Oct 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Professional Leadership - Social Studies/Social Education, EdD


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College of Education  > Department of Curriculum and Instruction  > Professional Leadership - Social Studies/Social, EdD

The Executive EdD in Professional Leadership-Social Studies/Social Education is a 51-hour doctoral program focusing on research and applied skills for educators grappling with current issues in education in urban contexts. The program is designed to facilitate the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for professional and instructional leadership in urban schools, community organizations, museums and related educational institutions. The program is designed as a cohort model with online, hybrid and flipped courses.

For more information, please visit Professional Leadership -Social Studies/Social Education, EdD program page.

Admission Requirements


The College of Education takes into consideration a number of criteria when determining admission, including prior college or university performance, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and statement of intent. All applicants must abide by the minimum qualifications for admissions to a masters or doctoral program. All graduate applicants (regardless of citizenship status) must demonstrate proficiency in English to obtain admission to the University. For more information, visit http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/english-proficiency.

An applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required materials for the evaluation of admissions are received by the College before the program’s deadline. If the application is not complete by the program’s deadline, it will not be evaluated for the admissions. Full details of the online application process can be found at www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/how-to-apply.

Applicant checklist

  1. Complete online graduate application including statement of interest, resume/CV, writing sample, letters of recommendation, and application fee payment.
  2. Official transcripts from all previous college/university work sent to the UH Graduate School.
  3. Official reporting of GRE scores taken in the last five years
  4. International students have additional documentation requirements which can be found at www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/

Grade Point Average Requirements

Admission requirements for the College of Education require a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.6 for undergraduate coursework or over the last 60 credit hours of coursework. The College requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for graduate coursework. The College’s admission committees evaluate all credentials submitted by applicants to determine a student’s ability and potential to succeed in graduate study. In addition, the committee is interested in the applicant’s potential to contribute to his/her program of study and the University community as a whole.

For more information, please visit the College of Education Graduate Admissions page.

Degree Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 51.0

Core Coursework


9 credit hours

Research Coursework


9 credit hours

Specialization Coursework


12 credit hours

  • TBA

Leadership Coursework


9 credit hours

  • TBA

Laboratory of Practice


6 credit hours

EdD Doctoral Thesis


6 credit hours

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