The Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) in PK-12 Educational Administration program is designed to expand the content competencies and applied leadership skills of candidates in educational leadership careers in elementary, middle, and secondary school settings, as well as in central office

Ed.D. in PK-12 Education Administration

Curriculum focuses on current and future educational challenges to enhance the knowledge and skill development of public school leaders in their positions, incorporating strategic planning, collaborative problem solving, interpersonal and inter-group functioning, technological proficiency, and effective communication.

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Degree Requirements and Documents:

Visit the ELPF resources page for more information about this degree, including degree requirements that are found in the handbook. The button on the sidebar has the resources referred to here.

Application Deadlines:

This program admits a cohort of students every other Spring semester. The next cohort will begin Spring 2020.  All application materials are due on or before October 15, 2019.

Program Contact:

Loyce Caruthers, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
339 Education Building


Visit UMKC’s Catalog for admissions requirements.

The online graduate application and the official transcripts will need to be sent directly to the UMKC Admissions Office. All other supplemental application materials should be sent to:

ELPF Division Office
615 E. 52nd St., Suite #328