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EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership

The Baylor Doctor of Education (EdD) in K-12 Educational Leadership is a cohort-based practitioner-oriented doctoral program for leaders of schools educational systems, and agencies. Designed for the dedicated working education professional, the program prepares highly qualified practitioners to lead K-12 education institutions, while refining skills for executive positions in public, Christian, and private educational systems or agencies.

The Baylor EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership emphasizes complex problem solving for educational leaders. The Baylor program trains visionary leaders who are prepared to face the data-driven challenges of today’s educational landscape.

Program Highlights:

Focus on Problem Solving —

Baylor’s EdD prepares leaders within a character-based, ethics-informed framework for solving complex problems in educational practice, providing a strong knowledge base and teaching important analytical, management and leadership skills.

Cohort Model —

At Baylor, students advance through the EdD program alongside colleagues in a cohort of educational leaders. This model provides an enriched and cooperative learning experience that highlights the currency of study and builds teamwork and networks.

Weekend Scheduling —

To accommodate the schedules of working professionals, courses are taught in intense, concentrated segments over several weekends and during the summer.

Mentored Clinical Experience —

The EdD curriculum includes a structured clinical experience designed to support the program. Students benefit from a field experience addressing complex problems of practice, guided by a veteran educational executive.

Blend of Theory and Practice—

All coursework ties theory to practice, culminating in a capstone experience. Through the dissertation-in-practice, students address real-life problems in education, applying knowledge by analyzing data, developing a plan for implementation, and persuasively presenting the data-based solution.