Graduate Degree Programs

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Now accepting applications for Spring 2025!

Experience the quality of Montevallo online!

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 205.665.6380 for more information about admission.

Courtney Madison

The online Educational Leadership Ed.D. program at UM targets seasoned professionals aiming to elevate their careers across sectors like K-12, academia, and beyond. It melds theory with practical inquiry, preparing graduates to tackle intricate problems, influence organizational culture, foster sustainable solutions, and enhance leadership for transformative change. The curriculum is delivered via collaborative online sessions led by expert educators and researchers.

Learn more about Educational Leadership Ed.D.

After completing the online application, please submit all supplemental items by October 1, 2024.

Supplemental Items

  • Three professional recommendations, including one from a current supervisor
  • Statement of purpose and goals of no more than 1,000 words that addresses the following: (a) the applicant’s rationale for applying for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, (b) explanation of how the program aligns with their purpose, and (c) a statement regarding career and professional goals
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities

*The doctoral program in Educational Leadership is a total of 60 credit hours. Students may apply select credit from their Educational Specialist program based on a pre-admission transcript review. To begin the transcript review process, please submit your Ed.D. application and select “yes” in the section asking if you are interested in transfer credit.

*The Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership is NOT included in the Montevallo Educators’ Partnership (MEP).

Tuition: $498 per credit hour, plus books and fees

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