The doctoral program in Administration and Leadership Studies is designed for administrators and leaders in public school and higher education settings. The program offers a rich mixture of theory and application through specifically designed courses. Professor DeAnna Laverick coordinates the Administration and Leadership Program.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Public School Administrator Cohort, which starts in June 2018.
The Higher Education Cohort, starting in fall 2018, is filled. Applicants to this cohort will be placed on a wait list for consideration if seats become available.
The Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership Studies program is a three-year, part-time program designed to enhance administrative skills for school and college administrators.
The program focuses on budgeting techniques, communication skills, team building, leadership theory, conflict resolution, implementing change, research, adult development, and case studies.
The doctoral program in Administration
and Leadership Studies is designed for future college teachers and
administrators and offers a rich mixture of theory and application
through specifically designed courses. We expect our cohort to develop a
spirit of a camaraderie that promotes the development of ethical
beliefs, and a constructivist philosophy.
want to attract potential leaders into this program who can think
critically, who can write well, and who can speak effectively. In
addition, candidates for this program must be sensitive, must be able to
analyze complex problems, must be able to make rational decisions,
and must be able to articulate their own personal philosophy. Our intent
is to help college teachers and college administrators to develop
leadership attributes through extensive reading, through analysis of
administrative leadership case studies, through self-assessment
leadership profiles, and through application of leadership skills in a
We believe that by keeping the program small, as well as
highly selective, we will be able to attract top quality candidates into the program. We want to develop a program whose major objective is
to educate quality leaders who can implement visionary programs in
educational organizations. We believe that leadership skills can be
taught. We believe that by creating an atmosphere of high
expectations, by requiring students to prepare manuscripts for
publication, and by requiring students to organize professional
leadership seminars we will promote the development of leadership
The DEd in Administration and Leadership Studies Program at IUP is nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.
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