At the University of St. Thomas, we believe in the inherent calling of leaders to be creative and competent catalysts for transformative change. The Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership program is an innovative, student-centric program that provides a scholarly template to analyze administrative practices and promote socially responsible leadership in schools and organizations with an educational purpose.
The Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership program is a face-to-face, three-year program designed to accommodate working adults in K-12, higher education institutions, and education related non-profits. The UST program distinguishes itself through the use of academic benchmarks that monitor student progress throughout the duration of the program. Students engage in relevant and meaningful research directed toward the creation of educational communities.
Our coursework sequence creates a cross-disciplinary platform leading to a research focus. Students have the opportunity to explore an array of educational interests. Select LEARN MORE below to read our student’s proposal titles, topics and research interests presented at our Annual Leadership Summit.
The coursework required for the Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership program prepares students to take the Superintendent Certification test. This certification allows students to assume senior administrative positions in educational settings and related organizations or agencies. Once students complete the required coursework and 160 on-site clock hours, they will be able to sit for the exam.
The Ed.D. program is 54 credit hours. In addition to successfully completing required coursework, students must also take part in a residency program and present a dissertation that addresses a current challenge in education.