Ed.D. PK-12 - General Information

Educational Leadership: PK-12 Strand


General Information

Important Dates for the 2021 Cohort

November 1, 2020

Deadline for Application

November 2020

Interviews conducted on CCSU Campus

December 2020

Final Selection of 2021 Cohort

Friday, April 30, 2021 (4-9 p.m.) & Saturday, May 1, 2021 (9-3:30 p.m.)      

Tentative dates for pre-summer session orientation, 
a required component of the doctoral program

June 28 - July 28, 2021 (tentative)     

1st Summer Residency (weekday classes)


What are the costs associated with the program?

Please click on the button below for applicable tuition and fees.

Part-Time Fees

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 November 1, 2018.

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).

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 here for Admissions Packet

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.