The Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degree with the Leadership and Policy Studies major
and a concentration in Policy Studies is designed to provide a program for the educator-practitioner
in either a school or non-school setting, whose academic interests are aimed at specific
career goals and needs.
It offers opportunities for advanced professional specialization and includes a dissertation.
Program objectives are: (1) a strong knowledge base in policy formulation and interpretation,
and (2) the development of skills and dispositions for leadership positions in organizations
with educational emphases. Students achieving this degree could be employed by school
districts as administrators, educational researchers, and policy analysts. They could
also serve in an educational responsibility in a military, medical, business, governmental,
or non-profit organizational setting. They would qualify for employment by institutions
of higher education in administrative positions and for broad public service areas.