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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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


“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

Curriculum and Instruction

Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Cohort Deadline: October 1, 2017

The Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) prepares leaders in P–12 public and private education to be accomplished in providing direction in curriculum, instruction and instructional assessment. The program requires a minimum of 64 semester credit hours beyond the master’s degree, all of which will be presented through a Web-based delivery system in a cohort structure. Estimated completion time in four years.


Students will be admitted to this program only as members of a cohort. Applications for the Spring 2018 cohort are due October 1, 2017.



  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience;
  • Earned master’s degree;
  • Three professional references attesting to the applicant’s teaching expertise, interpersonal skills and leadership skills;
  • GRE scores;
  • Writing samples addressing various educational and instructional issues.


Major themes presented in the College’s mission statement and vision form the three intertwined goals of the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Leadership, Discovery and Application of Knowledge. We offer a terminal professional degree for educational leaders in curriculum and instruction contexts serving teachers and administrators in K–12 public and private education. We place emphasis on developing educational leadership knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction. The program aims to extend mid-career individuals’ prior experiences in teaching and learning environments to prepare them for new roles of leadership in one or more of the following domains of practice:

  • Leadership roles in school change and improvement initiatives;
  • School or district curriculum leadership;
  • Professional development of colleagues;
  • Parent and community involvement;
  • Preservice teacher preparation and supervision within school contexts;
  • Contributions to the teaching profession through service to professional organizations,
  • school districts and state government steering committees;
  • Successful experiences with external funding efforts;
  • Organizational management.


  • Online curriculum;
  • Supportive thematic group membership;
  • Measures of continuing success in the program;
  • Professional internships (300 hours total in two semesters);
  • Record of study


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