Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership

Department of Educational Leadership, Center for Doctoral Studies

Degree Description

The Lamar University Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership prepares you to become an instructional leader in public and non-public schools, state agencies and new entrepreneurial ventures. The program offers two different concentrations: Global Leadership and Educational Technology Innovation
You'll gain a deep understanding of the context of education from anthropological, historical and sociological perspectives, and of the central elements of instructional, organizational, public and evidenced-based leadership. You'll collaborate with colleagues across the globe to educate people and empower them to improve their lives.


Why Study Educational Leadership at Lamar?

With a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University, you will have the skills to become an educational leader who can effect broader change. Our program provides extensive development in sound research and administrative practices so you thrive as a leader in current and future educational environments.
You will develop greater expertise while gaining an extensive understanding of educational leadership theory and practice through case studies, data collection and field experience. You’ll achieve your goal of obtaining a key administrative position at any level from elementary through high school or at the district office level, and you’ll acquire relevant skills to influence key decisions in administration and academics while applying cutting-edge research and management tools in responding to critical issues.
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Career Paths

This doctoral program is purposefully designed with a unique and distinctive focus: to equip education you to be an innovative leader and change agent in local, national and international settings. We acknowledge that our world is increasingly interconnected and that our responsibility and influence as educators extends to all regions and peoples of the world. You will leave this program prepared to work as a transformational leader at the highest levels of education to improve the lives of the citizens of the world.

Primary Careers

Educational Administrator, Consultant, Principal, Superintendent, Teacher Educator