Doctorate in Educational Leadership • West Plains

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 must take courses on the MU campus for two summers. The remainder of the coursework is offered by Missouri State online 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.

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

Summer Year 1 (Taken at University of Missouri Campus)

Courses Hours
Organizational Analysis for Educational Leadership 4
Educational Leadership Inquiry I: Change, Diversity, and Ethics 2
Team Building and Group Dynamics 1

Fall Year 1

Courses Hours
Leadership Theory and Practice 3
Leadership Theory and Practice Application: Leaders and Data 1
Professional Seminar I - Research Design 1

Spring Year 1

Courses Hours
Qualitative Methods in Educational Research I 3
Educational Leadership Inquiry II: Research Ethics and IRB 1
Professional Seminar I - Research Design 1

Summer Year 2 (Taken at University of Missouri Campus)

Courses Hours
Policy Analysis for Educational Leadership 4
Quantitative Methods in Educational Research I 3

Fall Year 2

Courses Hours
Educational Planning and Evaluation 3
Professional Seminar II: Advanced Research Design 1
Educational Leadership Inquiry III: Data Reporting 1

Spring Year 2

Courses Hours
Content and Context of Learning 3
Professional Seminar II: Advanced Research Design – Prospectus Development 1
Educational Leadership Inquiry IV: Data Driven Decision Making 1

Doctorate in Educational Leadership


Contact:

Dr. Cynthia MacGregor
Program Coordinator

Phone: 417-836-6046

Email: CMacGregor@MissouriState.edu