Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

State
Texas
Academic Level
Graduate
Issue Area
Academic Program
Key Personnel
Program Focus
Discipline/Subject

Overview

The doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is providing leadership and knowledge for and about Latinos and the environments that impact them and their future. The majority of the dissertations address issues of importance to the education of Latinos at all levels, from pre-K through doctoral level. Additionally, non-Latino students are also addressing issues of concern to the education of Latino students in South Texas through their dissertations.

Program Description

The overarching goal of the program is for the student to develop a style of thinking grounded in knowledge of professional literature, inquiry, and critical reflection. The program seeks to address the educational and social needs of the nation, the state, and particularly the region of South Texas and its Latino population within the context of a multicultural environment.

Outcome

The doctoral program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, in the last five years alone will have produced 43 Latinos with a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. The majority of the dissertations address issues of importance to the education of Latinos at all levels, from pre-K through doctoral level. Additionally, non Latino students are also addressing issues of concern to the education of Latino students in South Texas through their dissertations.