2020-2021 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)


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The doctor of education program (Ed.D.) requires 66 semester credits above the master of science degree. Students first complete a 30-credit educational specialist program and then begin 36 credits of coursework for the Ed.D. degree. The coursework is organized in the following five categories as recommended by the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP):

Standard 1: Mission, Vision, and Improvement
Standard 2: Ethics and Professional Norms
Standard 3: Equity, Inclusiveness, and Cultural Responsiveness
Standard 4: Learning and Instruction
Standard 5: Community and External Leadership
Standard 6: Operations and Management
Standard 7: Building Professional Capacity

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