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Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction

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The Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership serves educational leaders or aspiring leaders in schools, community colleges, universities and other education related agencies. The curriculum is designed to maximize career opportunities and serve busy professionals. Our courses are offered during evenings, weekends, and online.

Choose from three tracks:

This cognate prepares principals, superintendents, and other school leaders. The preparatory courses for the principal and superintendent certificates also count toward the degree plan, allowing students to maximize the benefits of their coursework.

PreK-16 degree plan (pdf)

Higher Education
Maximize your career mobility as a higher education leader. This program was developed by university and community college leaders to maximize the quality of learning and career potential.

Higher education degree plan (higher education cognate) (pdf)

Higher Ed/Specialized
Individualize your degree program by specializing in a subject area of your interest, such as curriculum and instruction, kinesiology, or educational technology, or other areas of educational leadership interest.

Higher education degree plan (specialized cognate) (pdf)

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Exhibit understanding of and the ability to synthesize the body of literature in the field.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to write theoretically grounded, scholarly research papers.
  • Design and complete an original research project.

Admission Requirements

The Educational Leadership Program accepts applications year round and holds interviews generally twice each year, during the spring and fall semesters.

  1. Contact Dr. Randall Bowden at 361-825-6034 or randall.bowden@tamucc.edu for the next application
  2. Gather and submit the following materials by the deadline:
    • Application and application fee via the Graduate Admission page. (See also the Graduate Policies and Regulations for guidance)
    • GRE or MAT within 5 years
    • 2-3 page statement of intent
    • Official undergraduate & graduate transcripts
    • 4 letters of recommendation
    • Summary of supporting information
  3. Participate in a 30-minute interview with faculty. We will schedule this after receiving your application materials.
  4. Complete a writing sample in person, which we will also schedule after receiving your application materials.
  5. Apply for grad scholarships.

Degree Requirements

Visit Course Catalog for a complete list of degree requirements for the Doctorate in Educational Leadership.


Dr. Randall Bowden, Associate Professor