EdD in Leadership: PK-12 Concentration

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This page covers the prerequisites and admissions requirements for Lewis & Clark’s Doctor of Education in Leadership: PK-12 Concentration Program. All Lewis & Clark graduate applicants are also required to fulfill the graduate school’s general admissions requirements.

Please carefully review all admissions requirements as only complete applications will be considered for admission.

Now accepting applications for 2024

Applications open October 1st

Doctor of Education in Leadership Admission Expectations

The Doctor of Education in Leadership is designed for individuals whose work will impact organizations serving and supporting PK-12 students and families. Generally our students are employed full-time as professionals in schools, nonprofit agencies, or other educational organizations. Consequently, the faculty expects students to join the program with well-articulated professional goals. All of the doctoral classes are designed to build upon the professional goals and aspirations of each student.

Doctor of Education in Leadership Prerequisite

To be considered for admission to the EdD in Leadership an applicant must hold a master’s degree.

All credits and graduate degrees used to meet this requirement must have been earned at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States (the college or university must be regionally accredited at the time of enrollment and when the degree was conferred) or the foreign equivalent of such degree. 

Doctor of Education in Leadership Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, the application form and all supporting materials must be received by the Graduate Admissions office on or before the published application deadline.

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Application files for the Doctor of Education in Leadership program are kept for one year. If reapplying for the following year, you will need to submit a new application form and the $50 application fee (fee is waived for Lewis & Clark graduate school alumni). If you would like us to use the essays, resume, and/or letters of recommendation that were submitted with your old application please notify us of this in writing. If you wish to submit new essays, resume, or letters, send these in with your new application form. The Admissions office will notify you of any additional required documentation. If you are reapplying more than a year from your previous application, you will need to resubmit all required application materials. 

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