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For Practitioners in P-12 Education

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is a practice-based program. This 60 credit hour program is for educational leaders working in P-12 contexts and institutions. The Ed.D. prepares democratically-minded leaders who will engage with issues of equity, ethics, and social justice to create solutions to complex problems of educational practice.

Contact Info

Dr. Lucian A. Szlizewski

Assistant Clinical Professor

McGuffey Hall

210 E Spring Street

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-0165

Curriculum and Courses

Miami's Ed.D. program is based in our department's Seven Principles, which are also reflected in the program's goals for learners in the Ed.D. program. These principles spell out the program's emphasis on democratic leadership for socially just institutions that serve all families and students in a district or school, as well as the program's emphasis on preparing graduates who can collaborate with multicultural families and diverse institutions in their communities. Finally, these principles spell out our priority of program graduates being prepared to generate professional knowledge which informs their future practice.

  • EDL 762: Culture and Leadership in Education
  • EDL 771: Educational Policy Analysis
  • EDL 764: Education and Democratic Society
  • EDL 765: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Diversity
  • EDL 730: New Literacies for Educational Leadership

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University is aimed at practitioners in the P-12 educational field who seek to grow in their knowledge of school leadership, policy, and best practice while attaining a degree commensurate with their high level of scholarship and intellectual challenge.

Facts and Stats

  • Top 10 College for Producing Fortune 500 CEOs Nationwide

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  • 98% of Master's Graduates are Successfully Employed, Enrolled in Higher Education, or in a Volunteer/Service Program

    Miami University Data

  • Top 50 National Public University

    U.S. News & World Report, 2020


Where Education Becomes Something Different

Explore what it means to be a graduate student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere.

Admissions Requirements

Admission is limited to no more than 20 students each year. The admissions process is competitive, resulting in a select group of highly motivated, capable students. This provides opportunities for close interaction between students and faculty and enhanced placement opportunities.<br>Candidates must apply and be accepted by both the Graduate School and the Department of Educational Leadership. The Graduate School requires an applicant to have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 (or 3.0 in the last 60 hours).

Other minimum entrance requirements:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Possession of a professional teacher licensure
  • Three years teaching experience in early or middle childhood (for elementary/middle school principal) or young adult (for middle school/high school principal)
  • Written essay application and interview
  • Scores from either the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination.

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Additional Opportunities

  • Part-time student program for working adults

    This program is offered in a cohort format based on location. Please visit the website for information on current and upcoming offerings.

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  • Capstone

    A dissertation-of-practice is the capstone of this Ed.D. program.

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