Appalachian State University

Cratis D. Williams Graduate School

Educational Leadership Doctorate


John E. Thomas Student Services Building

P.O. Box 32068

Boone, NC 28608

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.D. - Educational Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Appalachian's Doctoral Program is designed as a cohort model primarily for working educators from all sectors of the professional realm. We encourage effective communication, cooperation, and collaboration; we value and promote diversity at all levels. We prepare our cohort members to be change agents, informed consumers of research, and proactive contributors to their professions and communities. The mission of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is to prepare students for leadership roles in public schools, community colleges, and universities. Students are encouraged to apply theory to practice in conducting research and constructing knowledge thus improving educational systems and informing social change. Characteristics of the program include: Concentrations - General & Licensure Seminar Format Courses Cohort Structure Access to Faculty in Varying Disciplines Internship - Practice/Research Opportunities Research Assistantship Opportunities For information about off campus locations see our website.


Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 60

In State Tuition (per year): 6557 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 18369 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

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