventionist at CISD
Ed.D. Candidate, 2021

“This is truly a dream come true for me and one I am still absorbing that I am actually in this inaugural program. What an honor! The professors have again answered my many questions, emails, and have took the time to personally call me. What an amazing group of individuals and their commitment to making this program possible is truly remarkable. It is often rumored that professors can be somewhat unavailable and aloof. Well, not at WTAMU! I could go on and on about how helpful and encouraging they have been! Our cohort has the most exceptional people and we are all working side by side with helping each other. WTAMU and the community of Canyon have my heart. I am in awe about being a buff again. My ultimate desire is to make a positive shift in education while serving the ever changing needs of students across the world. I am dreaming big and bleeding maroon.”

EdD Alumni

Linda Aranda, Principal, St. Mary's Cathedral School
Ed.D. Candidate, 2021

“How exciting to be a part of something so special! I am especially honored to be making this adventure with my cohort, as we have truly developed a special bond as we have journeyed through our first semester together. My goal, as an educational leader, is to be present to our students, their parents, our teachers, and our communities, most especially in spaces and places, where I can create change via lived and shared experiences in order to better recognize and serve their needs. My personal goal is to continue to make my mother, husband, and sons proud of who I am and what I do for others. I truly aspire to be a servant leader and hope to undertake many more challenges to provide for the needs of students and families in our community. Therefore, I am humbled to be a part of WT's Ed.D. program!”


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