2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Educational Leadership Programs

TCU's College of Education offers an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. This Ed.D. prepares students to assume major leadership positions in a wide variety of education-related organizations by applying managerial skills and educational leadership in the field of education. The program is designed to prepare students to enter educational management in school systems; regional, state, or federal governments; research institutions; private foundations; universities; or private sector companies.

The program:

  • Develops leaders who understand the operations and leadership of organizations.
  • Develops leaders prepared to take advantage of increasing opportunities for creating new educational institutions and systems.
  • Develops educational leaders who operate with a global perspective in a diverse and rapidly evolving professional field.
  • Develops educational leaders who operate with clear-cut ethical and moral commitments for the education of all students.
  • Develops educational leaders able to envision and create new settings now possible through the availability of information technologies.

There are three options to the Educational Leadership Program.

Option I: The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership: Schools and Districts offers high-quality instruction preparing students for leadership roles in K-12 education. For those interested, this program also provides students the background necessary to complete superintendent certification in Texas.

Option 2: The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership is designed to prepare students to assume leadership positions in higher education institutions. 

Option 3: Together with the M.J. Neeley School of Business, the College of Education has created a unique option:  a comprehensive program that integrates a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a doctorate in educational leadership (Ed.D.) or higher education leadership (Ed.D.), effectively combining the best of business and educational disciplines.