Educational Leadership: Superintendency Concentration, Ed.D.

48 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall
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Program Tabs


The Superintendency Concentration of the Educational Leadership program is designed to serve the needs of those interested in the study of issues regarding the administration of P-12 public and private educational institutions. These students pursue careers as superintendents and senior-level administrators.

Students in the superintendency concentration are eligible to be recommended for a School Administrator-Superintendent license at the doctoral level upon successful completion of the program.

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Elena Artsiukhevich

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Application Deadline:

  • March 1 (fall)

Admissions & Requirements: 

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • Completion of a Master of School Administration, Master of Education in Curriculum Supervision, Master of Education in Instructional Technology, or a comparable degree from a university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor with a GPA of at least a 3.5.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • Have completed a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience or other professional education experience.
  • Three recommendations from individuals who know the applicant's current work and/or academic achievements in previous degree work. Applicants will provide reference contact names and email addresses through the application portal.
  • A statement of purpose describing prior educational and research experiences and objectives for pursuing doctoral studies.
  • A current resume or vita.
  • Interviews may be scheduled with select applicants.
  • An Advanced “M” level Professional II (SP2) Professional Educator’s License in any content area from North Carolina or its equivalent from another state.
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in formal school leadership.

Part-Time Year I

  • Fall Semester
    • ADMN 8110: Organizational Theory and Behavior
    • ADMN 8140: School Finance
  • Spring Semester
    • RSCH 8210: Applied Educational Research
    • ADMN 8120: Rethinking Education Reform: Law, Policy, and Public School
  • Summer Semester
    • ADMN 8150: Human Resources Development and Administration 

Part-Time Year II

  • Fall Semester
    • ADMN 8610: Interdisciplinary Seminar
    • ADMN 8125: Doctoral Seminar in Instruction
  • Spring Semester
    • ADMN 8181: Equity and Social Justice in Adult Education
    • RSCH 8110: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics
    • Or RSCH 8111: Qualitative Research Methods
  • Summer Semester
    • RSCH 8196: Program Evaluation Methods

Part-Time Year III

  • Fall Semester
    • RSCH 8890: Special Topics – Applied Dissertation Proposal
    • ADMN 8410: Advanced Internship in Educational Leadership I
  • Spring Semester
    • ADMN 8699: Dissertation Proposal Seminar
    • ADMN 8420: Advanced Internship in Educational Leadership II

Part-Time Year IV

  • Fall Semester
    • ADMN 8999: Dissertation Research
  • Spring Semester
    • ADMN 8999: Dissertation Research

*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour
  • $13,863.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • Not Applicable


  • $1,098.21 per credit hour
  • $52,714.00 est. program cost