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Leadership (EdD) with Education Administration Emphasis

EdD offered in Online formats

Education administration (Missouri superintendent certification) focuses on leadership as a Missouri k-12 superintendent. Individuals who currently hold an Education Specialist (EdS) degree and completed Missouri superintendent certification coursework may be able to transfer up to 15 credit hours in the Leadership, EdD program. Graduates with an emphasis in education administration seek positions as a k-12 district superintendent, associate or assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, human resource, or chief financial officer. Students gain the necessary skills and knowledge to complete the Missouri superintendent certification exam. The education administration emphasis includes 15 credit hours in addition to the core coursework focused on school district administration, human resource, and instructional leadership. All course outcomes align with the Leadership EdD conceptual framework domains: human centricity, organizational change, equity, ethics, and social justice and technology.

Three Year Curriculum Plan

Semester 1
EDA78100 Creative Courage
EDA78200 Principles of Design Thinking

Semester 2
EDA60000 Instructional Program Leadership & Assessment
EDA78500 American Education

Summer I
EDA78300 Leadership Theory and Application
EDA78400 Leading Organizational Change

Semester 3
EDA77700 Research Design, Methods and Ethics in Educational Research
EDA77800 Applied Qualitative Research Methods

Semester 4
EDA61000 Human Resource Administration
EDA78910 Problem of Practice I

Summer II
EDA61500 Advanced School Finance
EDA62000 School District Administration

Semester 5
EDA77900 Applied Quantitative Research Methods
EDA78920 Problem of Practice II

Semester 6
EDA64100 Superintendent Internship
EDA78930 Problem of Practice III

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301