What is the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership?
Harding University’s Educational Leadership program is designed as a three-tier process. The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership corresponds to the third tier of this process.
Level One: Building Level Leadership (P-12)
This level will grant you a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and a valid mentoring program will give you full building-level licensure from the State of Arkansas as a P-12 administrator.
Level Two: District-Level Leadership
Option A will grant you district-level administrative licensure following successful completion of the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) and a valid mentoring program.
Option B grants you an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at the district level and will also grant you district-level licensure following successful completion of the SSA and a valid mentoring program.
Level Three: P-20 Leadership
This level grants you a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.
The Ed.D. program consists of 39 hours, a dissertation, and written and oral comprehensive exams. Please see the curriculum plan for more information.
Ed.D. Prerequisites (PDF)
For current course schedules, please visit the Graduate Programs.
For additional information about this program, you may want to consult the Catalog. (Be sure to select the Graduate & Professional Catalog for the current school year from the drop-down menu).
Ed.D. Reference Form (PDF)
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Office of Educational Leadership