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Educational Leadership Ed.D.

Develop the Skills to Assume a Top Administrative Position in School

With a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Education, you will have the skills to become an educational leader who can effect broader change. UHCL’s program provides extensive development in sound research and administrative practices so educational leaders thrive in current and future educational environments. You will develop greater expertise while gaining an extensive understanding of educational leadership theory and practice through case studies, data collection, and field experience. You’ll achieve your goal of obtaining a key administrative position at any level from elementary through high school or at the district office level, and you’ll acquire relevant skills to influence key decisions in administration and academics while applying cutting-edge research and management tools in responding to critical issues.

Stand Out in your Field. Become a Policy Maker and Researcher

UHCL’s leading doctoral program is taught primarily by faculty with doctorates, many from major research universities. Our individualized student approach provides the support for you to personally excel. These factors, combined with our fiscally sound in-state tuition, demonstrate the quality and value our program delivers.

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Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.


  • Educational Leadership Ed.D.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall Only: June 1

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Special Requirements
    • Master's Degree from an Accredited Institution
    • A combined score of 297 on the Verbal and Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a minimum score of 4.0 on the Analytical Writing portion of the GRE. The GRE must have been taken within the last five years. In the application process for the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, applicants have the option of providing a writing samplewhere the writing activity is proctored at UHCL, in lieu of the GRE.

    The following documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):

    • Resume
    • Letter of Intent - Please structure your letter as follows:

      Paragraph I – Why do you wish to pursue a doctoral-level degree in Education Leadership?
      Paragraph 2 – What are your career goals and how will this degree help you accomplish your long-term goals?
      Paragraph 3 – What are your research interests as they relate to education?
      Paragraph 4 – What are your scholarly and professional accomplishments as they relate to your educational leadership?
      Paragraph 5 – How does your prior work experience relate to your interest in the doctoral program focusing on educational leadership?

    • Three reference formsAt least one reference must be from a supervisor or other administrator familiar with the applicant's work. If possible, at least one of the Reference Forms should be from a professor involved in the applicant's master's program.
    • Letter of Support from Employer


Degree Requirements

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Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

  UH-Clear Lake at Pearland
 

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.


Educational Leadership Ed.D. Faculty

Sue Brown
Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3536
Email: browns@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1119

Faculty Bio

Carol Carman
Carol Carman

Carol Carman

Professor of Educational Research,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3606
Email: Carman@uhcl.edu
Office: B1125-6

Faculty Bio

Antonio Corrales
Antonio Corrales

Antonio Corrales

Doctoral Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 409-392-8186
Email: corrales@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-11

Faculty Bio

Thomas Cothern
Thomas Cothern

Thomas Cothern

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3517
Email: cothern@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-12

Faculty Bio

John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Educational Management Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Email: decman@uhcl.edu
Office: B1125-7

Faculty Bio

Jennifer Grace
Jennifer Grace

Jennifer Grace

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3521
Email: grace@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-8

Faculty Bio

Rebecca Huss-Keeler
Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3535
Email: huss@uhcl.edu
Office: B1119-09

Faculty Bio

Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Department Chair of Counseling, Special Education and Diversity, Professor of Multicultural Education ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3551
Email: jonesl@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325-07

Faculty Bio

Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Professor of Educational Foundations,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3562
Email: jonesr@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-5

Faculty Bio

Renée Lastrapes
Renée  E. Lastrapes

Renée E. Lastrapes

Associate Professor of Education Research and Assessment,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3566
Email: Lastrapes@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-7

Faculty Bio

Judith Márquez
Judith Márquez

Judith Márquez

Professor of Bilingual and Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3591
Email: marquez@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325-06

Faculty Bio

Kathryn Matthew
Kathryn Matthew

Kathryn Matthew

Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3598
Email: Matthew@UHCL.edu
Office: B1321

Faculty Bio

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
Email: mcdonald@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.10

Faculty Bio

Amy Orange

Amy Orange

Program Coordinator of Educational Foundations/Research, Associate Professor of Qualitative Research ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3512
Email: Orange@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-13

Faculty Bio

Michelle Peters
Michelle Peters

Michelle Peters

Department Chair of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Co-Director UHCLTeach, Professor of Research and Applied Statistics ,
Education

Contact number: 202-321-3752
Email: petersm@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-10

Faculty Bio

Randy Seevers
Randy Seevers

Randy L. Seevers

Associate Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3534
Email: seevers@uhcl.edu
Office: B1321-08

Faculty Bio

Paul Wagner
Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner

Professor of Educational Foundations,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3571
Email: wagner@uhcl.edu
Office: B1119-8

Faculty Bio

Jana Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

Department Chair of Literacy, Library and Learning Technologies and Professor of Instructional Design and Technology ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Email: willis@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.1

Faculty Bio