PreK–12 Education Administration and Leadership

Get the foundational skills and advanced knowledge to hold leadership positions at the district level, including as a superintendent.

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Complete in 48 credit hours.

Complete the doctoral research requirement employing action research methodology embedded within coursework.

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Ideal for those who are looking to gain Superintendent Licensure or district level leadership.

Meet the future with a focus on PreK–12 education

Bradley’s online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Program has been designed by education experts to address today’s systemic challenges and needs. In addition to traditional topics, our innovative curriculum also covers ethics, technology, and accountability to help you build a modern, future-facing knowledge base.

Our Ed.D. program offer a concentration in PreK–12 Education Administration and Leadership, which can prepare passionate educators to lead at the highest levels, while also shaping the future of education.

The PreK–12 Education Administration and Leadership concentration covers topics such as:

  • The role of the 21st century PreK–12 administrator
  • Educational finance
  • Strategic decision-making
  • Human resources and personnel
  • Contracts and negotiations
  • Educational technology
  • Accountability in schools
  • Legal and ethical issues

Candidates who successfully complete the Doctor of Education Program with a PreK-12 Education Administration and Leadership concentration at Bradley University will have completed the coursework requirements to apply for the Illinois superintendent licensure endorsement with the Illinois State Board of Education.

To inquire about reciprocity and any additional requirements dictated by your home state, we strongly encourage you to consult that state’s individual educational governing agency.

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