Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership
How long does it take to complete the graduate degree?
The length of time required to complete the Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership degree depends on whether a student is full time or part time and how the student performs in classes. Students have 9 years to complete the degree. A minimum of 60 graduate credit hours beyond the Master’s is required to complete the doctorate degree.
Are assistantships and/or financial aid available for students working on a degree in this area?
The Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership degree program has a limited number of graduate assistantships available. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis and are available for every academic semester of the year. Other aid may be available depending on your financial status. Visit (Web site) to learn what is available.
How do I apply for a graduate assistantship?
Students must apply for graduate assistantships through Southeastern’s Human Resources web site. All employment, including graduate assistantships, must be completed online. The site is searchable for particular positions, e.g., graduate assistantships.
What is the amount of a graduate assistantship?
Assistantships for Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants begin at $9,000 for the academic year (fall and spring semesters). Students receiving an assistantship also receive a tuition waiver; this includes non-resident fees for students who are not legal residents of Louisiana. The financial package for a Louisiana resident student receiving an assistantship for fall and spring semester including a tuition waiver is valued just over $13,000.
What is required of a student receiving a graduate assistantship?
Job responsibilities and tasks are different depending on which type of graduate assistantship, i.e., TA, or RA, a student receives. All students on graduate assistantships are required to work an average of 20 hours per week and must register for a minimum full course load of graduate credit hours, which is 9 hours per fall and spring semester. Students receiving a graduate assistantship in the summer are required to work an average of 20 hours per week and register for6 graduate credit hours of course work.
What are the employment opportunities for a person with a graduate degree in this area?
Employment opportunities are varied but include school administration, educational system office administration, and county, parish, school system superintendent positions.
What salary range can be expected with this graduate degree?
Salaries are dependent upon the number of years in education, the degree, and the salary scales of the employing organization.