Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education503 Ginger HallMorehead, KY 40351Phone: 606-783-2261Fax: 606-783-5032E-mail: FGSE@moreheadstate.edu
Completed admission packets for the doctoral cohort that will begin each Fall are due in Enrollment Services by 4:30 p.m. on March 15 each respective year.
The MSU doctorate in education (EdD) is designed to meet the distinctive needs of P-16 practitioner-leaders by addressing the call put forth by the Southern Regional Education Board and others to ensure that there is a "quality leader in every school."
There are three main tracks in the proposed program. The program's first track, focusing on P-12 Administrative Leadership, provides opportunities for P-12 educators to remain on the job and be involved in rigorous leadership training while conducting research designed to bring about improved student achievement in their schools. The second track of Educational Technology Leadership is designed for the educational leader to provide leadership and support of colleagues through instructional design, curriculum development, and educational technology implementation and integration. The third track of Adult and Higher Education Leadership is designed for highly competent educational leaders who want to develop the capacity of individuals' to plan, organize and carry through a variety of education and service programs to meet adult learners' needs in postsecondary and adult continuing education settings.
This is a practitioner-based doctorate designed to provide advanced training for those P-16 and technology leaders on the job. The overall goal of the program is to improve the educational attainment of residents of the eastern region of Kentucky.
"The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done; men and an women who are creative, inventive and discoverers who have minds which can be critical, can verify, and not accept everything they are offered.
Morehead State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
To apply for the Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership, complete the Application for Admission to Graduate Study and send required documents to:
Morehead State University
100 Admissions Center
Morehead, KY 40351-1689
Individuals completing the EdD program at MSU will have the potential for a variety of job opportunities. Job opportunities for candidates in the Administrative Leadership track include principal, Director of Pupil Personnel, instructional supervisor, and superintendent. Opportunities for candidates in the Educational Technology Leadership track include educational curriculum, professional development, educational software companies and distance learning coordination. Opportunities for candidates in the Adult and Higher Education Leadership track include working with adults to further their education as well as career opportunities in post-secondary education.
The application process will consist of completion of an application submitted to Enrollment Services at MSU with the accompanying items listed below in the application file. MSU EdD faculty members will initially review applications. Applicants who are considered likely potential candidates will be interviewed by an admissions committee composed of MSU EdD faculty members and educational partners. In order to choose the most outstanding applicants, the EdD admissions committee will make selections based on a holistic evaluation of the candidate's application file, including:
Note: March 15th is the application deadline each year.
The importance of the letter of introduction cannot be overstated. Applicants should use the letter of introduction to reflect their desire to be involved in a doctoral program designed to create practitioner scholars. The letter should state professional goals, experiences related to the EdD track to which the applicant is applying. The letter should include leadership and educational philosophy once again focusing on appropriate EdD track. A holistic evaluation will be made of the applicant's letter of introduction/ considering indications of dispositions, personal educational philosophy, evidence of ability to improve organizational practices, written communication skills, and use of best practices. These criteria will be holistically scored to reflect educational leadership ability and potential as well as an assessment of the applicant's prospective success in the EdD program.
Adult and Higher Education Leadership Track
To be completed by professional colleagues or university faculty who are familiar with the candidate's leadership ability. At least one letter should discuss leadership ability specific to the applicant's interests as expressed in the letter of introduction/intent.
The resume will be holistically evaluated to determine how the person's past educational and work experiences have established a basis for continued development of higher level leadership skills.
Individual and group interviews will be conducted with a minimum of two EdD faculty members. Applicants at a distance may be interviewed via audio/video technology solutions. A holistic evaluation will be made of the applicant during the interviews considering dispositions, personal leadership philosophy, evidence of ability to improve student achievement using effective student-centered teaching/learning practices, communication skills, use of best practices, and integrated use of technology. These dispositions, stated beliefs, and record of behaviors will be holistically scored to reflect leadership ability and potential as well as an assessment of the candidate's prospective success in the Ed. D. program.
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