EdD Educational Administration

The Ed.D. degree program of study is designed to give students a broad conceptual framework in leadership theory and research. The program requires a minimum of 75 semester hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree to qualify for principal and superintendent certification in South Carolina. All students admitted into the Ed.D. degree program with an Ed.S. degree in educational administration and principal and superintendent certification are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at South Carolina State University.

Eligibility Requirements For Ed.D. Degree Applicants

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for admission to the Ed.D. degree program:
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the GRE verbal and quantitative sections or 1,500 on the GRE verbal, quantitative and analytical sections; or 410 on the MAT.
  • Present evidence of a 3.50 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 grading system) for all graduate work completed.
  • Present evidence of a minimum of five (5) years certified contractual educator experience.
  • Complete an interview and writing examination.

Satisfaction of the requirements listed above does not guarantee admission to the program. Only a limited number of places exist in the Ed.D. degree program, and selection is competitive. Admission is based on the faculty’s assessment of each applicants potential for success in the program considering the criteria and the number of available positions.

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