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Educational Leadership and Human Development

Lovinger Building, Room 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Office Manager: Barb Hicks


Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Students may pursue a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational
Leadership at the University of Central Missouri. The degree is
conferred by the University of Missouri-Columbia. The program
uses a cohort format that requires the student to complete required
course work in two years. A dissertation follows the course
work. Students are accepted into the cohort group every two
years by meeting entrance requirements which include a Masters
Degree, a substantiated goal of Educational Leadership, GRE
scores, undergraduate and graduate GPA, evaluation of a writing
assessment and a personal interview. The curriculum includes the
following broad themes:

• Organizational Analysis
• Leadership Theory and Practice
• Analyzing Educational Policy
• Content and Context for Learning
• Research and Inquiry and Evaluation

Study commences with a summer schedule on the University
of Missouri-Columbia campus. Fall and Spring semester courses
are taught on campus and at UCM’s Summit Center (CSC) by
UCM faculty. Following a second summer of study in Columbia, as
well as Fall and Spring study at UCM and CSC, students enter the
dissertation stage of the degree.

Contact Dr. Sandy Hutchinson at or 660-543-4720 for more information.

Statewide Cooperative EdD Program

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Warren_Waller Scholarship

The Mary E. Warren and Elgeva Waller Education Administration Scholarship is available through the University of Central Missouri Foundation for a female student enrolled in her second semester of the Cooperative Doctoral Program at the University of Central Missouri.The scholarship was made possible by way of a gift from Mr. Norris Waller, ’72, and Dr. Fran Waller, ’69, of Higginsville, Missouri in honor of their mothers, Mary E. Warren and Elgeva Waller.