Director of Ed. D.
Dr. Karen Beyard

Rouzan Kheranian
Phone: 860.832.2152
Fax: 860.832.2109

Barnard Hall, Room 320
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

General Information

The Ed.D. Program will be participating in the March 13, 2014 and October 2, 2014 Graduate Open Houses.

To be added to our e-mailing list, contact Dr. Karen Beyard.

Open House Schedule and Location

Location: Student Center’s Bellin Gallery adjacent to Alumni Hall.

Schedule: Next Open House: Thursday, March 13, 2014

4:00-5:00 p.m. Information Session with peer advisors and faculty. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the faculty and learn what current students and recent graduates have to say!

5:00-5:30 p.m. Formal Presentation followed by Q&A with the program director and department chair.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Information Session with peer/faculty advisors

Important Dates for the 2015 Cohort

December 1, 2014Deadline for Application
December 2014 - January 2015Interviews conducted on CCSU Campus
February 1, 2015 (tentative)Final Selection of 2015 Cohort
Friday, April 24 (4-9 pm) & Saturday, April 25, 2015 (8-3)Tentative dates for pre-summer session orientation,
a required component of the doctoral program
June 29 - July 28, 2015 (tentative)Summer session will meet 8:00 - 5:00 Monday to Friday


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What are the costs associated with the program?

Course fees during 2013-2014 are $718 a credit hour and a registration fee of $65.00. All fees are subject to change and typically increase annually. Part-Time Fees (Please click here)

Are the GREs required?

Yes. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam which includes a writing assessment. We can accept scores for tests administered within six years of the application deadline provided the exam you took included the test of analytical writing or a separate writing assessment..

To find out more about these tests and where they can be taken go to www.ets.org. When you register to take the GRE test, please request that your scores be sent directly to the Ed.D. program by selecting Code 3143 (CCSU Ed.D. Educational Leadership).

To assure full consideration of your application, GRE scores should be submitted by the application deadline of December 1, 2014.

Can I become certified through this Ed.D.?

Yes, students who choose the educational administration specialty can complete courses leading to the Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor (092). They will also need to pass the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT) and receive institutional recommendation for certification. With four additional courses 12 (SH), students can become eligible for the Superintendent’s Certificate (093).

Certification as a reading consultant (097) is also possible for student with an appropriate background. Send an email to Dr. Helen Abadiano, Reading Department Chair for further information about the 097.

What if I graduated from CCSU’s Sixth Year Program in Educational Leadership or have earned my (092) certificate elsewhere?

In most instances, graduates from a Sixth Year Program will be able to apply sixth year coursework to meet the 15 credit specialization requirement. Students whose specialization requirements are waived will complete 48 hours instead of 63. Other students with the 092 may also be permitted to waive the 15 credit specialization requirement following a review by the advisor and the program director.

Are there restrictions on who can apply for the Program?

Yes, the Department of Higher Education approved the CCSU program with the stipulation that the “program limit its focus to schools and to the preparation of school leaders.”

Where can I get application materials?

Click on admission materials

For whom has this program been designed?

The program has been designed for a cohort of full-time pre-kindergarten through grade 12 educators studying during summers, evenings, and weekends. Specifically, the program is for teachers and administrators in preK-12 schools who want to prepare for a variety of leadership positions:

  • Lead teachers, departments heads, and curriculum and assessment specialists
  • Principals, assistant superintendents, and superintendents

It is also intended to serve the needs of people who are already leading in their current positions, and want to increase their knowledge and skills for leading teaching and learning.

How long will it take to complete the program?

If candidates are able to keep up with their cohort and do their dissertation in the planned one-year period of time, the program can be completed in three years, plus an additional summer (a minimum of 39 months). Most students take 3 to 12 months longer.

What basic features and beliefs guide the program?

The program has been developed around a set of research-based beliefs and best practices about how to teach and work with adult students. These translate into the programmatic features described below.

Who can I contact with special questions or to discuss my career plans?

Dr. Karen Beyard
Professor of Educational Leadership and
Director, Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership

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