The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development


The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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BACHELOR'S MASTER'S PH.D. ED.D. MINOR
Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Adult Education
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Technology Management
Technology Management
Denotes online option available

FROM OUR STUDENTS


“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Ed.D in Educational Administration, emphasis in:

PK-12 Educational Leadership

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Administration with an emphasis in PK-12 Educational Leadership


The Doctor of Education in Educational Administration, with a focus on PK-12 School Administration, prepares candidates for culturally-responsive leadership, commitment to education, and the skills needed for advanced administrative practice in schools and districts. Candidates are admitted as a cohort and begin in a Fall semester. Upon successful completion of the program and approval of faculty, candidates will have completed the course requirements for superintendent certification in the state of Texas and will meet the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) standards for the superintendent certificate, should they choose to take the TExES exam.

The program provides candidates with the skills needed to equitably serve all students to achieve a high level of success while demonstrating:

  • Ethics, both personally and professionally
  • Instructional understandings and strategies that create high-performing schools for a diverse population of students
  • Financial management skills
  • A functional understanding of systems and organizational management
  • The ability to engage in the policy and political issues that are critical to successful change and innovation
  • The ability to evaluate information and determine appropriate courses of action

The Record of Study (ROS) is the culminating research problem of practice for candidates in the program. Work on the ROS is woven into the course of study and will address some aspect of school leadership, management, or instruction. The ROS will have a context of addressing social justice in public education. Candidates will choose from three ROS options: a comprehensive district analysis/redesign; journal-ready articles; or research following traditional dissertation guidelines.

The 69-hour Ed.D. program is delivered through a Saturday format and is a cohort model. The Ed.D. has a focus on executive leadership and provides students with culturally responsive skills needed to develop and administer school districts.

ADMISSIONS


Admissions Deadline: December 1, 2019

 

To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply to the EAHR department and Texas A&M University.

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Program Details


Degree: Doctoral in Educational Administration
Emphasis: PK-12 Educational Leadership
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Credit Hours: Cohort Model (69 hours)

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Frequently Asked Questions


IS THE ED.D. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION OFFERED ONLINE?

No, the Ed.D. in Educational Administration is not an approved distance education program. It is a cohort-model program with courses meeting face-to-face on Saturdays each semester.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE SUMMER COURSES?

Yes, you will be required to participate in courses each Summer throughout the Ed.D. program.

IF I AM SEEKING SUPERINTENDENT CERTIFICATION, IS THIS THE PROGRAM I NEED TO APPLY TO?

Yes, this is the correct program for prospective students seeking superintendent certification in the state of Texas.

WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION AND FEES FOR THIS PROGRAM?

You can base the cost of attendance on 69 graduate credit hours. The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Cost of Attendance Estimator

HOW SOON CAN I APPLY?

Applications for the EdD program are accepted August 1-December 1, for the following Fall semester. It is recommended applicants submit all application materials in advance of the deadline to ensure a complete application when reviews begin.

HOW DO I APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM?

Completed Application: A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $65 application fee for domestic applicants and $90 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060. Official Transcripts and Records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website.

How to Apply: Doctoral Application Information 

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