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Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision

Educational Administration and Supervision - Doctorate Degree (EdD)

Admission Requirements

The candidate to the Doctor of Education degree must have a master’s degree or equivalent in a related field from a regionally accredited institution; a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (4.0 scale); a GRE combined score of 1000 with at least 450 on the Verbal section and 450 on the Quantitative section, and an Analytical Writing score of 4.5; evidence of an appropriate teaching certificate and four years of experience in education (at least three of which must be as a teacher) at a level appropriate to the individuals proposed programs emphasis (Experience may accrue during program accomplishment); three letters of recommendation prepared specifically for the EDAS EdD program at UALR attesting to qualifications for advance graduate study; a professional statement outlining goals and reasons for pursuing graduate study in school administration and supervision; a guided interview process; and a writing sample.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for the EdD in Educational Administration and Supervision include a minimum of 60 post-master’s hours of course work; successfully passing comprehensive examination, and successful completion of defense of the doctoral dissertation.

Degree Plan/Program of Study

The program of study includes the following courses that constitute the standards associated with the body of knowledge and the application of appropriate skills and dispositions to be a successful school administrator. These courses are not taken in any sequential order; however, there is a logical sequence that may be beneficial to a candidate’s successful progression through the program. Students will be advised by the doctoral coordinator as to the typical sequence of courses, or best individualized progression.

To apply for this program visit the UALR website at and follow the links for Prospective Students.

Required EDAS Coursework (18 hours)

EDAS 8303 Advanced Seminar in School Law & Ethics
EDAS 8307 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education Policies
EDAS 8310 Directed Readings in Educational Administration
EDAS 8315 Administrative Problem Analysis
EDAS 8320, Advanced Administrative Leadership Theory
EDAS 8330 Organizational Systems Analysis, Design, and Change

Educational Foundations (15 hours)

EDFN 7373 Qualitative Research Methods
EDFN 8305 Intermediate Statistics
EDFN 8306 Advanced Educational Research
EDFN 8308 Advanced Statistics
EDFN 8310 Applied Measurement in Research and Analysis

Elective or Cognate Area Coursework
(12 hours)

Dissertation (15 hours minimum)

EDAS 9390 Dissertation Colloquium
EDAS 9199 Dissertation
EDAS 9399 Dissertation
EDAS 9699 Dissertation
EDAS 9999 Dissertation

Co-requisite: Exceptional Child Course:
____SPED 7301 Foundations of Special Education, OR an equivalent:

Other Approved Electives

As doctoral students may have needs for knowledge outside the Educational Administration and Supervision Program, an opportunity is offered for the student to include up to six semester hours of electives from outside the program. These elective courses must have the prior approval of the doctoral program coordinator.


A doctoral student may take the option of having a co-emphasis in Special Education Administration or Gifted and Talented Administration. These are designed for candidates desiring to administer these programs from the district or educational cooperative perspective. Students taking advantage of this option must have a graduate degree in the
co-emphasis area.

Faculty Contact Information

Dr. Ibrahim Duyar
Dickinson Hall (4th floor)
Department Phone: 569-3550

Dr. Sharon Ann Richardson
Dickinson Hall (4th floor)
Department Phone: 569-3572

Dr. Angela M. Sewall
Dean, College of Education
Dickinson Hall 300
Office Phone: 569-3113

Dr. Rudo Tsemunhu
Dickinson Hall (4th floor)
Phone: 569-3553

Updated 8.31.2009