The Ed.D. curriculum consists of 59+ credit hours and prepares educators for PK-12 district-level administrative positions. The program is built on five fundamental strands:
- Effective leadership practices
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Communication and collaboration
- Beliefs, values and ethical issues
- Enrichment through diversity
Program objectives are closely aligned with Kansas State Department of Education professional standards for district leadership licensure.
Baker graduate programs are approved for federal financial loan programs. Contact Financial Aid for further information.
Faculty Have A Passion For Education
All faculty are experienced educators and administrators, either currently working or recently retired, and bring diverse perspectives on leadership to the classroom. Baker faculty care deeply about the future of education and are driven to build effective leaders in the field.
The Ed.D. program is approved by the Higher Learning Commission (312.263.0456, hlcommission.org).
The district licensure program is approved by the Kansas State Department of Education.
Requirements & Curriculum
Directed Field Experience
BROOKE | EdD, ’16, MSSL ’10, BS ’07
REGENA | EdD, ’14
- The Ed.D. program fits the demanding schedules of adult educators.
- Each doctoral class meets remotely via videoconferencing from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. one night a week for seven weeks.
- The Ed.D. is delivered in our popular cohort model.
- Coursework is completed in two years.
- The third year is devoted to completing the dissertation.
- Students can obtain district-level (superintendent) licensure in Kansas. Kansas and Missouri typically have reciprocity; however, it is highly encouraged that students outside of Kansas check with the Department of Education in their state to see if this licensure is accepted.
Your EdD will include a collection of artifacts from your EdD program coursework, reflections, and professional autobiography.
Do I need specific experience or education to qualify for this program?
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Do I need to take the GRE?
I am a classroom teacher, am I eligible for this program?
What is district-level licensure?
Will this program certify me as a district-level administrator?
Do I have to have my principal license to begin this program?
I have my EdS but not my district-level license. Can I take the DLL exam now or after I start this program and still be eligible for the reduced program?
What if I already have district-level licensure and just need the Ed.D. degree?
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