P-12 Systems Level Leadership Education – Doctorate
P-12 Systems Level Leadership
Learn from researchers studying the latest methods and setting the standards for the next generation of learners. Our online doctoral program is designed to help you further your career all while learning from leaders in the fields of higher education and PK-12 school systems.
The School of Education at Iowa State University prepares you to engage with critical issues in P-20 education through the growth of skills and knowledge in assessment and research, student development, equity, belonging, and administrative leadership. Become a part of Iowa State University’s rich tradition of preparing scholars and leaders in the field of education.
This program is designed to prepare transformational, equity-focused district-level leaders. Candidates who complete the program are prepared to work as leaders in school districts, AEAs, departments of education, and a variety of other educational agencies.
This degree is designed to be completed in three years. Students may be eligible to apply for Iowa Superintendent/AEA Chief licensure after two years, completion of 30 credit hours of required coursework and required 400 hours of clinical fieldwork.
Iowa State University’s Ed.D. program is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). The 54-hour curriculum culminates in a dissertation in practice that is focused on “a persistent, contextualized, and specific issue embedded in the work of a professional practitioner, the addressing of which has the potential to result in improved understanding, experience, and outcomes” (CPED, 2020).
In addition to specialization specific coursework, students complete a core curriculum to develop understanding of the scope, substance, and inter-relationship of the P-20 schooling continuum. The program’s cohort model aims to stimulate a shared learning experience among candidates, foster the development of professional networks, and encourage dialogue among emerging leaders across the educational system.
Graduate College Requirements:
- 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
- Academic Records/Transcripts
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
- Proof of English Proficiency
For specific program requirements, visit the Graduate College website.
Total: 54 Credits
Candidates may be eligible to apply for Iowa Superintendent/AEA Chief licensure after two years, completion of 30 credit hours of required coursework and required 400 hours of clinical fieldwork.
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