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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Ed.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
Leadership and policy studies in education requires a complex understanding of educational institutions, politics, culture, change processes, and the needs of an increasingly diverse and global world.

About

The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program from The University of Vermont  is framed around issues of equity and social justice and solutions to complex problems of practice. The curriculum is grounded in professional knowledge that integrates practice and research. We aim to produce leaders who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities through promoting excellence in:

  • leadership and change strategies in and across organizations;
  • development of learning organizations in response to social issues;
  • design, implementation and supervision of applied research in education;
  • interpretation and application of recent research findings;
  • understanding of broad social issues and policies from the perspectives of justice, equity, and diversity;
  • analysis of policy in preK-12 through high school education, law enforcement, healthcare, and social services;
  • effective management and collaboration skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    59 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Processes
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Policy Seminar
  • Applied Qualitative Educational Research
  • Hierarchical Modeling

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Online application through the UVM Graduate College
  • Current resume or CV
  • A detailed Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation - online rating matrix and three professional letters of reference on letterhead with original signatures from referees
  • Transcripts from ALL institutions attended
  • Writing sample - must be submitted electronically to edd@uvm.edu, samples will not be returned
  • As of 9/23/16, GRE scores are NOT required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16768 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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