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The Ed.D. in educational leadership targets the professional needs of educational leaders whose long-term career goals include leading schools, school districts and other education agencies in a complex, highly competitive global environment.
The purpose of the program is to advance the development and practice of effective educational leadership by providing senior-level administrators with the following:
- the knowledge and skills necessary to deal effectively with the complex issues facing education today
- the methods of inquiry necessary to analyze current educational problems
- the leadership skills necessary to direct the development and implementation of programs to address those problems and to disseminate the results in various professional and public forums
- the knowledge and applied skills rarely provided in traditional advanced degree programs in educational leadership in an alternative format that meets the needs of senior-level administrators.
A transcript review is required for candidates seeking to transfer courses into the program from institutions other than Georgia State University.
Students select one of the following concentrations: Advanced Leadership, Higher Education Administration, or Tier II.