Choose from one of two concentrations

The Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership shares faculty, staff and resources with the University of Dayton's Department of Educational Administration, which offers a master's degree and a specialist degree, as well as licensure programs for principals and superintendents, and in curriculum/instruction/professional development (CIPD).

The Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership offers a choice of two concentrations:

PreK-12 School Administration

The concentration in school administration is designed to prepare educators for the following types of positions:

  • Administrative roles in elementary and secondary education
  • Educational researchers
  • Consultants
  • Professors of school administration

Students pursuing this concentration may take additional courses to meet the requirements for a principal's license or a superintendent's license.

Concentration Coordinator: Dr. David Dolph

Higher Education Administration

This specialization comprises a seven-course sequence probing the important literature, concepts, and practices in higher education. Using reflective inquiry to generate right questions, moral inquiry to ground decisions and action inquiry to guide praxis, this program models an ongoing transformative process.

Concentration Coordinator: Dr. Charles J. Russo

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