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Lead and Change Effectively

Want to improve student learning substantially and make effective change in your school, district or state? We are here to help you! The University ofAlabama, the state’s flagship university, welcomes you to apply for the Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.), and Doctor of Education (Ed. D) in Educational Leadership to hone yourskills in leading schools to success and examining cutting edge research onschool improvement and effective change.

·   The Ph. D is to prepare students for careers in the professoriate or policy arena as an analyst, researcher, agency executive,consultant, or practitioners who elect to pursue this degree.
·  The Ed. D is to meet the needs of individuals seekingto improve their knowledge and skills to become highly competent educational leader-practitioners at the state, district, school or classroom level.




Application Procedure
·  Step 1: Graduate School Application -Applicants must firstsubmit an application to the University of Alabama’s Graduate School. For a completelisting of graduate application forms please visit the Graduate School at:
·  Step 2: Department of ELPTS Application -After completing the application to the Graduate School, students must then complete the ELPTS Department’s Application for Admission to either of the Ph.D or Ed.D. programs. For more information, please visit our website
Application Deadlines:October 31st & April 1st

If you have any questions regarding our programs, please contact the Program Coordinator Dr. RoxanneMitchell.  For general inquiries intoapplication, please contact our Program Assistant Ms. Vanessa Williams at We look forward to hearing from and assisting you!  Your success is our success!