Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Center for
Excellence in Education

The Center for Excellence recruits students who are committed to implementing creative changes and innovations through collaboration.

Distinctive features of the program include:
  • a doctoral knowledge core that consists of two courses offered one evening a week (3 evenings per week in 5-week Summer I) that allows you to continue meeting professional and family responsibilities while pursuing your degree
  • a flexible curriculum that provides career options in public school or higher education administration
  • a unique curriculum and faculty challenge critical thinking and develop academic writing, effective communication, and creativity
  • a seminar starting in the first semester gives you a head start in the early stages of dissertation preparation
  • the cohort approach facilitates teamwork and provides you with a supportive network
  • a supportive and stable full-time faculty dedicated to mentoring you through the program and helping you make professional decisions and career choices
  • a website that can be accessed from your home computer to establish contact with faculty and students from other cohorts
  • a program that has one of the highest graduation rates in the country
Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Education is to generate and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and service; and to apply that knowledge to improve education and the quality of life for all individuals in a pluralistic and democratic society. We accomplish this within student-centered, intellectually challenging environments with faculty and staff dedicated to excellence.


Ed.D. in Education Leadership Newsletter

2013 (PDF) (Flip-book)

2012 (PDF) (Flip-book)

2011 (PDF)

2010 (PDF)

2009 (PDF)

2008 (PDF)

2007 (PDF)


Dr. Eugene W. Smith Research Fellowship

This research fellowship funds deserving students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership at Arkansas State University.


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