ELPA: Certification Preparation Programs
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis offers coursework and practical experiences leading to certification preparation approved through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Two degree options are available:
Educational Leadership (EdD)
The University of Missouri Educational Doctorate (EdD) Program is a part-time, cohort-based program in Educational Leadership. This professional practice doctorate is designed to enhance the knowledge and competencies of leaders in PK-20+ educational organizations (e.g., colleges and universities, nonprofits, schools and school districts). This 54-credit hour program is designed to be completed in 3 years (6 credit hours a semester for 9 semesters), including coursework, comprehensive exams, and the dissertation-in-practice.