A Learning Community Exclusively for Central Texas Leaders.
ACU and ESC Region 13 have partnered to offer a unique cohort in the fully online Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.).
Become a scholar-practitioner who drives progress and elevates workplace culture by facilitating conditions to create effective, adaptive, and innovative environments. ACU’s and ESC Region 13’s Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership equips you to serve others by providing opportunities to focus on practice and professional engagement to excel in strategic leadership, human organization, and collaboration to develop meaningful change as you tackle the unique needs of Central Texas.
Learn With Your Peers
The partnership between ACU and ESC Region 13 provides a unique experience for area educators to take classes with their colleagues and learn from local education leaders as guest lecturers and affiliate faculty from ESC13 and ESC13 ISDs.
No GRE required
$7,000 scholarship for ESC Region 13 educators
Connect transactional and transformational leadership styles through ACU’s online Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program to make a difference in your Central Texas school and community. Strengthen and expand your skills through a research-based focus on important issues, while understanding how
communication, connection, and diversity uplift and inform your organization’s culture and strategy. Tackle the latest challenges while pursuing the next level of your professional journey.
ACU’s program is organized around five core competencies: personal development, positive leadership development, collaboration and communication, organizational assessment, and organizational culture. Upon completing the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program, you will know how to lead with purpose, while fostering growth in your vocation.
ESC13 Scholarship Available
Abilene Christian University is offering a dedicated scholarship to educators in the ESC Region 13 who participate in this program. Enroll in our Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program this fall and you could receive up to a $7,000 scholarship.
Advanced Standing Available:
Additionally, if you have completed a Principal or Superintendent Certification, you may be eligible to reduce the cost of your degree by qualifying for “Advanced Standing” to automatically gain up to 15 credit hours toward your Ed.D. - a savings of $11,000.
Other financial aid may apply. Please speak with an admissions advisor to learn more.*
*Total tuition may vary depending on a number of factors, including the number of dissertation hours required to complete the dissertation or other course fees.
Consisting of 60 credit hours, the online Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership is divided into three key parts. Foundational courses enhance your unique leadership skills (24 credit hours). A concentration that translates these skills to your particular field to better understand how to empower your staff (15 credit hours). And research courses that assist you in uncovering new perspectives to best prepare you to lead in your area of specialization (21 credit hours, including 12 focused on dissertation completion).
Or select from ACU’s other concentration areas to fit your career aspirations:
- Positive Leadership
- Learning with Emerging Technologies
- Conflict Management
- Higher Education
Regardless of your obligations, ACU’s and ESC Region 13’s exclusive online program for Central Texas educators offers rigorous learning at a pace that allows you to maintain work and personal commitments. Combining convenience and quality, our fully-online courses last for seven weeks and are offered in six sessions per year. Coursework for the Ed.D. can be completed in approximately three years.
As schools continue to face new challenges, the need for energetic, collaborative leaders interested in nurturing success through teamwork, culture, and inclusion continues to grow. Embrace the challenge and stand out with an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from ACU. This program enables you to:
- positively influence organizations through the expression of your vocation;
- create, interpret and administer practices that contribute to learning and personal growth in all organizational contexts;
- build quality professional and personal relationships;
- command a deep understanding of data analysis, methods for discovery of information, and processes to gather empirical evidence to effect positive organizational change;
- apply organizational assessment strategies to their respective contexts; and
- influence organizational culture through positive, encouraging leadership practices.
Tentative Degree Plan - Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Region 13 Cohort
|Semester||Course Number||Course Title||Hours|
|FA I 2022||LEAD 714||Self-Assessment in Leadership||3|
|FA II 2022||LEAD 711||Theories & Practices of Effective Leadership||3|
|SP I 2023||LEAD 701||Introduction to Doctoral Study||3|
|SP II 2023||LEAD 724||Leadership in Diverse Contexts||3|
|SU I 2023||LEAD 782||Research Methods||3|
|SU II 2023||TRACK||Concentration Course||3|
|FA I 2023||TRACK||Concentration Course||3|
|FA II 2023||LEAD 731||Leading Organizational Change||3|
|SP I 2024||TRACK||Concentration Course||3|
|SP II 2024||LEAD 786||Quantitative Analysis||3|
|SU I 2024||LEAD 784||Qualitative & Action Research Methods||3|
|SU II 2024||LEAD 781||Organizational Assessment and Evaluation||3|
|FA I 2024||LEAD 765||Applied Research Problems and Literature (MPR)||3|
|FA II 2024||TRACK||Concentration Course||3|
|SP I 2025||LEAD 741||Human Resource Development||3|
|SP II 2025||TRACK||Concentration Course||3|
|SU I 2025||LEAD 793||Dissertation Prospectus Seminar - Part 1||3|
|SU II 2025||LEAD 794||Dissertation Prospectus Seminar - Part 2||3|
|FA I 2025+||LEAD 799 (6 hours req.)||Dissertation Research Hours *|
dissertation chair must be assigned
**Pre-Approved Credits for Principalship or Superintendency Hours must fall with 5 years of the start of program to be reviewed. If approved, 15 credit hours would apply and degree plan would be adjusted to reflect no track courses needed. Plan subject to change due to availability of courses.