Ed.D. PK-12 - General Information

Educational Leadership: PK-12 Strand


Contact Information

Sheldon Watson, Ph.D.

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


General Information

Important Dates for the 2023 Cohort

November 1, 2022

Deadline for Application

November 2022

Interviews conducted on CCSU Campus

December 2022

Final Selection of 2023 Cohort

 Summer 2023

Courses Begin

Important Dates for the 2024 Cohort

November 1, 2023

Deadline for Application

November 2023

Interviews conducted on CCSU Campus

December 2023

Final Selection of 2023 Cohort

 Summer 2024

Courses Begin


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, all applicants are required to submit scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. We do not have cut-off scores for admission. Your GRE performance is considered as one factor in the overall holistic assessment of your complete application materials. Submitted scores must have been from within the past 5 years. Scores may be received after our application deadline but are required for final admission. More details on the GRE can be found at https://www.ets.org/gre.

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."

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.