2018-2019 General Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Educational Leadership and Policy, Ed.D.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Education

Click HERE for Learning Outcomes
Educational Leadership and Policy

Minimum Degree Hours: 60

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements see Educational Leadership & Policy .

Program of Study K-12

The Ed.D. Program includes four major dimensions: a) research & inquiry course work, b) the ELP core required course work, c) academic specializations course work, and d) field-based capstone project.

Academic Specializations

To be taken during the second/third year of study. These courses may include topics such as: leadership for school improvement, critical data analysis for school change, critical leadership for instructional change, action research, immigrant students and leading schools and communities.

Field-based Capstone

Students will develop and perform research projects in an area of educational leadership or policy guided by a committee and members of the faculty.

K12 EdD WITH Administrative Licensure

Prospective students seeking K12 Administrative Licensure who already have an earned a master’s degree have an option to apply for an Ed.D with Administrative Licensure. The focus of the Ed.D program remains research based and allows for K12 Specialization courses that support K12 Administrative Licensure requirements.

Contact: Dr. Shari Fraser; K12 Program Director shari.fraser@utah.edu 801.581.6714

Research, Inquiry and Academic Core:

ELP 7030 (3) Introduction to Inquiry
ELP 7040 (3) Quantitative Research Methods
ELP 7060 (3) Qualitative Research Methods
ELP 7440 (3) Educational Policy
ELP 7220 (3) Leadership Theory
ELP 7240 (3) Organizational Theory
ELP 7480 (3) Leadership, Diversity and Social Justice Theory

Academic Specializations: to be completed during the first, second and third year of study. These courses are specific to K12 School Administration and may be combined with the K12 cohorts.

ELP 7330 (3) Instructional Leadership
ELP 7450 (3) Administration of Educational Resources
ELP 7110 (3) Organizational Change
ELP 7410 (3) Educational Law for Administrators

K12 Administrative Internship: to be completed during first and second (and third, if necessary) summer of study.

Students will complete 450 hours of administrative internship as required by the USOE for state licensure.

Field-Based Capstone Project: to be completed during years 3 and 4

The capstone provides students with an opportunity to apply leadership and inquiry knowledge and skills to problems of practice or policy issues. The project should focus on a timely and significant problem or policy and make a meaningful contribution in the candidate’s school, district, college, university, or other relevant organizational setting.

**Please visit the Ed.D Admission Page for specific admission requirements http://elp.utah.edu/programs/ed-d/edd-admissions.php

Please note that in addition to these admission requirements, you will need to provide us with a scanned copy of your level 2 or level 3 Utah teaching license. This can be emailed directly to: marilynn.howard@utah.edu.

Program of Study - Ed.D. Higher Education

Admission Requirements

Please visit the Ed.D Higher Education Admission Page for specific admission requirements website

The Higher Education Ed.D. Program includes four major dimensions: a) inquiry course work, b) the Higher Education Theory and Practice Core required course work, c) academic specializations course work and practicum and d) field-based capstone project. Throughout the program students will progress through a series of courses aimed at developing knowledge and skills needed to analyze and solve problems encountered by educational administrators and to prepare them to conduct a capstone field-based project.

Theory and Practice Core

Complete 12 Credit(s)

Specialization Core

Complete 12 - 21 Credit(s)

  • ELP Department Course Offerings
  • Practicum (3 - 9 credits)


Complete 18 Credit(s)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Education