Educational Leadership Ed.D.

Develop the Skills to Assume a Top Administrative Position in School

With a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Education, you will have the skills to become an educational leader who can effect broader change. UHCL’s program provides extensive development in sound research and administrative practices so educational leaders thrive in current and future educational environments. You will develop greater expertise while gaining an extensive understanding of educational leadership theory and practice through case studies, data collection, and field experience. You’ll achieve your goal of obtaining a key administrative position at any level from elementary through high school or at the district office level, and you’ll acquire relevant skills to influence key decisions in administration and academics while applying cutting-edge research and management tools in responding to critical issues.

Stand Out in your Field. Become a Policy Maker and Researcher

UHCL’s leading doctoral program is taught primarily by faculty with doctorates, many from major research universities. Our individualized student approach provides the support for you to personally excel. These factors, combined with our fiscally sound in-state tuition, demonstrate the quality and value our program delivers.

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Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.


  • Educational Leadership Ed.D.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall:May 4

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Special Requirements
    • Resume
    • Master's Degree from an Accredited Institution
    • A combined score of 297 on the Verbal and Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination. (GRE) and a minimum score of 4.0 on the Analytical Writing portion of the GRE. The GRE must have been taken within the last five years.
    • Letter of Intent - The Letter of Intent, not to exceed 1000 words, should explain why you wish to pursue doctoral-level work in Educational Leadership. Discuss the following topics: your career goals; your research interests as they relate to education; how the program will help you meet your career goals and pursue your research interests. You should also discuss your scholarly and professional accomplishments and your prior work experiences that relate to your interest in, and aptitude for, the graduate program. Focus on your future and how the degree will help you accomplish your long-term goals. Please do not include how you got into the field of education.

      Please structure your letter as follows:

      Paragraph I – Why do you wish to pursue a doctoral-level degree in Education Leadership?
      Paragraph 2 – What are your career goals and how will this degree help you accomplish your long-term goals?
      Paragraph 3 – What are your research interests as they relate to education?
      Paragraph 4 – What are your scholarly and professional accomplishments as they relate to your educational leadership?
      Paragraph 5 – How does your prior work experience relate to your interest in the doctoral program focusing on educational leadership?

    • Three reference forms- At least one reference must be from a supervisor or other administrator familiar with the applicant's work. If possible, at least one of the Reference Forms should be from a professor involved in the applicant's master's program.
    • A statement made by the applicant's employer indicating support of the applicant's pursuit of the EdD and willingness to allow EdD fieldwork within the organization should the applicant be admitted to the program. This support must include a degree of work schedule flexibility in order to attend classes and conduct research.


Degree Requirements

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Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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  Fort Bend ISD
 

Fort Bend ISD

3119 Sweetwater Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: 281-212-1611

Pursue your Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in a working educational environment by taking classes at the Fort Bend ISD Administration Building.

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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.


Educational Leadership Ed.D. Faculty

Sue Brown
Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3536
Email: browns@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1119

Faculty Bio

Sandra Browning
Sandra Browning

Sandra Browning

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3503
Email: browning@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3.203

Faculty Bio

Carol Carman
Carol Carman

Carol Carman

Associate Professor of Educational Research ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3606
Email: Carman@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-6

Faculty Bio

Antonio Corrales
Antonio Corrales

Antonio Corrales

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 409-392-8186
Email: corrales@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-11

Faculty Bio

John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Email: decman@uhcl.edu
Office:  Bayou Building, Suite 1125

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Marva Gavins

Marva Gavins

Assistant Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3569
Email: gavins@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-9

Faculty Bio

Rebecca Huss-Keeler
Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3535
Email: huss@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119-09

Faculty Bio

Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Associate Professor of Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3551
Email: jonesl@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325-07

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Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Professor of Educational Foundations,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3562
Email: jonesr@cl.uh.edu
Office: 1111-9

Faculty Bio

Michele Kahn
Michele Kahn

Michele Kahn

Associate Professor of Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3549
Email: kahnmm@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325

Faculty Bio

Larry Kajs
Lawrence Kajs

Lawrence T. Kajs

Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3620
Email: kajs@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1125

Faculty Bio

Renée Lastrapes
Renée  E. Lastrapes

Renée E. Lastrapes

Assistant Professor of Education Research and Assessment,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3566
Email: Lastrapes@uhcl.edu
Office: 1111-5

Faculty Bio

Judith Márquez
Judith Márquez

Judith Márquez

Department Chair of Counseling, Special Education and Diversity and Professor of Bilingual and Multicultural Education ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3591
Email: marquez@cl.uh.edu
Office: 1325-06

Faculty Bio

Kathryn Matthew
Kathryn Matthew

Kathryn Matthew

Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3598
Email: Matthew@UHCL.edu
Office: B1321

Faculty Bio

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
Email: mcdonald@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.10

Faculty Bio

Bryan Morgan
Bryan Morgan

Bryan Morgan

Director of Planning and Assessment and Clinical Professor of Educational Foundations,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3552
Email: morganb@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111

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Amy Orange

Amy Orange

Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3512
Email: Orange@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-13

Faculty Bio

Michelle Peters
Michelle Peters

Michelle Peters

Associate Professor of Research and Applied Statistics-Program Coordinator, Educational Foundations/Research ,
Education

Contact number: 202-321-3752
Email: petersm@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-10

Faculty Bio

Gary Schumacher
Gary Schumacher

Gary Schumacher

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3631
Email: schumacher@uhcl.edu
Office: B1125-8

Faculty Bio

Randy Seevers
Randy Seevers

Randy L. Seevers

Associate Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3534
Email: seevers@uhcl.edu
Office: B1321-08

Faculty Bio

Felix Simieou
Felix Simieou

Felix Simieou III

Department Chair for Leadership and Policy Analysis and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3589
Email: simieou@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-10

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Paul Wagner
Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner

Professor of Educational Foundations,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3571
Email: wagner@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119-08

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Laurie Weaver
Laurie Weaver

Laurie Weaver

Professor of Bilingual and Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3584
Email: weaver@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325-12

Faculty Bio

Jana Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

Department Chair of Literacy, Library and Learning Technologies and Professor of Instructional Design and Technology ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Email: willis@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.1

Faculty Bio