Jun 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

Educational Leadership with a Concentration in PreK-12 Education (Doctor of Education)

The Endicott College Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) Educational Leadership degree program with a concentration in PreK -12 Education has been carefully designed to be responsive to the needs of mid-career professionals offering coursework primarily online and through residency weekends focused on professional development. The Ed.D. program blends theory, research, and practice to address challenges faced by contemporary schools and trains scholar-practitioners whose knowledge, leadership, analytic and management skills will facilitate high levels of teacher and student performance. The year-long apprenticeship experience provides significant opportunity to apply learning along with mentor observations and input.

Admission Requirements

Doctoral applicants are required to have earned a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Candidates for the doctoral program must apply to the Endicott College using the online application found at endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply . General application requirements for all doctoral programs include submission of:

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • Current resume and/or curriculum vitae;
  • Three letters of recommendations. Recommendations should address leadership and scholarly potential;
  • Applicants should have 3-5 years of experience with escalating responsibility.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.
  • Writing Sample: A short research paper, limit 5-8 pages, (double-spaced, 12 point font, APA format) responding to the following question:
  • Choose a contemporary challenge in PreK-12 and provide a research-based synthesis of this issue and a personal narrative. The writing sample will be evaluated for evidence of: thoughtful analysis, ability to develop main points and support claims, focus and organization, academic style, use of sentence variety and vocabulary to convey meaning clearly, control of sentence structure,
  • language, grammar and punctuation. Please be sure that your full name is on the document.
  • An admission interview and/or conference is required of all candidates, which will be scheduled after application review.

International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

Program of Study

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will: 

  • Locate, analyze and synthesize existing research to address problems in the field.
  • Apply key concepts, theories, and frameworks from education and related fields of inquiry to critically examine leadership issues and decisions in educational settings.
  • Utilize social scientific research processes (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods) to develop and evaluate research
  • Communicate clearly with a scholarly audience via written research, oral presentations, and in dialog with each other.
  • Conduct original scholarship that contributes significantly to the field.

Required Curriculum

K-12 Leadership Electives

Electives - 9 credits

Students must choose three of the following courses:

Total Degree Requirements - 51 credits