Ed.D. PK-12 - General Information

Educational Leadership: PK-12 Strand


General Information

Important Dates for the 2021 Cohort

November 10, 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?

The requirement for submission of GRE scores is waived for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle and the 2021 cohort due to testing complications associated with COVID-19.

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.