The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development offers degree (M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ed.D.) and non degree study (certification) opportunities in educational administration and supervision. Courses are also available for people preparing for administrative careers in K-12 and postsecondary institutions and pursuing specialist and doctoral level studies in this field. For additional information about specific programs, please see the pages from the menu bar above.
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Special Program Note:
There is some confusion between our program and the Graduate School Catalogue. For the 2014/15 Academic year, there will be no Spring Admission opportunities for the EdD program in Educational Leadership. All Tier I and Tier II students interested in starting the EdD program will have to submit their materials by April 1st, 2015 for a Fall 2015 start date.
Exciting Program News!
M.Ed. in Higher Ed Earns Best Online Ranking
The College of Education’s online M.Ed. in Higher Education degree program has been ranked by TheBestSchools.org as one of “The 25 Best Online Master in Higher Education Degree Programs.” The organization based its ratings on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths and reputation, including reputation for online degree programs. The program was ranked number 10 overall.
“This is another example of how seriously we take our commitment to our students as educators in all settings,” said COE Dean Thomas Koballa. “We’re particularly proud of our faculty’s dedication to online learning and staying abreast of the latest developments in that learning environment. Our programs are rigorous and meaningful and that’s backed-up by rankings such as this,” he continued.
The College of Education offers 20 online and hybrid/executive model programs and endorsements.
Exciting Program News!
The EDLD program in Educational Leadership is pleased to announce that we have been accepted as members of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED). CPED is a national level knowledge forum on the Educational Doctorate.
With the addition of COE into the consortium, there are now 87 schools or colleges of education working in collaboration to redesign the educational leadership doctorate out of an estimated 1,200 programs across the country. A faculty-led effort, the consortium, headquartered at the School of Education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., is an action-oriented initiative to develop a clear distinction between the “professional practice doctorate in education (Ed.D.) and the education research doctorate (Ph.D.); and to improve the reliability and efficacy of programs leading to the professional doctorate in education.”
“We are especially pleased that we have been accepted as a member of this important group whose goals clearly align with the College’s commitment to bring research, theory and practice to bear on all our degrees as we prepare educators and educational leaders for the next generation in our state and region,” said COE Dean Thomas R. Koballa, Jr.
COE accepted its first cohort into the redesigned educational leadership doctorate in fall 2013. It is a professional practice degree with unique characteristics apart from those usually associated with the research doctorate. “Our degree, and what CPED is charged with developing, is more relevant for the advanced preparation of school practitioners, academic leaders and professional staff for the nation’s schools and colleges, even for those in the business world,” said Devon Jensen, COE’s education leadership doctoral program coordinator.
“Students seeking advanced degrees in education leadership, really anyone in a leadership position regardless of the sector in which they work, needs the training and the tools to be able to solve the big issues facing their institutions. It’s all about the application of research to solve complex problems that school leaders face,” Jensen continued. “CPED membership gives the College the opportunity to enter into dialogue with other education institutions sharing the same goals, to be prepared to change, to experiment and to welcome critical feedback,” Jensen explained.
Please go to the following links to learn more about CPED and our CPED Program Description.
Georgia Southern University CPED Description