Doctorate in Educational Leadership • Nevada

Missouri State collaborates with the University of Missouri to offer an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. The degree is designed for those seeking leadership positions in P-12, higher education, or in government or industry. A new cohort begins the program every 2 years, and applications are due by December 1 of even-numbered years. Students take courses on the MU campus for two summers. The remainder of the coursework is offered by Missouri State at sites convenient to where students live, or through web conferencing technology. The program consists of two years of classroom instruction (34 credit hours) plus 12 credit hours of dissertation research afterward (46 hours total). This program does not provide certification for teaching in K-12. 

Summer Year 1 (taken at University of Missouri campus)

CoursesHoursModality
Organizational Analysis for Educational Leadership 4Online 
Educational Leadership Inquiry I: Change, Diversity, and Ethics 2Face-to-face at MU 
Team Building and Group Dynamics 1Face-to-face at MU 

Fall Year 1

CoursesHoursModality
Leadership Theory and Practice 3ITV/Web conference 
Leadership Theory and Practice Application: Leaders and Data 1ITV/Web conference 
Professional Seminar I - Research Design 1Online 

Spring Year 1

CoursesHoursModality
Qualitative Methods in Educational Research I 3ITV/Web conference 
Educational Leadership Inquiry II: Research Ethics and IRB 1ITV/Web conference 
Professional Seminar I - Research Design 1Online 

Summer Year 2 (Taken at University of Missouri campus)

CoursesHoursModality
Policy Analysis for Educational Leadership 4Online 
Quantitative Methods in Educational Research I 3Face-to-face at MU 

Fall Year 2

CoursesHoursModality
Educational Planning and Evaluation 3ITV/Web conference 
Professional Seminar II - Advanced Research Design 1Online 
Educational Leadership Inquiry III: Data Reporting 1ITV/Web conference 

Spring Year 2

CoursesHoursModality
Content and Context of Learning 3ITV/Web conference 
Professional Seminar II - Advanced Research Design - Prospectus Development 1Online 
Educational Leadership Inquiry IV: Data Driven Decision Making 1ITV/Web conference