Doctor of Education in Assessment, Learning and School Improvement

Interim Program Director: Dr. Kevin Krahenbuhl
Graduate Analyst: Lyndsey Bennett

Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, the Ed.D. in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement is a cohort-based doctoral program capitalizing on faculty expertise in the College of Education. The program provides a structured curriculum with early development and ongoing support for students as they work to complete their doctoral dissertation. The Ed.D. in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement is designed to meet a specific need to develop the capacity of PreK-12 school leaders (including teacher-leaders and education leaders across the range of policy and non-profit agencies) to significantly improve student academic achievement and to meet increased accountability mandates. This degree will provide educational leaders with the knowledge and analytical skills to analyze all forms of student-learning data (formative and summative, quantitative and qualitative) in order to accurately identify areas of success as well as areas in need of specific attention to attain school improvement.

Applicants with a leadership role (including school administrator, teacher-leader, policy-maker, policy advisor, staff in philanthropic and not-for-profit agencies, higher education,and educational consulting) in PreK-12 education and a master's degree in a variety of disciplines are eligible for admission. Typically, successful students will hold formal qualifications related to some area of PreK-12 educational practice with three or more years of professional experience in their specializations.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Ed.D. in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement,
a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

Online application and appropriate application fee;

Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)

Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's potential to complete an Ed.D. in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement

A statement of purpose (750-1000 words) communicating the student's professional goals and suitability for the doctoral program in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement

A current curriculum vitae including education and employment history, experience with school improvement, professional presentations and publications, etc.

Participate in an interview with the Assessment, Learning, and School improvement doctoral program admission committee



Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466