The EdD faculty will assess your admission portfolio for the following: leadership ability, communication ability and scholarship. Candidates may be admitted to the Doctor of Education program each fall, spring, and summer.
- Hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- If you wish to pursue the educational administration strand, you must hold a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) and Type 75, or equivalent
The required content for the admission portfolio includes:
- A completed Graduate Application for Admission
- Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) showing completion of an appropriate master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Aurora University accepts official electronic transcripts at AU-Etranscripts@aurora.edu.
- The names and addresses of at least two references. Possible references to consider include:
- A person familiar with your academic work/previous master's program professor
- A person familiar with your professional work, such as a principal, department chair, etc. (not the same person as below)
- A person representing your school district or employer who can assess your leadership potential
- All candidates currently employed in a K-12 environment are required to submit the Superintendent Signature Form.
- A curriculum vitae or detailed resume that includes your work experience, educational background, professional experience, professional activities, honors, professional publications and/or presentations and other relevant information relating to the your leadership background.
- A personal statement, approximately 1,000 to 2,000 words in length, describing your present goals and interests and showing their connection to prior experiences and to the EdD program.