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Doctoral Courses

Program is a 60 SCH Scholars of Practice program with four areas for completion:
  1. Education Leadership Content - 8 courses/ 24 SCH.  Education Leadership courses are taught in cohort model. Topics include: Strategic management & change, education marketing & public relations, critical conversations & team building, applied instructional strategies, contemporary issues in educational leadership. 
  2. Cognate Courses - 4 courses/12 SCH. A cognate is a block of courses connecting to Education Leadership and candidate's professional goals. Competency-based and/or transfer credit available. Eligible candidates may earn superintendent certification at A&M-Texarkana as cognate area.  Cognate may be completed before or after Education Leadership cohort courses. Please see Superintendent Certification Program website for more information. Contact Dr. Sara Lawrence, sara.lawrence@tamut.edu or (903) 223-3095, to discuss appropriate cognate options.  
  3. Research Tools Courses - 4 courses/ 12 SCH.  Courses prepare doctoral candidates for dissertation research. 
  4. Dissertation hours - 12 SCH required.  Doctoral candidates complete a dissertation upon successful completion of coursework (maintain 3.0 GPA with no grade below a "C") and after they have passed a written comprehensive examination.
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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