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EdD in Educational Studies, Educational Administration

Effective leaders recognize the power of place and context in transforming schools, districts and communities. In the newly redesigned EdD in Educational Studies, specializing in Educational Administration, our unique and innovative P.L.A.C.E.© Framework involves a combination of problem-based leading and learning. It includes practicing, planning and problem solving in context. It bridges culture and community, explores creativity and utilizes distinct leadership modules in urban, suburban and rural leadership.

Overview

Our program offers innovative approaches to advancing your professional skills as educational practitioners, professionals and researchers in education. Ohio State’s EdD is cohort-based and accommodates the needs of working professionals through very clear timelines and various course delivery models.

A central element to this program is a concept called problems of practice. The uniquely designed EdD coursework helps you to focus on refining widely applicable leadership abilities that can be used to define and address these problems. Most are real issues you will encounter in your profession that you will be able to apply the knowledge and skills you learn as well as reflect in and on their practice.

Fieldwork, team-based and collaborative-learning activities are hallmarks of the program. The program is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Consortium which requires a Professional Exam and a Dissertation in Practice (DIP). The DIP is a scholarly project that "frames and critically inquires in to a significant educational problem of practice." The DIP is completed in the third year of the program through a supervisory model.

Program Goals

Students will:

  • Develop creative solutions to complex problems
  • Engage in sustained clinical and/or professional experience
  • Consider socio-cultural issues and their impacts on education broadly and articulate and enact appropriate responses to problems of practice
  • Become leaders in school districts, state education, organizations, advocacy groups, and/or policy entities

We are planning exciting changes to the curriculum. To see how you can complete your degree in three years, please contact EdStudies@osu.edu.

Program Requirements

Deadline to apply February 1, 2018
Program start Autumn semester
Prerequisites Master's degree, previous leadership experience
Minimum semester hours to degree completion 51
Coursework Educational Policy, Organizational behavior, research methodologies, educational technology, politics, economics, law
Other requirements Capstone research project

Application checklist 

Faculty

Anika Anthony, PhD, Associate Professor
Noelle Arnold, PhD, Associate Professor
Karen Beard, PhD, Assistant Professor
John Conrath, PhD, Senior Lecturer
Melissa Conrath, PhD, Senior Lecturer
Phillip Daniel, EdD, Flesher Professor
Belinda Gimbert, PhD, Associate Professor
Roger Goddard, PhD, Professor
Scott Sweetland, PhD, Associate Professor

Contact

Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of the Education Doctorate Program
arnold.1040@osu.edu
614.247.1553