The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in educational administration with a specialization in leadership in higher education. This program, which prepares students for positions of leadership in two- and four-year collegiate institutions, is geared toward professionals who are currently working in higher educational settings and desire a quality educational experience that allows them to continue meeting family and work responsibilities.
The Department of Educational Leadership has developed a short video presentation that provides a closer look at EDLR's Higher Education Program. We recommend you take a few minutes to view this insightful presentation to learn more about the Higher Education Leadership (Ph.D.) Program.
The coursework consists of a basic core in which students are provided with a firm grounding in the organizational context of higher education including its history, social and philosophical foundations, and contemporary challenges as well as introduced to the processes of educational inquiry and research.
The internship core consists of two semester-long, field-based experiences under the supervision of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. In the advanced core, students investigate the major functional areas of higher education and contemporary management science and leadership theories.
Emphasis is on problem-based learning in the courses, and the internship experiences give students opportunities to link theory to practice as well as enhance the learning environment for students and faculty. Upon completion of coursework, students take comprehensive examinations (prelims) integrating what they have learned in classes and internships. Once admitted to candidacy, students plan, propose, conduct, present, and defend their dissertation research.
In addition, all education licensure programs and related school programs are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
Departmental scholarships are also offered through the EDLR Department as well as through the Bayh College of Education. Representatives of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies are available to assist applicants' research opportunities for financial support for students wishing to further pursue financial aid options.
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