Ed.D. PK-12 - Admissions Information

Educational Leadership: PK-12 Strand


Contact Information

Sheldon Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ed.D. Director
(860) 832-2576


Admissions Information

We are very pleased that you are interested in CCSU’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program and we look forward to receiving your application.

As you complete your application for Admission to Graduate Studies, keep in mind the following admission criteria:

  1. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a discipline or professional field that is relevant to the Ed.D. Program.

  2. Minimum GPA 3.00 on all graduate coursework.

  3. Two positive letters of reference from leaders in education familiar with the applicant's work.

  4. Submission of a résumé that illustrates work-related experiences.

  5. A personal statement covering three important topics: Career goals

    1. Career Goals
    2. Reasons for pursuing the Ed. D. in Educational Leadership at CCSU
    3. Ability and commitment to devote the required time for courses and dissertation research to complete the program in a timely manner.
  6. If selected as a finalist, a satisfactory interview with an admission panel.

  7. P12 strand only: An additional requirement is completion of EDL 590 Leaders as Learners or an equivalent graduate-level introductory course. Applicants holding the 092 or 093 administrative certificate, or that have completed a Sixth Year certificate program in educational leadership, are considered to have met this requirement.

Instructions for uploading the references, resume, copies of GRE scores, and personal statement will be found within the online graduate application. Application information and links for each Ed.D. strand are available through the Ed.D. program website. Admission decisions are made by a faculty admissions committee. University administrators may also participate on the admissions committee for the Higher Education Strand. Admission is competitive and there may be occasions when minimally qualified candidates are not able to be admitted due to cohort caps. Applications are due by November 1

 The application process is fully electronic. Click on the Apply Now button to begin.